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.

Psalms 68 1-10

1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;

    may his foes flee before him.

2 May you blow them away like smoke—

    as wax melts before the fire,

    may the wicked perish before God.

3 But may the righteous be glad

    and rejoice before God;

    may they be happy and joyful.

4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,

    extol him who rides on the clouds;

    rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.

5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,

    is God in his holy dwelling.

6 God sets the lonely in families,

    he leads out the prisoners with singing;

    but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

7 When you, God, went out before your people,

    when you marched through the wilderness,

8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain,

    before God, the One of Sinai,

    before God, the God of Israel.

9 You gave abundant showers, O God;

    you refreshed your weary inheritance.

10 Your people settled in it,

    and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.

Sermon

Sermon Questions:

  1. Where have you seen God at work in the past couple weeks?
  2. Where do you continue to struggle with this theme of “enough” in your life?
  3. What small victories or things worthy of celebration or thankfulness are you experiencing right now?

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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