The word "liturgy" means "work of the people." Instead of providing a product for you to passively consume, we are inviting you to participate in a weekly experience. By praying and singing and reading out loud, through sitting and standing and listening, we hope to engage you in the active act of worship. We may be physically separated during this time, but by participating in the same acts of worship each week, we are connected to one another through a common experience.

How to use this liturgy

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Intro

Welcoming Prayer

God – we gather in your presence.

Father – we long for more of you.

Jesus – we place you at the center.

Holy Spirit – come and fill our time together.

Help us to be fully present here,

to your word, to one another,

and to the world you love.

Amen.

Worship

Creed

Join Anderson by standing and reciting alongside.

Scripture Reading

The text of lectionary passage for you to read aloud as you remain standing.

To be read aloud: 

Psalm 16

Keep me safe, my God,

    for in you I take refuge.

 

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

    apart from you I have no good thing.”

I say of the holy people who are in the land,

    “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.

    I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods

    or take up their names on my lips.

 

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;

    you make my lot secure.

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

    surely I have a delightful inheritance.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;

    even at night my heart instructs me.

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.

    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

 

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;

    my body also will rest secure,

because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,

    nor will you let your faithful one see decay.

You make known to me the path of life;

    you will fill me with joy in your presence,

    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

 

Lectionary Texts for today: 

Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

Sermon

Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss specific ways God has been trustworthy in the past. How do these experiences shape your present experience?
  2. We see Peter quote Psalms 16 while referring to resurrection in Acts 2:25-28. In what way does this chapter relate to resurrection life for Christ’s New Covenant people?
  3. How does the presence of God give you life?
  4. What are ways God may be moving you from petition to praise in this season?

Silence and Prayer

Take some time to listen to the Spirit and respond in prayer, however you feel led.

Offering

In this season of Easter we are learning to recognize the ways God has provided and continues to provide for us, and to resist the temptation of the endless pursuit of more. That is why our theme is “enough.” With that in mind, how can these words from Paul shape us? 

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: ‘They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.’”  2 Corinthians 9:6-9

Let’s live generously to bless the poor and those in need in our community. If you are someone in need of financial help, please reach out.

Benediction

1 Peter 1:3-4a

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade.”

Go in Peace!

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