Living the Way of Jesus
Sunday Service - 9:30-10:30 AM

March 222020

Although we will not be meeting together physically, we invite you to unite with us by following the order of worship below for a personal/family devotion on Sunday.

Join us on Zoom on Sunday morning for a time of prayer and reflection by clicking the following link: https://zoom.us/j/9921137318 or calling  +1 312 626 6799 and entering the meeting number: 9921137318 on your phone.  Zoom (much like FaceTime) allows a group to speak to and see one another in order to give us a better sense of community.  The following is our schedule for Sunday morning…

9:30-9:45 am – Join Zoom Meeting

9:45-10:00 am – Zoom Visiting

10:00-10:15 am – Zoom Prayer and Praise

10:15am-10:50 am – Zoom Reflection Groups

10:50-11:00 am – Zoom Benediction

Begin at the top and work your way down, reading through the service.  If you are with others, you can alternate between readings.

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Trinity Baptist Church
2400 W. 18th St.
Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Order of Worship:

Welcome & Announcements
(Click the video below to see Pastor Micah’s welcome.)

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Call to Worship

Let us worship Jesus the Lord:
Instead of the joy meant for him, he endured the cross, disregarding its disgrace.

He was born in humility to confound the proud and to raise the humble.

He lived among us, healing the sick, proclaiming good news to the poor and freedom to prisoners.

He came to unbind the chains of slavery and set the captives free.

Jesus, full of patience and goodness, showed forgiveness and kindness to the very end.

Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, called to himself all who are weary and burdened.

Jesus, came into the world to serve and to give His life;

He was betrayed for money, dragged before judges, and nailed to a cross.

This same Jesus is now Lord of the universe.

By His resurrection from the dead, he lives today and is seated at the Father’s side, ruling the world with love and truth.

Prayer

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost.  We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way.  We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained and great when we are small.  We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth.  Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin.  Return us to paths of righteousness.  We pray now that You fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer.   Amen.

The First Scripture Reading is from
Mark 12:28-31 (NIV)

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Worship Music 

(Click the links below if you would like to listen to the songs that were selected for each service on YouTube)

First Service Songs 
Brethren We Have Met To Worship
I Then Shall Live
Because I Have Been Given Much

Second Service Songs 
Your Love Awakens Me
Run To the Father
How Great Is Your Love

The Second Scripture Reading is from
Luke 15:1-2, 11-32  (NIV)

1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” . . .

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

Devotion

(Click the video below to see Pastor Matt’s devotion
and the BibleProject’s video called, “The Prodigal Son“.)

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Questions for Personal/Family Reflection 

Reflect personally or as a family on the following questions…

What do you think is more dangerous: pursuing your own selfish desires, or refusing to show mercy?  Why?

What is more distracting for you in your relationship with God: Your own desires, or your hard work?

Think back on the last week.  Identify one “joy”, one “junk”, and one “Jesus” moment in the last 7 days.  (Joy = One thing you have enjoyed, Junk = Is one bad thing that you did not like or that worries you, Jesus = One way you have seen Jesus more clearly this week.)

Who is someone that may be lonely that you could call, message, or write a letter to during this time? 

How do you think most people define the word “love” today?  How do you think the Father in the parable would define the word “love”?

Time of Prayer 

(Take some time to pray personally or for one another in your own words that God’s mercy, forgiveness, and love would come on earth as it is in heaven.)

Sending Song 

(Click the links below to listen to the songs that were selected for each service on YouTube)

First Service Sending Song
Jesus, I Come

Second Service Sending Song
The Blessing 

Benediction 

Ephesians 4:17-19

I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Join us on Zoom on Sunday morning for a time of fellowship, prayer, and reflection by clicking the following link: https://zoom.us/j/9921137318 or calling  +1 312 626 6799 and entering the meeting number: 9921137318 on your phone.