JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
Worship isn’t about performance; it’s about participation.
This Worship Guide serves as a weekly resource as we join in singing, praying, and celebrating the work God is doing in our community.
Whether you’re at the Lyric Theatre or tuning into our live stream, we’re so glad you are joining us!
Let’s jump in.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:4-9 NIV
God of love,
Forgive us for the times we wrongly believe that righteous behavior is something that earns your love. We repent of pride, of misdirection, and of selfish ambition. In this moment, we simply open our souls to receive your love. Your grace invites us deeper, day by day, into holy union with you. May we never take this gift for granted, and always press on toward the Kingdom of Heaven that surrounds and upholds us.
HOME CHURCH: GROWING TOGETHER IN COMMUNITY
Start your time together by having a few people share where they’ve seen God at work in their lives throughout the week.
God is not contained to a service or a building. We want to live with the expectation that God is present and at work in the everyday stuff of our lives. We listen, join him in his work, and share stories of how he’s moving!
Talk It Over
1. The peace of God surrounds us in our anxiety – even when we don’t feel it – in ways that we sometimes struggle to understand. Can you share of a time when the peace of God broke through your anxiety or pain? What do you need peace in right now?
2. In a world where we consume information and news that show reality in the way we want to see it, we tend to find what we’re looking for – for better or worse. How can Christians remain rooted in reality, and yet be persistent is seeing and celebrating the good, beautiful, and true? What are some disciplines and practices that might help us practice Philippians 4:8-9?