Blessed are The Peacemakerssocially distanced from God? | 09.13.20
Looking for the outdoor worship guide with lyrics and notes? Find them here.
Thank you for joining us for our Digital Worship Gathering! This is the seventh week in our new series on the Beatitudes called Socially Distanced from God? 8 Ways He Draws Us Closer.
Call to Worship
The Lord sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice,
he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Let us pray:
Send out your light and your truth, Lord, that they may lead us to your holy hill, and to your dwelling. Open our minds and hearts to receive the truth of your gospel, and as we receive the truth, we pray, Lord, set us free. Grant healing for the sick, protection for the oppressed, encouragement for the despondent, and hope for the faint of heart. Grant to those of us who are searching, doubting, seeking or questioning, your faith, peace, hope and love. Sustain us in both our despair and our joy; and strengthen us in every state with comfort, light, and tender care of your Holy Spirit, for we bring all of ourselves and our lives before you now, praying for you to search us and know us, to try us and know our anxious thoughts — and see if there be any hurtful way in us and lead us in the everlasting way. Glory to you, Father, and to you, Jesus, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever, Amen.
Matthew 5:9 (NIV)
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
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7245 Eastern Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Please specify “general fund” or “missions fund” on the memo line.
Or, use this form to give online via the Christian Reformed Church’s site (our denomination). Be sure to choose Michigan- Grand Rapids- Discovery CRC from the drop-down list. You can give via credit card or automatic bank withdrawal. A 3% fee will be charged to Discovery.
For gifts of encouragement, write a note or draw a picture for someone who may need encouragement at this time. Have someone address the envelope and place a stamp on it. Or deliver it in person (keep that six foot social distance) to a neighbor or loved one.
For gifts of art, share a picture or video of your artistic response to the talk with us on Instagram (@discoverycrc) (parents permitting).
Digital Prayer Pad
Prayer requests will be sent to Sara, our administrator, who will compile and distribute them to the congregation via email throughout the week as usual.