A Note before you begin:

 

Welcome to Gold Avenue Church’s At home Worship Liturgy; we’re so grateful to join together in Spirit as we worship! We want to give special thanks to our worship leaders: Kayleen Jasperse, Derek Sterenberg, and Marissa Walters who have been prayerfully discerning our Orders of Worship and Kayleen in particular who prepared this week’s order. While we would love to be together in person and  it may be somewhat difficult or even a little bit uncomfortable to worship from home, we’re reminded of the many believers around the world and throughout time that have worshiped from their homes in the wake of political and religious opposition. Our prayer is that despite the circumstances you’re able to be fully present to the Lord and that he meets with each of you richly.

 

Call to Worship: 

The Call to Worship serves to focus our attention on the living God who is present with us; it calls us to position ourselves as those who are ready to worship and ready to receive from Him.

 

Read the following out loud as you fix your eyes on Jesus:

 

From Psalm 8:

 

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
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?
You have made them[d] 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:
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.
Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

 

Pray for the Lord to fill you, your household, and your home with his presence and his peace. Invite him to stir up worship and take time to express your gratitude and thankfulness to the Lord as you feel led.

 

Worshiping in Song:

You can access the video of each song by clicking on the video. We invite you to turn up the volume and to participate freely and fully: sing along, dance, kneel, listen and soak, read the included lyrics–however you feel led. You may find it fruitful to listen to a song more than once, to respond between songs with prayer, thanksgiving, meditation, or even discussion about how the Lord is at work in and through the song. 

 

Build Your Kingdom Here

Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here

We pray

Come set Your rule and reign

In our hearts again

Increase in us we pray

Unveil why we’re made

Come set our hearts ablaze with hope

Like wildfire in our very souls

Holy Spirit come invade us now

We are Your Church

And we need Your power

In us

We seek Your kingdom first

We hunger and we thirst

Refuse to waste our lives

For You’re our joy and prize

To see the captive hearts released

The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace

We lay down our lives for Heaven’s cause

We are Your church

And we pray revive

This earth

Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here

We pray 

Unleash Your kingdom’s power

Reaching the near and far

No force of hell can stop

Your beauty changing hearts

You made us for much more than this

Awake the kingdom seed in us

Fill us with the strength and love of Christ

We are Your church

Oh, and we are the hope

On earth

Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here

We pray

Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here

We pray

 

The Lord’s Greeting:

The Lord’s Greeting serves to remind us that we are in the presence of the living God. It makes space for him to greet us as our loving heavenly father who rules and reigns as the King over all and who is present with us as our loving heavenly father!

 

Fix your eyes on him as you read the following out loud:

 

From 2 John 1:3:

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.

 

Greeting One Another:

It might feel a little odd doing this at home, but take time to say these words to greet each other, as you shake hands, hug or elbow bump: 

 

“The Lord be with you!” and in response:  “and also with you!”
And if you’re alone: “The Lord is with me!”

 

My Hope is Built

On Christ the Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ the solid rock I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,

I rest on His unchanging grace;

In every high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ the solid rock I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

His oath His covenant and His blood

Support me in the ‘whelming flood:

When all around my soul gives way,

He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ the solid rock I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,

O may I then in him be found.

Dressed in His righteousness alone,

Faultless we stand before His throne.

On Christ the solid rock I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

On Christ the solid rock I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

Jesus There’s No One Like You

VERSE 1

There is no song we could sing

To honor the weight of Your glory

There are no words we could speak

To capture the depth of Your beauty

CHORUS

Jesus, there’s no one like You

Jesus, we love You, ever adore You

There’s no one like You

Jesus, we love You, ever adore You, Lord

VERSE 2

There is no sinner beyond

The infinite stretch of Your mercy

How can we thank You enough

For how You have loved us completely?

BRIDGE

All we have

All we need

All we want is You

Do It Again

If this is a newer song for you, feel free to listen and soak in the lyrics; join along as you feel comfortable. 

Walking around these walls

I thought by now they’d fall

But You have never failed me yet

Waiting for change to come

Knowing the battle’s won

For You have never failed me yet

Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I’m still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You’ve never failed me yet

I know the night won’t last

Your Word will come to pass

My heart will sing Your praise again

Jesus, You’re still enough

Keep me within Your love

My heart will sing Your praise again

Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I’m still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You never failed

Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I’m still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You never failed me yet

I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

You made a way, where there was no way

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

You made a way, where there was no way

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

You made a way, where there was no way

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

I’ll see You do it again

Oh-oh

Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I’m still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You never failed

Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I’m still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You never failed me yet

And You never failed me yet

I never will forget

You never failed me yet

And I never will forget

Testimony/Family Prayer Time:

 

As you transition, take a moment to reflect on how the Lord was ministering to you through song: what lyrics stood out to you? What emotions were you experiencing? What did God reveal to you about who he is? What did God reveal to you about what he says about you? How else were you ministered to? 

 

Share a story with those around you or to the Lord about how he was at work in worship as well as in your week. Give him glory for his goodness. If alone, you could write down your testimony.  

 

Take a few minutes to pray for your church family, neighborhood, and the world as the Lord leads. 

 

Song of Preparation: 

The Song of Preparation serves to prepare our hearts to receive the Word of the Lord. This song time also serves to give us an opportunity to worship through giving. We’re invited to give back as the Lord has so richly given to us. 

Regular offering:

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As you feel led, surrender your attention, your will, and your heart to the Lord and ask him to anoint your ears to hear the message and to bless you to receive and apply it.

 

Lord Reign in Me

[Verse 1]

Over all the earth, You reign on high

Every mountain stream, every sunset sky

But my one request, Lord, my only aim

Is that You’d reign in me again

[Chorus]

Lord, reign in me, reign in Your power

Over all my dreams, in my darkest hour

‘Cause You are the Lord of all I am

So won’t You reign in me again

[Verse 2]

And over every thought, over every word

May my life reflect the beauty of my Lord

‘Cause You mean more to me than any earthly thing

So won’t You reign in me again

[Chorus]

Lord, reign in me, reign in Your power

Over all my dreams, in my darkest hour

‘Cause You are the Lord of all I am

So won’t You reign in me again

The Preaching of the Word:

Access the audio of the sermon here: Sermon Audio Recording

 

Song of Response:

The Song of Response serves to make space for us to respond to the message the Lord has given. Feel free to take a moment to ask the Lord how he might be inviting you to respond and follow accordingly. You’re welcome to sing along, to listen and reflect, to pray or journal, etc. 

 

Way Maker

You are here, moving in our midst

I worship You

I worship You

You are here, working in this place

I worship You

I worship You

You are here, moving in our midst

I worship You

I worship You

You are here, working in this place

I worship You

I worship You

You are

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

You are

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

You are here, touching every heart

I worship You

I worship You

You are here, healing every heart

Healing every heart

Oh, I worship You

Jesus, I worship You

You’re turning lives around

You are here, oh, turning lives around

I worship You

I worship You

You mended every heart

You are here, and You are mending every heart

I worship You, yeah

I worship You

And You are

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Yeah You’re the way maker

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Yeah sing it again You are, yeah

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Oh it’s who You are, Jesus, yeah

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Sing that is who You are

Oh, that is who You are

And that is who You are

Oh, and that is who You are

That is who You are

Lord Jesus, that is who You are

That is who You are (oh, He lifts you up)

That is who You are

That is who You are

My Jesus, yeah

Miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Yes it is yeah, it’s who You are

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness (hey)

My God, that is who You are

Let’s sing this together

Even when I don’t see it, come on, even when

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working

Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working

You never stop, You never stop working

You never stop, You never stop working (come on)

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working

Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working

You never stop, You never stop working

You never stop, You never stop working (oh)

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working

Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working

You never stop, You never stop working

You never stop (yeah oh), You never stop working

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working

Even when I don’t feel it (yeah), You’re working

You never stop, You never stop working

You never stop, You never stop working (You’re the way maker, yeah)

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Yeah, yeah

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Sing that is who You are

Oh, that is who You are

That is who You are

Oh and, that is who You are

That is who You are

Yeah, and that is who You are, yeah

That is who You are

Oh, that is who You are

That is who You are

Oh it’s who You are, now Jesus

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

You are

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Oh, His name is above

His name is above depression

his name is above loneliness

Oh, His name is above disease

His name is above cancer

His name is above every other name

Yes it is

That is who You are

(That is who You are)

That is who You are

(That is who You are) Jesus

And that is who You are

(That is who You are)

Oh I know that is who You are

That is who You are

 

The Lord’s Blessing:

The Lord’s Blessing serves to make space for us to receive the Lord’s blessing to equip and empower us to receive his word, to be obedient to it, and to walk it out in his grace and favor.

Fix your eyes on him as you read the following out loud:

 

From Numbers 6:24-26

 

The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace

 

Closing Song

 

Step By Step

Oh God, You are my God

And I will ever praise You

Oh God, You are my God

And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning

And I will learn to walk in Your ways

And step by step You’ll lead me

And I will follow You all of my days

 

Children’s Worship Lesson: