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: Let us worship God.
All: “He is our refuge and our fortress,
our God, in whom we trust.”
One: Let us confess with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead.
All: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
One: Let us call upon our true God, believing him in our hearts, confessing him with our mouths, worshiping him in spirit and in truth.
HYMN – My Country, ‘Tis of Thee or How Can It Be
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
One: We know that nothing is able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ. Let us in freedom confess the wrong we have done.
All: Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak and abuse the earth you made. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: This is the message we have heard from God
and proclaim to you,
that God is light and in God there is no darkness at all. If we walk in the light, as God is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Believe the Good News of the Gospel in Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
All: Hallelujah! 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.