Welcome to Self-Guided Worship. “Self-Guided” means you, and any family members who are with you, will read the scriptures and form and pray the prayers.
Click on the links for the hymns, both the music and words will be there. Click on the YouTube link for the sermon. This is our first week at this; we hope to make it better each week as we worship apart from each other during this global virus crisis.
Remember, CHURCH is the people.
To begin, let’s quiet our hearts with a Getty hymn that speaks to us especially today.
Hymn: “He Will Hold Me Fast”
Call to Worship: From Psalm 92:1-5
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep!
Hymn: “Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah”
Confession of Sin: From Psalm 85:1-7
LORD, you were favourable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah. You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us! Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.
Hymn: “Dear refuge of my weary soul”
Prayers of Repentance
Assurance of Pardon: Galatians 3: 7-9
7 Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
Sermon Scripture: Hebrews 10:19-25
19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Prayers of Intercession
Hymn: “His mercy is more“
Benediction: Hebrews 13:20, 21
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Doxology: “Glory be to God the Father”
Christ not only holds us fast, my friends, but He is our ONLY hope in life and death.
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Have a good week! Keep Your Distance and Wash Your Hands!