Sunday Online


Welcome to our Sunday morning digital liturgy. This order of service is designed to guide you into a worship encounter with our good and beautiful God. Please follow along with the readings, links, and a short video with a pastoral message. If you are worshipping with family or roommates, take turns reading the parts out loud.

Join us online at 11am today for fellowship and prayer!

Zoom Room

Meeting ID: 271 534 574

Passcode: Jesus

Blessings,

Pastor Ted

 

 

 

OCTOBER 18, 2020


  • Light a candle on the table in front of you to remind you of God’s presence. 
  • Begin with two minutes of silence.

 

 

 

Call to Worship

[If there are two or more readers present, designate a “leader” from the rest of the “people”]

 

 

Leader:

I will exalt you, Lord,

     for you lifted me out of the depths

     and did not let my enemies gloat over me.

 

People:

Lord my God, I called to you for help,

     and you healed me.

You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;

     you spared me from going down to the pit.

 

Leader:

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;

     praise his holy name.

For his anger lasts only a moment,

     but his favor lasts a lifetime;

weeping may stay for the night,

     but rejoicing comes in the morning.

 

People:

You turned my wailing into dancing;

     you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.

     Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

     Amen!

 

-- Psalm 30: 1-5, 11-12

 

Worship God in Song

[Click on the name for the link, then skip the ads!]

  

 

Worship Songs for Children

 

 

 

 

Children’s Lesson

 

  • DESCRIBE: What was the video about?

  • DISCUSS:
  • How did Jesus beat death and sin?
  • What does that mean for us?
  • What can you do when you are afraid of something?

  • PRAY: Thank God for his promise to rescue us from death. Do you want to follow God? Tell him and ask him for help. He is with you!  

 

 

Scripture Reading

Ephesians 6:10-18

 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

  

 

Scripture Reading

Matthew 6:9-13

From Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

 

 

This, then, is how you should pray:

 

“‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

     on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

     as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

     but deliver us from the evil one.’”

 

 

 

Pastoral Message

 

Reflection Songs

 

 

 

 

Offering

 

Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, everything in heaven and earth is yours. Receive now our tithes and offerings as gifts of worship, to the glory of your name. May your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

 

River Life Covenant Church

4401 A Street

Sacramento, CA 95819

 

 

Benediction



May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God the Father,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with you all.

 

God is Good!

All the time!

All the time!

God is good!

Amen.

 

 

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AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS

At the Annual Congregational Meeting on September 27 an amendment to the By-Laws was presented which would allow for voting by mail during events of force majeure. We will be voting on the amendment on Sunday, November 1st from 10:15 - 11:15 AM. Voting is for members only. The preferred method is on-site, but there will be a provision for mail-in voting due to the pandemic.


Please click here to view the amendments.


Please click here to view and print voting instructions, ballot and a privacy page.


PRAYER AND MEALS FOR LIEZET

Please continue to pray for Liezet as she has her fourth round of chemotherapy this Thursday. Please also pray for Steve's health as he continues to care for Liezet. 


If you would like to sign up to take a meal on one of Liezet's chemo weekends, please click here.


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