March 15, 2020
Instead of our previously-planned service with Isaiah 9:1–7 and Matthew 4, we’ll be in Psalm 46 this week. Here’s the content of our service:
1. Read our text, Psalm 46.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
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CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 145:8–13, Greeting:
To those who feel the goodness and mercy of God today,
and to those who don’t;
to those who love His Kingship and Kingdom,
and to those who struggle to believe in Him or surrender to Him,
may we all hear and respond to the voice of Jesus the King, calling us today:
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook:
in Your gracious presence
we confess our sin and the sin of this world.
Although Christ is among us as our peace,
we are a people divided against ourselves
as we cling to the values of a broken world.
The profit and pleasures we pursue
lay waste the land and pollute the seas.
The fears and jealousies that we harbor
set neighbor against neighbor
and nation against nation.
We abuse Your good gifts of imagination and freedom,
of intellect and reason,
and turn them into bonds of oppression.
Lord, have mercy upon us;
heal and forgive us.
Set us free to serve You in the world
as agents of Your reconciling love in Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Isaiah 53:4–5
Way Maker (Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu)