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Sunday Rhythm | May 24, 2020

Below is a guide to help you as we gather as a dispersed church this Sunday. We encourage you to begin the liturgy below at 9:30 a.m. Then, at 9:55 a.m., return to the homepage for a live stream of the sermon (which will begin at 10:00 a.m.). You can also view the sermon on our Facebook Page and on our YouTube Channel.

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Call to Worship

We gather together to worship not only to proclaim the glory of our God to God and a watching world, but when we worship we are also declaring the glory of the Lord to each other. God is too glorious to not worship enthusiastically, even if the style of worship stretches us beyond our comfort zone. We not only can worship with loud singing, but we can also worship the Lord with our hands clapping or our hands lifted as a way of outwardly expressing our worship unto the Lord. This morning our call to worship is from Psalm 63 which describes this same lifting of hands as the ascent of prayer and the readiness to receive every good gift that comes from God. Let’s read together.

Psalm 63:1-5
O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.

Lord, we come seeking your presence. We come to you remembering your unfailing and steadfast love towards us who believe. We long for your presence and your nearness. Your love, your covenant love is better than life itself. With outstretched hands, we want to receive every good and perfect gift that comes from you. We anticipate and want to receive from you the richest of fare and feast. Today, change our yearnings and our desires so that we may like the Psalmist in earnest say, “My soul thirst for you; my whole body longs for you in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Lord, help our souls now to cling and to hold fast to you. May all that we offer you this morning be our true devotion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Lord, I Need You by Daniel Carson, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, and Jesse Reeves.

Lord, I come, I confess

Bowing here I find my rest

Without You I fall apart

You’re the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You

Every hour I need You

My one defense, my righteousness

Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more

Where grace is found is where You are

Where You are, Lord, I am free

Holiness is Christ in me

So teach my song to rise to You

When temptation comes my way

When I cannot stand I’ll fall on You

Jesus, You’re my hope and stay

Prayer of Confession

Psalm 32:1-6
Lord, we can echo the Psalmist in Psalms 32, “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.”

Assurance of Pardon

Every sacrificial lamb in the Old Testament is a picture of the death of Christ. And the serpent lifted in the wilderness is a picture of Christ being lifted up, that the look to Him can cure sin. Scripture is loaded with prophecies of the death of Jesus Christ, and one of these passages in the Old Testament is found in Isaiah 53:3-5.

Isaiah 53:3-5
He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.


Man of Sorrows by Matt Crocker and Brooke Ligertwood.

Man of sorrows, Lamb of God

By His own betrayed

The sin of man and wrath of God

Has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused

Beaten, mocked, and scorned

Bowing to the Father’s will

He took a crown of thorns

Oh that rugged cross, my salvation

Where Your love poured out over me

Now my soul cries out, “Hallelujah!

Praise and honor unto Thee!”

Sent of heaven God’s own Son

To purchase and redeem

And reconcile the very ones

Who nailed Him to that tree

Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full

By the precious blood, that my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin has no hold on me

Whom the Son sets free, oh, is free indeed

See the stone is rolled away

Behold the empty tomb
“Hallelujah! God be praised!

He’s risen from the grave!”

Passing of the Peace

Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

God remembers the work and the love that we show to Him as we help His people and continue to help them. There are ways that we can help one another while we are not together on a Sunday morning. Take a meal, or send a gift card to one of the many families who have had babies recently. Volunteer to deliver groceries, run errands or do yard work to church members who are sick or are caretakers for others and are unable to complete these tasks for themselves. Call, send cards, texts, or emails to those who might be lonely during this time. Pray with one another over the phone. Even though we are not together, we can still help the God’s people during a time of crisis.


This morning, as a church family, we are going to worship God together as we read and respond to His Word as Robert Greene continues in our sermon series entitled [seen]. His text will be Luke 15:11-32.


Hebrews 13:16
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

As a body of believers we please God when we do good, and share what we have with others, for with such sacrifices, God is pleased. Sharing with others includes the sharing of our finances. We are called to give not reluctantly, but cheerfully, sacrificially, and regularly to the Lord. During this time of crisis, there are many members and those in the Metro Richmond area who are in financial need. Redemption Hill sets aside a portion of their finances called the benevolence fund. Those funds are used to demonstrate mercy and minister to the needs of the local church body and the community by providing for practical needs as vetted through the benevolence team. The need to give regularly of your tithes and offerings remains, but all the more so as more financial needs arise in the church and the community during this time. If you would like to give a tithe or offering today, you can do so online by clicking here.


His Mercy is More by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa.

What love could remember, no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all-knowing, He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father so tender is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn’
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Sending on Mission

We have innumerable reasons to hope! The hope that we have in Christ is a sure anchor when everything around us is shaken. The world desperately needs this message and we as a body of believers have this hope not to conceal, but to openly and boldly share with others. Stand in your hope, work because of it and share it with somebody this week.

1 Peter 1:3-6
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.


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