Acts 17:16-31 and John 1:16-18 Call to Worship When the idols surrounding us, distress us. We come seeking God When we talk to the unknown one We come seeking God When we wonder at how we live, and move and breathe. We come seeking God. Come let us seek God together starting with worship, so … Continue reading
Acts 17:16-31, Luke 6:18-19 , Alternative: Psalm 142 Call to Worship Lord, you have opened the door for us Help us to come out, blinking, into the light Lord the resurrection is the beginning of healing Let us celebrate and share the resurrection with one another in worship here today. Prayer of Confession: (unison) … Continue reading
Acts 9:1-19a. and Matthew 6:24 Alternative 2nd Text Psalm 42 Call to Worship Lord we come to you, blind to the opportunities to be your instrument Teach us to be instruments of your grace, Take the scales from our eyes oh Lord, for we want to see your beauty. Let us begin to tell to story of … Continue reading
John 20: 1-18 and Psalm 118:21-29 Call to Worship (from Psalm 118) One: Jesus Christ is risen; ALL: he is risen indeed! One: And so I thank you, O God, that you have answered me. ALL: You have become my salvation. One: The stone that the builders rejected ALL: has become the chief cornerstone. One: … Continue reading
John 20: 19-31 and Psalm 145: 13-21 Call to Worship: Lord we come to know you, So Lord we come to taste and see the kingdom through communion, Lord we are full of doubts, So Lord, we come to touch and believe that you are the crucified God, Lord we are full of worry, So … Continue reading
Good Friday New Covenant Presbyterian Church Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? INTRODUCTION TO THE SERVICE The service tonight is known as the “Service of The Nails”. It is a series of readings, responses, and silent reflection and prayer designed to help us enter more deeply into the meaning of Good Friday. Everyone is requested to … Continue reading
John 19:16b-22 Opt: John 12:12- 27 and Psalm 24 Call to Worship: Hosanna, Save us! All Creatures up Our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us Sing. Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest, blessed is the one who come sin the name of the Lord. Let all things their Creator bless, and worship him in … Continue reading
Walkout Prayer We come for sanctuary Knowing the world is not safe, so we do not trust in the power of mortals or princes but in the Lord, who executes justice–the one who feeds the hungry, and frees the captives. Breath departs & plans perish, but our God is the God who promises peace, the … Continue reading
John 19:23-30 and Psalm 26:3 Note: The Narrative Lectionary takes up this account of the cross, rather than Footwashing, for Maundy Thursday. Therefore, I have taken these images to describe the Supper in the litany that follows. John 19:23-30 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided … Continue reading
John 19:1-16a and Psalm 146 Call to Worship: Lord we come here for sanctuary Knowing the world is not always safe, we turn to you I will not put my trust in the power of mortals or princes I put my trust in the Lord, who executes justice–the one who gives food to the hungry. Breath departs and plans perish. So My … Continue reading
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