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Sunday Family Morning Prayer


Opening Hymns: In Christ Alone & Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Opening Scripture (Psalm 51)

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth your praise. [PSALM 51:15]

Create in me a clean heart, O God, *
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence, *
and take not your holy Spirit from me.
O give me the comfort of your help again, *
and sustain me with your willing Spirit.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
[PSALM 51:10-12]

Hymns: The Comfortable Words & I Am Thine O Lord

The Word of the Lord

Full lectionary readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 6:15-23

Psalm 130 (De profundis)

Out of the deep have I called unto you, O Lord; * Lord, hear my voice.
O let your ears consider well * the voice of my supplications.
If you, Lord, were to mark what is done amiss, * O Lord, who could abide it?

For there is mercy with you; * therefore you shall be feared.
I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; * in his word is my trust.
My soul waits for the Lord, * more than watchmen for the morning,

O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy, * and with him is plenteous redemption;
And he shall redeem Israel * from all their sins.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Gospel Hymn: Come Ye Souls by Sin Afflicted

Gospel Reading: John 11:18-44

The Sermon (by Chad Gross, Psalm 130, “The Dark Night Rises”)

Hymn of Response: Nothing to Fear

Confessing Our Faith with The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Intercessory Prayer

  • For our church. 
  • For our neighbors.
  • For our city (Seek God for the City resource – app available here).
  • For our country. 
  • For our world. 

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,          
hallowed be thy Name,                      
thy kingdom come,                            
thy will be done,                                
on earth as it is in heaven.                  
Give us this day our daily bread.        
And forgive us our trespasses,           
as we forgive those                             
who trespass against us.                    
And lead us not into temptation,        
but deliver us from evil.                     
For thine is the kingdom,                  
and the power, and the glory,             
for ever and ever. Amen.

Collect: for Guidance

Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being:
We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy
Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may
not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in
your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect: for Christ to be formed in us

Lord Jesus, Master Carpenter of Nazareth, on the Cross through
wood and nails you wrought our full salvation: Wield well
your tools in this, your workshop, that we who come to you
rough-hewn may be fashioned into a truer beauty by your hand;
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one
God, world without end. Amen.

Collect: for the time of Coronavirus

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Great Physician, who healed the sick, cured the blind and deaf and raised the dead, and who throughout all history holds dominion over disease and death: Arrest, cure, and eradicate the Coronavirus COVID-19, heal those who have been afflicted, and comfort those who have suffered due to this scourge; that those who suffer may know your healing heart and hand, that those who are anxious or burdened may know your comfort and your peace that passes understanding, that the watching world may know your sovereign authority, [prevailing] power, mercy, and grace, and that all may come to know and worship you; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Dismissal Hymn: Be Thou My Vision


May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Exchange the Peace of God with those around you in your home, and return to your day with glad and thankful hearts.

A church “hang out” will be available here after the service. Join in and reconnect with folks!

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