Virtual Worship - 5/17/20

Love Never Ends - 1 Corinthians 13

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.

Virtual Pew Pad

Please let us know that you are worshiping with us this week.

Let us come together (in spirit) and worship God!

CALL TO WORSHIP

(inspired by Psalm 133)

One: Though we may be inclined to brag, let us come together with humility.

All: How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.

One: Though we may be tempted to use harsh words, let us come together with gentleness.

All: How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.

One: Though we may want everything to happen quickly, let us come together with patience.

All: How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.

One: Though the world around often encourages hate, let us come together in love.

All: How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.

One: In humility, gentleness, patience, love, and unity,

All: Let us worship the God who has called us together.

 

HYMN – Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us or How He Loves

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

One: Let us come to God and confess our sins, trusting in God’s grace and mercy. Let us Pray.

All: Merciful God, you made us in your image, with a mind to know you, a heart to love you, and a will to serve you. But our knowledge is imperfect, our love inconstant, our obedience incomplete. Day by day, we fail to grow into your likeness. In your tender love, forgive us through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: Here are words you may trust, words that merit full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
To all who confess their sins and resolve to lead a new life, he says, “Your sins are forgiven.”
He also says, “Follow me.”
Now to the one who rules all worlds, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.  

All: Hallelujah! AMEN

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION 

All: Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may hear your Word with joy. Amen.

HYMN – Blest Be the Tie That BInds or Greatest of These