WORSHIPING TOGETHER – Sunday October 4, 2020

We are excited that we were able to worship both in person and online this week. We pray that you were encouraged by the Kids Fest service. We want to thank Rev. Tim Teakle, the Kids Fest Leadership Team, & the Mentors for making this a wonderful weekend for the Kids Fest participants. We are so grateful for your contributions.

As you continue to worship together this week in your online and household groups, we offer the following as a guide:

Opening Prayer: (Read by a Single Voice)

Almighty God, your faithfulness and goodness are undeniable, we are grateful to be citizens of your kingdom. We admit that we are feeling fatigued by all the “cant’s” that we are facing in the world right now. We grieve all that and all those from whom we have been separated. It is easier to understand now how your Spirit groans for us and we are so grateful that your Spirit intercedes for us. We are humbled and blessed that we will never be separated from you, that you loved us so much that you sent your Son that we would never be separated from you. Your Son has made us more than conquerors and we are eternally yours. Amen.

Reading Scripture: (Take Turns Reading)

In that day they will say,

“Surely this is our God;
we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”  Isaiah 25:9 (NIV)

1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.  1 John 5:1-5 (NIV)

12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)

Checking In:

  • What does it mean to you that you are “more than a conqueror”?

Close in prayer for one another and then with these words: (Read by a Single Voice)

37 … in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.  Romans 8:37-39 (NIV)

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