APRIL 26, 2017
"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday. We want to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.
This week we get to celebrate the ordination of our new deacons and we’ll be looking to God’s word to see how he has called deacons to serve the church.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 66:8-9.
Bless our God, O peoples;
let the sound of his praise be heard,
who has kept our soul among the living
and has not let our feet slip.
Psalm 66:8-9 calls us to worship God with our whole lives because we recognize that God has given and sustained our every breath and moment. There has never been a time when God has not been faithful to us. What great hope this can give us as we know that no matter where we find ourselves, God is with us, guiding and fighting for us. We can take a deep breath knowing that God carries us. We can fight fear with faith by remembering and rejoicing in how God has always guarded and provided for us. We can pursue growth and holiness because we know it's God who guides our steps. Let’s gather ready to rejoice and fight in faith because we are loved and led by a God who is always faithful!
Pray that God would bring to mind his faithfulness and that we would rejoice in him.
Pray that we would cast our cares upon him, trusting that he really does guide our steps.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We are singing these songs because they celebrate God’s work and provision in our lives. They help us express our surrender and trust of him in every area of our lives.