Oh LORD, let my soul rise up to meet you
As the day rises to meet the sun.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Sing one of the next two songs. Enter full screen and follow the lyrics on the screen.
Speak or write out a note of thanksgiving to God. As you are able, support God's mission through our church with financial gifts.
Share prayer concerns and pray for others.
Let's spend some time reflecting on scripture together. Read the passage below and reflect in a journal or discuss with a group: What do you like? Dislike? What is confusing or strange? What are you learning about Jesus. What are you learning about yourself?
Philippians 2:12-18 (NIV)
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
After you have concluded your own reflections, check out some of these devotional thoughts from Pastor Cory.
Sing the doxology with the video below. Enter full screen and follow the lyrics on the screen.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, now and for ever.
LORD, conform us to Your image and transform us by Your love. Amen.
You can conclude your set time of worship here, but let your whole life be oriented to God in praise! See below for scripture to commit not just to memory but to your heart.
Memorize and reflect upon the meaning of this verse to commit to heart.
“He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.” - Ephesians 4:10
SONG FOR REFLECTION
What does it mean to delight in the presence of God?
The Word of God shared in community. The written text, illumined by the Holy Spirit, pointing us to the person of Jesus Christ.