Digital Liturgy for March 22

The purpose of this resource is to walk your family, Community Group, or a few friends through a gospel liturgy in your home. It will feature some of the elements we would normally have in a service. Pick someone to do the prayers and readings or take turns…the main thing is to participate in, and be shaped by, all the elements below.

 

INTRODUCTION

[READ] God is Creator and has created the entire universe to reveal his glory. God also uses the Bible, His Word, to reveal to us in a special way what he is like and how he is at work in the world. In a sense, we could say that His Word…Spirit-inspired ink on paper, is the most treasured piece of “technology” humans have, for through it we come to see and know Jesus, our Savior. Follow along with us today as we reflect on how all of us can use technology for God’s redemptive purposes.

CALL TO WORSHIP

[PRAY] “Lord Jesus, today we are scattered across the Lake Region and yet we are united by your Spirit. Together we pray for the continued healing and care for all those affected and isolated by the coronavirus outbreak. Father, grant peace to those filled with anxiety and fear. Use your church to be a burning light of hope and sacrificial love to the world around us during this time. Holy Spirit, help us experience your presence, we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
 
 

PSALMS READING

4 Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to a city to dwell in;
5 hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them by a straight way
till they reached a city to dwell in.
8 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
9 For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Ref. Psalm 107:4-9
 
Join us Sunday at 9:30am CST for worship and teaching:

WORSHIP PRAYER

“Jesus, thank you for knowing the depths of our souls. You know our greatest needs and our inmost desires. Forgive us Lord for looking to other things to satisfy us, even when we know that true satisfaction only comes from you. We come to you today in worship. You show us we are fully loved and known even though we sin against you. Despite the unknowns the last couple weeks have brought, you hold our fear and you give us hope. We worship you because even though the circumstances around us change and challenges arise, you Lord stay the same and continue to meet us in them. Satisfy us today, Lord. Thank you that we have access to you, the living God, through Christ Jesus. Amen.”
 

REFLECTION AND RESPONSE

Take a few minutes to be quiet before the Lord. Thank the Lord for creating you in his creative image. Ask the Spirit to help you redeem your use of technology to glorify God. How might you commit to better using your technology and your time for God’s Kingdom in the weeks ahead?
 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Jessica Newton, March 24, 2020 - 4:07 pm

Pray for people who have lost their jobs.

BENEDICTION

“And now may we guard the deposit of the gifts God has given us and use them to glorify Jesus. May we avoid the irreverent babble, contradictions, and false knowledge we encounter. May we hold fast, unswerving, to the faith, and may God’s grace be with us today, Amen.
[Ref. 1 Timothy 5:20-21]