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

Join this Liturgy Live on Zoom on Sundays at 10am

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.

Psalm 66

Shout for joy to God, all the earth!

    Sing the glory of his name;

    make his praise glorious.

Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!

    So great is your power

    that your enemies cringe before you.

All the earth bows down to you;

    they sing praise to you,

    they sing the praises of your name.”

Come and see what God has done,

    his awesome deeds for mankind!

He turned the sea into dry land,

    they passed through the waters on foot—

    come, let us rejoice in him.

He rules forever by his power,

    his eyes watch the nations—

    let not the rebellious rise up against him.

Praise our God, all peoples,

    let the sound of his praise be heard;

he has preserved our lives

    and kept our feet from slipping.

For you, God, tested us;

    you refined us like silver.

You brought us into prison

    and laid burdens on our backs.

You let people ride over our heads;

    we went through fire and water,

    but you brought us to a place of abundance.

I will come to your temple with burnt offerings

    and fulfill my vows to you—

vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke

    when I was in trouble.

I will sacrifice fat animals to you

    and an offering of rams;

    I will offer bulls and goats.

Come and hear, all you who fear God;

    let me tell you what he has done for me.

I cried out to him with my mouth;

    his praise was on my tongue.

If I had cherished sin in my heart,

    the Lord would not have listened;

but God has surely listened

    and has heard my prayer.

Praise be to God,

    who has not rejected my prayer

    or withheld his love from me!

Sermon

Sermon Questions

  • What has God done in the past that you need to remember?
  • What things, past or present, do you need to praise God right now for?
  • What is preventing you from remembering or recognizing God’s faithfulness?

Silence and Prayer

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

Offering

This month, we are actively looking for ways to give to the poor and vulnerable in Portland. Please let us know of needs you’re connected to so we can be a blessing to those in need.

Benediction

As you go, 

May the peace of Christ go with you, 

Wherever he may send you, 

May he guide you through the wilderness,

Protect you through the storms,

May he bring you home rejoicing,

At the wonders he has shown you,

May he bring you home rejoicing, 

Once again into our doors.

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