Give us water to drink

Social Distance Worship for March 15th, 2020 | Exodus 17:1-7


While services are cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will post a special liturgy to our website each Sunday. This liturgy can be followed from the comforts of your home, or any other place beyond the sanctuary, and you can find the liturgy for today below on this page.


I. Greeting


II. Opening

(Listen in silent meditation or sing along)

Spirit of the Living God
Fall fresh on me
Spirit of the Living God
Fall fresh on me
Melt me mold me
Fill me use me
Spirit of the Living God
Fall fresh on me


III. Adoration

Prayer of Adoration

Gracious God, I come into Your presence in the name of Christ, and though I am apart from my brothers and sisters I worship with them through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Lord, in this troubled time calm our hearts from every fear, and encourage us by Your steadfast love which nothing can separate us from. Receive our songs of praise and the prayers we offer in different places today, and be glorified as we give You thanks for all that You have done for us. Amen.

Song of Adoration (Wonderful, Merciful Savior)

Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh, You rescue the souls of men

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost our way
Oh, we’ve hopelessly lost the way

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for

Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we’re falling before Your throne

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for


IV. Confession

Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, like Israel I have grumbled with fear, and have forgotten all Your mighty works and wonderous deeds on my behalf. I have forgotten Your faithfulness and blessings in the days now past, and I have failed to keep in mind Your loving promises for days to come. Lord, in Your mercy, forgive me of these failures, and take me from the hands of fear by Your strong hand of grace and truth. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

 (Confess in Silence)

Song of Confession (Thy Word)

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path

When I feel afraid
Think I’ve lost my way
Still you’re there right beside me
And nothing will I fear
As long as you are near
Please be near me to the end

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path

Confession of Forgiveness

(Read this aloud)

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends Your works to another; they tell of Your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty—and I will meditate on Your wonderful works. They tell of the power of Your awesome works—and I will proclaim Your great deeds. They celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made. Amen.

Song of Forgiveness (How Deep The Father’s Love For Us)

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss –
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life –
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart –
His wounds have paid my ransom.


V. Message

Scripture Reading (Exodus 17:1-7)

 1 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?” But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”

So Moses cried to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” And the Lord said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?

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VI. Thanksgiving

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Almighty and Merciful God, we thank You for this time of worship here today, and I thank You for receiving the praises and prayers of Your people. Father, as we go about this week, in the midst of a world in troubled times, give us wisdom, courage, and a heart that blesses Your name in all things. Amen.

Song of Thanksgiving (Bless The Lord-10,000 Reasons)

[CHORUS]

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning.
It’s time to sing Your song again.
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes

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You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger.
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind.
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
10, 000 Reasons for my heart to find

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And on that day when my strength is failing.
The end draws near and my time has come.
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending,
10, 000 Years and then forever more

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VII. Closing

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.

Amen.

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