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Village Church of Lincolnshire

Liturgy for Home Worship 5/10/20

During the coronavirus outbreak, our church has decided to forego its usual corporate gathering and to worship as individuals, families, and in small groups. This liturgy is designed to help us maintain unity in our worship—even while we’re separated. To learn more about why we’re worshipping in this way, what a liturgy is, and how it works, click here. The liturgy is available for you to look at any time, but a few of the videos won’t be available until Sunday, 5/10/20 at 10:00 AM CST.

No Other Name

Invocation

Father, we come now into your presence and ask that you would inhabit our praises this morning. Help us to lift your name high as we worship together in Spirit and truth. Amen.

 

Call to Worship: Psalm 145:1-3 (NIV)

I will exalt you, my God the King;
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Every day I will praise you
    and extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;

    his greatness no one can fathom.

 

Song: You Are My All in All

Link: “You Are My All in All”

 

Reading: Philippians 2:5-11 (NIV)

Not available until 5/10/20

Link: Carol Marie O’Marrah, “Philippians 2:5-11”

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

 

Song: Your Great Name

Link: “Your Great Name”

 

Offering

During this time, it’s more important than ever that we continue to embody our trust in the Lord’s provision through faithful, sacrificial giving. Please visit http://evcl.org/give/ and make your offering as an intentional act of faith. Although online giving is preferred during this time, you may also write and mail your checks to:

Village Church of Lincolnshire
201 Riverwoods Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045

 

Read: Matthew 19:16-21 (NIV)

16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

18 “Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied, “ ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’  and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

 

Song: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Not available until 5/10/20 at 10 AM.

Link: Jacob O’Marrah, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

 

Prayer for the Church and World

Father, we thank you for the kindness you have shown us in Christ. We come before your throne with boldness, knowing that you have welcomed us into your presence for the sake of your beloved Son. We ask now that you would hear us as we lift our voices to you.

  • For those across the world who have been afflicted by this virus, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the governmental leaders you have appointed to oversee these things, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the healthcare workers who are burdened with the care of the sick, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For your Church both here and abroad, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the most vulnerable among us, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the neighbors around us, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the slowing of the virus’ spread, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For eyes to see and hands to serve our brothers, sisters, and neighbors, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the students at Trinity who are enduring economic hardship, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For Chuck, Micah, and Maggie Wren, along with Micah’s mother, Pam Gray, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For all the friends and relatives who are struggling to find employment, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the mothers we get to remember and celebrate today, Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the words we are about to hear and your work upon our hearts and minds, Lord, hear our prayer.

Amen.

If you’re gathered in a group, this is a great time to pray together for specific needs and concerns that touch the folks in the room. You can either spend a few minutes sharing requests and then praying, or you can launch straight into a few minutes of group prayer. 

 

Sermon: No Other Name

Pastor Casey Dwyer

Not available until 5/10/20 at 10 AM.

Link: Casey Dwyer, “No Other Name: Acts 4:1-12”

 

Song: What a Beautiful Name it Is

Link: Hillsong Worship, “What a Beautiful Name it Is”

 

Closing Prayer

Father, we thank you for sending Jesus. Help us to look to Him always, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. It’s in His beautiful name that we pray. Amen.

 

Benediction: Colossians 3:16–17 (NIV)

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 

If you did not get a chance to do so earlier in the service, we encourage you to visit http://evcl.org/give to make your weekly offering. To learn more about why giving is so important to our faith during this season, see this letter from Pastor Kenny. For detailed instructions on how to give online, click here.

Kenny Silva (MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is the Interim Senior Pastor at the Village Church of Lincolnshire, as well as a PhD Candidate in Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Kenny is a co-author of How to be Present in an Absent World and the author of Launch Your Life. He lives in Vernon Hills with his wife, Suzane, and their three children: Cesar, Ellie, and Sophie.