Welcome to virtual worship for Second Presbyterian Church.
You are invited to gather everyone in your household (pets counts too!) to sit around your computer, tablet, phone, or TV and worship God together. If at all possible for you to do this around 10:00 on Sunday morning, that would be wonderful so we can know that we are worshiping together even though we can’t be together physically. You can follow along with the script – when a video is present, just click on it to listen or even sing along. This week, because it is Easter, I have decided that we should all sing the same hymns together, so only one option is available.
Let us come together (in spirit) and worship God!
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving God, we confess that at times we do not share in the joy of the resurrection but are caught in the worries of the world. We confess that we do not always live in the spirit of new life but remain discontent, grumbling and anxious. Forgive us for not sharing in the Good News. Forgive us when we find it more comfortable to worry and complain than to risk the joy and encouragement of new life in Christ. Call us back to Your ways, O God, to seek hope and reconciliation, restoration and peace. In the name of the Risen Christ, we pray. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Christ is Risen! The stone is rolled away, the tomb found empty. Mary calls out, “I have seen the Lord!”
We have seen Christ, too, in every helping hand, in every heartfelt gift, in every choice to restore life in this world.
We are called to this new life, a life of forgiveness and reconciliation
Hear and believe the Good News of the Gospel: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven! Hallelujah! Amen
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
God of life, your Spirit raised Jesus from dead. Your Spirit inspired the prophets and writers of Scripture. Your Spirit draws us to Christ and helps us to acknowledge him as Lord. We ask that you will send your Spirit now to give us deeper insight, encouragement, faith, and hope through the proclamation of the Easter gospel. Amen.