Guided Household Worship

Due to projected ice accumulations early Sunday morning, Resurrection will not meet at 8:45 a.m. on January 3rd. Instead, we will provide Guided Household Worship materials (possibly in modified form due to the late notice) with a livestreamed morning sermon at 11:00 a.m. 
 
Watch for announcements about evening worship around mid-afternoon tomorrow as the weather situation becomes clearer.

Livestream and Sermon Videos

You can watch this Sunday’s sermon and service livestreams on resurrectionopc.org’s livestream page or Resurrection’s Facebook page. To access recorded sermons, visit the Guided Household Worship Sermon Video page or our Sermon Audio page.

Guided Household Worship Materials for Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sunday Morning, 10:30 a.m.
January 3, 2021 Morning Worship Plan for Couples and Families
January 3, 2021 Morning Worship Plan for Individuals
 
Sunday Evening, 6:00 p.m.
 
Audio files for accompaniment of hymns and Psalms
 
Livestream Sources
Resurrectionopc.org’s YouTube livestream page
Resurrection OPC’s Facebook Live page
 
To receive sheet music for Psalms and hymns (which cannot be posted online), please email pastor@resurrectionopc.org.

Guided Household Worship for Resurrection OPC

From March 22 – May 10, 2020, Resurrection’s in-person corporate worship services were temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. While the pandemic prevented us from gathering for corporate worship, we engaged instead in “Guided Household Worship” during the times we would ordinarily gather for corporate worship.

From time to time it may be necessary for us to suspend corporate worship again as a pandemic precaution or for bad weather. When that happens, we will continue to worship the Lord at home using the same kinds of Guided Household Worship resources, and you and your family are warmly welcome to join us. At 10:30 Sunday morning and 6:00 Sunday evening (our normal worship times), gather in your homes to worship God as households–parents with their children, husbands with their wives, single people alone or with a friend. Resurrection’s session provides everyone with a common worship plan for each household to use morning and evening each Sunday. Think of this as like a “liturgy” or “order of service,” but adapted for you to use together at home. These plans include many of the familiar and biblical elements we often engage in corporately–prayer, praise, confessing your faith, and reading from the word of God. For hymns and Psalms, we will provide both sheet music and audio files to help you sing. (Due to copyright restrictions, sheet music is only available via email (pastor@resurrectionopc.org) by request.) At 11:00 each Sunday morning and 6:30 p.m. in the evening, connect to Resurrection’s Facebook page or resurrectionopc.org’s YouTube livestream page. The sermons will be streamed to both platforms in real time.

For some, “family worship” is very familiar and a regular practice in your home. For you, this will likely all seem very intuitive. For others, it might be a real challenge, but don’t be discouraged–give it a try and expect it to be a blessing, even the parts that feel odd or unnatural! In fact, I hope that this becomes a rich opportunity–that household worship will become a regular daily fixture in all of our homes, long after this fleeting pandemic is a distant memory.

Remember what we’re doing here–not going through the motions of religious ritual to suit ourselves–we’re offering ourselves to God to serve Him through “a sacrifice of praise … , the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name” (Hebrews 13:15) and hungering and thirsting together for His word.

To receive recent updates and Guided Household Worship materials for this Sunday, email Pastor Simmons at pastor@resurrectionopc.org.