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: Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
All: Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
One: Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us and we are his;
All: we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
One: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
All: For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
HYMN – O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing or Creation Sings
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
One: Trusting in our Gracious God, let us confess our sins.
All: Merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Who is in the position to condemn? No one but Christ.
And Christ came for us.
Christ lived for us.
Christ died for us.
Christ rose for us.
Christ reigns in power for us.
Christ prays for us.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, the old life is gone, the new life has come.
Hear and believe the good news of the Gospel: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
All: Hallelujah! Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
All: Lord God, help us to know your ways; teach us your paths. Lead us in your truth, and teach us, for you are the God of our salvation; for you we wait all day long. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.