Virtual Worship - 8/30/20

Fruit of the Spirit - Faithfulness - Matthew 25:14-30

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 30

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: We lift our eyes to the Lord.
All: God created the heavens and the earth
One: We raise our voices in songs and speech
All: We raise our voices in prayer and praise.
One: Lord, hear our prayers, accept our praise.
All: Lord, open our hearts to receive your blessings of peace. AMEN.

HYMN – Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun or Faithfulness

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

One: Trusting in the faithfulness of God, let us confess the ways we have been unfaithful in our walk with Jesus and in our work with our neighbors.

All: Lord of Creation,
we confess that we have squandered your gifts
and used them as if they had been given for us alone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have not done your will,
we have broken your law,
we have rebelled against your love,
we have not loved our neighbors,
and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: Hear the Good News:
We have not been faithful in all things.
But our God still welcomes us with patience and kindness.
Therefore, as people of God’s promise,
let us receive forgiveness, embrace hope, and faithfully respond, 
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

All: Glory be to God!
We are forgiven.
We have hope.
We can respond. Amen.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION 

All: Loving God, Open our hearts and minds to hear what you would say to us today. Help us to respond with faithfulness. AMEN

HYMN – I, The Lord of Sea and Sky or 10,000 Reasons