Guide for Home Worship

August 9, 2020


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A few tips for parents:
  • Plan for your time – read through the guide and prepare the room where you are gathering
  • Make your time joyful – have fun!!!
  • Remember, it’s primarily about a relationship, not a task to scratch off
  • Have your kids participate in age and maturity appropriate ways – reading, singing, etc.

Time of Reflection

“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.”
~Plato (~424-348 BC), Athenian philosopher

“Mao thought he could eliminate religion. He thought he had accomplished this. It’s ironic – they didn’t. They actually failed completely.”
~Yang Fenggang, professor of sociology, on the rise of Christianity in China

“There are certain foundations against which the gates of hell cannot prevail, which time cannot shake, and which eternity will only confirm. If we venture to speak of these foundations being removed, it can only be in hypothetical terms, and with the word ‘if,’ for there must always be in our souls the conviction that the foundations of God stand sure.”
~Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), famed London preacher

“In the ancient church it was not unusual to memorize the [entire Psalter]…. In one of the eastern churches this was a prerequisite for the pastoral office. The church father St. Jerome says that one heard the Psalms being sung in the fields and gardens in his time. The Psalter impregnated the life of the early Christianity. Yet more important than all of this is the fact that Jesus died on the cross with words of the Psalter on his lips”
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1909-1945), pastor-theologian, martyred by the Nazis

“Fear is strange. It will convince us to guard ourselves from the people that only want to love us. We think we’re keeping ourselves safe by keeping ourselves from love. God didn’t make our hearts to be impenetrable nor has He commanded us to make fear our refuge.”

“Unbelief will unravel our perceptions of both suffering and the blessedness of life and beckon us to skip self-denial at all costs with the faux promises of comfort that can’t extend beyond the grave.”
~Jack Hill Perry, writer and hip-hop artist

Opening Prayer

(select someone from your group to open your service in prayer)

Call to Worship

Psalm 99:1-5 (NIV)

LEADER: The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; He is enthroned above the cherubim,

CONGREGATION: Let the earth shake! Great is the LORD in Zion;

LEADER: He is exalted above all the nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name -


LEADER: The King is mighty, he loves justice –

CONGREGATION: You have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.

LEADER: Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool;


Songs & Liturgy

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Matt Redman, Beth Redman)
Blessed be Your name, In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow,
Blessed be Your name.

Blessed be Your name, When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness,
Blessed be Your name.

Every blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord, Still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be Your name.
Blessed be the name of the Lord,
Blessed be Your glorious name.

Blessed be Your name, When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s all as it should be,
Blessed be Your name.

Blessed be Your name, On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering,
Blessed be Your name.

You give and take away, You give and take away
My heart will choose to say, Lord,
Blessed be Your name.
©2002 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) CCLI#1791178
Philippians 2:1-11

LEADER: Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,

CONGREGATION: make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

LEADER: Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;

CONGREGATION: Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

LEADER: Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

CONGREGATION: Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

LEADER: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.

CONGREGATION: Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

LEADER: For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

CONGREGATION: So that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

ALL: and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
Lord, from sorrows deep I call
When my hope is shaken.
Torn and ruined from the fall,
Hear my desperation.
For so long I’ve pled and prayed,
“God, come to my rescue!”
Even so the thorn remains,
Still my heart will praise You.

Storms within my troubled soul,
Questions without answers.
On my faith these billows roll.
God, be now my shelter.
Why are you cast down my soul?
Hope in Him who saves you.
When the fires have all grown cold,
Cause this heart to praise You.

Oh my soul, put your hope in God.
My help, my rock, I will praise Him.
Sing, oh sing, through the raging storm.
“You’re still my God, my salvation.”

Should my life be torn from me,
Every worldly pleasure.
When all I possess is grief,
God, be then my treasure.
Be my vision in the night.
Be my hope and refuge.
‘Til my faith is turned to sight,
Lord, my heart will praise You.
©2018 Getty Music Hymns and Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CCLI#1791178

Prayer Time

(You may have an open time of prayer or select someone to pray)

  • Pray for our nation – that the good news of Jesus Christ would draw people to know God genuinely and personally.
  • Pray for those suffering from the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.
  • Pray for those experiencing racial injustices; specifically, that God would bring hope, reconciliation, and restoration through the good news of His Son.
  • Pray for those in authority at every level in our country, that they would govern wisely and justly.

Listen to Sermon

“What to Do When the Foundations Are Destroyed – Part 2″
preached by Pastor Don Willeman

Confession of Faith

Adapted from Revelation 15:3-4 (NIV)

LEADER: In heaven we will join in the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb of God, saying:

ALL: “Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the nations.
Who will not fear you, Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Sharing Time

(have everyone share one thing that struck them from the sermon)


(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Martin Luther, 1529)
A mighty fortress is our God
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus it is He,
Lord Sabaoth, His name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim–
We tremble not at Him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo His doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers,
No thanks to them abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Through Him who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill:
God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

Closing Prayer

(select someone to close your time in prayer)