Crestview Family,  as ‘God’s chosen people, his children, holy and dearly loved, clothed with the compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience of Jesus’ come before Him to worship.  Below is the worship service format for this coming Sunday 3/29/2020.  We encourage you to take the time to enter into the worship order movements either individually or as a family.  As we focus our eyes of Jesus and the love of God, we will best know the calling God has for us at this time in our world’s history.   May God unite us as one by his Spirit, even as we are physically apart from one another.  We invite you to enter in :).


Step One: Take some time of silence (a few minutes) to quiet your spirit.  Ask God to quiet your spirit, to open ear and eyes of your heart to his message.

Step Two: Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 out loud.  (Our memory Text of the Quarter from Fall, 2018)

Step Three: Listen or Sing along with the following song: Give us Clean Hands 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onGbkeWkA64

Step Four: Message: ‘Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus – Entering Into the Suffering of Others’  Hebrews 12:1-3, Colossians 3:12-17, Romans 8:18, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4,  ‘May the message of Jesus dwell in you richly.’

If you enjoy a visual while listening to Pastor Mark’s message, enjoy this pic!
Today’s Message: Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus – Entering Into the Suffering of Others


Step Five: Take time for message reflection and meditation by listening to Jeff’s music.  Then enter into a time of prayer, beginning with the prayer read by Pastor Mark:  

1st, play Jeff’s music for a time of message reflection.

Jeff’s Reflection Music: How Great Thou Art

2nd, begin your prayer time as Pastor Mark read’s a prayer written this past week by Cornelius Plantinga Jr, entitled A Prayer to God in Anxious Times:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKoXqx24XZ0  

Step Six: Read Philippians 4:4-9 out loud.  (Our memory Text of the Quarter from Winter 2018)

Step Seven: Finish with music and singing: I Lift My Eyes Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgpHAiPuaF8

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjfToqk5w5g

In Conclusion: Bless one another with these words, “The Lord bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you!” 


Announcements:

  • We are scheduled for special giving for the mission of Dwayne and Joanne N in April, special gifts can be sent to the church on their behalf.   
  • Stay tuned for details on a weekly day of fasting and prayer, as we join with other churches in this.  Details to follow, planning is currently taking place.
  • Our elders, deacons, Pastor Mark are keeping in contact with you through our Care Groups.  For any needs that arise during this time, don’t hesitate to contact your elder/deacon team or Pastor Mark.  
  • Pastor Mark, ‘Now is the time for ‘good neighboring’ in the name of Jesus as we promote hope, comfort and love.  The opportunity for witness to the love of God for our neighbors and for our world is heightened at present, as we and our neighbors grapple with this coronavirus challenge.  It’s a heightened time for loving sharing with our neighbors.  It’s a time to connect with our neighbors by listening well, asking good questions, and coming alongside one another.  May God open doors for you to be light in a world of coronavirus.’