Here's Week 2 in our "new normal for now" which includes gathering apart for our Sunday worship service. As we did last week, we've provided some of the key elements so that you and your family can engage from home. Some may find it helpful to play these at around our usual 10:45 start time in order to maintain a sense of normalcy in the schedule, but they're accessible at any time.
Songs of Praise and Worship
- We’re seeing lots of reactions to the circumstances we find ourselves in, individually, as families, as a church and as members of our local communities. The news is a constant barrage of changing information. Almost daily we receive directives from government leaders. […Pause…] Our first song reminds us to lift our eyes to the One who can calm raging oceans. It is in our Lord that we find stability in the changing times swirling around us.
I Will Lift My Eyes
- Our God is an everlasting God who does not grow weary or faint. This next song focuses on an encouragement we’re given in Isaiah 40 to wait on the Lord. Consider thoughtfully what it is to wait on God. What does that look like? How can we do that on a daily basis? The promise is that our own strength will be renewed and our weariness taken away. Let’s sing about it, yes, and let’s also do this so our hearts can be encouraged and our lives can be an encouragement to those around us.
- As we engage with this song, my desire is for our hearts to be grounded in the truth that our hope and trust rests entirely on our Lord and Savior. There is nothing outside of Him that will provide a solid foundation for our lives. Those high and stormy gales we referenced in our first song show up here also in the second verse. Let’s learn what it is to anchor our lives on the One who does not change.
- BONUS SONG: If time and attention allow... This is not a song we’ve done as a church family on a Sunday morning, but it's a great song that expresses our solid foundation in the Lord from a different angle. Our souls are held fast by our Lord no matter what. His work of salvation in our lives is sure because it’s His work, not ours. We know He will never let go. His love for us is steadfast and our hope in Him will, without fail, be fulfilled when we stand in His presence, face to face. All praise and glory to His name!!
He Will Hold Me Fast
Ministry of the Word
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If you're "attending" at around our usual time on Sunday morning, we're going to open up a Zoom meeting (as we did last week) from 11:30 to noon for anyone who wants to pop in and say hi. Click the link below. If you're using your phone or tablet, you may need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, but you don't need to set up an account to participate. If you enable your camera, we'll be able to see each other, it will be easy to "talk" via the chat feature (typing), and a few of us at a time can unmute ourselves to actually talk.Here's the link to join the conversation.
Our offering box at the back of the sanctuary obviously doesn't work so well in a virtual setting, and we have not yet entered the world of online giving. Please consider mailing your gifts and offerings to the church at PO Box 566, South Sutton, 03273. Thank you.