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Online Worship Outline 5/3/20 Eastertide 4

We hope you'll join us for worship tonight at 5pm either on Zoom (message or email us at for links) or streaming on our YouTube channel.

Gathering Time (unmuted)

Feel free to say hi and check in with others before the service begins!


Facing God/Call to Worship (Psalm 23)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Leader: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

All: You make me lie down in green pastures; 

You lead me beside still waters; 

you restore my soul.

Leader: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, 

I fear no evil, for you are with me.

All: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

Leader: Let us worship God.

Gathering Song: Come, All You People

(Sing along with Abi muted until verse 3, then unmute!)

Come, all you people

Come and praise your Maker… (3x)

Come, now, and worship the Lord

Come, all you people

Come and praise the Savior… (3x)

Come, now, and worship the Lord

(Everyone, unmuted)

Come, all you people

Come and praise the Spirit… (3x)

Come, now, and worship the Lord

Prayer of Confession & Assurance

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to make us knew, that we might know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen.

Leader: The Good News is that Christ has come and Christ will come again. 

All: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God. 

Song of Assurance: Easter People, Raise Your Voices 

(Remain muted and sing along with Abi at home)

Verse 3:

Every day to us is Easter,

With its resurrection song.

Even life overwhelms us

Easter people sing this song

Alleluia! Alleluia!

everlasting Sunday song!

Children's Bible Story

Scripture: John 10:1-10

What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence)

Who do you identify with the most?

“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.


Lectio Questions:

What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence)

Who do you identify with the most?


Song of Response: As The Deer

(Sing along with Abi muted until the last chorus, then unmute!)

Verse 1:

As the deer panteth for the water

So my soul longeth after thee

You alone are my hearts desire

And I long to worship thee


You alone are my strength, my shield

To You alone may my spirit yield

You alone are my hearts desire

And I long to worship thee

Verse 2

I want You more than gold or silver,

Only You can satisfy.

You alone are the real joy Giver,

And the apple of my eye.

Chorus (unmuted):

You alone are my strength, my shield

To You alone may my spirit yield

You alone are my hearts desire

And I long to worship thee

Prayers of the People

Now is the time when we share the prayers on our hearts and minds. If you have a private prayer, you can email them to us throughout the week and the pastoral team will pray over them. 

If you have a prayer, please unmute your mic to share. 

After each prayer, I will lead our response on mute:

Lord in your mercy // hear our prayers

Now I will offer a prayer for the greater community and world. We will end by saying the Lord’s Prayer together in whatever language you prefer. Let us pray.

...ending in the Lord's Prayer (everyone on mute)

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.


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God of provision, we thank you for the opportunities we have to participate in your work in the world. We offer up to you the gifts of our prayers, our presence in gatherings like this one, our financial resources, our time and energy in service to you and to others. Bless these efforts, multiply them, so that all our neighbors would know the depths of your love for them. Amen. 

Closing Song: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

(Sing along with Abi muted until verse 3, then unmute!)

Verse 1:

Come Thou fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace Streams of mercy never ceasing Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet

Sung by flaming tongues above

Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it

Mount of Thy redeeming love

Verse 2: Here I raise my Ebenezer Hither by Thy help I come And I hope by Thy good pleasure Safely to arrive at home Jesus sought me when a stranger Wondering from the fold of God He, to rescue me from danger Interposed His precious blood

Verse 3 (Everyone, unmuted!)

O to grace how great a debtor 

daily I'm constrained to be! Let Thy goodness like a fetter, 

bind my wandering heart to Thee Prone to wander Lord I feel it, 

prone to leave the God I love Here's my heart Lord, take and seal it, 

seal it for Thy courts above


(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

As we close this time together, let us read this word from Jesus to his disciples in a time of uncertainty,

All: “A time has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. Yet you are not alone, for my Father is with you. In me, you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Leader: The steadfast love of God goes with you, the deep and abiding peace of Christ goes with you, and the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit goes with you, now and always. Amen.


Feel free to hang out a little longer and catch up with others! Please also leave us feedback in the chat so we know what's working well and what to tweak for the future. 

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