Virtual Worship - 7/26/20

Fruit of the Spirit - LOVE - John 15:1-17

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: Sing to the Lord a new song, a song of hope and rejoicing! 

All: Praise God for wonderful acts of mercy and kindness! 

One: God has remembered God’s faithful ones. 

All: God has poured blessing upon blessing upon us! 

One: Praise the Lord, all the earth, shout your praise! 

All: Rejoice, for God is truly with us. AMEN.

HYMN –  Rejoice,Ye Pure in Heart! or How He Loves Us

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

One: Trusting in the grace of our loving God, let us together confess our sins. 

All: Almighty God, 
you love us, but we have not loved you;
you call, but we have not listened.
We walk away from neighbors in need, 
wrapped up in our own concerns.
We have gone along with evil, 
with pride, quarreling, and divisiveness.

Holy God, help us to face up to ourselves,
so that, as you move toward us in mercy,
we may repent, turn to you, and receive mercy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: Who is in the position to condemn? Only 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 is gone, the new has come.
Hear and believe the Good News of the Gospel: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

All: Hallelujah! Amen.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION 

All: O God, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read
and your Word is proclaimed, 
we may hear what you are saying to us today. Amen.

HYMN – Give to the Wind Thy Fears or Do Something