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:
I address my verses to the king;
my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.
2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men;
grace is poured upon your lips;
therefore God has blessed you forever.
3 Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,
in your splendor and majesty!
4 In your majesty ride out victoriously
for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!
5 Your arrows are sharp
in the heart of the king’s enemies;
the peoples fall under you.
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
7 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
8 your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;
9 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:
forget your people and your father’s house,
11 and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your lord, bow to him.
12 The people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts,
the richest of the people.
13 All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.
14 In many-colored robes she is led to the king,
with her virgin companions following behind her.
15 With joy and gladness they are led along
as they enter the palace of the king.
16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons;
you will make them princes in all the earth.
17 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.
Have someone pray:
Almighty God, you are building your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, and Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone: May we be joined together in unity of the Holy Spirit through your Word; that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; thereby proclaiming the excellencies of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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
1 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall vows be performed.
2 O you who hear prayer,
to you shall all flesh come.
3 When iniquities prevail against me,
you atone for our transgressions.
4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
the holiness of your temple!
5 By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas;
6 the one who by his strength established the mountains,
being girded with might;
7 who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples,
8 so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.
You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.
9 You visit the earth and water it;
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide their grain,
for so you have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.
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, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
- The Book of Common Prayer