Worship for Sunday June 14th, 2020:
Step One: Worship through affirmation of faith and song:
Give us Clean Hands by Chris Tomlin
The Confession of Belhar A Testimony of the Christian Reformed Church
Article 4: please speak aloud
• that God has revealed himself as the one who wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people;
• that God, in a world full of injustice and enmity, is in a special way the God of the destitute, the poor and the wronged;
• that God calls the church to follow him in this, for God brings justice to the oppressed and gives bread to the hungry;
• that God frees the prisoner and restores sight to the blind;
• that God supports the downtrodden, protects the stranger, helps orphans and widows and blocks the path of the ungodly;
• that for God pure and undefiled religion is to visit the orphans and the widows in their suffering;
• that God wishes to teach the church to do what is good and to seek the right
• that the church must therefore stand by people in any form of suffering and need, which implies, among other things, that the church must witness against and strive against any form of injustice, so that justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream;
• that the church as the possession of God must stand where the Lord stands, namely against injustice and with the wronged; that in following Christ the church must witness against all the powerful and privileged who selfishly seek their own interests and thus control and harm others.
Song: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Performed by Jeff Mark Widenhofer and Jacob Kravits
Scripture: Read Aloud:
Ephesians 2:14-18, “For he himself is our peace, who made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace. And in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”
Galatians 3:26-28, “In Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Step Two: Special Offering for the month of May: En Gedi How can you support En Gedi with Margaret Njuguna in its ministry? See link for her latest newsletter: Please send this month’s special offering to Crestview Church and designate special giving for En Gedi in memo.
Watch this Intro video to our summer message series, Live Wide Awake, Laura DeGroot: VIDEO: Live Wide Awake with Laura Degroot
Step Three: Engage the Message: Message: Live Wide Awake: Broken (Ephesians 1)
Part 1: (10min) VIDEO message p1
Part 2: (12min) VIDEO message p2
Question for discussion: • What do you do with your brokenness?
Step Four: Responding to God’s Word
A MUST VIEW: Song: Amazing Grace Virtual Choir Music Video – Life.Church Worship
Song: How Can I Keep From Singing by NYC virtual choir and orchestra
Blessing: A few phrases from each Chapter in Ephesians: Pastor Mark
‘The Lord bless you and keep you ’and may His Kingdom Come in all of its fullness!
Announcements: Congratulations Jackie and Drew! May God bless you as you begin your married life together! Jackie and Drew married on Saturday, June 6th and your Crestview family celebrates with you.
Special Offering for month of May: En Gedi (link to latest newsletter).
Order your book online (or E-book): Live Wide Awake: Engaging God s Story, Embracing Yours by Laura DeGroot. We will begin with chapter 1 next week, June 7th and cover a chapter a week through August 30th.
Update on Bridge House activities and involvement: Jared Lefebre gives us an update on ‘all things ’Bridge House and ways that Crestview and you are engaging.