Virtual Worship - 8/23/20

Fruit of the Spirit - Kindness and Generosity - Luke 6:27-38

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 Aug 23

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: Come! Come praise the eternal God!
All: Let all that is within us – body, emotions, mind, and will – praise God’s holy name!

One: Despite our failures,
All: He forgives and releases us.
One: More than any doctor,
All: He heals our diseases.
One: When we are famished and weak,
All: He fills us with good and beautiful things, satisfying our needs, and restoring our strength.

One: So come!
Come, praise the eternal God!
All: Sing songs from a grateful heart, and remember all that He has done for us.

HYMN – Christ is Made the Sure Foundation or New Every Morning

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.

One: For the times we have lied to one another and the times we have been lied to,
All: heal us, Jesus, Savior of the world.
One: For the times we have laughed at another’s pain and the times we have been laughed at,
All: heal us, Jesus, Savior of the world.
One: For the times we have spoken when we should have remained silent and the times we have remained silent when we should have spoken, 

All: heal us, Jesus, Savior of the world.
One: For the times we have not respected another’s freedom to be different from us,
All: heal us, Jesus, Savior of the world.
One: For the times we have betrayed a friend and the times we have been betrayed, 

All: heal us, Jesus, Savior of the world.

All: O God of heaven and earth,
you emptied yourself of your power
and became a helpless baby
in order that you might heal the sick world.
Teach us to empty ourselves of the things that destroy us and keep us alone.
Empty us of our jealousy, of our meanness, 
of our fear of others.
For Jesus’ sake. Amen. 

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. 
He will not always accuse,
nor will he keep his anger forever. 
He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 
as far as the east is from the west,
so far he removes our transgressions from us. 
As a father has compassion for his children,
so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him. 

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 – Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me or Kindness