Preparing for Worship - February 21, 2021
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice
glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
What a fantastic call to worship from the apostle Paul! These words are indeed a prayer for us, as followers of Christ, to be united in our worship of the Lord. As we gather this Sunday, whether by live stream or in person, we will respond to this call to worship, glorifying the Lord with one voice as we sing Rejoice.
Then, Colossians 3:1-17 gives us rich teaching from Scripture on how we, as God’s chosen and beloved children, can continue to live in ways that glorify Him. This is a high calling, but it’s rooted in the reality that we have been raised with Christ, and we are living out his life in the world! We will respond together by proclaiming the truth that Christ Is Mine Forevermore.
Pastor Andrew will continue to explore our MCF Shared Values this week in his ON TARGET sermon series, exploring the value of Affirmation with a message entitled Affirmation -The Beauty of Male & Female. His sermon text can be found in Galatians 3:23-29. We’ll respond together to the Word in song, declaring that Christ Is Enough.
Lastly, we’ll close our time of worship this week by praying for our Giving, and be sent out after a couple of brief Announcements with a Benediction. As always, tell us how we can be praying for you. Send your prayer requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centuries ago, Puritan Lewis Bayly wrote that reading and meditating on Scripture are the “parents of prayer.” I believe that he was right. Find some quiet time this weekend to come before the Lord, reading and reflecting on the Scripture above and on the message of the songs we’ll be singing. Engaging with God and His Word in this way can truly give birth to sweet worship when we are together.
You can find this week’s song playlist on Spotify and YouTube. Remember that attendance is still limited at our in-person services right now, so you must register if you’d like to attend. Everything you need to know about our Sunday worship services, including RSVP and live-stream information, can be found on our website at meadowsfamily.org/sundays.
I look forward to worshiping with you!