Introduction

Worship at Home for Individuals and Families

This resource allows individuals and families to worship at home utilizing familiar worship elements. This resource is structured and some may prefer to use this resource as a guide rather than a rule.
 
An adult is encouraged to serve as the leader or appoint a leader to guide worship. The leader will read the sections marked with an “L,” other participants are encouraged to respond by reading the sections marked with a “P.” The leader and participants will read together the sections identified as “ALL.”
 
Suggestions are provided in red throughout this resource to inspire involvement. Feel free to create and implement your own ideas that foster participation. If you are using this resource with children feel free to change words that are more suitable for children.
 
 

Today in Worship

Israel needed an intercessor. Israel needed someone to intervene between them and God. We need an intercessor. We need someone to intervene between us and God. Thanks be to God for sending Jesus to intercede for us. As restored people, where is God calling us to be an intercessor?

 

Invocation

A candle can be lit before the worship begins. All participants may make the sign of the cross while the leader speaks the Invocation.

L: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

P: Amen.
 

Song

Sing along with the video using the lyrics provided.
 

 
This is Amazing Grace

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Who breaks the power of sin and darkness

Whose love is mighty and so much stronger

The King of Glory

The King above all kings

 

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder

And leaves us breathless in awe and wonder

The King of Glory the King above all kings

 

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Jesus I sing for all that You’ve done for me

 

Who brings our chaos back into order

Who makes the orphan a son and daughter

The King of Glory

The King of Glory

 

Who rules the nations with truth and justice

Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance

The King of Glory

The King above all kings

 

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Jesus I sing for all that You’ve done for me

 

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy worthy worthy

 

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Jesus I sing for all that You’ve done for me

Confession of Sin

Read one of the following confessions or summarize the confession using your own words. You may include specific confessions to those worshipping with you.

ALL: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and actions, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Or…

ALL: Almighty Father, I have sinned against You. Forgive me for my evil thoughts, hurtful words, and careless actions. I deserve death. Thank you for sending Jesus to intercede for me and suffer the punishment that I deserve. For Jesus’ sake, continue to have mercy on me. Lead me, so that I follow You and Your ways. Amen.

 

Words of Forgiveness

If more than one person is present the participants can take turns speaking the Words of Forgiveness to the person to their right.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you _____________ (name) and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a follower of Jesus, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

If you are using this resource individually read the following.

In 1 John 1:9 God promises: “If I confess my sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.” For Jesus’ sake, God forgives my sins, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Scripture Readings

The leader can appoint people to read the Scripture Readings. After every Scripture Reading the person reading responds with the section marked with an “R” and the participants respond reading the section marked with a “P.” Although provided on this resource you are encouraged to read the Scripture Reading from the Bible. This helps with Biblical literacy. If you do not have a Bible please contact the Office Manager at info@savinggracelc.org so that the church can supply you with a Bible of your own. The selected readings are from the English Standard Version (ESV). Numbers 14:11-20,34-35 is the text for Pastor Tim’s video sermon. If you have children that are unable to sit through the Scripture Reading, skip to the video below that summarize Numbers 14:11-20,34-35.

 

Read – Numbers 14:11-20,34-35 (Moses intercedes for the Israelites)

11 And the Lord said to Moses, “How long will this people despise me? And how long will they not believe in me, in spite of all the signs that I have done among them? 12 I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.” 13 But Moses said to the Lord, “Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for you brought up this people in your might from among them, 14 and they will tell the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you, O Lord, are in the midst of this people. For you, O Lord, are seen face to face, and your cloud stands over them and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. 15 Now if you kill this people as one man, then the nations who have heard your fame will say, 16 ‘It is because the Lord was not able to bring this people into the land that he swore to give to them that he has killed them in the wilderness.’ 17 And now, please let the power of the Lord be great as you have promised, saying, 18 ‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’ 19 Please pardon the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt until now.” 20 Then the Lord said, “I have pardoned, according to your word.”
 

34 According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, a year for each day, you shall bear your iniquity forty years, and you shall know my displeasure.’ 35 I, the Lord, have spoken. Surely this will I do to all this wicked congregation who are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall come to a full end, and there they shall die.”

 

R: This is the Word of the Lord.

P: Thanks be to God!

 

Read – John 8:3-11 (Jesus intercedes for a woman caught in adultery)

3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

 

R: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

P: Praise to You, O Christ!
 
 

Read – John 17:6-19 (Jesus intercedes for all people)

6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

 

R: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

P: Praise to You, O Christ!

 

Children’s Message

This is a fun way parents and grandparents can introduce God’s Word to children.
 
The video allows children to memorize Scripture in song.
 
  
 
Use this video to summarize Numbers 13-14.
 

 

Or, two children can role play Moses and God as an adult reads Numbers 14:11-20,34-35.

 

Sermon

Watch the sermon video below.

 

Song

Sing along with the video using the lyrics provided.
 

 
 
Goodness of God

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I love You Lord

Oh Your mercy never fails me

All my days

I’ve been held in Your hands

From the moment that I wake up

Until I lay my head

I will sing of the goodness of God

 

All my life You have been faithful

All my life You have been so so good

With every breath that I am able

I will sing of the goodness of God

 

I love Your voice

You have led me through the fire

In darkest night

You are close like no other

I’ve known You as a father

I’ve known You as a friend

I have lived in the goodness of God

 

All my life You have been faithful

All my life You have been so so good

With every breath that I am able

I will sing of the goodness of God

 

Your goodness is running after

It’s running after me

Your goodness is running after

It’s running after me

With my life laid down

I’m surrendered now

I give You everything

Your goodness is running after

It’s running after me

 

All my life You have been faithful

All my life You have been so so good

With every breath that I am able

I will sing of the goodness of God
 

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Offering

You may give your offering online or via mail. If giving online click the link provided. If giving your offering via mail send it to the church office at 24414 S Ellsworth Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142. The church will be staffed during office hours (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30am-2:30pm) to answer phone calls and emails, and receive mail.

 
 

Prayer of the Day

Feel free to add your own prayers. After every prayer request the individual may say, “Lord, in Your mercy,” and other participants respond, “Hear our prayer.”

L: Almighty Lord, protect and deliver us in difficult times. Keep Your word in Isaiah 41:10 close to us, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Remind us daily that You are all that we need, and grant us Your peace.
 
L: Gracious Father, guide our elected and appointed leaders to make wise decisions. Be with all first responders (firefighters, police men and women, medical professions, military, etc.) that protect us from disaster and disease.
 
L: Loving God, hear our prayers on behalf of those in need of healing and deliverance… [include the names and situation of specific people]. Provide healing and restoration according to Your good and gracious will.
 

L: Lord, in Your mercy.

P: Hear our prayer.

 

Lord’s Prayer

All: Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory

forever and ever. Amen.

 

Blessing

All participants may take turns speaking the Blessing to the person to their right. Parents may choose to speak the Blessing to their children while making the sign of the cross on their children’s forehead.

L: The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious unto you, the Lord look upon you with favor and give you His peace.

P: Amen.

 

CARE MINISTRY

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