we’re glad you can join us for worship!
We would love for you to let us know you’re here. This worship guide is meant to be a companion to our Livestream service. You can join us live at 11am on Sunday morning or watch the recorded service later, following along with the words to hymns, etc. in a separate window or on your phone, or print this guide out if you like!
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 32
Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
While I kept silence, my body wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.
You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,
else it will not stay near you.
Many are the torments of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
HYMN #19: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 56:6-8, Galatians 3:28, Luke 10:25-37
Thank you for your faithfulness in caring for our neighbors through the Community Ministry! We are glad to share that our need for a bed for one of our neighbors has been met. There is a list of needed donations below; if you have questions about donating other items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urgent Town Hall Meeting | Monday, August 17, 7:30PM
We’ve been approached with an opportunity to partner with a local organization providing educational support to students in Richmond Public Schools. The timeline for our decision is short, and there are a number of variables to consider that could have a significant impact on the way we use our spaces and conduct ministry. We are asking our Tabernacle family to fast and pray as we discern God’s calling for our church’s response together. You can find more details on our prayer page; reach out to your Care Coordinator or a member of the church staff if you need help accessing it.
As September approaches, we are excited to introduce Tab Circles: an opportunity to connect with God and one another this fall! One of the things we learned from our summer survey is that a lot of folks who are a part of a small group, Sunday School class, or some other community within TBC have continued to feel connected and engaged, while many who are not part of a group like that have felt more disconnected during the pandemic. Our goal is for Tab Circles to help people find places of belonging, support, and spiritual community while we can’t all gather in the building together.
Find more information about what this will look like, and to sign up to join a Circle here!
Do church with others.
Gather with the family of God.
The Gather Summer Series is a weekly set of discussion questions and worship guide for you to enjoy in small gatherings of 10 or less, with other church members, or even neighbors. Participate in any way you feel comfortable, whether that be gathering via Zoom, around the fire pit in your backyard, or in your driveway.
This summer, we will actively covenant together in multiple ways, particularly in our physical gatherings in one another’s homes. You can find more details related to our expectations, hopes, and practices here.
Our Community Ministry is actively serving neighbors on a weekly basis. We have consistently seen about 50 families each week, and sometimes up to 100! If you would like to support this key ministry to our neighbors, our current needs include:
- Composition Notebooks
- Spiral-bound Notebooks
- Glue Sticks
- Toilet paper
- Canned green beans or mixed vegetables
- Canned mixed fruit
- Instant oatmeal packets – any flavor