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
This is the day the Lord has made!
We will rejoice, and be glad in it!
One: The Lord is our strength and our song; he has become our victory!
You are our God, and we will praise you;
You are our God, and we will exalt you.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful loves endures forever!
HYMN – We Gather Together or Come As You Are
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
we confess that we have been caught up in the ways of the world.
Instead of looking to commandments and rules as a way to guide our life,
we use them to punish and restrict others.
Forgive us for our judgments and misconceptions.
Forgive us for not working on ourselves, on our own lives.
Call us back to Your way of life,
a way of love, commitment, respect, and forgiveness.
Call us back to a way of life that honors You and creation,
and guides us to better love our neighbors as ourselves.
In the name of Jesus the Christ,
who ended sacrifice and death
and fulfilled the promise of new life, we pray. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
In God’s Kingdom, all are loved for who they are, not what they do;
In God’s Kingdom, all are forgiven for what they do,and don’t;
in God’s Kingdom, all are welcomed and fed by God’s grace and hope.
Forgiven, loved, sent forth – we are not far from God’s Kingdom!
Thanks be to God. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
God of call, God of transformation, God of the Lenten journey, help us to discern your still, small voice. Open us to change and growth, that we may walk with Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.