Lawn Chair Worship

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. 

BE SURE TO BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND MASKS.

Worship at Church On The Hooch was such a wonderful experience as we practiced safe “physical distancing” while worshiping on the water. We truly did not want to see it come to an end, so we are excited to announce a surprise: We are bringing an outdoor worship experience further inland as we head into fall! Join us for this relaxed, 45-minute service that will feature a variety of speakers and musicians but have the same format each Sunday.

HERE’S HOW IT WILL WORK:

  • Attendance is limited to 50 household units. To attend, click the LAWN CHAIR WORSHIP image above.
  • Please enter the number of people attending (yourself included) in the appropriate field when you RSVP.
  • If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact us no later than 48 hours before the service so we may assign your spot to another family.
  • Worship will be held in the Vernon Street Parking Lot. Please plan to park at the Public Library or at Renasant Bank and then walk over to the worship space. 
  • If you need a handicap parking spot for worship, please indicate that when you RSVP, as you will be given permission to drive your vehicle into the parking lot.
  • Please be aware that you will need to wear a face-covering as you enter, leave, and move about the worship space (our parking lot). 
  • Your living unit will be checked in by a greeter, and you will be directed to a seating area in the order of your arrival. 
  • Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, bug spray, etc,. to be comfortable!
  • Unfortunately, no restrooms will be available for the service.
  • Please refrain from attending church if you or anyone in your family has any symptoms of being ill. And, carefully consider your attendance if you are particularly vulnerable for becoming ill. 

Order of Worship – October 25, 2020

Welcome and Announcements

 

Opening Hymn – “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! 
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. 
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, 
God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee, 
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; 
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, 
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! 
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea. 
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, 
God in three persons, blessed Trinity. 

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Offering and Special Music

 

Message: I Created You To… GO, TELL, DO!”

 

Scripture Passage: Acts 11:19-30

19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. 20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

22 News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.

25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.

27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.) 29 The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

 

Closing Song of Praise- “Sing Your Joy”

Sing your joy, proclaim God’s glory!

Rise and sing, the morning has come!

Bless our God and praise all creation;

song of the earth, and light from heaven;

God is alive! Alleluia!

 

All the earth is filled with rejoicing,

light and life, the wonder of God!

Christ has triumphed! Risen forever!

Joy of our hearts, and hope of our dreaming:

God is alive! Alleluia!

 

May we learn to become your Kingdom.

May we be your kindness and truth!

Love is our calling, gift of your presence;

children of God, and spirit of Jesus;

God is alive! Alleluia!

 

Light our way, O God of the living,

may we learn to see with new eyes!

Jesus the Lord, our power and promise;

light for the blind, and food for the hungry:

God is alive! Alleluia!

Benediction