Sunday Worship Bulletin


For Sunday, 18 April 2021
The Third Sunday of Eastertide
Via Zoom • 10:00 am
Zoom ID: 871 3135 4947

Instructions for Zoom worship service
  • You can find the worship liturgy on our site or simply follow along with slides presented during the worship service
  • Please prepare your battery-operated candle, communion cup & plate, and journals
  • Please mute your mics (if they’re unmuted) and wait for instructions on when to un-mute
  • We value interactive participation, but invite you to participate at the level at which you feel comfortable. For example, if you do not wish to join a breakout room, just send the pastors a message via Zoom private chat, email, or text. You can turn off your video as necessary!
  • Please check the chat boxes from time to time


Series - Image of balls of yarn with text overlaid, "Sabbath: The power of Jesus' resurrection for rhythm, rest, and re-creation"

Call to Worship

From the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand

Our Lord Jesus said,
If you are tired
from carrying heavy burdens,
come to me and I will give you rest.
Take the yoke I give you.
Put it on your shoulders
and learn from me.

I am gentle and humble,
and you will find rest.
This yoke is easy to bear,
and this burden is light.
Christ calls us to come to worship

To rest from the things that are troubling us,
To learn what Christ can teach of life,
To realize what we can offer to others,
And so to return into the world to serve.
Come, let us worship God


Family Praise

Led by Arya & Esme Kim

I Won’t Turn Left

NextGen Message

Led by Pastor Dan

On the Road to Emmaus


Prayer of Confession

From the Presbyterian Church in Canada

Patient God,
Your mercy is abundant and Your love is endless.
Trusting in Your mercy, we confess
the ways we have not shown Your love to others, 
even though we claim it for ourselves.
You have called us to show compassion, 
but too often we are quick to judge others. 

You have called us to follow Jesus, 
yet we are distracted by our own plans and desires.
Forgive us for falling short of Your hopes for us 
and renew a right spirit within us.

— Moment of silent prayer & confession — 

Lord God, our good and loving Shepherd,
You nourish our lives and lead us into green pastures.
You restore our souls with rest and peace.
You give us true joy so our cup overflows with goodness.

You walk with us through the darkest valleys,
offering us courage and compassion.
Creator, Redeemer and Guiding Spirit,
we praise You, Holy One, now and always.
Amen. 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Led by Pastor Dan

We accept God’s forgiveness,
confident that in dying to sin,
Christ raises us to new life.


Prayers of the People

Blessed are You, Sovereign King,
Author of love and life,
Lord of our work and our rest.
Jesus, You are Light of the world,
Creator and Lord of the Sabbath.  

You call us out of darkness
and into Your marvelous light.
From our weariness and burdens,
from our bitterness and despair,
from our anger and insecurity,
O Lord, deliver us. 

In our lives and in our homes,
let Your hope restore us.
For our city and nation,
let your wisdom guide us.
For our broken and peace-starved world,
may Your Kingdom come
and Your will be done. 

— Moment of silent prayer and intercession —

O God, grant us true rest.
We rejoice in the beauty of Your creation,
in the power of Your Word,
in the presence of Your Holy Spirit,
and in Your never-failing love.
Giver of every good and perfect gift,
we praise and thank You.
Amen. 


Passing of the Peace

Together

Please send a text message to share Christ’s peace with someone outside of our Zoom gathering.


Worship Song

Led by the Kim family

Invitation Fountain


Scripture Reading
Series - Image of sunrise with text overlaid, "Sabbath: The power of Jesus' resurrection for rhythm, rest, and re-creation"
Sermon

Led by Pastor Jeya

Sabbath

Sermon - Image of fabric flowing with text overlaid, "Isaiah 58:6-7 (NLT), break the chains of injustice, lighten the burden of those who work, let the oppressed go free, remove chains that bind... share your food with the hungry, give shelter to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help."
Sermon - Image of mountains with text overlaid, "Breakout rooms: What helps you remember that God is sovereign (God is in control)? What gives you delight? What do you love? What helps you forget your worries or stresses?"



Announcements

Updates in our life together this week

Announcement - image of an outdoor service with text overlaid, "Outdoor Gathering: Next Sunday, April 25th, we will gather via Zoom at 10:00 am. The Sunday after that, we will be in-person on May 2 at 1:00 pm on the Mount Soledad Presbyterian lawn"
Announcement - image of plastic packages with text overlaid, "Undy Sunday Donations: We will collect donations when we gather in-person on Sunday, May 2nd at MSPC. You can donate new underwear (any size, either gender, guys prefer boxers) or pairs of socks."


Worship Song

Led by the Kim family

Gracefully Broken


Benediction

Led by Pastor Jeya

Being sent with God’s blessing into the world
to join Jesus’ mission of redemption




Fellowship and Conversation

We will hang out if you’re available!