Sunday, March 22, 2020


Redeemer Liturgy

March 22, 2020

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Call to Worship

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
   He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
   He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
   for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
   I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
   your rod and your staff,
   they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
   in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
   my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
   all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
   forever.

Call and Response

Call
“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve”

Response
“And to give his life as a ransom for many”

Song

Behold the Lamb
See Him there the great I am
A crown of thorns upon His head
The Father’s heart displayed for us
Oh God we thank You for the cross

Lifted up on Calvary’s hill
We cursed Your name and even still
You bore our shame and paid the cost
Oh God we thank You for the cross

Behold the Lamb
The story of redemption written on His hands
Jesus you will reign forevermore
The victory is Yours
We sing Your praise
Endless hallelujahs to Your holy name
Jesus you will reign forevermore
The victory is Yours

With your blood you paid the price
For every sin our Savior died
The Lord of life can’t be contained
Our God has risen from the grave
Our God has risen from the grave

When the age of death is done
We’ll see your face bright as the sun
We’ll bow before the King of kings
Oh God forever we will sing.

Confession of Sin

Exhortation (Isaiah 6:1-5)
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:

    “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
   the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Prayer of Confession (Book of Common Worship)
Gracious God, 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.

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

Prayer of Reception (Book of Common Worship)
Almighty God, who does freely pardon all who repent and turn to Him, now fulfill in every contrite heart the promise of redeeming grace; forgiving all our sins, and cleansing us from an evil conscience; through the perfect sacrifice of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Call and Response

Call
“If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us form all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Therefore, all who have “confessed with their mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in their heart that God raised him from the dead” find their pardon in him (Romans 10:9).

Response
“Thanks be to God!”

Consecration to God

Song

Build My Life
Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for you, we live for you

Jesus the name above every other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of every breath we could ever breath
We live for you, we live for you

Holy, there is no one like you, there is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who you are and fill me with your heart
And lead me in your live to those around me

I will build my life upon your love, it is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in you alone and I will not be shaken

He Will Hold Me Fast
When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail, he will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold, he must hold me fast

He will hold me fast, he will hold me fast
For my savior loves me so, he will hold me fast

Those he saves are his delight, Christ will hold me fast
Precious in his holy sight, he will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost, his promises shall last
Bought by him at such a cost, he will hold me fast

For my life he bled and died, Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied, he will hold me fast
Raised with him to endless life, he will hold me fast
Till our faith is turned to sigh, when he comes at last

Sermon

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
   He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
   He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
   for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
   I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
   your rod and your staff,
   they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
   in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
   my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
   all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
   forever.

Communion With God

The Table

In the absence of the bread and the cup, please take a moment following the service to thank Jesus for his constant provision.

Song

We Will Feast in the House of Zion
We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things, we will say together
We will feast and weep no more

We will not be burned, by the fire
He is the Lord our God
We are not consumed, by the flood
Upheld, protected, gathered up

In the dark of night, before the dawn
My soul be not afraid
For the promised morning, oh how long
O God of Jacob, be my strength

Every vow we've bro - ken and betrayed
You are the faithful One
And from the gar - den to the grave
Bind us together bring shalom

Commissioned to Make Disciples

Benediction (Matthew 28:18; Jude 24-25)
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus, who is able to keep you from stumbling and present you blameless before his presence with great joy. To him belong all glory, majesty, and dominion.

Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)
Therefore, it is our calling and mission to go and make disciples of all people, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that Christ has commanded.