Online Worship for Sunday, July 26

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.

Order of Worship

Pre-Worship Music – “Reckless Love”

Greeting

Opening Song – “Come As You Are”
Verse 1
Come out of sadness
From wherever you’ve been
Come broken-hearted
Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy
O sinner, come kneel
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal

Chorus
So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
O, wanderer, come home
You’re not too far
Lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are

Verse 2
There’s hope for the hopeless
And all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t cure

Chorus
So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
O, wanderer, come home
You’re not too far
Lay down your hurt lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms
Come as you are

Verse 3
There’s joy for the morning
O, sinner, be still
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal

Chorus
So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are

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.

Offering

Children’s Time

Scripture
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; James 1:16-27

Sermon

Closing Song – “Our God is Greater”
Verse 1
Water You turned into wine
Opened the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like you
None like you

Verse 2
Into the darkness You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There’s No one like you
None like you

Chorus
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God

Verse 2
Into the darkness you shine
Out of the ashes we Rise
No one like you
None like you

Chorus (x2)
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God

Bridge
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
Then what can stand against?

Chorus (x2)
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God

Bridge
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
And if Our God is for us, then who can ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
Then what can stand against?
Then what can stand against?

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.

If you’d prefer to give by check or cash, you can send a donation by mail to “Haymarket Church, PO Box 1024, Haymarket, VA 20168.”

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. Stand up for justice and speak out against systems of hatred and oppression. 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.