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Activities

Children

Covenant

Cry

Deliverance

Eagle/s

Faithfulness

Gifts

God

Hearts

Humankind

Jesus

Law

Manna

Moon

Obedience

Praise

Presence

Rescue

Righteousness

Shine

Soul

Teaching

Trouble

Waiting

Wisdom

 

Anointing

Compassion

Creation

Darkness

Direction

Earth

Fear

Gladness

God’s Will

Holiness

Humility

Joy

Life

Martha

Mountain

Paths

Prayer

Purity

Refuge

Salvation

Sin

Steadfast Love

Thanksgiving

Trust

Waters

Works

 

Belief

Complaint

Creator

Dawn

Discipleship

Exaltation

Foreigner/s

Glorify

Goodness

Holy Spirit

Hunger

Justice

Light

Mercy

Nations

Pentecost

Power

Radiance

Rest

Sheep

Singing

Strength

Thirst

Truth

Way/s

World

 

Bread

Courts

Cross

Death

Dwelling Place

Father

Gates

Glory

Grace

Hope

Incarnation

King

Love

Messiah

Needs

Poor

Praise

Renewal

Resurrection

Shepherd

Song

Sun

Tree

Voice

Wicked

Worship




Activities

Adapted from 1 Corinthians 12

Leader: Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, there are varieties of gifts,

People: But the same Spirit;

Leader: And there are varieties of services,

People: But the same Lord;

Leader: And there are varieties of activities,

People: But it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

Leader: To each person is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. All gifts are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. So let us now come to worship the One who gifts each of us to serve and glorify God.


Anointing

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: God, You are my shepherd, I shall not want.

People: You make me lie down in green pastures; You lead me beside still waters; You restore my soul. You lead me in right paths for Your name’s sake.

Leader: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me.

People: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Leader: Let us worship the Lord.


Belief

Adapted from John 11

Leader: Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.”

People: Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Leader:   Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”

People: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Leader: Martha replied “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” Now what about us? Do we believe this?

All: We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, our Lord and our Savior.

Leader: Then let us proclaim this with our singing…


Bread

Adapted from John 6

Leader:   Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They replied, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

People: We also want this True Bread that gives life.

Leader: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

People: We believe, Jesus, that You are the Bread of Life and we receive this truth.

Leader: Then let us pray as we sing…


Children

Adapted from Psalm 103

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits —

People: As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him. For He knows how we were made; He remembers that we are dust. As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

Leader: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His commandments. Let us bless the Lord, with all we have within us, let us bless His holy name.


Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.


Compassion

Adapted from Psalm 103

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits —

People: As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him. For He knows how we were made; He remembers that we are dust. As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

Leader: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His commandments. Let us bless the Lord, with all we have within us, let us bless His holy name.


Complaint

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever


Courts

Adapted from Psalm 100

Leader: Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord.

People: Let us worship the Lord with gladness;

Leader: Let us come into God’s presence with singing.

People: God, You are the Holy One our Lord. It is You who made us, and we are Yours; we are Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture.

Leader: We enter Your gates with thanksgiving, and Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You, we bless Your holy name.

All: For You are good; Your steadfast love endures forever, and Your faithfulness to all generations.

Leader: Let us sing praises to the Lord.

Leader: Let us continue our praise.   Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary


Covenant

Adapted from Psalm 111     

Leader:    Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart

People:     In the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Leader:     Great are the works of the Lord;

People:     They are pondered by all who delight in them.

Leader:     Glorious and majestic are his deeds,

People:     And his righteousness endures forever.

Leader:     He has caused his wonders to be remembered;

People:     The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Leader:     He provides food for those who fear him;

People:     He remembers his covenant forever.

Leader:     He has shown his people the power of his works,

People:     Giving them the lands of other nations.

Leader:     The works of his hands are faithful and just;

People:     All his precepts are trustworthy.

Leader:     They are steadfast for ever and ever,

People:     Done in faithfulness and uprightness.

Leader:     He provided redemption for his people;

People:     He ordained his covenant forever –

                       Holy and awesome is his name.

Creation

Adapted from Genesis 1 and John 1

Leader: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

People: Jesus was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and without Him not one thing came into being.

Leader: What has come into being in Him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

People: And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

Leader: From His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1) Let us praise God.


Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People: You have set your glory in the heavens.

Leader: Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger.

People: When I consider your heavens,
 the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
 which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

Leader: You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:

People: all flocks and herds,
 and the animals of the wild,
 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas

Leader: Lord, our Lord,

People: How majestic is your name in all the earth!

Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People:   You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.

Leader: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place…

People: Who are we that you are mindful of us?

Leader: Creator of Heaven and Earth, thank You for creating us and loving us in a way that knows no limits.

People: We acknowledge You as Lord and praise You for all of creation.

Leader: Holy Spirit, we welcome You in this time of praise and worship.

People: Please, Lord, shape us and mold us into the disciples of Jesus Christ that You are calling us to be.


 Adapted from Psalm 95

Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

People: Let us come into His presence with  thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with   songs of praise!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

People: In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it, and the dry land, which His hands have formed.

Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

People: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

Leader: So let us praise our Lord and God.


 Adapted from Psalm 150

People: Praise God in His mighty firmament!

Leader: Praise God for His mighty deeds;

People: Praise God according to His surpassing greatness!

Leader: Praise God with trumpet sound;

People: Praise God with lute and harp!

Leader: Praise God with tambourine and dance;

People: Praise God with strings and pipe!

Leader: Praise God with clanging cymbals;

People: Praise God with loud clashing cymbals!


Adapted from Isaiah 40

Leader: Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary;

his understanding is unsearchable.

People: He gives power to the faint,

and strengthens the powerless.

Even youths will faint and be weary,

and the young will fall exhausted;

but those who wait for the Lord

shall renew their strength.

Leader: What happens when we wait for the Lord?

People: We shall renew our strength.

We shall mount up with wings like eagles,

we shall run and not be weary,

 we shall walk and not faint.


Creator

Adapted from Isaiah 40

Leader: Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary;

his understanding is unsearchable.

People: He gives power to the faint,

and strengthens the powerless.

Even youths will faint and be weary,

and the young will fall exhausted;

but those who wait for the Lord

shall renew their strength.

Leader: What happens when we wait for the Lord?

People: We shall renew our strength.

We shall mount up with wings like eagles,

we shall run and not be weary,

 we shall walk and not faint.


Cross

Adapted from Philippians 2

Leader: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,

People: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

Leader: And being found in human form, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death-even death on the cross.

People: Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,

Leader: So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth; and under the earth,

People: And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Leader: So let us join in singing our praise.


Cry

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever


Darkness

Adapted from Genesis 32

In the morning when the sun rises we shall praise You, O Lord.

People:  You have delivered us through every long night and given us safe passage across rivers of struggle.

Leader:  The darkness is past; the light has come.  Let us raise our song and prayer to you, O Lord, in joy.


Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Adapted from John 12, assorted scriptures

Leader: Jesus said to them, “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Adapted from multiple scriptures on Light and Darkness

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Dawn

Adapted from multiple scriptures on Light and Darkness

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Death

Adapted from Philippians 2

Leader: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,

People: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

Leader: And being found in human form, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death-even death on the cross.

People: Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,

Leader: So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth; and under the earth,

People: And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Leader: So let us join in singing our praise.


Deliverance

Adapted from Genesis 32

In the morning when the sun rises we shall praise You, O Lord.

People:  You have delivered us through every long night and given us safe passage across rivers of struggle.

Leader:  The darkness is past; the light has come.  Let us raise our song and prayer to you, O Lord, in joy.


Direction

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: God, You are my shepherd, I shall not want.

People: You make me lie down in green pastures; You lead me beside still waters; You restore my soul. You lead me in right paths for Your name’s sake.

Leader: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me.

People: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Leader: Let us worship the Lord.


Discipleship

Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People:   You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.

Leader: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place…

People: Who are we that you are mindful of us?

Leader: Creator of Heaven and Earth, thank You for creating us and loving us in a way that knows no limits.

People: We acknowledge You as Lord and praise You for all of creation.

Leader: Holy Spirit, we welcome You in this time of praise and worship.

People: Please, Lord, shape us and mold us into the disciples of Jesus Christ that You are calling us to be.


Dwelling Place

Adapted from Psalm 90

Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

People: But in comparison, the days of our life on this earth are but a moment.

Leader: So teach us, Lord, to count our days that we may be wise.

People: Meet us here this morning, remind us of Your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Leader: Yes, let us thank and praise God for every minute.


Eagle/s

Adapted from Isaiah 40

Leader: Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary;

his understanding is unsearchable.

People: He gives power to the faint,

and strengthens the powerless.

Even youths will faint and be weary,

and the young will fall exhausted;

but those who wait for the Lord

shall renew their strength.

Leader: What happens when we wait for the Lord?

People: We shall renew our strength.

We shall mount up with wings like eagles,

we shall run and not be weary,

 we shall walk and not faint.


Earth

Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.


Exaltation

Adapted from Philippians 2

Leader: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,

People: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

Leader: And being found in human form, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death-even death on the cross.

People: Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,

Leader: So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth; and under the earth,

People: And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Leader: So let us join in singing our praise.


Father

Adapted from Psalm 103

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits —

People: As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him. For He knows how we were made; He remembers that we are dust. As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

Leader: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His commandments. Let us bless the Lord, with all we have within us, let us bless His holy name.


Faithfulness

Adapted from Lamentations 3

Leader:  Your steadfast love, Lord, never ceases,

People:  Your mercies never come to an end;

Leader:  They are new every morning; so let us proclaim –

All:  Great is Your faithfulness.  Great is Your love.  Great is Your mercy.  And greatly is Your name to be praised!


Fear

Adapted from Psalm 103

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits —

People: As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him. For He knows how we were made; He remembers that we are dust. As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

Leader: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His commandments. Let us bless the Lord, with all we have within us, let us bless His holy name.


Foreigner/s

Adapted from Isaiah 56

Leader: Thus says the Lord: “Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon My salvation will come, and My deliverance will be revealed.

People: “To those who keep My sabbath, who choose the things that please Me and hold fast My covenant, I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Leader: “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Me, to love the name of the Lord, and to be My servants…

People: “These I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Leader: “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Let us now worship the God of all nations, the God of all people.


Gates

Adapted from Psalm 100

Leader: Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord.

People: Let us worship the Lord with gladness;

Leader: Let us come into God’s presence with singing.

People: God, You are the Holy One our Lord. It is You who made us, and we are Yours; we are Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture.

Leader: We enter Your gates with thanksgiving, and Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You, we bless Your holy name.

All: For You are good; Your steadfast love endures forever, and Your faithfulness to all generations.

Leader: Let us sing praises to the Lord.


Gifts

Adapted from 1 Corinthians 12

Leader: Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, there are varieties of gifts,

People: But the same Spirit;

Leader: And there are varieties of services,

People: But the same Lord;

Leader: And there are varieties of activities,

People: But it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

Leader: To each person is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. All gifts are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. So let us now come to worship the One who gifts each of us to serve and glorify God.


Gladness

Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.


Glorify

Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, let us enter into God’s presence.

People:   Lord, I am here, waiting. Let me hear Your voice; for I am poor, and needy in spirit. Be gracious to me, gladden the soul of Your servant, for to You do I cry all day long – to You, I lift up my soul.

Teach me Your way, Lord, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart to revere Your name. For great is Your steadfast love toward me. You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Lord, You are good and forgiving. There is none like You.

Lord, all the nations shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous things. You alone are God. I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. 


Glory

Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People: You have set your glory in the heavens.

Leader: Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger.

People: When I consider your heavens,
 the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
 which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

Leader: You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:

People: all flocks and herds,
 and the animals of the wild,
 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas

Leader: Lord, our Lord,

People: How majestic is your name in all the earth!

Adapted from Psalm 29

Leader: Then let us wait for the Lord, and in this season of lent, let us wait by the cross.

Leader: Ascribe to the Lord, glory and strength. Glorify God’s holy name.

People: We worship the Lord with awe in our hearts.

Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders.

People: The voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Leader: The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars. The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

People: The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness. The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare;

Leader: And all in God’s holy temple cry,

People: “Glory! Glory to God in the highest. Holy! Holy is the Lord God Almighty. You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.”

Leader: Let us worship God.


Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, let us enter into God’s presence.

People:   Lord, I am here, waiting. Let me hear Your voice; for I am poor, and needy in spirit. Be gracious to me, gladden the soul of Your servant, for to You do I cry all day long – to You, I lift up my soul.

Teach me Your way, Lord, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart to revere Your name. For great is Your steadfast love toward me. You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Lord, You are good and forgiving. There is none like You.

Lord, all the nations shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous things. You alone are God. I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. 


Adapted from Acts 2 (Pentecost)

Leader: Come, sing a new song of worship.
People: Come, sing a new song of praise.

Leader: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.

People: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.

Leader: Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.

People: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.

Leader: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory

People: and the glory was given to the people.

Leader: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.

People: Sing praises!

All: We sing praises, indeed!

By AnnMarie Kneebone


 

Adapted from multiple scriptures on Light and Darkness

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


God

Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People: You have set your glory in the heavens.

Leader: Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger.

People: When I consider your heavens,
 the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
 which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

Leader: You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:

People: all flocks and herds,
 and the animals of the wild,
 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas

Leader: Lord, our Lord,

People: How majestic is your name in all the earth!


Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.

People: All our needs will be met. God provides a place and time for deep rest and restoration. God leads us beside still waters; restores our souls and leads us in right paths. We do not need to be afraid; for God is with us; now and forever.

Leader: Such faith calls for some singing!


God’s Will

Adapted From Psalm 19

Leader:  The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

People:  The commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

People:  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb. 

Leader:  And by them we are warned; for in keeping them there is great reward.

All: Come Let us worship God.


Goodness

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: God, You are my shepherd, I shall not want.

People: You make me lie down in green pastures; You lead me beside still waters; You restore my soul. You lead me in right paths for Your name’s sake.

Leader: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me.

People: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Leader: Let us worship the Lord.


Grace

Adapted from Genesis 1 and John 1

Leader: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

People: Jesus was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and without Him not one thing came into being.

Leader: What has come into being in Him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

People: And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

Leader: From His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1) Let us praise God.


Hearts

Adapted from Psalm 29

Leader: Then let us wait for the Lord, and in this season of lent, let us wait by the cross.

Leader: Ascribe to the Lord, glory and strength. Glorify God’s holy name.

People: We worship the Lord with awe in our hearts.

Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders.

People: The voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Leader: The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars. The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

People: The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness. The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare;

Leader: And all in God’s holy temple cry,

People: “Glory! Glory to God in the highest. Holy! Holy is the Lord God Almighty. You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.”

Leader: Let us worship God.


Holiness

Adapted from Psalm 100

Leader: Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord.

People: Let us worship the Lord with gladness;

Leader: Let us come into God’s presence with singing.

People: God, You are the Holy One our Lord. It is You who made us, and we are Yours; we are Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture.

Leader: We enter Your gates with thanksgiving, and Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You, we bless Your holy name.

All: For You are good; Your steadfast love endures forever, and Your faithfulness to all generations.

Leader: Let us sing praises to the Lord.

Leader: Let us continue our praise.   Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;


Adapted from Psalm 111     

Leader:    Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart

People:     In the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Leader:     Great are the works of the Lord;

People:     They are pondered by all who delight in them.

Leader:     Glorious and majestic are his deeds,

People:     And his righteousness endures forever.

Leader:     He has caused his wonders to be remembered;

People:     The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Leader:     He provides food for those who fear him;

People:     He remembers his covenant forever.

Leader:     He has shown his people the power of his works,

People:     Giving them the lands of other nations.

Leader:     The works of his hands are faithful and just;

People:     All his precepts are trustworthy.

Leader:     They are steadfast for ever and ever,

People:     Done in faithfulness and uprightness.

Leader:     He provided redemption for his people;

People:     He ordained his covenant forever –

                       Holy and awesome is his name.


Holy Spirit

Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People:   You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.

Leader: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place…

People: Who are we that you are mindful of us?

Leader: Creator of Heaven and Earth, thank You for creating us and loving us in a way that knows no limits.

People: We acknowledge You as Lord and praise You for all of creation.

Leader: Holy Spirit, we welcome You in this time of praise and worship.

People: Please, Lord, shape us and mold us into the disciples of Jesus Christ that You are calling us to be.


Adapted from Acts 2 (Pentecost)

Leader: Come, sing a new song of worship.
People: Come, sing a new song of praise.

Leader: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.

People: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.

Leader: Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.

People: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.

Leader: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory

People: and the glory was given to the people.

Leader: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.

People: Sing praises!

All: We sing praises, indeed!

By AnnMarie Kneebone


Adapted from 1 Corinthians 12

Leader: Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, there are varieties of gifts,

People: But the same Spirit;

Leader: And there are varieties of services,

People: But the same Lord;

Leader: And there are varieties of activities,

People: But it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

Leader: To each person is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. All gifts are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. So let us now come to worship the One who gifts each of us to serve and glorify God.


Hope

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever


Humankind

Adapted from Psalm 103

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits —

People: As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him. For He knows how we were made; He remembers that we are dust. As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

Leader: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His commandments. Let us bless the Lord, with all we have within us, let us bless His holy name.


Humility

Adapted from Philippians 2

Leader: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,

People: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

Leader: And being found in human form, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death-even death on the cross.

People: Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,

Leader: So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth; and under the earth,

People: And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Leader: So let us join in singing our praise.


Hunger

Adapted from John 6

Leader:   Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They replied, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

People: We also want this True Bread that gives life.

Leader: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

People: We believe, Jesus, that You are the Bread of Life and we receive this truth.

Leader: Then let us pray as we sing…


Incarnation

Adapted from Genesis 1 and John 1

Leader: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

People: Jesus was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and without Him not one thing came into being.

Leader: What has come into being in Him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

People: And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

Leader: From His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1) Let us praise God.

Jesus

Adapted from Genesis 1 and John 1

Leader: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

People: Jesus was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and without Him not one thing came into being.

Leader: What has come into being in Him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

People: And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

Leader: From His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1) Let us praise God.


Adapted from John 11

Leader: Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.”

People: Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Leader:   Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”

People: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Leader: Martha replied “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” Now what about us? Do we believe this?

All: We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, our Lord and our Savior.

Leader: Then let us proclaim this with our singing…


Adapted from Philippians 2

Leader: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,

People: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

Leader: And being found in human form, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death-even death on the cross.

People: Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,

Leader: So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth; and under the earth,

People: And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Leader: So let us join in singing our praise.


Joy

Adapted from Isaiah 56

Leader: Thus says the Lord: “Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon My salvation will come, and My deliverance will be revealed.

People: “To those who keep My sabbath, who choose the things that please Me and hold fast My covenant, I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Leader: “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Me, to love the name of the Lord, and to be My servants…

People: “These I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Leader: “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Let us now worship the God of all nations, the God of all people.


Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.


Justice

Adapted from Psalm 147

Leader: How good it is to sing praises to our God!

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.


Adapted from Isaiah 56

Leader: Thus says the Lord: “Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon My salvation will come, and My deliverance will be revealed.

People: “To those who keep My sabbath, who choose the things that please Me and hold fast My covenant, I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Leader: “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Me, to love the name of the Lord, and to be My servants…

People: “These I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Leader: “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Let us now worship the God of all nations, the God of all people.


King

Adapted from Psalm 98

Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song,

for He has done marvelous things.

People: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

break forth into joyous song and sing praises. “`

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,

 with the lyre and the sound of melody.   “`

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: With trumpets and the sound of the horn

make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.   “`

Leader: Now let all who have breath, sing praises to our Lord!


Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.


Law

Adapted from Psalm 1

Leader: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.

People: But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Leader: That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—

People: whatever they do prospers. So Lord we cry out for your help to obey all your ways.

Leader: Come Let us Worship the Lord!


Adapted From Psalm 19

Leader:  The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

People:  The commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

People:  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb. 

Leader:  And by them we are warned; for in keeping them there is great reward.

All: Come Let us worship God.


Life

Adapted from Psalm 90

Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

People: But in comparison, the days of our life on this earth are but a moment.

Leader: So teach us, Lord, to count our days that we may be wise.

People: Meet us here this morning, remind us of Your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Leader: Yes, let us thank and praise God for every minute.


Adapted from John 6

Leader:   Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They replied, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

People: We also want this True Bread that gives life.

Leader: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

People: We believe, Jesus, that You are the Bread of Life and we receive this truth.

Leader: Then let us pray as we sing…


Adapted from John 11

Leader: Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.”

People: Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Leader:   Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”

People: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Leader: Martha replied “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” Now what about us? Do we believe this?

All: We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, our Lord and our Savior.

Leader: Then let us proclaim this with our singing…


Light

Adapted from Genesis 32

In the morning when the sun rises we shall praise You, O Lord.

People:  You have delivered us through every long night and given us safe passage across rivers of struggle.

Leader:  The darkness is past; the light has come.  Let us raise our song and prayer to you, O Lord, in joy.


Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.


Adapted from John 12, assorted scriptures

Leader: Jesus said to them, “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Adapted from multiple scriptures on Light and Darkness

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Love

Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, Let us worship.

People:  Teach us Your ways, O Lord, that we may walk in Your truth; give us undivided hearts to revere Your name.

Leader:  We give thanks to You, O Lord our God, and we will glorify Your name forever.

PeopleFor Your love is great towards us; …You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Leader:  Let us worship, let us praise, let us give thanks!


Adapted from Lamentations 3

Leader:  Your steadfast love, Lord, never ceases,

People:  Your mercies never come to an end;

Leader:  They are new every morning; so let us proclaim –

All:  Great is Your faithfulness.  Great is Your love.  Great is Your mercy.  And greatly is Your name to be praised!


Manna

Adapted from John 6

Leader:   Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They replied, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

People: We also want this True Bread that gives life.

Leader: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

People: We believe, Jesus, that You are the Bread of Life and we receive this truth.

Leader: Then let us pray as we sing…


Martha

Adapted from John 11

Leader: Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.”

People: Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Leader:   Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”

People: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Leader: Martha replied “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” Now what about us? Do we believe this?

All: We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, our Lord and our Savior.

Leader: Then let us proclaim this with our singing…


Mercy

Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, Let us worship.

People:  Teach us Your ways, O Lord, that we may walk in Your truth; give us undivided hearts to revere Your name.

Leader:  We give thanks to You, O Lord our God, and we will glorify Your name forever.

PeopleFor Your love is great towards us; …You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Leader:  Let us worship, let us praise, let us give thanks!


Adapted from Lamentations 3

Leader:  Your steadfast love, Lord, never ceases,

People:  Your mercies never come to an end;

Leader:  They are new every morning; so let us proclaim –

All:  Great is Your faithfulness.  Great is Your love.  Great is Your mercy.  And greatly is Your name to be praised!


Messiah

Adapted from John 11

Leader: Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.”

People: Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Leader:   Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”

People: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Leader: Martha replied “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” Now what about us? Do we believe this?

All: We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, our Lord and our Savior.

Leader: Then let us proclaim this with our singing…


Moon

Adapted from multiple scriptures on Light and Darkness

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Mountain

Adapted from Isaiah 56

Leader: Thus says the Lord: “Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon My salvation will come, and My deliverance will be revealed.

People: “To those who keep My sabbath, who choose the things that please Me and hold fast My covenant, I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Leader: “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Me, to love the name of the Lord, and to be My servants…

People: “These I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Leader: “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Let us now worship the God of all nations, the God of all people.


Nations

Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.


Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.


Adapted from John 12, assorted scriptures

Leader: Jesus said to them, “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Adapted from multiple scriptures on Light and Darkness

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Needs

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.

People: All our needs will be met. God provides a place and time for deep rest and restoration. God leads us beside still waters; restores our souls and leads us in right paths. We do not need to be afraid; for God is with us; now and forever.

Leader: Such faith calls for some singing!


Obedience

Adapted from Psalm 1

Leader: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.

People: But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Leader: That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—

People: whatever they do prospers. So Lord we cry out for your help to obey all your ways.

Leader: Come Let us Worship the Lord!


Adapted from Proverbs 3:5-6

Leader: God says, “Trust in Me with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”

People: If in all our ways we acknowledge You, Lord, You will make our paths straight. We are not to be wise in your own eyes; but rather hold You in awe and respect, and turn away from evil.

Leader: If we do it will be a healing for our flesh and a refreshment for our bodies. That is what the word of the Lord says. Let us worship God.


Paths

Adapted from Proverbs 3:5-6

Leader: God says, “Trust in Me with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”

People: If in all our ways we acknowledge You, Lord, You will make our paths straight. We are not to be wise in your own eyes; but rather hold You in awe and respect, and turn away from evil.

Leader: If we do it will be a healing for our flesh and a refreshment for our bodies. That is what the word of the Lord says. Let us worship God.


Pentecost

Adapted from Acts 2 (Pentecost)

Leader: Come, sing a new song of worship.
People: Come, sing a new song of praise.

Leader: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.

People: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.

Leader: Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.

People: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.

Leader: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory

People: and the glory was given to the people.

Leader: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.

People: Sing praises!

All: We sing praises, indeed!

By AnnMarie Kneebone


Poor

Adapted from Psalm 147

Leader: How good it is to sing praises to our God!

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.


Praise

Adapted from Psalm 98

Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song,

for He has done marvelous things.

People: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

 break forth into joyous song and sing praises. “`

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,

 with the lyre and the sound of melody.   

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: With trumpets and the sound of the horn

make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.   

Leader: Now let all who have breath, sing praises to our Lord!


Prayer

Adapted from Isaiah 56

Leader: Thus says the Lord: “Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon My salvation will come, and My deliverance will be revealed.

People: “To those who keep My sabbath, who choose the things that please Me and hold fast My covenant, I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Leader: “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Me, to love the name of the Lord, and to be My servants…

People: “These I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Leader: “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Let us now worship the God of all nations, the God of all people.


Power

Adapted from Psalm 71

Leader: I come praising the mighty deeds of the Lord God, I will praise Your righteousness, Yours alone.

People: O God, from my youth You have taught me, and I still proclaim Your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to all the generations to come. Your power and Your righteousness, O God, reach the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like You? My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; my soul also, which You have rescued. 

Leader: O God, who is like You? Let our lips shout for joy, let us sing our praises to You.


Adapted from Psalm 147

Leader: How good it is to sing praises to our God!

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.


Praise

Adapted from Psalm 71

Leader: I come praising the mighty deeds of the Lord God, I will praise Your righteousness, Yours alone.

People: O God, from my youth You have taught me, and I still proclaim Your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to all the generations to come. Your power and Your righteousness, O God, reach the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like You? My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; my soul also, which You have rescued. 

Leader: O God, who is like You? Let our lips shout for joy, let us sing our praises to You.


Adapted from Psalm 95

Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

People: Let us come into His presence with  thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with   songs of praise!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

People: In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it, and the dry land, which His hands have formed.

Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

People: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

Leader: So let us praise our Lord and God.


Adapted from Psalm 100

Leader: Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord.

People: Let us worship the Lord with gladness;

Leader: Let us come into God’s presence with singing.

People: God, You are the Holy One our Lord. It is You who made us, and we are Yours; we are Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture.

Leader: We enter Your gates with thanksgiving, and Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You, we bless Your holy name.

All: For You are good; Your steadfast love endures forever, and Your faithfulness to all generations.

Leader: Let us sing praises to the Lord.


Adapted from Psalm 150

People: Praise God in His mighty firmament!

Leader: Praise God for His mighty deeds;

People: Praise God according to His surpassing greatness!

Leader: Praise God with trumpet sound;

People: Praise God with lute and harp!

Leader: Praise God with tambourine and dance;

People: Praise God with strings and pipe!

Leader: Praise God with clanging cymbals;

People: Praise God with loud clashing cymbals!

Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.

Adapted from Acts 2 (Pentecost)

Leader: Come, sing a new song of worship.
People: Come, sing a new song of praise.

Leader: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.

People: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.

Leader: Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.

People: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.

Leader: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory

People: and the glory was given to the people.

Leader: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.

People: Sing praises!

All: We sing praises, indeed!

By AnnMarie Kneebone

 

 

Presence

Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.


Purity

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever.


Radiance

Adapted from John 12, assorted scriptures

Leader: Jesus said to them, “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Renewal

Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.


Rescue

Adapted from Psalm 147

Leader: How good it is to sing praises to our God!

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.


Refuge

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever.


Rest

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.

People: All our needs will be met. God provides a place and time for deep rest and restoration. God leads us beside still waters; restores our souls and leads us in right paths. We do not need to be afraid; for God is with us; now and forever.

Leader: Such faith calls for some singing!


Resurrection

Adapted from John 11

Leader: Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.”

People: Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Leader:   Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”

People: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Leader: Martha replied “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” Now what about us? Do we believe this?

All: We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, our Lord and our Savior.

Leader: Then let us proclaim this with our singing…


Righteousness

Adapted from Psalm 71

Leader: I come praising the mighty deeds of the Lord God, I will praise Your righteousness, Yours alone.

People: O God, from my youth You have taught me, and I still proclaim Your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to all the generations to come. Your power and Your righteousness, O God, reach the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like You? My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; my soul also, which You have rescued. 

Leader: O God, who is like You? Let our lips shout for joy, let us sing our praises to You.

Adapted from Psalm 103

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits —

People: As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him. For He knows how we were made; He remembers that we are dust. As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

Leader: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His commandments. Let us bless the Lord, with all we have within us, let us bless His holy name.


Salvation

Adapted from Psalm 147

Leader: How good it is to sing praises to our God!

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.


Adapted from Isaiah 56

Leader: Thus says the Lord: “Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon My salvation will come, and My deliverance will be revealed.

People: “To those who keep My sabbath, who choose the things that please Me and hold fast My covenant, I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Leader: “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Me, to love the name of the Lord, and to be My servants…

People: “These I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Leader: “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Let us now worship the God of all nations, the God of all people.


Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.


Sheep

Adapted from Psalm 95

Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

People: Let us come into His presence with  thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with   songs of praise!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

People: In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it, and the dry land, which His hands have formed.

Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

People: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

Leader: So let us praise our Lord and God.


Shepherd

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.

People: All our needs will be met. God provides a place and time for deep rest and restoration. God leads us beside still waters; restores our souls and leads us in right paths. We do not need to be afraid; for God is with us; now and forever.

Leader: Such faith calls for some singing!

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: God, You are my shepherd, I shall not want.

People: You make me lie down in green pastures; You lead me beside still waters; You restore my soul. You lead me in right paths for Your name’s sake.

Leader: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me.

People: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Leader: Let us worship the Lord.


Shine

Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.


Sin

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever.


Singing

Adapted from Psalm 95

Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

People: Let us come into His presence with  thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with   songs of praise!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

People: In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it, and the dry land, which His hands have formed.

Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

People: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

Leader: So let us praise our Lord and God.


Adapted from Psalm 95

Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

People: Let us come into His presence with  thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with   songs of praise!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

People: In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it, and the dry land, which His hands have formed.

Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

People: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

Leader: So let us praise our Lord and God.


Adapted from Psalm 98

Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song,

for He has done marvelous things.

People: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

 break forth into joyous song and sing praises. 

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,

 with the lyre and the sound of melody.  

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: With trumpets and the sound of the horn

make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.   “`

Leader: Now let all who have breath, sing praises to our Lord!


Adapted from Acts 2 (Pentecost)

Leader: Come, sing a new song of worship.
People: Come, sing a new song of praise.

Leader: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.

People: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.

Leader: Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.

People: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.

Leader: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory

People: and the glory was given to the people.

Leader: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.

People: Sing praises!

All: We sing praises, indeed!

By AnnMarie Kneebone


 

Song

Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.


Soul

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.

People: All our needs will be met. God provides a place and time for deep rest and restoration. God leads us beside still waters; restores our souls and leads us in right paths. We do not need to be afraid; for God is with us; now and forever.

Leader: Such faith calls for some singing!


Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: God, You are my shepherd, I shall not want.

People: You make me lie down in green pastures; You lead me beside still waters; You restore my soul. You lead me in right paths for Your name’s sake.

Leader: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me.

People: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Leader: Let us worship the Lord.


Steadfast Love

Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, let us enter into God’s presence.

People:   Lord, I am here, waiting. Let me hear Your voice; for I am poor, and needy in spirit. Be gracious to me, gladden the soul of Your servant, for to You do I cry all day long – to You, I lift up my soul.

Teach me Your way, Lord, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart to revere Your name. For great is Your steadfast love toward me. You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Lord, You are good and forgiving. There is none like You.

Lord, all the nations shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous things. You alone are God. I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. 


Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, Let us worship.

People:  Teach us Your ways, O Lord, that we may walk in Your truth; give us undivided hearts to revere Your name.

Leader:  We give thanks to You, O Lord our God, and we will glorify Your name forever.

PeopleFor Your love is great towards us; …You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Leader:  Let us worship, let us praise, let us give thanks!


Adapted from Psalm 90

Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

People: But in comparison, the days of our life on this earth are but a moment.

Leader: So teach us, Lord, to count our days that we may be wise.

People: Meet us here this morning, remind us of Your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Leader: Yes, let us thank and praise God for every minute.


Adapted from Psalm 103

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits —

People: As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him. For He knows how we were made; He remembers that we are dust. As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

Leader: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His commandments. Let us bless the Lord, with all we have within us, let us bless His holy name.


Adapted from Lamentations 3

Leader:  Your steadfast love, Lord, never ceases,

People:  Your mercies never come to an end;

Leader:  They are new every morning; so let us proclaim –

All:  Great is Your faithfulness.  Great is Your love.  Great is Your mercy.  And greatly is Your name to be praised!


Strength

Adapted from Isaiah 40

Leader: Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary;

his understanding is unsearchable.

People: He gives power to the faint,

and strengthens the powerless.

Even youths will faint and be weary,

and the young will fall exhausted;

but those who wait for the Lord

shall renew their strength.

Leader: What happens when we wait for the Lord?

People: We shall renew our strength.

We shall mount up with wings like eagles,

we shall run and not be weary,

 we shall walk and not faint.


Sun

Adapted from Genesis 32

In the morning when the sun rises we shall praise You, O Lord.

People:  You have delivered us through every long night and given us safe passage across rivers of struggle.

Leader:  The darkness is past; the light has come.  Let us raise our song and prayer to you, O Lord, in joy.


Adapted from John 12, assorted scriptures

Leader: Jesus said to them, “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Teaching

Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, Let us worship.

People:  Teach us Your ways, O Lord, that we may walk in Your truth; give us undivided hearts to revere Your name.

Leader:  We give thanks to You, O Lord our God, and we will glorify Your name forever.

PeopleFor Your love is great towards us; …You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Leader:  Let us worship, let us praise, let us give thanks!

Adapted from Psalm 111     

Leader:    Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart

People:     In the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Leader:     Great are the works of the Lord;

People:     They are pondered by all who delight in them.

Leader:     Glorious and majestic are his deeds,

People:     And his righteousness endures forever.

Leader:     He has caused his wonders to be remembered;

People:     The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Leader:     He provides food for those who fear him;

People:     He remembers his covenant forever.

Leader:     He has shown his people the power of his works,

People:     Giving them the lands of other nations.

Leader:     The works of his hands are faithful and just;

People:     All his precepts are trustworthy.

Leader:     They are steadfast for ever and ever,

People:     Done in faithfulness and uprightness.

Leader:     He provided redemption for his people;

People:     He ordained his covenant forever –

                       Holy and awesome is his name.


Thanksgiving

Adapted from Psalm 100

Leader: Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord.

People: Let us worship the Lord with gladness;

Leader: Let us come into God’s presence with singing.

People: God, You are the Holy One our Lord. It is You who made us, and we are Yours; we are Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture.

Leader: We enter Your gates with thanksgiving, and Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You, we bless Your holy name.

All: For You are good; Your steadfast love endures forever, and Your faithfulness to all generations.

Leader: Let us sing praises to the Lord.

Leader: Let us continue our praise.   Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;


Thirst

Adapted from John 6

Leader:   Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They replied, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

People: We also want this True Bread that gives life.

Leader: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

People: We believe, Jesus, that You are the Bread of Life and we receive this truth.

Leader: Then let us pray as we sing…


Tree

Adapted from Psalm 1

Leader: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.

People: But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Leader: That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—

People: whatever they do prospers. So Lord we cry out for your help to obey all your ways.

Leader: Come Let us Worship the Lord!


Trouble

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever


Trust

Adapted from Proverbs 3:5-6

Leader: God says, “Trust in Me with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”

People: If in all our ways we acknowledge You, Lord, You will make our paths straight. We are not to be wise in your own eyes; but rather hold You in awe and respect, and turn away from evil.

Leader: If we do it will be a healing for our flesh and a refreshment for our bodies. That is what the word of the Lord says. Let us worship God.


Truth

Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, Let us worship.

People:  Teach us Your ways, O Lord, that we may walk in Your truth; give us undivided hearts to revere Your name.

Leader:  We give thanks to You, O Lord our God, and we will glorify Your name forever.

PeopleFor Your love is great towards us; …You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Leader:  Let us worship, let us praise, let us give thanks!


Voice

Adapted from Psalm 29

Leader: Then let us wait for the Lord, and in this season of lent, let us wait by the cross.

Leader: Ascribe to the Lord, glory and strength. Glorify God’s holy name.

People: We worship the Lord with awe in our hearts.

Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders.

People: The voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Leader: The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars. The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

People: The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness. The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare;

Leader: And all in God’s holy temple cry,

People: “Glory! Glory to God in the highest. Holy! Holy is the Lord God Almighty. You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.”

Leader: Let us worship God.


Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever.


Waiting

Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, let us enter into God’s presence.

People:   Lord, I am here, waiting. Let me hear Your voice; for I am poor, and needy in spirit. Be gracious to me, gladden the soul of Your servant, for to You do I cry all day long – to You, I lift up my soul.

Teach me Your way, Lord, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart to revere Your name. For great is Your steadfast love toward me. You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Lord, You are good and forgiving. There is none like You.

Lord, all the nations shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous things. You alone are God. I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. 


Waters

Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.

People: All our needs will be met. God provides a place and time for deep rest and restoration. God leads us beside still waters; restores our souls and leads us in right paths. We do not need to be afraid; for God is with us; now and forever.

Leader: Such faith calls for some singing!


Way/s

Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, let us enter into God’s presence.

People:   Lord, I am here, waiting. Let me hear Your voice; for I am poor, and needy in spirit. Be gracious to me, gladden the soul of Your servant, for to You do I cry all day long – to You, I lift up my soul.

Teach me Your way, Lord, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart to revere Your name. For great is Your steadfast love toward me. You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Lord, You are good and forgiving. There is none like You.

Lord, all the nations shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous things. You alone are God. I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. 


Adapted from Psalm 86

Leader: Come, Let us worship.

People:  Teach us Your ways, O Lord, that we may walk in Your truth; give us undivided hearts to revere Your name.

Leader:  We give thanks to You, O Lord our God, and we will glorify Your name forever.

PeopleFor Your love is great towards us; …You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Leader:  Let us worship, let us praise, let us give thanks!


Wicked

Adapted from Psalm 1

Leader: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.

People: But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Leader: That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—

People: whatever they do prospers. So Lord we cry out for your help to obey all your ways.

Leader: Come Let us Worship the Lord!


Wisdom

Adapted from Psalm 1

Leader: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.

People: But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Leader: That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—

People: whatever they do prospers. So Lord we cry out for your help to obey all your ways.

Leader: Come Let us Worship the Lord!


Adapted From Psalm 19

Leader:  The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

People:  The commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

People:  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb. 

Leader:  And by them we are warned; for in keeping them there is great reward.

All: Come Let us worship God.


Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People:   You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.

Leader: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place…

People: Who are we that you are mindful of us?

Leader: Creator of Heaven and Earth, thank You for creating us and loving us in a way that knows no limits.

People: We acknowledge You as Lord and praise You for all of creation.

Leader: Holy Spirit, we welcome You in this time of praise and worship.

People: Please, Lord, shape us and mold us into the disciples of Jesus Christ that You are calling us to be.


Adapted from Psalm 90

Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

People: But in comparison, the days of our life on this earth are but a moment.

Leader: So teach us, Lord, to count our days that we may be wise.

People: Meet us here this morning, remind us of Your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Leader: Yes, let us thank and praise God for every minute.


Adapted from Proverbs 3:5-6

Leader: God says, “Trust in Me with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”

People: If in all our ways we acknowledge You, Lord, You will make our paths straight. We are not to be wise in your own eyes; but rather hold You in awe and respect, and turn away from evil.

Leader: If we do it will be a healing for our flesh and a refreshment for our bodies. That is what the word of the Lord says. Let us worship God.


Works

Adapted from Psalm 111     

Leader:    Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart

People:     In the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Leader:     Great are the works of the Lord;

People:     They are pondered by all who delight in them.

Leader:     Glorious and majestic are his deeds,

People:     And his righteousness endures forever.

Leader:     He has caused his wonders to be remembered;

People:     The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Leader:     He provides food for those who fear him;

People:     He remembers his covenant forever.

Leader:     He has shown his people the power of his works,

People:     Giving them the lands of other nations.

Leader:     The works of his hands are faithful and just;

People:     All his precepts are trustworthy.

Leader:     They are steadfast for ever and ever,

People:     Done in faithfulness and uprightness.

Leader:     He provided redemption for his people;

People:     He ordained his covenant forever –

                       Holy and awesome is his name.


World

Adapted from John 12, assorted scriptures

Leader: Jesus said to them, “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Worship

Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People:   You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.

Leader: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place…

People: Who are we that you are mindful of us?

Leader: Creator of Heaven and Earth, thank You for creating us and loving us in a way that knows no limits.

People: We acknowledge You as Lord and praise You for all of creation.

Leader: Holy Spirit, we welcome You in this time of praise and worship.

People: Please, Lord, shape us and mold us into the disciples of Jesus Christ that You are calling us to be.

Adapted from Psalm 29

Leader: Then let us wait for the Lord, and in this season of lent, let us wait by the cross.

Leader: Ascribe to the Lord, glory and strength. Glorify God’s holy name.

People: We worship the Lord with awe in our hearts.

Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders.

People: The voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Leader: The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars. The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

People: The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness. The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare;

Leader: And all in God’s holy temple cry,

People: “Glory! Glory to God in the highest. Holy! Holy is the Lord God Almighty. You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.”

Leader: Let us worship God.


Adapted from Psalm 111     

Leader:    Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart

People:     In the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Leader:     Great are the works of the Lord;

People:     They are pondered by all who delight in them.

Leader:     Glorious and majestic are his deeds,

People:     And his righteousness endures forever.

Leader:     He has caused his wonders to be remembered;

People:     The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Leader:     He provides food for those who fear him;

People:     He remembers his covenant forever.

Leader:     He has shown his people the power of his works,

People:     Giving them the lands of other nations.

Leader:     The works of his hands are faithful and just;

People:     All his precepts are trustworthy.

Leader:     They are steadfast for ever and ever,

People:     Done in faithfulness and uprightness.

Leader:     He provided redemption for his people;

People:     He ordained his covenant forever –

                       Holy and awesome is his name.


Adapted from 1 Corinthians 12

Leader: Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, there are varieties of gifts,

People: But the same Spirit;

Leader: And there are varieties of services,

People: But the same Lord;

Leader: And there are varieties of activities,

People: But it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

Leader: To each person is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. All gifts are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. So let us now come to worship the One who gifts each of us to serve and glorify God.


Adapted from Philippians 2

Leader: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,

People: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

Leader: And being found in human form, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death-even death on the cross.

People: Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,

Leader: So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth; and under the earth,

People: And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Leader: So let us join in singing our praise.