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The Parish Gathering | Online House Church (October 4, 2020)


Throughout the Fall, we’re gathering in an alternating Sunday rhythm of all-Church gatherings and then House Church gatherings. Today is a House Church Sunday! In-Person House Churches are gathering around the area, and the Online House Church is open for all to join right here. Click the button below to join at 10:30am:

Join the 10:30am Online House Church

Note: These gatherings take place via Zoom. If you don’t already have one, please create a Zoom account and set up the software in advance of the gathering.

Join by Phone

Dial-in available for the 10:30am Online House Church only.

Please participate in the following liturgy, reading aloud all the parts in bold italics.

Welcome & Invitation

The Big Idea: Practice Loving God

Scripture Reading: Acts 2:42-47

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Song: Jesus Paid it All

I hear the savior say
Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness, watch and pray
Find in me thine all in all

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and thine alone
Can change the lepers spots
And melt the heart of stone

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

And when before the throne
I stand in him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Oh, Praise the One who paid my debt
And raised this life up from the dead

Hands: Needs We Can Meet

Hands: Hopes, Burdens, & Prayers of the People

Head: Opening Words to Practice Loving God

Heart: Group Discussion & Reflection

The Great Thanksgiving & Sacrament of Desire

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Is the Father with us?
He is.
Is Christ among us?
He is.
Is the Spirit here?
He is.

This is our God.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We are his people.
We are redeemed.

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of our faith:
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Now, in union, O Lord with the faithful at every altar of Your Church,
I present to You my soul and body
with the earnest prayer that I will remain united to you.
And since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
I pray that you would come to me spiritually.
I unite myself to you, and embrace you with my soul’s affection.
Let nothing separate me from you,
that I may live and die in Your love.

Song: O To be Found

There is no place here on the earth
  Away from Your presence, Lord
You know when I rise
You know when I fall
  You see my ways

Before a word is yet on my tongue
   You say You know it well
And with Your own hands
Have authored my days
   Unto Your will

O to be found by You
  And to be made Your own
All that I am longs to be held
  Safe in Your hands

With all my heart I’m seeking Your face
  You are my one desire
Oh how I long to find
  And be found by You

The height of the morning, the dead of the night
  These are the same to You
Wherever I am
Lord You are there
  Before and behind

Just as the water covers the sea
  Your Spirit covers me
As high as the heavens
As low as the pit
  You are with me still

Wherever I go
  Your love and mercy follow me

Community Life

Blessing & Sending

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