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.
Sixth Sunday after Ephiphany
February 16th, 2020 | 2.16.2020
Song of Adoration
God Is For Us
Call to Worship–Deuteronomy 10, Ephesians 5
Mr. Josh Spare
Leader: Give thanks to the LORD and bless His name! For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.
Leader: And now, Israel, what does the LORD require of you, but to fear the LORD your God and to walk in all His ways, to love Him and to serve Him with all your heart and soul?
People: The LORD set His heart in love on our fathers and chose their offspring after them; He has circumcised our hearts, that we should hold fast to Him in love.
Leader: Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children, and walk in love.
All: For Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Song of Praise
Rock Of Ages
Confession of Sin
Mr. Josh Spare
Leader: Faithful LORD, you have continuously shown Your steadfast love to Your people.
All: You have redeemed us, and have richly provided us with all things to enjoy, especially fellowship with one another. But we do not love our neighbor as we ought. In our efforts to accumulate wealth, we are slow to share what You have given. In our search for justice, we are quick to accuse others and seek vengeance over reconciliation. In our selfish pride, we harbor hate in our hearts instead of grace and love. We bear grudges; we stir up enmity and strife, gossip and division. Forgive us, loving Father. Teach us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Let us keep in step with the Spirit, and from Him we will have life, redemption, and fellowship with Jesus and with one another. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon – Galatians 5
Leader: Children of God, it is for freedom that Christ has set you free. By His death, your sins are forgiven and your yoke of slavery is removed! As those who belong to Christ, we have crucified the flesh with its desires, that we may bear the fruit of love for Christ and one another. Amen. 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
Prayer of Lament
Mrs. Daniela Byers
Mr. Philip Noell
Song of Preparation & Offering
Christ Is Mine Forevermore
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.
Honest To God
Mr. Gary Villa
Song of Response
My Father Planned It All
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
Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.
Song of Communion
Song of Celebration
Benediction - 1 Thessalonians 3
Leader: Sisters and Brothers, let your love be genuine; hate what is evil and hold fast to what is good. May we love one another with brotherly affection, and together may we rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and constant in prayer. Now may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Amen.
Leader: Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
People: Thanks be to God!