Virtual Worship - 5/3/20

The Longest Wednesday Ever - Act 17:1-9

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

One: In Christ, the God of heaven has made his home on earth. 
All: Christ dwells among us and is one with us.
One: Highest of all creation, he lives among the least.
All: He journeys with the rejected and welcomes the weary.
One: Come now, all who thirst, 
All: and drink the water of life. 
One: Come now, all who hunger, 
All: and be filled with good things. 
One: Come now, all who seek, 
All: and be warmed by the fire of love. 

HYMN – We Are One in the Spirit or Nothing to Fear

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

One: God’s Word assures us: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness In humility and faith let us confess our sin to God.

All: Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgemnet. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace
to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen. 


ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace
in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.

Hear and 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.

HYMN – O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee or My Lighthouse