Welcome to our Online Worship. The title of my message for today is "A Life of Blessing." The scripture is Psalm 134. The psalmist offers an invitation and a command. "Come, bless the Lord!" This is a call to worship. We are to bless God with our whole beings, body, mind and spirit. In turn, the psalmist says, "May the Lord bless you." May the Lord be blessed today as we worship and may we receive a blessing.
Call to Worship
O God, you have, indeed, done great things. May you be blessed today by our worship. May we bless you with all of who we are, our bodies, our minds and our spirits. Bless us, O Lord, by revealing yourself to us in a fresh and mighty way. Change us, transform us, and mold us into the people you call us to be. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Blessed Be the Lord, God Almighty
A Life of Blessing
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
O God, when we are carrying heavy loads, give us rest.
When we are exhausted from the daily grind, give us rest.
When we feel stressed from from the pandemic, give us rest.
When we grieve for ourselves and for others, give us rest.
When we think we can't go on, give us rest.
When we feel tired from being alone or feeling alone, give us rest.
When we feel far away from you, give us rest.
When we feel heavy with hopelessness, give us rest.
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Come to me. Get away with me and you will recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me. Watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."---Jesus
Holy, Holy, Holy
The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.