Welcome to our Online Worship. The theme for today is "You Are God's Beloved." The scripture is Matthew 3:13-17. This is the story of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist. When he rose from the water the Spirit of God came to rest on Jesus and a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." Like Jesus, we are God's beloved. We don't have to earn his love. When we receive Jesus into our lives, we become one of God's children, on his heirs. He love us with an everlasting love." May God be blessed as we worship Him today.
Call to Worship
O God, we are grateful that you are our friend and that we might come to you with whatever is on our hearts and minds and you listen to us with compassion and with care. Thank you for your great love for us demonstrated through your Son, Jesus. May our worship of you today express our love and devotion for you. Accept our worship for we offer it in the name of your Beloved Son. Amen.
Better Than a Hallelujah
You Are God's Beloved
Jesus Loves Me/How He Loves
God, lover of life, lover of these lives,
God, lover of our souls, lover of our bodies, lover of all that exists . . .
In fact, it is your love that keeps it all alive . . .
May we live in this love.
May we never doubt this love.
May we know that we are love,
That we were created for love,
That we are a reflection of you,
That you love yourself in us and therefore we are perfectly lovable.
May we never doubt this deep and abiding and perfect goodness.
We are because you are.
The Love of Christ
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.