At-Home Worship Liturgy

December 27, 2020

Gathering and Praise

Greeting from Pastor Nick at 9:30:

With the words of this Psalm, God calls you to worship him. If you have multiple people in your household, you might choose a leader to read the first line of each verse, and have everyone else respond by saying the refrain: "His love endures forever."

Psalm 136:1-4, 23-26 (NIV)

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.  

     His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods.

     His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords:

     His love endures forever.

to him who alone does great wonders,  

     His love endures forever.

He remembered us in our low estate  

     His love endures forever.

and freed us from our enemies.

     His love endures forever.

He gives food to every creature.

     His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of heaven.  

     His love endures forever.

Pray this prayer:

Loving God,

you created heaven and earth out of nothing.

You uphold and rule heaven and earth

by your eternal counsel and providence.

We give you praise, almighty God.

God of eternity,

you not only created each of us,

but you sustain and form each of us

with your Holy Spirit.

We worship you, Creator God.

You provide whatever we need for body and soul.

You guide us and guard us.

We trust in you, God, our Maker; 

Jesus, our Mediator;

Holy Spirit, our Comforter.

As we turn toward the promise of a new year,

allow us to look back and to look ahead,

to see the places in the past

where your promises have upheld us,

and to look to an unknown future

with confidence and trust in you.

In the strong name of Christ we pray. Amen.

Praise God with the words of this song:

Confession and Assurance

Pray this prayer of confession:

Loving Father, 

we confess that sometimes we think

we can do things all by ourselves

and sometimes we are worried about things. 

We forget that you give us everything we have

and that you make us who we are. 

Please forgive us for thinking about ourselves first. 

Please forgive us for not trusting you to take care of us. 

Thank you for always loving us

even when we forget that we need you. 

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God gives you hope with these words:

Romans 8:37-39 (NIV) all these things

we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, 

neither angels nor demons, 

neither the present nor the future, 

nor any powers, 

neither height nor depth, 

nor anything else in all creation, 

will be able to separate us

from the love of God

that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 


Give thanks to God with this song, and then listen as God teaches you from Job 42:1-6:


Share prayer requests with those in your home, or call another church member and share requests with them. Pray for these things. 

Here are some prayer requests, including those shared at Christmas Eve worship:

Those who are struggling with their health:

  • Diana B as she struggles to regain strength after surgery
  • Rob and Gary (Bill VK's brother and Janet's brother) who are both recovering from health issues
  • All those who are suffering with covid, including an aunt of Breeta S
  • Bill, Bob D's brother, who is home after suffering a debilitating stroke
  • Barb D, who is in the hospital with poor kidney function

Those who were unable to be with family this holiday season:

  • Families that are isolated from each other because of covid
  • People in prison or in homes who often cannot even leave their rooms because of covid
  • Grieving family members who are missing a deceased loved one
  • Missionaries and others who live far from family and cannot travel to be with them


You can contribute to the ministry of the church and this month's special offering

  • online: Give Now
  • or by mailing a check to PO Box 9339, Fresno, CA, 93791.

Praise God with this song: