Welcome to NLCF’s online Worship Service for April 19, 2020. While we are not able to meet together in person, we hope and trust that God will meet with us wherever we are. So wherever you find yourself this morning, begin by praying with those you are with. Ask God to help you feel the presence of the Spirit in a special way despite our current situation.
To open our worship, read Psalm 145:1-7 out loud:
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
To help us worship together, use the following songs to sing to the Lord.
If you haven’t done so already, we want to invite you to worship through giving by using our online giving options. Please remember that even when our world is in crisis, the financial needs of the church are still present, and we can still give to God financially as an act of worship and to demonstrate our trust in the Lord. Click here for more information.
A Lesson for Kids About Worrying by Martha Hamm
For our Scripture reading today, please read Psalm 32:1-5 out loud:
Blessed is the one
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.
3 When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night
your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
as in the heat of summer.
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave
the guilt of my sin.
Ask those you are with what they would like to pray for. In addition to those requests, please ask God:
– For healing for Bill Friesen’s Dad
– For God to provide for all our needs
Jesus Goes Ahead – Message by Layton Friesen
Join us for our closing song
To close our time of worship, please read Romans 8:38-39 out loud:
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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