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Sing with us! We've created a worship video that you may choose to use before or after your time of Family Worship. It can be viewed here.

CALL TO WORSHIP

An invitation from God to all humanity to behold and join the story, work, and eternal worship of Jesus.

Revelation 15:3-4
And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

PSALM READING

Psalm 73:23-26

I am continually with you;

you hold my right hand.

You guide me with your counsel,

and afterward you will receive me to glory.

Whom have I in heaven but you?

And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.

My flesh and my heart may fail,

but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

CONFESSION & ASSURANCE

A call to acknowledge and forsake sin against God and one another, and an invitation to receive the assurance of a new identity in the finished work of Christ.

Confession
TOGETHER

Merciful God, You pardon all who truly repent and turn to You
We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy.
We have not loved you with a pure heart,
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves
We have not done justice, loved kindness,
Or walked humbly with you, our God.
Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness.
In your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin.
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Assurance
LEADER

People of God, The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
And as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
And for those who trust in the cross and resurrection of Jesus,
He calls you His sons and daughters
Removing your transgressions as far as the East is from the West Just like a father has compassion for his children,
So the Lord has compassion on you.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons and daughters of God And have received the adoption by whom we cry, “Abba Father!”

TOGETHER
Thanks be to God!

Intercession

The church’s offering of prayer through Jesus for God to save the lost, right injustice, and shape the world.

• For Jesus to break down the dividing walls of hostility that exist between us
• For Justice and equity in our legal system
• For the peace of God to reign and rule in the place of  violence

LEADER: For those who have seen their lives torn apart by violence of all kinds
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LEADER: For the family of George Floyd, his friends and his community. For all those who grieve the loss of life tragically ended.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LEADER: For those who believe the only response to violence is more violence,
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LEADER: For those people of faith willing to step out and to lead in times of trouble.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LEADER: For those who look at a situation from a distance, neglecting to get involved or too easily passing judgment.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LEADER: For those in positions of power who work for reconciliation and justice.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LEADER: For those who hold places of authority but have abused that power towards unjust ends,
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LEADER: And for us, Lord—your body the church, that we may be agents of your reconciliation, peace and justice.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Amen.

WORSHIP IN GIVING

Benediction


A blessing from the authority of scripture spoken over the people of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.