Welcome to Worship

We’re so glad you’re here! Our service will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Scroll down to find a clickable order of worship with song lyrics, prayers, and other resources to help you engage with the service. Feel free to participate as much or as little as you’d like. We recommend that you turn off or reduce your phone’s notifications during the service to help you minimize distractions. Wherever you are in your faith journey, we hope this service helps you to take your next steps in response to the unconditional love of God.

Today’s Order of Worship

“Look Up Child”
Where are You now
When darkness seems to win?
Where are You now
When the world is crumbling?
 
Oh I, I-I-I, I hear You say
I hear You say
 
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
 
Where are You now
When all I feel is doubt?
Oh, where are You now
When I can’t figure it out?
 
Oh I, I-I-I, I hear You say
I hear You say
 
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
 
You’re not threatened by the war
You’re not shaken by the storm
I know You’re in control
Even in our suffering
Even when it can’t be seen
I know You’re in control
 
Where are You now
When darkness seems to win?
Where are You now
When the world is crumbling?
 
Oh I, I-I-I, I hear You say
I hear You say
 
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey
Look up child, hey

Whatever your faith journey looks like and whatever your background might be, know that you are welcome in this place. If you have a special need for prayer, we’d love the chance to pray for you. Just tap the ‘Prayer’ button below to submit your prayer request.

“Holy Holy Holy”
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! Though the darkness hide thee
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee
perfect in pow’r, 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!

“Goodness of God”
I love You, Lord
Oh Your mercy never fails me
All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

Cause all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
And in the darkest night You are close like no other
I’ve known You as a Father
I’ve known You as a Friend
And I have lived in the goodness of God, yeah

And all my life You have been faithful, ohh
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God, yeah

‘Cause Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now
I give You everything
‘Cause Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me, oh-ohh

And all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the goodness of God
I’m gonna sing, I’m gonna sing
‘Cause all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the goodness of God
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the goodness of God

Psalm 111:7-10
7 God’s handiwork is honesty and justice;
all God’s rules are trustworthy—
8   they are established always and forever:
they are fulfilled with truth and right doing.
9 God sent redemption for his people;
God commanded that his covenant last forever.
Holy and awesome is God’s name!
10 Fear of the Lord is where wisdom begins;
sure knowledge is for all who keep God’s laws.
God’s praise lasts forever!

“To The Table”
Hear the voice of love that’s calling
There’s a chair that waits for you
And a Friend who understands
Everything you’re going through

But you keep standing at a distance
In the shadow of your shame
There’s a light of hope that’s shining
Won’t you come and take your place

So bring it all to the table
There’s nothing He ain’t seen before
For all your fear all your sorrow and your sadness
There’s a Savior and he calls
Bring it all to the table

God can see the weight you carry
The fears that hold your heart
But through the cross you’ve been forgiven
You’re accepted as you are

So bring it all to the table
There’s nothing He ain’t seen before
For all your fear all your sorrow and your sadness
There’s a Savior and he calls
Bring it all to the table

Come on in take your place
There’s no one who’s turned away
All you sinners all you saints
Come right in and find your grace

Come on in take your place
There’s no one who’s turned away
All you sinners all you saints
Come on in and find your grace

So bring it all to the table
There’s nothing He ain’t seen before
For all your fear all your sorrow and your sadness
There’s a Savior and he calls
Bring it all to the table

For all your fear all your sorrow and your sadness
There’s a Savior and he calls
Bring it all to the table

 Matthew 8:23-27  (CEB)

23 When Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. 24 A huge storm arose on the lake so that waves were sloshing over the boat. But Jesus was asleep. 25 They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, rescue us! We’re going to drown!”

26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you people of weak faith?” Then he got up and gave orders to the winds and the lake, and there was a great calm.

27 The people were amazed and said, “What kind of person is this? Even the winds and the lake obey him!”

Reader: This is the Word of God for us, the People of God.
People: Thanks be to God

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During this song you are invited to sing along or to spend this time in prayer for: yourself, your concerns, our church, Kindred’s ministry family that includes University and Amity United Methodist Churches, our local community, and/or our world. If you have a specific prayer concern(s) to share with our Care Team today, please tell us here so we can lift you up in our prayers this week.

 “Nothing to Fear”
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you
And the depths of the rivers shall not overwhelm
When you walk through the fire, You will not be burned
I am the Lord,
I am the Lord
 
And there is nothing to fear, nothing to fear
There is nothing to fear, nothing to fear
For I am with you always
 
In the depths of your sorrow, I wept beside you
When you walked through the shadow, I drew you near
Yesterday today tomorrow, always the same
I am the Lord,
I am the Lord
 
And there is nothing to fear, nothing to fear
There is nothing to fear, nothing to fear
For I am with you always
 
What can separate you from My perfect love
What can separate you from My perfect love
What can separate you from My perfect love?
 
Do not fear, do not fear, do not fear

Jesus calls his followers to live generously, using whatever we have to be a blessing to others. So we take a moment during worship to celebrate ways we see God working through acts of generosity that are making an impact here at Kindred and beyond.

Why we do Communion:
Dinner parties and shared meals were central to Jesus’ ministry. In fact, Jesus instructed his followers to make a habit of hosting the kind of meals he had shared with them, promising that he would continue to be present with them as they did. So every time we share this family meal called “Communion,” we encounter Jesus together and are nourished by his love in a real, tangible way. 

How we do Communion:
Following the tradition that originated with Jesus himself, we celebrate Communion by prayerfully remembering all that God has and continues to do for us. We then bless the bread that we’ll eat and the “wine” (we use non-alcoholic grape juice at Kindred) that we’ll drink. But before we finally eat and drink, we pray aloud the prayer Jesus taught his very first disciples, called the Lord’s Prayer (words below). Then we eat and drink, trusting (or at least trying to trust) that God is present and nourishing us physically and spiritually. 

All are welcome:
Regardless of your age, denominational affiliation, spiritual (or not so spiritual) background, you are invited to share Communion with us. ‘Taste and see that the Lord is good!’ (Psalm 34:8)

Our Father, in heaven, Hallowed be your Name.
Your Kingdom come. Your 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 yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Dancing On the Waves”
I’m standing at your door
My heart is calling yours
Come fall into my arms
 
You’re weary from it all
Been running for too long
I’m here to bring you home
 
I’m reaching out, I’ll chase you down
I dare you to believe how much I love you now
Don’t be afraid, I am your strength
We’ll be walking on the water, dancing on the waves
 
Look up and lift your eyes
The future’s open wide
I have great plans for you, oh, yes, I do
 
Your past is dead and gone
Your healing has begun
I’m making all things new, ohh
 
I’m reaching out, I’ll chase you down
I dare you to believe how much I love you now
Don’t be afraid, I am your strength
We’ll be walking on the water, dancing on the waves
 
I set every star into place
So you would remember my name
I made it all for you
 
You are my masterpiece
You are the reason I sing
This is my song for you
 
I’m reaching out, I’ll chase you down
I dare you to believe how much I love you now
Don’t be afraid, I am your strength
We’ll be walking on the water, dancing on the waves
 
Don’t be afraid, I am your strength
We’ll be walking on the water, dancing on the waves
 
We’ll be walking on the water, dancing on the waves

  • ‘Stay and Play’ for Families Today: If you have kids who would enjoy some playground time and free snacks, join us on the front playground right after worship on the front playground for a casual Kindred Kids playdate.
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At the end of each worship service we’re given a blessing. We’re also reminded that as we go back into the world we’re called to reflect the love of God in all that we do.

“Look Up Child” words and music by Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury
© 2018 CentricSongs
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7117240
 
“Holy Holy Holy” words and music by Reginald Heber, John Bacchus Dykes
© Public domain
 
“Goodness of God” words and music by Ben Fielding, Brian Johnson, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson, and Onyeka Onwenu
© 2018 Capitol CMG Paragon, SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia, Fellow Ships Music, So Essential Tunes, and Bethel Music Publishing
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7203939
 
“To the Table” words and music by Jonathan Smith, Tony Wood, Zach Williams
© 2015 Anthems of Hope
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7055780
 
“Nothing to Fear” words and music by Audrey Assad, Isaac Wardell, and Paul Zach
© 2019 Integrity Worship Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music [DC Cook])), PG Songs And Hymns (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music [DC Cook])), Fortunate Fall Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.), and Remaining portion is unaffiliated
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7133723
 
 
“Dancing on the Waves” words and music by Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Kyle Briskin,Martin Cash, Scott Cash
© 2019 Andrew Bergthold Designee
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7135561