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. I have found two song choices for each “hymn” a more traditional organ led music is the first (or on the left) and a more contemporary version or song is the second (or on the right). Choose what is best for you or even listen to both if you prefer.
Let us come together (in spirit) and worship God!
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: God who is One, You call us to be one,
All: May we be one with all who are made in Your image.
One: God who is Three, You call us to be community,
All: May we find community with all who are called by Your name.
One: God who calls us all by Your name,
All: May we find our place in Your eternal family.
One: God Almighty, today by the power of Your spirit we unite in prayer and worship,
All: We unite with all our sisters and brothers in Christ.
One: We unite with sisters and brothers from all Christian churches and denominations,
All: We unite with all who are joined by the holy spirit of God.
One: We unite with followers from every church and congregation,
All: We unite with God’s sons and daughters from every creed and culture.
HYMN – God of Our Life or Sweet Jesus
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
One: Let us come to God and confess our sins, trusting in God’s grace and mercy. Let us Pray.
All: O God, we yearn to be a community of believers, united in your Spirit. And yet we are fraught with divisions: denominational, political, theological. We are weighed down by tensions and the things that break us apart. Forgive us, great God, for this great sin.
Help us to learn to live in community together, loving one another, in spite of our differences, and respecting one another in everything that we do and say. Help us to be as you call us, one in heart and mind.
Only through the grace of your son, Jesus Christ, can we achieve this.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: The forgiveness of God be upon you;
the peace of Christ rest upon you;
the grace of the Holy Spirit be the gift which is placed in your life,this day and forever.
All: From this day to the end of eternity, we are God’s children: citizens of God’s kingdom, brothers and sisters of the Prince of Peace.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
All: Lord God, may your Word be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.