Home Worship Guide

June 20, 2021


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A few tips for parents:
  • Plan for your time – read through the guide and prepare the room where you are gathering
  • Make your time joyful – have fun!!!
  • Remember, it’s primarily about a relationship, not a task to scratch off
  • Have your kids participate in age and maturity appropriate ways – reading, singing, etc.
  • You are welcome to print out this week's Children's Bulletin here.

Time of Reflection

“Instead of interpreting God’s character in light of our circumstances, we must do the opposite and interpret our circumstances in light of God’s character.”
~Erik Raymond, contemporary pastor and author

“We learn what tangible fathers are supposed to be like by looking to the intangible Father. And we look to Him by looking at Jesus, the one who brings us to the Father.”
~Douglas Wilson (1953-present), theologian and author

“The child asks of the Father whom he knows. Thus, the essence of Christian prayer is not general adoration, but definite, concrete petition. The right way to approach God is to stretch out our hands and ask of One who we know has the heart of a Father.”
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), German Lutheran pastor and author

“… I am a great writer because when I was a little girl and walked into the room where my father was sitting, his eyes would light up. That is why I am a great writer. That is why. There isn’t any other reason.”
~Toni Morrison (1931-2019), American novelist and professor

“In my own life, when I was most inspired by a teacher, it always involved a real dialogue, a looseness and a real caring and compassion. It was not without rigor, not without discipline, not without standards, but all that was done out of love.”
~Michael Goldenberg (1965-present), American playwright and screenwriter

“Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.”
~Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984), American theologian and philosopher

Opening Prayer

(select someone from your group to open your service in prayer)

Call to Worship

Psalm 47:1-4 (ESV)

LEADER: Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

PEOPLE: For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,
a great king over all the earth.

LEADER: He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.

ALL: He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

Songs & Liturgy

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Bob Kauflin & Tim Chester)
Come praise and glorify our God,
The Father of our Lord.
In Christ He has in heav’nly realms,
His blessings on us poured.
For pure and blameless in His sight,
He destined us to be.
And now we’ve been adopted through,
His Son eternally.

 To the praise of Your glory,
To the praise of Your mercy and grace,
To the praise of Your glory,
You are the God who saves.

Come praise and glorify our God,
Who gives His grace in Christ.
In Him our sins are washed away,
Redeemed through sacrifice.
In Him God has made known to us,
The myst’ry of His will.
That Christ should be the head of all,
His purpose to fulfill.

Come praise and glorify our God,
For we’ve believed the Word.
And through our faith we have a seal,
The Spirit of the Lord.
The Spirit guarantees our hope,
Until redemption’s done.
Until we join in endless praise,
To God the Three in One.
©2011 Sovereign Grace Praise (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) CCLI #1791178
LEADER: God has gone up with a shout,
the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

PEOPLE: Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

LEADER: For God is the King of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm!

PEOPLE: God reigns over the nations;
God sits on his holy throne.

LEADER: The princes of the peoples gather
as the people of the God of Abraham.

ALL: For the shields of the earth belong to God;
he is highly exalted!

(Reginald Heber & John B. Dykes, 1861)
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! Tho’ the darkness hide Thee,
Tho’ the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy– there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love and purity.

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!


(as a lead into the Prayer Time, as a group share how you are feeling and what you are learning)

Prayer Time

(You may have an open time of prayer or select someone to pray)

  • Pray for our church’s short and long-term meeting place needs, that God would give us favor in the eyes of those in authority and that He would give us provision that would go far beyond all that we could ask or imagine.
  • Pray for our world – that the good news of Jesus Christ would flourish and that many would come to know God genuinely and personally.
  • Pray for those experiencing injustices; specifically, that God would bring hope, reconciliation, and restoration through the good news of His Son, and that we would be agents of this reconciliation.
  • Pray for those in authority at every level in our country, that they would govern wisely and justly.

Listen to Sermon

“Our Compassionate Father”
Psalm 103
preached by Pastor Chris Audino
Scripture Passage:  Psalm 103 (ESV)
1  Bless the Lord, O my soul,
     and all that is within me,
     bless his holy name!
2  Bless the Lord, O my soul,
     and forget not all his benefits,
3  who forgives all your iniquity,
     who heals all your diseases,
4  who redeems your life from the pit,
     who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5  who satisfies you with good
     so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6  The Lord works righteousness
     and justice for all who are oppressed.
7  He made known his ways to Moses,
     his acts to the people of Israel.
8  The Lord is merciful and gracious,
     slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9  He will not always chide,
     nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
     nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
     so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
     so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
     so the Lord shows compassion
   to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;
     he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
     he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
     and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
     and his righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
     and remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
     and his kingdom rules over all.
 20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
     you mighty ones who do his word,
     obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
     his ministers, who do his will!
22 Bless the Lord, all his works,
      in all places of his dominion.
      Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Confession of Faith

Heidelberg Catechism (1563) Lord’s Day 1

LEADER: What is your only comfort, in life and in death?

CONGREGATION: That I belong—body and soul, in life and in death—not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of his own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that he protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit his purpose for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Song of Response

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions) 
(Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts 1707, J.D. Watt, Jesse Reeves)
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Oh the wonderful cross,
Oh the wonderful cross,
Bids me come and die and find
That I may truly live.
Oh the wonderful cross,
Oh the wonderful cross,
All who gather here by grace
Draw near and bless Your name.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
©2000 worshiptogether.com songs, Six Steps Music CCLI#1791178


(The leader or individual should read this aloud relishing in the confident assertion that Christ has conquered.)

Luke 12:29-32

LEADER: Do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.


Worshipping God through Giving

God has called us to be generous. He has entrusted this earth and all that is in it to us, but it is, ultimately, His! The Father gave what was most precious to Him, His own Son, in order to die for our sins. He has given to us abundantly beyond all that we could possibly ask or imagine! He is a benevolent and generous Giver! So, we give.

First, we want to remind you to continue your regular giving to CRC. This supports the ongoing work and ministry here in the Upper Valley and around the world through our missions support. Second, please consider giving to our Benevolence Fund, which supports local community care, both inside and outside the church. This is vitally important right now! As we see needs sprouting up around the community, we want to be positioned to extend a loving hand of support to those in need.

Giving Numbers
2021 Budgeted Giving: $302,850
2021 Actual Giving to Date: $302,069                    
Difference: (-$781)
Missions Giving YTD: $51,415
updated as of 5/31/21