The purpose of this resource is to provide our families a guide or liturgy for us to follow in our homes during this season. When we gather on Sunday's we want the Gospel to inform our hearts and minds not only in content but also in context. Therefore, we structure our gatherings on the Story of God through Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration. In this liturgy, we will feature the same elements we would normally have when we gather at the corner of Bellview and Community. We would highly encourage you to choose those in your family to do the readings or prayers and take turns. We have tried our best to provide links to YouTube, but if they do not work please don't hesitate to make necessary modifications.
We want to welcome you as we gather all across Escambia County in our homes to worship Jesus and to be reminded of Who He is, What He has done, Who we are in light of what He has done, and What we are to do? Join us as we direct our hearts and minds to God to pray for those who are impacted by this outbreak and for how we are to responds in light of it to those around us.
Read this together:
1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”
7 By your favor, O Lord,
you made my mountain stand strong;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.
Have someone pray:
Heavenly Father, may we have supreme love and a holy reverence for your Name, May you glorify Yourself in us and through us. May we be your people who declare and demonstrate the kingdom of Your Beloved Son, who sits at Your right hand., that we may live in a confidence that is not our own but that which is rooted in the sure foundation of your Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Raise A Hallelujah - Bethel Music
It is in light our currently reality that we can confess that things are not as it should be. So we draw ourselves near to God and ask for Him to forgive us .
(pray this prayer together as a family)
our sins are too heavy to carry,
too real to hide,
and too deep to undo.
Forgive what our lips tremble to name,
what our hearts can no longer bear,
and what has become for us
a consuming fire of judgment.
Set us free from a past that we cannot change;
open to us a future in which we can be changed;
and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image,
through Jesus Christ, the light of the world.
Man of Sorrows - Hillsong
I Want to Know You - CityAlight
Family Life - Family Life Experienced
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The Lord is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
What Love, My God - CityAlight
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As we prepare our hearts to now live as His people,
let us be reminded of our command to go and make disciples
that is immersed between His power and His presence.
May we remember one another
as we look to the author and perfecter of our faith.
Pray Together :
O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
- The Book of Common Prayer