This is a weekly blog post with one purpose: to help those coming to Park's Sunday gathering engage with the teaching and liturgy in a more meaningful way. We use this space to share in advance our Sunday's liturgy: the scripture we'll be studying, the songs we'll be singing, and the prayers we'll be praying together. We also share a handful of thoughts each week to help you use these things to prepare for the service.
This week at Park, we're in week 27 of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. As you prepare for service this week, here are a couple of things to do:
1. Read through our text for the week, Acts 16:11–40.
In this week’s text, we see three different people with very different stories, each engaging with the Gospel in different ways. In some ways, these three represent people we’d least expect to see believing in Jesus. However, when studied, they may help break down our assumptions about the power of the Gospel.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service in advance:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 16:5–11
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook
Most merciful God,
We confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You with our whole heart;
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in Your will, and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your Name.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Galatians 3:23–28
SERMON & COMMUNION
BENEDICTION & SENDING
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