Worship @ Home
August 23, 2020
13th Sunday in Pentecost
Siblings in Christ, we have created this resource for you to worship in your home if you are unable to gather with us for worship at 10:30am. We encourage you to follow along with the liturgy and video below.
May Christ’s peace be with you today and always.
If you have a candle, light it to remind you of the light of Christ that is always with us.
The worship recording will be added Sunday at the close of worship.
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” - Carol Saddington -
by Ludwig Beethoven Arr. John Purifoy
Call to Worship
Lord, to whom can we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe
and know that You are the Holy One of God.
Prayer of Adoration
New Covenant Fellowship is a racially-diverse community informed by the Bible, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and motivated to share God’s love with all. In response
to God’s love, we are called to equip disciples to faithfully serve, to encourage seekers
to joyfully commit, and to implore all to worship our Lord, as we love our neighbors, grow in grace, and live by faith.
Song of Praise
“Mighty to Save” - Jimmy Bohn
by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan
Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, we humbly confess our sins and ask Your mercy. We have not loved You with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with You, our God.
Have mercy on us, O God, in Your loving-kindness. In Your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation and sustain us with Your bountiful Spirit.
Now let us pray a silent confession of our own.
(Moment of silent confession)
Assurance of Pardon and Gloria Patri
In Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son
And to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning,
Is now and ever shall be,
World without end,
Prayer for Illumination
O God, open our ears and our hearts, so we can hear Your Word. Amen.
If you are worshipping with a group, consider having more than one voice read this passage.
If you don’t have a printed copy of the Bible, has scripture online.
In worship at NCFA, we typically read from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), although multiple translations are available.
Wondering with the Word
Some of these questions are from “Be the Story” Sunday School Narrative Lectionary Curriculum by SiriAnna Stromenn and are an encouragement to wonder with God’s word. The goal is not a “right” answer, but rather the opportunity to wonder about the scripture. Use any and all of these questions for your response to God’s word.
I wonder what “hallowed” means…
I wonder how the kingdom looks
I wonder if there are ways we can
help the kingdom come...
Hymn of Response
“Be Thou My Vision” - Jimmy Bohn
by Eleanor Henrietta Hull and Mary Elizabeth Byrne
"Thy Kingdom Come"
Rev. Becca Longino
Prayers of the People
We offer prayers for the needs of the world, paying particular attention to those who are vulnerable in our community, nation, and world. We will gather after worship for our online Prayer and Praise time.
Offering of Our Gifts
With your household, consider what gifts you could offer to God and to God’s people during this time. Speak them out loud or write them down, and after worship, make a plan to share these gifts. In addition to these offerings of time and talent, offer your treasure. The church uses your monetary offerings to bring healing and hope into the Austin community and beyond.
Go to www.ncfaustin.org/donations to make a mobile donation to the ministry of NCFA.
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
You’re invited to gather your own elements for communion - anything similar to bread and juice will do! We are trusting that the Holy Spirit will bring the real presence of Christ to the elements you have.
Invitation to Discipleship
Passing of the Peace
Text a friend, or ten friends, and tell them “Peace of Christ be with you!”
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” - Carol Saddington
by Ludwig Beethoven arr. John Purifoy
Change the Light
To remind you that the light of Christ goes with you wherever you go, extinguish the candle if you lit one at the beginning of worship, and allow the smoke to billow as a reminder of Christ’s abiding presence.
We invite you to return to worship with this congregation at 10:30am Sunday on Facebook Live.
Siblings in Christ, know that you are a part of God’s beloved family and be at peace.
Our pastor is Rev. Becca Longino
Our liturgist is Nikkie Shubitz
Our musicians are Jimmy Bohn and Carol Saddington
Our Tech Deacons are Bonnie Lew and Nikkie Shubitz