PRELUDE – 

“At Last, The King” by The Gray Havens

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 19:1-4

The heavens declare the glory of God,

    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Day to day pours out speech,

    and night to night reveals knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there words,

    whose voice is not heard.

Their voice goes out through all the earth,

    and their words to the end of the world.

Let’s stand and sing to the Lord our God, 

whose glory shines throughout all creation.

SONG –

This is My Father’s World” by Maltbie Davenport Babcock and Franklin Lawrence Sheppard

CONFESSION OF SIN – from More Children’s Liturgies

Although the Lord has proven to be a good Father to his people, 

too often we are rebellious children. 

Let’s pray this confession of sins together 

asking God to forgive us for the ways we have disobeyed him this week. 

Please read the bolded sections aloud.

Father, we are sorry for the many times we have left you 

and chosen to satisfy our own selfish desires. 

For the times we have hurt the members of our families

by refusing to do our share of the family tasks.

Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.

For the times we were unkind and impatient 

with those who needed our time and concern.

Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.

For the times we were too weak to stand up for what was right 

and allowed others to suffer because of our cowardice.

Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.

For the times we refused to forgive others. 

Father, we have sinned. Forgive us. 

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:12-13

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,

    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

SONG –

Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan

PRAYER

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. 

Amen.

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

SONG –

Your Will Be Done” by Rich Thompson and Jonny Robinson

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 5:1-8

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day, but she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. Command these things as well, so that they may be without reproach. But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

SERMON – “A Family of Families”

SONG –

Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Joshua Moore and Sandra McCracken

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Always Knew” by Lecrae