Welcome! Thanks for being together today and thanks for your feedback from last Sunday. It’s our intention to keep us connected with God and each other so we are ready to demonstrate God’s love as we emerge from COVID-19.
Welcome especially if you are new to this online gathering. We’re are so glad you are with us! Please connect with us!
Please follow the outline knowing that we are all doing this together!
I’ve asked our worship team to suggest and introduce songs for our services.
Amy Hunter: We have been singing ‘My Lighthouse’ by Rend collective a lot in our house. It’s message is very poignant at this time and I love hearing the kids belting out ‘you are the peace in my troubled sea’. It fits really nicely with Philippians 4: 6-7 – a verse I need to remind myself of often:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Heavenly Father, we set our minds and hearts on your peace. On the fullness and the flourishing you desire for us and your world. We confess that it is difficult for us to see this in our present circumstances but help us to see that beyond our understanding is your peace. Please reveal yourself to us as we gather in your name. Amen
This song has become one of our anthems! It enables us to declare that in the midst of our present situation we are a child of God.
Who You Say I Am
Time of prayer
Use this outline to lead a special time of prayer
Our Suffering World
- That God will help nations deal wisely and courageously with the pandemic
- That nations will support each other as they deal with the fallout
- That those suffering without adequate medical resources may be quickly be sustained
- That leaders of integrity and wisdom will rise up
- That those who have lost loved ones will be comforted
The Vulnerable, Homeless and Elderly
- That God will give them peace and protect them
- That God will specifically protect our aged care facilities
- That churches will find effective ways to serve those who are most vulnerable
- That those who are isolated and lonely in all age groups will find support
Church Fellowship and Equipping
- That everyone will find a way to connect around God’s word in this season
- That our pastoral care will grow stronger
- That God’s presence will be conveyed effectively through phone and video and social media
- That adversity and challenge will draw us closer to each other and to God in this season
- That God will use church leaders and those with technical and creative skills to help us connect with and encounter him through online platforms
- That many who do not usually attend church will engage online
- That all Christians will engage with the Bible for themselves as they have more free time
In Jesus (and His kingdom) we find someone worthy of all our devotion. When our hearts are troubled, we seek God and find everything we truly need.
Christ Is Enough
Thanks for being together today!
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