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Greeting friends, we want to share another in-home worship service.   As you make use of this order of worship, consider reading the “Refrain” aloud each time, as well as the call to worship and final prayer.

Bybee’s Road Baptist Church

Worshiping in Our Homes 
March 29, 2020

Greeting God
There are many who say, “O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!” Psalm 4:6

Silence
Be still and aware of God’s presence within and all around.

A Refrain for the Day
Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help, whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psalm 146:5


A Prayer for the World ( viewed and shared by Elaine Pleasants)
Dear God,
It’s Your name that is honored from generation to generation.
You alone are worthy of all glory and praise. And You are not shocked by the state of the world right now. Your ways are not our ways, and You are not at a loss about what to do. Nothing is impossible for You.
So today, we are proclaiming that You will be glorified through this pandemic. That Your name will be known and praised throughout the earth. Pierce the darkness with Your light. Shine brighter than the fear of death, economic ruin, or a long quarantine.
When we look back on this moment in history, would we be filled with joy as we remember the revival, hope, and peace that came out of this season. Continue to draw this hurting world back to You.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

The Refrain
Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help, whose hope is in the Lord their God.

Epistle Reading

He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Romans 8:32-24

Gospel Reading
And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves… I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one.
John 17:11-17, 20-22

The Refrain
Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help,  whose hope is in the Lord their God.

Hymn – “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

 Chorus:
Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided–
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

[Chorus]

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

[Chorus]

The Refrain
Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help,  whose hope is in the Lord their God.

Prayer for Blessing
Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth; mercifully ac-cept the prayers of your people everywhere, and strengthen each of us to do your will; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen. .

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