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.
God bless you,
Pastor Ted

August 9, 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”]

One thing I have asked of the Lord,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life;
to behold the beauty of the Lord
and to seek Him in His temple.
Who is it that you seek?
We seek the Lord our God.
Do you seek Him with all your heart?
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
Do you seek Him with all your soul?
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
Do you seek Him with all your mind?
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
Do you seek Him with all your strength?
Amen. Christ, have mercy.
To whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.
Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Worship God in Song

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Worship Songs for Children

Children's Lesson

Scripture Reading

13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

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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.
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Sacramento, CA 95819

Prayer and Reflection


Take time to pray out loud or in silence.

Response Song


Abide With Me


May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors.
God is Good!
All the time!
All the time!
God is good!


Stay Connected!

Beginning Sunday, August 16, we will take advantage of the nice weather and gather for a shortened worship service on the front lawn at 9:30 AM. We have had a team of medical professionals working with LT member Ken Whitall to plan all the logistics to make this a safe environment. Seats will be set up so there is six feet between household units and masks will be required. We will be sending out more details and self screening criteria in next week's Upstream.
For high risk individuals or those who do not feel comfortable gathering  the message and liturgy will continue to be available online.

Please pray for Pastor Ted and his family. Ted’s mom, Lois, passed away on Friday after a year-long battle with cancer. Pray for her husband, Ken.

Please keep Liezet in your prayers as she begins chemotherapy next Friday. The initial schedule is that she will have treatment every three weeks.
If you would like to take Liezet and Steve a meal next Saturday or Sunday you can sign up here. The password is 4401.

Congratulations to Ted and Katharine on the birth of Lily Joy. If you would like to take the family a meal please click here. The password is 4401.

Calling all students in 8th through 12th grade. The youth group is meeting this Sunday night at 8:00 in the back parking lot. Bring your own lawn chair!

Jr. High and High School Students, start the School Year together with six weeks of Youth Group Together. At Youth Group Together you will come together with students from other Covenant churches in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii to read scripture, listen for the Holy Spirit and pray for each other.
Youth Group Together will be every Wednesday evening. Jr. High meets from 7:00 to 7:45 PM and High School meets from 8:00 to 8:45 PM.
To find out more or to register click here.