For Sunday, 12 July 2020
Caravan Worship Service • 11:00 am
Instructions for caravan worship service
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for today’s worship video — for those driving the route today with us and for those joining at home
- Please drive safely! You don’t have to follow each other on the road — click here for a Google Map of our route
- The entire route is about 28 miles and will end around 1:00 pm • Please join our worship for as long as you are able to!
Gather & Pray
As we journey together today, we invite you to prayerfully lift up your laments and hopes before God for our city, region, nation, and world
Mount Soledad Cross
Throughout this month, we’re exploring lament and hope in Scripture.
On this mountain, in this time of pandemic and racial injustice, what are you lamenting? How can you frame your lament as a move toward God? Is there a seed of hope hidden within your lament?
As you look out over the different directions of our city, region, nation, and world, what are the cries of lament you hear? How is God calling you to respond to these laments?
Listen to Psalm 13. As you begin to travel down the mountain, in what ways can you envision God’s praise and blessing flowing down into the city?
Drive toward the MLK Promenade
I Won’t Turn Left
Led by Elle Kim
Prayers of the People
Special prayer focus on Yemen throughout July
Giver of Life,
who hears the cries from Yemen;
of mothers choosing between medicine or food,
of parents grieving children lost to starvation,
of those who have given up everything in hunger,
of those suffering from Covid-19
and those in fear of contracting it:
Hear our cries for hope, for change, for peace
In your mercy,
break political deadlocks,
soften hardened hearts,
change closed minds,
open unhearing ears.
Bring food and medical aid to the many in need.
Let people come before power.
Let life be holy again.
Let Your justice and peace shape the nation of Yemen and the lives of all people.
Pastor Jeya So
Intro to Broadway Heights
David Tran, Table Church SD
MLK Promenade in Broadway Heights
We lament the systemic racism and inequity we see being revealed in our culture. As a Third Culture church, we stand in solidarity with black and brown communities. We continue to protest, pray, and build toward the fullness of God’s Shalom for all of God’s beloved people.
As we consider the witness of the Broadway Heights community and the lives of many justice leaders highlighted in the MLK Promenade, how can we as a church contribute to the realization of Dr. King’s dream in our day, in our time?
Lift up the prayer request David mentioned in his video: that God would help the Broadway Heights community council creatively reach and engage those neighbors who have been closed off to the larger community, especially during this time of quarantine.
Drive to Mount Helix Park
Nothing I Hold Onto
led by The Kim Family
Click here to read the full text of Dr. King’s “mountaintop” speech. Dr. King delivered these prophetic words, his final address, the night before he was assassinated. Although he seemed to sense his untimely death, he spoke with power, conviction, and hope of God’s promise being fulfilled.
As we being the ascent up Mount Helix, what are some prayers of hope you’re lifting up these days — for racial justice & equity, during this pandemic, for yourself and your family? What has been a sign of hope you’ve experienced recently?
Mount Helix Park
On this mountain, which gives us a 360 degree panorama of the region, let’s cover our city, region, nation, and world in prayers of hope.
Find creative ways to prayerfully explore the park. At the bottom of the stone steps near the office park, perhaps you can lift up prayers for work of all kinds that is restarting (or needs to start again) all around the city.
As you walk the steps of the amphitheater, pray for those groups who cannot gather in large groups at this time — certainly, churches and ministries, but also all those who bring life and flavor to our city: for example, music venues, restaurants, and other civic organizations.
At the top of the mountain, near the cross, lift up prayers of hope in each direction — for neighbors near and far, across regional, state, or even country lines.
Updates in our life together this week
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.