August 9, 2020 Worship Service

Good morning everyone,

here are the worship resources and link to the worship service from yesterday August 9th. The link will be watchable starting at 9am eastern time. Also apologies, there was a bit of a snag in the recording so the initial few minutes of the service were lost from the recording. Thank you for your understanding. An important note is that in Sunday's service we discuss mental illness and specifically suicide, so I have included the phone number to the national suicide lifeline. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or feelings or know someone who is the lifeline is always available to help.


Also Katie and I are on vacation from the 10th to the 18th so there will not be a recorded worship service next Sunday and there will be two weeks without devotionals. When we return recorded worship services and devotionals will resume.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Nate


Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-18

Sermon title: Suicide and Silence

Call to worship

Leader: When we feel weak and frustrated
People: God is strong and faithful
Leader: when we feel unlovable and alone
People: God loves us and is present with us.


Prayer of Approach

Holy Spirit be present in this place. May we feel you flowing among us, opening our hearts to your call for our lives. Remind us of the great love of God and bring us deeper into relationship with you. Amen.


Call to Confession

Scripture tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. As we continue this time of worship let us take time to reflect on areas where we may have fallen short and need God’s mercy.


Prayer of Confession

God we confess that at times our frustrations and despair can consume us. The pain and discomfort seem so big that we lose sight of you. God for the times that we have forgotten you in hard times, forgive us. Remind us Lord that in times of joy and times of sorrow that you are always with us and always love us. Amen.


Assurance of Pardon
Brothers and sisters, Christ came among us, taught us, went to the cross for us, died and rose again from the grave for us, defeating sin and death. All because God loves us so much that God would not let sin and death separate us from him. Amen.



Leaning on the Everlasting Arms celebration 575(verses1 and 4, Brown 415 (verses 1 and 3)
Rock of Ages: Celebration 342
Be Still my Soul Celebration 712, brown 570 (verses 1, and 3)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours.


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