Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Rundown
If you want to look ahead and begin meditating on segments of the upcoming service, if you missed our service this Sunday, or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 19th, 2019 | 5.19.2019
Song of Adoration
This Is Amazing Grace
Call to Worship – Exodus 15:26, Isaiah 6:1
Mr. Arlen Biersgreen
Leader: God invites us into his healing presence with these words: “I am the Lord, who heals you.”
People: Diseased, depressed, dysfunctional, defeated, we come hungering for health that only God can provide.
Leader: God calls us to bring open eyes, hearing ears, and tender hearts turned toward him, the Great Physician.
People: We come before him in faith and expectancy!
Song of Praise
How Firm A Foundation
Confession of Sin - Psalm 25:6-8, 11, 16-18
Mr. Arlen Biersgreen
Leader: The psalmist models a transparent faith with these words: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. We express our longing for God’s leading by our own transparent confession.
All: Be mindful of your mercy, O LORD, and of your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O LORD! Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. Amen.
Song of Comfort
Assurance of Pardon – Psalm 32: 3-5
Leader: While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
Leader: God has received us, pardoned us and loved us; let us forgive each other in love and share the peace of Christ. May the peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
Passing the Peace
Community Life Announcements
Scripture Reading & Prayers of the People - Isaiah 55
Mrs. Brooks Anderson
Song of Preparation & Offering
Speak O Lord
The offering is a way for Christians to support the mission and ministry of the church. Christians offer a sacrificial portion of their resources- time, talents, possessions- as an act of faith and gratitude in response to God’s grace. If you are a visitor, please do not feel like you need to give anything. The offering is for those who call City Pres home to express their faith through giving.
Practicing Preaching & Hearing for Renewed Being & Doing
Psalm 19:1-3, 7-14
Song of Response
O Church Arise
The Lord’s Supper
Jesus has prepared this table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who see their need for Jesus as their Lord and Savior are invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord. (Wine is on the outer circle and juice on the inner circles, gluten free bread is provided on the plate. Young children who do not yet take the sacrament may be brought forward for prayer. If you have any worries about being on camera, please remain seated during this time. The stage and surrounding area is on FB Live.)
Words of Institution
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Minister: Let us lift up our hearts to the Lord.
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Minister: Therefore, let us proclaim the mystery of faith:
People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!
Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.
Song of Communion
There Is A Fountain
Song of Celebration
Benediction - Eph. 1:17-18, 2 Pet. 3:18
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
People: Thanks be to God.