St. Mark Presbyterian Church (USA) in West St. Louis County: continuing to move into the future, building on our 50 year history of serving God.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Worship Prayers for Feb. 3
***Due to icy conditions, Worship for Feb. 10 has been cancelled---video chat on Facebook at 10:30 AM **** CENTERING PRAYER – Francis J. Grimke (1850-1937)
“Dear Lord, take out of our hearts all bitterness, hatred, and even indifference, unconcern, as it respects others. Help us to feel kindly toward others, to be sincerely interested in their welfare and happiness. The Lord Jesus was interested in everybody, felt kindly toward everybody. There was never any bitterness, or hatred, or indifference towards those with whom he was daily thrown into contact. Love, true love, unselfish love, love that suffereth long and is kind, was ever to the front, was ever actively in evidence. Grant that it may also be true of all of us in all our relations and contact with others. It is his beautiful spirit that we need to catch, and carry with us all through life.”
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 71:1-3)
In you, O LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.
Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me,
For you are my rock and my fortress.
Come! Let us worship our God together!
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of life, we admit to you and to each other that we have not always lived lives of love. We have lost patience and been rude. We have been irritable and insisted on our own way. We have even stopped loving altogether. Forgive us and heal us, dear God. We continue to pray through the name of your loving Son, Jesus Christ. (Silent Confession)
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – WCF SC Q1
Q. What is our chief end?
A. Our chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy God forever. For the sermon "Love, True Love", click here.