Worship at Home: May 10

We’ll be worshiping at our homes again this week. This is our order of worship for Sunday, May 10, 2020, for Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download the worship guide here to help you follow along. WG 2020 05 10

PRAYER

Take a few moments and ask the Lord to prepare our hearts for worship

SCRIPTURE READING

1 Samuel 12:20-24

“Do not be afraid … do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. For the Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself.  Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.“

PRAISE & ADORATION

How Firm A Foundation

GRACE & ASSURANCE — 2 Corinthians 4:6-7

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Lord, Will Those Who Are Saved Be Few?” – Luke 13:22-30

 

Worship at Home: May 3

Since we can’t meet in person, we’ll be worshiping at our homes again this week. This is our order of worship for Sunday, May 3, 2020, for Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download the worship guide here to help you follow along. WG 2020 05 03

PRAYER

Take a few moments and ask the Lord to prepare our hearts for worship

SCRIPTURE READING
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
For you are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Jesus said to them, “I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.”
(Psalm 23:1-5, John 10:11, 14)

He Leadeth Me

10,000 Reasons

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“What is the Kingdom of God Like?” – Luke 13:10-21

 

Congregational Singing during COVID-19

 

We have not met together as a congregation for over a month now. April sort of just disappeared, didn’t it? We expect the governor of our state to announce additional re-opening guidelines in a couple of weeks so that may give us some direction about when we can expect to be able to meet together again. But, what will that look like for churches? And more specifically, for our church?

First, for context, here are a couple of articles about some “super-spreader events.”

Albany, Georgia (my aunt and uncle live here)

Washington State choir

Call Center, South Korea (take a look at the floor plan graphic showing the proximity of the infections)

The implication for congregational singing is troubling to me. Here is an article explaining more about the anatomy of singing and the current information we have about COVID-19. “Singing and the Church: A Caution for Moving Forward in Our Current Pandemic”

Even as Germany loosens some restrictions, it has banned congregational singing in religious services.

I don’t know how this will affect our services going forward. Our pastor shared from Isaiah 41 today which begins, “Listen to me in silence,” and said it would be interesting to study how much the Bible has to say about listening. Will that form our worship for a time? I don’t know. For now, I’m thinking and praying through this. What I do know, is that music is good for the soul. Be singing! You can sing in your own home as much as you like! If you’d like to listen (and maybe sing along?) to the songs we sing in our services, there’s always our Spotify playlist. I’m also sharing songs each week with our worship orders.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I will add articles here if I find any others that shape my thinking.

 

Worship at Home: April 26

Since we can’t meet in person, we’ll be worshiping at our homes again this week. This is our order of worship for Sunday, April 26, 2020, for Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download the worship guide here to help you follow along. WG 2020 04 26

PRAYER

Take a few moments and ask the Lord to prepare our hearts for worship

SCRIPTURE READING
1 Chronicles 29:10-14
“Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
“But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

PRAISE & ADORATION

Take My Life and Let It Be

GRACE & ASSURANCE

Psalm 116:1-2
Blessed be the Lord!
For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.

His Mercy Is More

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Do Worse Sinners Suffer Worse?” – Luke 13:1-9

PRAYER

 

Worship at Home: April 19

Since we can’t meet in person, we’ll be worshiping at our homes again this week. This is our order of worship for Sunday, April 19, 2020, for Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download the worship guide here to help you follow along. WG 2020 04 19

PRAYER

Take a few moments and ask the Lord to prepare your heart(s) for worship

SCRIPTURE READING
I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:8-9, 11

PRAISE & ADORATION

Be Thou My Vision

GRACE & ASSURANCE

The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the sojourners;
he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
Psalm 146:8-9

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Judge For Yourselves What Is Right” – Luke 12:54-59

PRAYER

 

Worship at Home: April 12

Since we can’t meet in person, we’ll be worshiping at our homes again this week. This is an unsettling time, but today is Resurrection Sunday and we still celebrate our Risen Lord! This is our order of worship for Sunday, April 12, 2020, for Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download the worship guide here to help you follow along. WG 2020 04 12

PRAYER

Take a few moments and ask the Lord to prepare your heart(s) for worship

SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 28:1-6
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.

PRAISE & ADORATION

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
Christ the Lord is Risen Today

GRACE & ASSURANCE
Acts 4:11-12
This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

In Christ Alone

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“And They Remembered His Words” – Luke 24:1-12

Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor

PRAYER

 

Worship at Home: April 5

Since we can’t meet in person, we’ll be worshiping at our homes again this week. Won’t it be wonderful when we can worship together again? This is our order of worship for Sunday, April 5, 2020, for Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download the worship guide here to help you follow along. WG 2020 04 05

PRAYER

Take a few moments and ask the Lord to prepare your heart(s) for worship

SCRIPTURE READING Psalm 62:1-2, 5-8

For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.

PRAISE & ADORATION

The Solid Rock

GRACE & ASSURANCE

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30

Psalm 62

Hebrews 6:19-20
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Do You Think That Jesus Came to Give Peace?” – Luke 12:49-53

PRAYER

 

Worship at Home: March 29

Since we can’t meet in person, we’ll be worshiping at our homes this week. I miss you all and I hope to be able to worship with you in person soon! This is our order of worship for Sunday, March 29, 2020, for Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download the worship guide here to help you follow along. WG 2020 03 29

PRAYER

Take a few moments and ask the Lord to prepare your heart
(or your family’s hearts) for worship

SCRIPTURE READING from Psalm 116
I love the Lord, for He heard my voice;
He heard my cry for mercy.
Because He turned his ear to me,
I will call on Him as long as I live.
The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the Lord.

PRAISE & ASSURANCE 

Before the Throne

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Who Then Is The Faithful and Wise Manager?” – Luke 12:35-48

PRAYER

 

Worship at Calvary: March 22

Since we can’t meet in person, we’ll be live streaming our service this week. I miss you all and I hope to be able to worship with you in person soon! This is our order of worship for Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download the worship guide here to help you follow along with the live stream. WG 2020 03 22 pdf

CALL TO WORSHIP –
Psalm 145:1-7
I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

Holy Holy Holy

Unbroken Praise

GRACE & ASSURANCE – 1 John 2:1-2, Hebrews 10:19-23
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Before the Throne

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Do Not Be Anxious About Your Life (Especially Now)” – Luke 12:22-34

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

Worship at Calvary: March 8

This is our order of worship for Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

CALL TO WORSHIP –
Psalm 40:1-3
I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Only A Holy God

GRACE & ASSURANCE – Ephesians 1:7-9
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,  which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ.

Here Is Love

Oh the Deep Deep Love

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees” – Luke 12:1-12

He Will Hold Me Fast