May 15 & 16, 2021

Jonah

Studies in compassion


Welcome

This weekly "digital liturgy" is designed to guide you through a complete service of worship. The more you participate in the various elements, the greater will be its impact. Communion is part of our service so have those items ready. Kathie has prepared the Sunday School material for the kids - it is called Vine School.
This week's Vine School


Our liturgy has prayers, responses, and scriptures to be read aloud in addition to several video segments. Brian has chosen the music this week. Sing along! If the song is unfamiliar, feel free to just listen. Closed captioning is available on the message.


    INTRODUCTION

    by Pastor Chris De Haan

    Gathering

      Call to Worship

      Read this aloud as a Call to Worship:


      “Every call to worship is a call into the real world.”  

      Eugene Petersen


      The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

      His mercies never come to an end;

      they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

      “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

      “therefore I will hope in Him.”

      The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,

      to the soul who seeks Him.

      The Lord will have compassion

      according to the abundance of His steadfast love.



      –Based on Lamentations 3

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        great are you lord

        Verse

        You give life You are love

        You bring light to the darkness

        You give hope You restore ev'ry heart that is broken

        And great are You Lord

        Chorus

        It's Your breath in our lungs

        So we pour out our praise

        We pour out our praise

        It's Your breath in our lungs

        So we pour out our praise to You only

        Verse 

        You give life You are love

        You bring light to the darkness

        You give hope You restore ev'ry heart that is broken

        And great are You Lord

        Chorus

        It's Your breath in our lungs

        So we pour out our praise

        We pour out our praise

        It's Your breath in our lungs

        So we pour out our praise to You only

        (repeat)

        Bridge

        And all the earth will shout Your praise

        Our hearts will cry these bones will sing

        Great are You Lord

        (repeat)

        Chorus

        It's Your breath in our lungs

        So we pour out our praise

        We pour out our praise

        It's Your breath in our lungs

        So we pour out our praise to You only

        (repeat)

        prayer

        Take a minute and consider specific ways you have experienced the steadfast love of the Lord or the compassion of God during this past week. 

        Offer up a prayer of thanksgiving.


        Now think back over the week and consider the times when you failed to show love or compassion.


        Offer up your confession to the Lord and give thanks for His mercy which is new every morning.

        Word

          prayer of illumination

          Read aloud:


          Guide us, O God,

          by Your Word and Spirit,

          that in Your light we may see light,

          in Your truth find freedom,

          and in Your will discover Your peace,

          through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

          Amen.

          Scripture Reading

          Read aloud:


          And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

          —Matthew 9:35-38

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              Sermon

              Jonah: Studies in Compassion

              by Pastor Chris DeHaan

              table

                communion

                Gather the communion elements and then read the following:


                Each week the table reminds us of the Gospel and of the compassion and mercy of God


                We give thanks to God the Father that our Savior, Jesus Christ, before He suffered, gave us this memorial of His sacrifice, until He comes again.


                At His last supper, the Lord Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me."


                —Eat the bread—


                In the same way, He took the cup after supper and said, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this in remembrance of Me." 

                For whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.


                —Drink the cup—


                Together we proclaim our faith:

                Christ has died,

                Christ is risen,

                Christ will come again. 

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                sending

                  sending prayer

                  Have someone pray these words:


                  For your goodness and generosity

                  in giving us all we need,

                  help us to praise You O God.


                  In every circumstance of life,

                  in good times and bad,

                  help us to trust You, O God.


                  In love and faithfulness, and compassion,

                  with all that we have and all that we are,

                  help us to serve You, O God.


                  As we speak or write or listen

                  to those nearby or far away,

                  help us to share the love, You have shown us, O God.


                  In our plans and work

                  for ourselves and for others,

                  help us to glorify You, O God.


                  In every thought and word and deed,

                  by the power of Your Holy Spirit,

                  this week, may we live for You, O God.

                  Amen.

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                  benediction

                  Read this benediction together:


                  For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed,

                  but My steadfast love shall not depart from you,

                  and My covenant of peace shall not be removed,

                  says the Lord, who has compassion on you.


                  As we are sent, let’s show our world the compassion and love that God has shown us.

                  –From Isaiah 54

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