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. Wherever you are in your faith journey today, we hope this service helps you to take your next steps in response to the unconditional love of God.

Today’s Order of Worship

“Multiplied”
Your love is like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us we cannot contain
Your love will surely come find us
Like blazing wildfires singing Your name

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
These Hallelujahs be multiplied

Your love is like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us we cannot contain
Your love will surely come find us
Like blazing wildfires singing Your name

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
These Hallelujahs be multiplied

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
These Hallelujahs be multiplied

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
These Hallelujahs be multiplied

These Hallelujahs be multiplied

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 prayer need today, we would love the opportunity to pray with you. We’ll have a church leader available to pray privately with you immediately following the service.

“You Say”
I keep fighting voices in my mind
that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me
I will never measure up

Am I more than just the sum of
every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am
because I need to know

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
And when I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours
And I believe, oh I believe
What You say of me, I believe

The only thing that matters now
is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth,
in You I find my identity, o-ooh

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
And when I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours
And I believe, oh I believe
What You say of me, I believe

Taking all I have and now I’m
laying it at your feet
You have every failure God,
and You’ll have every victory

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
And when I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours
And I believe, oh I believe
What You say of me, I believe

Psalm 46 (CEB)
1God is our refuge and strength,
       a help always near in times of great trouble.
2 That’s why we won’t be afraid when the world falls apart,
       when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,
3 when its waters roar and rage,
       when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams gladden God’s city,
       the holiest dwelling of the Most High.
5 God is in that city. It will never crumble.
       God will help it when morning dawns.
6 Nations roar; kingdoms crumble.
       God utters his voice; the earth melts.
7 The Lord of heavenly forces is with us!
       The God of Jacob is our place of safety.Selah
8 Come, see the Lord’s deeds,
       what devastation he has imposed on the earth—
9 bringing wars to an end in every corner of the world,
       breaking the bow and shattering the spear,
       burning chariots with fire.
10 “That’s enough! Now know that I am God!
       I am exalted among all nations; I am exalted throughout the world!”
11 The Lord of heavenly forces is with us!
       The God of Jacob is our place of safety. Selah

“King of My Heart”
Let the King of my heart
Be the mountain where I run
The fountain I drink from
Oh, He is my song

Let the King of my heart
Be the shadow where I hide
The ransom for my life
Oh, He is my song

‘Cause You are good
You’re good, oh-oh
You are good
So good, oh-oh
You are good
You’re good, oh-oh
You are good
So good, oh-oh

And let the King of my heart
Be the wind inside my sails
The anchor in the waves
Oh-oh, He is my song

Let the King of my heart
Be the fire inside my veins
The echo of my days
Oh-oh, He is my song

‘Cause You are good
You’re good, oh-oh
You are good
So good, oh-oh
You are good
You’re good, oh-oh
You are good
So good, oh-oh

You’re never gonna let
You’re never gonna let me down

You’re never gonna let
You’re never gonna let me down

You’re never gonna let
You’re never gonna let me down

You’re never gonna let
You’re never gonna let me down

‘Cause You are good
You’re good, oh-oh
You are good
So good, oh-oh
You are good
You’re good, oh-oh
You are good
So good, oh-oh

Let the King of my heart
Be the mountain where I run
The fountain I drink from
Oh, He is my song

Let the King of my heart
Be the shadow where I hide
The ransom for my life
Oh, He is my song

Revelation 21:10, 21:22-22:5 (CEB)
10 He took me in a Spirit-inspired trance to a great, high mountain, and he showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God…

22 I didn’t see a temple in the city, because its temple is the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb. 23 The city doesn’t need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God’s glory is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. 25 Its gates will never be shut by day, and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. 27 Nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is vile and deceitful, but only those who are registered in the Lamb’s scroll of life.

1 Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, shining like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb 2 through the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of life, which produces twelve crops of fruit, bearing its fruit each month. The tree’s leaves are for the healing of the nations. 3 There will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will be no more. They won’t need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will shine on them, and they will rule forever and always.

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What is baptism and why do we do it?

Baptism is a primary way that God embraces a new person into a life of following Jesus within the family of faith called church. Baptism has many layers of meaning which are referenced within the service of baptism itself. If you’re interested in being baptized or have questions, reach out to Pastor Daniel. Learn more about our Methodist understanding of baptism here.

What’s my role in today’s baptism?

Among other things, baptism marks a spiritual ‘new birth’ in a person’s life. Just as an infant is typically born into a family, a person being baptized is born into the church family—both this particular church family at Kindred and the wider, universal church family that spans denominations, generations, heaven, and earth. If you consider yourself a part of that wider church family, we hope you’ll join us in welcoming our newest family member in today’s baptism by saying with us the congregational portions of the service as printed in bold below. If this doesn’t apply to you or you don’t feel comfortable participating, that is just fine too.

The pastor says the non-bolded text. The congregation responds in unison with the text in bold.

Questions for the Church Family:
Do you, as Christ’s body, the Church, reaffirm both your rejection of sin and your commitment to Christ? We do.

Will you nurture one another in the Christian faith and life and include this person in your care?
With God’s help we will proclaim the good news
and live according to the example of Christ.
We will surround Henry
with a community of love and forgiveness,
that he may grow in his trust of God,
and be found faithful in his service to others.
We will pray for him,
that he may be a true disciple
who walks in the way that leads to life. Amen.

Prayer Over the Water:
Eternal God:
In the beginning, when nothing existed but chaos,
you swept across the dark waters and brought forth light.
In the days of Noah,
you saved the people on the ark through the waters of the flood.
After the flood you set a rainbow of peace in the clouds.
Years later, when you saw your people as slaves in Egypt,
you led them to freedom through the waters of the sea.
And you led them to the Promised Land,
through the waters of the Jordan River.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Gracious Lord, in the fullness of time you sent Jesus.
Before his birth, Jesus was nurtured in the water of a womb.
Jesus himself was baptized in the waters of the Jordan River by John,
and he was anointed by your Spirit.
After Easter, Jesus called all of his disciples
to share in the baptism of his death and resurrection;
and to make disciples of all nations through teaching and baptism.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

So, Loving God, as we reflect on all these ways
that you’ve used water in the past…
We ask you to pour out your Holy Spirit once again now
on this water and on Henry as he receives it.
By your Spirit, may this water:
wash away his sin
and clothe him in righteousness,
not just now, but throughout his entire life,
so that, in dying and being raised with Christ through baptism,
he will one day share in Christ’s final victory.

And let the whole church say, Amen!

“Shall We Gather at the River”
Shall we gather at the river
Where bright angel feet have trod
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God

Yes, we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful, the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

On the margin of the river
Washing up its silver spray
We will walk and worship ever
All the happy golden day

Yes, we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful, the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

Ere we reach the shining river
Lay we ev’ry burden down
Grace our spirits will deliver
And provide a robe and crown

Soon we’ll reach the shining river
Soon our pilgrimage will cease
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace

Yes, we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful, the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

Yes, we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful, the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

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)

Covid Precautions:
We’ve designed our process for serving Communion in compliance with the latest guidance from local medical professionals to minimize the risk of covid transmission. That said, we know everyone’s ‘covid comfort level’ differs. So please feel no pressure to participate in Communion if doing so is outside your comfort zone.

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.

“Washed Clean”
Father open up my eyes
So I might truly see
Everything that you have done for me

Lord I’m tired and I’m torn
My face is on the floor
Break these chains and set me free

I wanna be washed clean
Don’t you know I wanna be washed clean

Father take away my pride
Just set it all aside
So I might hear what you have to say

Lord I’m tired of all my guilt
I’m tired of all my shame
Break these chains and set me free

I wanna be washed clean
Don’t you know I wanna be washed clean

Cause I been living a lie that I just couldn’t see
And holding on to things I just didn’t need
But you took these hands and you washed them clean

Like a blind man lost in the middle of the night
You came down and you opened my eyes
And I won’t ever be the same

Oh that’s what Jesus
Jesus did for me

So now I’ve opened up my eyes
And swallowed all my pride
And I finally let you lead the way
Let you lead the way

And Lord I fall down on my knees
I’m just a Brother of your Grace
Of your Grace
And I won’t ever be the same

I wanna be washed clean
Don’t you know I wanna be washed clean

  • **No Kindred Worship Next Sunday, 2/29**: Join us in worshiping with our mother church, University United Methodist, next Sunday in person at 10:30am in downtown Chapel Hill here or online via their YouTube page here. We’re glad to be part of the University UMC Family and we look forward to being together. Come and see the congregation who birthed Kindred and who continues to be our faithful partner in ministry. As always, all are welcome!
  • Hangout at Hi-Wire: Join us 3-5pm on Sunday, May 22nd at Hi-Wire Brewery for a casual time to hang out, make some new friends, and catch up with old ones. If you’re new to Kindred, this is a great time to come meet others in our community. If you’re not new to Kindred, this is a great time to invite a friend to come meet us. Kids and dogs welcome! Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on in case we’re on the lawn. Don’t drink? No problem and no pressure. All are welcome! Get directions to Hi-Wire in downtown Durham here.
  • Kindred 101: New (or new-ish) to Kindred and want to learn more? Come meet the pastor and staff, hear more about Kindred’s mission and values, get suggestions for ways to get involved, and ask questions at our monthly event called Kindred 101: Sunday, May 22nd, 11:15am-12:15pm (right after worship) at AMC. Free childcare provided.
  • Everything Else: Find more details and other updates for this week by clicking on the Newsletter button below. 

“Yes I Will”
I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now

In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
You’re working all things out

Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley
Yes I will, bless Your name
Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy
All my days, oh, yes I will

I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now

In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
You’re working all things out

Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley
Yes I will, bless Your name
Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy
All my days, oh, yes I will

All my days, oh, yes I will

And I choose to praise
To glorify, glorify
The Name of all names
That nothing can stand against

And I choose to praise
To glorify, glorify
The Name of all names
That nothing can stand against

And I choose to praise
To glorify, glorify
The Name of all names
That nothing can stand against

And I choose to praise
To glorify, glorify
The Name of all names
That nothing can stand against

Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley
Yes I will, bless Your name
Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy
All my days, oh, yes I will

All my days, oh, yes I will

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.

Copyright Information:

“Multiplied” words and music by Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart
© 2013 Bear Lee Breathing Music
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7029227

“Washed Clean” words and music by Zach Williams
© 2017 Anthems of Hope
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7098070

“You Say” words and music by Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury
© 2016 CentricSongs
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7071357

“King of My Heart” words and music by John Mark McMillan, Sarah McMillan
© 2015 Meaux Jeaux Music
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7046145

“Shall We Gather at the River” words and music by Robert Lowry
© Words and Music Public Domain

“Yes I Will” words and music by Eddie Hoagland, Jonathan, Smith Mia Fieldes
© All Essential Music
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7105442