Although we are always saddened when on occasion we have to cancel our Sunday morning worship service we believe that it honors Christ when we look after the well being and safety of those who regularly attend and occasionally visit Freshwater Church.
Since we are not able to meet together this morning due to unsafe driving conditions we encourage each Freshwater family to use this Family Worship Guide and worship the Lord together today. If you can imagine it if we all commit to lead each of our individual families in worship today (let’s say at 10:00 AM or so…) our church family will worship together; we will read the same Scripture, sing the same songs, pray together, and receive the same word from the Scriptures. We can worship together from our own homes.
Moments like these are a certain kind of challenge as we draw strength and encouragement from meeting together, but they also remind us that Christ is our very life, he is the head of the Church, he is worthy of our worship, and he is greater than our circumstances.
Welcome to worship!
Call to Worship
– Read our weekly Call to Worship passage together or have one person read it aloud for everyone…
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (CSB)
Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.
Worship in Song
– The worship set for this week is available on Spotify: CLICK HERE
– In this set we will listen to / sing the first three songs
– Or you can use these links to play the song videos on YouTube (click on each song separately):
Take some time to pray together as a family. Each week we open up the church on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:00 for a time of corporate prayer. This morning use the prayer guide from this past Monday to pray together as a family. Here is this week’s prayer guide: FRESHWATER WEEKLY PRAYER GUIDE
If you would like to keep up your regular giving this week you can give online at our website. We encourage all of our members and regular attenders to prayerfully consider giving regularly joyfully and sacrificially to see the Gospel advanced in our community and around the world. YOU CAN GIVE ONLINE HERE
Receive the Word of God
Dhati Lewis is a pastor in Atlanta and a radical disciple maker. In this short message he challenges us to recover the art of hospitality and use our homes for the advance of the Gospel. WATCH HERE
Worship in Song
– If you are using Spotify you can return to the playlist using the link above and listen to / sing the final two songs in the play list
– If you are using YouTube you can use the links below:
– Read this week’s benediction together or have one person read it over everyone…
– Colossians 3:16-17
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.