An Order of Worship for May 3, 2020
A printable version of this order of worship is available here.
Take a moment to center your heart on Jesus Christ. If you have a candle, light it in your worship space to remind you of God’s presence close to you.
Open your worship by singing Easter People Raise Your Voices
Let’s go to God in Prayer: Living God, I thank you for the time you have given me today to worship. You truly are an awesome God! Lead me in resurrection life with you, O Lord, and fill my soul with your Spirit in this time. Amen.
Read Psalm 23
Sing The Old Rugged Cross
1 On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.
2 O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
has a wondrous attraction for me;
for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary. Refrain
3 In that old rugged cross,
stained with blood so divine, a wondrous beauty I see,
for 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
to pardon and sanctify me. Refrain
4 To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
then he'll call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I'll share. Refrain
Take a moment to give thanks to God for your blessings this week.
Read or Sing our Doxology Hymn:
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Read Jeremiah 29:10-14
Take time to write down any prayer concerns you have for this week. Take time to pray for these concerns. Also, please pray for wisdom and discernment for leaders within the church, and for the health and safety of all of God’s children amid this Coronavirus outbreak.
End your prayer time with the Lord’s Prayer.
Close your worship today by singing or reading In the Garden (If you are not familiar with this hymn, choose your favorite hymn to close your time with God)