Lillington Presbyterian Church – eWorship Service – March 22, 2020

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
    he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
    I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    my whole life long.
 
 

Welcome to (e) Worship with the community of Lillington Presbyterian Church.

From our various spaces, on our various devices we enter sacred time.

God makes this time sacred by meeting us here.

We make this time sacred by drawing near by faith.

 

Come, you who are thirsty –

            here is living water.

Come, you who are hungry –

            here is sustaining food.

Come, you who are weary –

            here is the fount and table of grace.

 

Let us all come –

knowing we are people who still love darkness rather than light.

Let us all come –

letting go of this guilt and shame, 

Let us all come –

trusting God’s goodness and mercy pursues us all.

Let us all come –

receiving the goodness and mercy and new life in Jesus Christ.

 

Let us stop.

Listen. Pray.

God is inviting us all to come.
 
Song of Centering:  Mikaela Priddy
 

Scripture:  Matthew 15:21-28

Sermon: Come to the table: Anxiety by Barrett Payne
 

Moment of Reflection

 

Affirmation of Faith:  Apostles Creed

 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,

born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.

The third day He arose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,

and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church;

the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;

 the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.

 

 

 

Offering our Gifts

Offerings: PO Box 245, Lillington, NC 27546

 

Prayer of Dedication:

In gratitude, O God, we come to your table,

into your presence, into your house.

For all that you have done for us,

most especially, for crossing the borders and

bringing the love of Jesus Christ to us.

For this we offer our thanks and praise.

Use our gifts to guide us beyond our barriers

trusting in your love for us, your church and your world.

In Jesus Christ name we pray. Amen.[i]

[i] Adapted from Feasting on the Word, Liturgies for Year A, Volume 1 Worship Companion, page 113

 
Offertory:  Mikaela Priddy and Cameron Mewborn
 

Prayers for God’s People

Please contact Barrett Payne for pastoral concerns and prayers: pastor@lillingtonpres.com

 

Lillington Presbyterian Church Prayer List:

David Buie (Dianne Johnson’s cousin), Kathy Tart, Francis McDonald, Cameron Jones (Sallie Grace Quinn’s friend), Colleen Davenport (Elise Coley’s sister-in-law), John Murchison (Hill’s brother), Paul Church (Kathy Tart’s father), Ellen Collins, Logan Griffith, John Mann (Ann McCormick’s brother-in-law), Alison Zieglmeier (Katie Tunstall’s friend), Mike Koehler (Vikki Wilbourne’s brother), Judy Breeden, Steven Hart (deployed), Judy Bethune, Margaret Smart (Rosie and Daisy’s Sister), Vanessa and Bernard Silvan (Hill’s niece and nephew), Casey Botello, Dr. David Price, Allison Morgan.

 

Mighty God of mercy, we thank you for the resurrection dawn brining the glory of our risen Lord who makes every day new.  Especially we thank you for

            The beauty of your creation…

            The new creation in Christ and all gifts of healing…

            The sustaining love of family and friends…

            The fellowship of faith in your church…

 

Merciful God of might, renew this weary world, heal the hurts of all your children, and bring about your peace for all in Christ Jesus, the living Lord. Especially we pray for

            Those who govern nations around the world…

            All who are infected with the coronavirus and all others that are sick…

            All who work to care for the sick…

            All who continue to work outside of the home…

            All who have lost their jobs…

            All who are lonely, depressed and anxious…

            All who cross borders striving for peace…

            The church of Jesus Christ in every land…[i]

 

Here these prayers and the prayers our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ taught us –

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

 

 

As we continue to love each other by social distancing

Let us go from this space and may:

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord be kind and gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.

Amen.

 

[i] Adapted from the PCUSA Common Book of Prayer