Virtual Worship - 8/16/20

Fruit of the Spirit - PATIENCE - Romans 8:18-25

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 the midst of strife, God is with us!

All: Come, O Lord, and pour your word into our hearts.

One: In the anguish and grief of everyday living, God is with us!

All: Hear our cries, O Lord, and quiet our spirits!

One: Come, let us open our hearts and spirits to the Lord.

All: We come, with confidence and hope in the presence of God. AMEN.

HYMN – In Christ There is No East or West or While I Wait

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

One: Let us now confess our sins together, trusting in our loving God. 

All: Patient Lord, it is so easy for us to focus on all the things that are wrong. We spend much time and energy in anger and sorrow, leaving behind the possibilities of hope and service to you. Ease our hearts, O Lord. Forgive our willingness to get caught up in the negative. Direct our steps toward positive actions that will produce growth and peace. We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: Who is in a 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 life has gone; a new life has begun.
Hear and believe the Good News of the Gospel: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

All: Hallelujah! Amen.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION 

All: Prepare our hearts, O God, to hear your Word and obey your will. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

HYMN – My Faith Looks Up to Thee or Called Me Higher