Guide for Home Worship

May 31, 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

“Put God first.”
~Denzel Washington at the 2015 Dillard University commencement speech

“…man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun…”
~Clifford Geertz (1926-2006), noted American anthropologist

“There is…a remedy for all our fears. That remedy comes as a person, and the means through which He provides the comfort, along with the Holy Spirit, is through His Word. To fight our fears, we…look at God’s sovereignty and love and watch our fears dissipate as we apply God’s Word to our lives. The very thing we are holding on to (control) is, ironically, the thing we most need to let go of.”
~Trillia J. Newbell, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves

“True freedom consists in liberating one’s essential nature into its best and proper end…. But the modern definition of freedom puts it emphasis more on the individual ability to choose regardless of the ends that he or she might choose.”
~David Bentley Hart, contemporary philosopher and cultural commentator

“Every success is until further notice. Every achievement is a temporary one, and not a guarantee that it will last for ever, not a guarantee that in the future you will be as successful as you have been so far. You have to constantly brace yourself for a new kind of challenge, unexperienced so far, unfamiliar, and you have to forget old habits as quickly as you learned the new ones.”
~Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017) Polish-born sociologist and philosopher, on the “the liquidity of modern times”

“…God did not look past your faults, actually. He saw our faults, He saw that we were enemies of the cross, He saw that we rightly deserved His wrath because we turned from Him and we follow in the footsteps of our first father Adam, right? And so He saw our sins. He put our sins on Jesus. That’s what it means for Him to become that sin offering. … Then [Jesus] rose bodily as a brown-skinned, Palestinian, God-man and is enthroned as that right now.”
~Ekemini Uwan, speaker and writer

Opening Prayer

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

Call to Worship

Psalm 103

LEADER: Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!

PEOPLE: Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,

LEADER: Who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,

PEOPLE: Who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

LEADER: Who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

PEOPLE: The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.

LEADER: He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.

PEOPLE: The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

LEADER: He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.

PEOPLE: He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.

LEADER: For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

PEOPLE: as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

LEADER: As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

PEOPLE: For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.

LEADER: As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;

PEOPLE: For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.

LEADER: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting
to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.

ALL: The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.

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
Luke 12:22-34 (ESV)

LEADER: And Jesus said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.

PEOPLE: For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

LEADER: Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them.

PEOPLE: Of how much more value are you than the birds!

LEADER: And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

PEOPLE: If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

LEADER: Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

PEOPLE: But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

LEADER: And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

PEOPLE: Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

LEADER: Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

ALL: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
(Traditional Irish hymn, trans. Mary E. Byrne, versified by Eleanor H. Hull)
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven my treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’ns Sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.


(have an open time of prayer or appoint one or two to pray. Specific prayer requests for this week are listed below.)
  • Please pray for 2020 graduates.

Listen to Sermon

“A Faith that Works in Overcoming a Foolish View of Wealth”
James 5:1-8 (ESV)
preached by Pastor Don Willeman

Confession of Faith

adapted from Hebrews 10

PEOPLE: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

LEADER: And by the blood of Christ Jesus, God has made a way for us to enter the Most Holy Place, through the curtain of Christ’s broken body.

PEOPLE: Therefore, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

And let us consider how to motivate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as we see the day drawing near. Amen.

Sharing Time

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


(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Steve Cook, Vicki Cook)
I will glory in my Redeemer,
Whose priceless blood has ransomed me.
Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails,
And hung Him on that judgment tree.
I will glory in my Redeemer,
Who crushed the power of sin and death.
My only Savior before the holy Judge:
The Lamb Who is my righteousness,
The Lamb Who is my righteousness.

I will glory in my Redeemer.
My life He bought, my love He owns.
I have no longings for another,
I’m satisfied in Him alone.
I will glory in my Redeemer,
His faithfulness my standing place.
Though foes are mighty and rush upon me,
My feet are firm held by His grace,
My feet are firm held by His grace.

I will glory in my Redeemer,
Who carries me on eagle’s wings.
He crowns my life with loving kindness,
His triumph song I’ll ever sing.
I will glory in my Redeemer,
Who waits for me at gates of gold.
And when He calls me it will be paradise,
His face forever to behold,
His face forever to behold.
©2001 Sovereign Grace Worship (Admin. by Integrity’s Hosanna! Music) CCLI#1791178

Closing Prayer

(select someone to close your time in prayer)


(The leader or individual should read this aloud relishing in the confident assertion that Christ has conquered.)

Romans 15:13 (NASB)

LEADER: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.