Online Worship for Sunday, March 29

Here’s some guidance for what we are doing in worship today, so that you can participate from home (or wherever you are).  To view our livestream (or an archived video) go to Facebook.com/haymarketchurch or HaymarketChurch.org/livestream-worship. Please let us know you’re worshiping along with us (and how many people are watching with you) by commenting on the Facebook post (if you’re using Facebook) or filling out the online registration on the right side of the livestream page on our website.

Note: Make sure to have something to eat and something to drink for our “virtual Love Feast” after the sermon!  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy – just crackers and water, or fruit and coffee, is fine.  (A mimosa and toast is also acceptable!)

Order of Worship

Pre-Worship Music – “The Voice of Truth”

Greeting

Opening Song – “10,000 Reasons”

Chorus
Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul
And worship His Holy name.
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name.

Verse 1
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.

Chorus
Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul
And worship His Holy name.
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name.

Verse 2
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,
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

Chorus
Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul
And worship His Holy name.
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name.

Verse 3
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
Ten thousand years and then forevermore.
Forevermore.

Chorus (x3)
Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul
And worship His Holy name.
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name.

Congregational Prayer

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. Amen

Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord.
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead. The third day he rose from the dead,
he ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty;
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

Children’s Time

Scripture
Exodus 17:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Sermon

Virtual Love Feast

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Song for Love Feast – “Be Present at our Table Lord”

Be present at our table, Lord;
Be here and everywhere adored;
Thy creatures bless, and grant that we
May feast in paradise with Thee.

Prayer for Love Feast

Father of earth and heaven, feed your fungry children,
Give your grace to our spirits, nourish us with your true immortal bread, Jesus Christ.
Enable us to taste and see, in Jesus Christ, the sweetness of your mercy and grace, and the manna of your love.
Amen.

Closing Song – “Reckless Love”

Verse 1
Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me.
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me.

Chorus
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God,
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine.
I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.

Verse 2
When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me,
You have been so, so good to me.
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me,
You have been so, so kind to me.

Chorus
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God,
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine.
I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.

Bridge(x4)
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

Chorus
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God,
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine.
I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.

Word of Blessing

A Word About Online Giving

During this time when we can’t come together physically for worship, financial giving remains really essential to help keep the ministries of Haymarket Church moving forward.  If you normally give in person on Sunday morning (via kiosk, cash, or check), we would encourage you to go to HaymarketChurch.org/give and set up automated online giving.  Just click the big green “give” button on that page, and you’ll be redirected to our secure giving portal.  Your consistent giving helps us to continue to support the various ministries of Haymarket Church, pay our staff, and cultivate new ways to build connection and strengthen faith as we walk into uncharted waters together.  Thank you for your continued support.

You can also give by text by texting the dollar amount you want to give to the number 844-332-3112.  You’ll receive a response including a link to our secure giving portal.  You can use that portal to give via credit card to our General Fund.  So, if you want to give $100, just text 100 to 844-332-3112. For a quick-guide for text-to-give, click here for the Haymarket Church GivePlus Text Quick Guide. Again, thank you for your generosity.

And, of course, if your income is negatively impacted by upcoming shutdowns, cancellations, etc., please feel free to modify your giving patterns. Even more, please let us know so that we can help support you.

Encouragement to Be a Good Neighbor

This is a stressful/anxious/confusing time for many of us.  In times like these, Christians are called to live for the sake of others.  So, practice good hygiene and do what you can to limit the spread of disease for the sake of those who are most at risk.  Call your friends, family, and neighbors to check in on them and see how they are doing – this season presents challenges to spiritual and emotional health, not just physical health.  Offer to help neighbors who are in need.  Do what you can to make a positive difference. And know that whatever you do, God is with you.