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Village Church of Lincolnshire

Liturgy for Home Worship 5/31/20

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, 5/31/20 at 10:00 AM CST.

Let Us Pray

Invocation

Father, we come now to worship you in Spirit and in Truth. Help us to hear your voice and to lift our own voices in response. Amen.

 

Call to Worship: Psalm 34:1–3 (ESV)

I will bless the Lord at all times;

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

let the humble hear and be glad.

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together!

 

Prayer of Adoration

Almighty Lord, we boldly come before Your throne of grace to seek mercy and find grace in our time of need. It is in this place, at your feet, crowns grounded before you, that we proclaim our undying and fervent adoration for all that you are, all that you’ve been and all you will be to and for us. We adore you with all that we have and all that we are, and it is here bowed before you that we recommit ourselves to the practice of our adoration. As we worship today, create in us the desire to worship you so that the expression of our adoration is as natural as breathing. With the hymn, we boldly say, “joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of Love.” Amen

 

Song: It Is Well

Jacob O’Marrah

Not available until 5/31/20 at 10 AM

Link: Jacob O’Marrah, “It Is Well”

Reading: Psalm 2 (ESV)

Kaye Lyons

Link: Kaye Lyons, Psalm 2

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,

3 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break[b] them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

 

Song: A Mighty Fortress

Link: “A Mighty Fortress”

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

Malachi 3:10 (ESV)

10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Song: Across the Lands

Link: “Across the Lands”

 

Pastoral Prayer

Josh Harrison

Link: Josh Harrison, Pastoral Prayer: 5/31/20

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: Let Us Pray

Pastor Kenny Silva

Not available until 5/31/20 at 10 AM

Link: Kenny Silva, “Let Us Pray”

Song: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Link: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

 

Closing Prayer

Father, thank you for the open invitation to speak with you in prayer. Help us this week to avail ourselves of that great privilege. Hear the prayers of your people and grant us boldness to be your witnesses this week. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Benediction: Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

 

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.