Service Preparation and Liturgy | July 19, 2020

Micah Dailey / July 17, 2020

Gather

Before service begins, prepare the following items:

  • Communion elements – the bread and juice represents Jesus’ body and blood.
  • A candle – this signifies Jesus’ life with us.
  • Your Bible.
  • A journal or piece of paper and a pen for each person in the room.

If you are with others, gather in the same room, be still, and light the candle. Set out communion, but wait to partake until you are prompted by Wayne and Aaron later in the service.

Live Stream Chat

When the live stream begins, we encourage you to join the chat room on Facebook or YouTube and say hello to one another as a form of greeting!

Giving

A sacred part of our worship is Generosity, and it is especially important now to care for our church family and community in the midst of crisis! As you prepare for service, click the button below to give online.

Service Participation

During our online service, you’ll be invited to participate in these ways:

Stillness

Close your eyes together and spend some time in silence. Wait for your body and mind to be present.

Gratitude

Give thanks to Jesus for His presence with us and spend time praying out loud for one another, the church body, and our city.

Scripture Reading

We will read the following passage aloud during our live stream:

Hebrews 12:1-3

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 

2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 

3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Activation

Prayerfully consider the impact and formation of your soul in this time using the following questions as a gage for the health of your soul (memory, reason and will):

  1. Am I mindful of my place in God’s story or am I being coopted by other stories?
  2. Am I battling repeating false beliefs with the truth of the Gospel?
  3. Am I turning to God for selfish reasons or turning to Christ because He is more than enough?