Open a shiny package and you might delight in what you find inside. His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. People: O Lord, may we, like Mary, treasure all these words and ponder them in our hearts. Oh sing to the Lord a new song, You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. and guide the nations upon earth. A repentance of the hurt that we've caused. It doesn’t have to be this way. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. It is God who justifies. Derek Hughes Calls to Worship, Responsive Scripture Reading January 11, 2017. They betray us, hurt us, and do not hold our humanity Welcome, friends, and let us worship God. You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? Congregation: The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. Against you, you only, have we sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Our joy is our treasure. Speaker 2:      let us rejoice and be glad in it. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Speaker 1:      Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. and let us exalt his name together! Through the Word in 2020 #140 – Oct. 26 / Read the Old Testament, why? Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. He has remembered … Speaker 2:      let all the earth keep silence before him. I just did some more bible study on the topic, because it is still a little unclear why God allowed Satan to be the ” Prince of this world” as John 12 : 31 says. Responsive reading: Psalm 19 and the 10 Commandments, Christian Reformed Church in North America. with the tent of the sky stretched above us, Speaker 1:      The Lord is in his holy temple. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. We all search for joy and it is just within our grasp. Their unkindness can lie heavy on our A selection of more than 80 readings and responsive readings. Every day we can remind ourselves of this revelation–reignite this joy again and again. Have mercy on us, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out our transgressions. Speaker 1:      “Morning has broken, like the first morning. Our hearts beat quickly. He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? We bow down and we worship you alone. Your email address will not be published. Cast us not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from us. But who can discern their own errors? blackbird has spoken, like the first bird. You shall not bow down to them or worship them. See an alternative set of readings based on Expectation, Preparation, Justice and Joy. adapted from Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell. We cry to the universe -Isaiah 9:6 (ESV) He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness Walking on this Earth, We experience birth and death, Joy and sadness. Let the rivers clap their hands; With trumpets and the sound of the horn Speaker 1:      And he exclaims, “What a wildly wonderful world, God! May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. [The emphasis is mine] Speaker 2:      He imagines God laughing as his pet dragon, the leviathan, frolics in the sea. For your law is not a punishment, it is a gift. The glory of the Lord, let it last forever.”, Speaker 2:      We are gathered here this morning, on this green pasture. let all the peoples praise you! Congregation: Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. Scarred, we remember each hurt and betrayal. The kindness of lizards patrolling for flies. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us. Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! Speaker 2:      Blackbird has spoken and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in the land. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Let the peoples … Their eyes light up. [The emphasis is mine] Christ IN us is the inner source of our greatest joy. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! And only now has partial territory through Jesus birth? Joy is the startling realization that God has claimed territory in this world. But on this night, everything changed. adapted from Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell. Help us to live content with your gifts, not always in search for more. this act of restoration of creation with unity. Speaker 1:      And the Lord spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.