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

“One Thing Remains”
Higher than the mountains that I face
Stronger than the power of the grave
Constant through the trial and the change
One thing remains
This one thing remains
 
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your Love
 
Because on and on and on and on it goes
Before it overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I never, ever, have to be afraid
One thing remains
This one thing remains
 
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your Love
 
In death, in life
I’m confident and covered by the power of
Your great love
My debt is paid,
there’s nothing that can separate
My heart from Your great love
 
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Your Love
 
Because on and on and on and on it goes
Before it overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I never, ever, have to be afraid
This one thing remains
This one thing remains

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.

“Follow You”
Go on, lay your troubles down
Set your feet on solid ground
Peace deep as I have found
I wanna follow you

Come on, all you weak and weary
Come ’round now if you can hear me
Poor, sick, and God-fearing
I wanna follow you
Said I wanna follow you

Leave all your trouble
Leave all your sorrow
Set down your burden
Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Sisters and Brothers
Come on and follow

Go on, leave your worries, too
Not a bit of good they do
There’s a word that’s coming through
Go on, leave your worry, took

So I call your name in the middle of the night
I wanna know can you hear my cries?
June heat and moonlight
I wanna follow you
Said I wanna follow you

Leave all your trouble
Leave all your sorrow
Set down your burden
Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Sisters and Brothers
Come on and follow

Lay your burdens down
Lay your burdens down
Lay your burdens down
Lay your burdens down

Leave all your trouble
Leave all your sorrow
Set down your burden
Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Sisters and Brothers
Come on and follow

Said I wanna follow you

 Psalm 104:13-24 (CEB)
13 From your lofty house, you water the mountains.
The earth is filled full by the fruit of what you’ve done.
14 You make grass grow for cattle;
you make plants for human farming
in order to get food from the ground,
15        and wine, which cheers people’s hearts,
along with oil, which makes the face shine,
and bread, which sustains the human heart.
16 The Lord’s trees are well watered—
the cedars of Lebanon, which God planted,
17     where the birds make their nests,
where the stork has a home in the cypresses.
18 The high mountains belong to the mountain goats;
the ridges are the refuge of badgers.
19 God made the moon for the seasons,
and the sun too, which knows when to set.
20 You bring on the darkness and it is night,
when every forest animal prowls.
21 The young lions roar for their prey,
seeking their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they gather together
and lie down in their dens.
23 Then people go off to their work,
to do their work until evening.
24 Lord, you have done so many things!
You made them all so wisely!
The earth is full of your creations!

“Turning Over Tables”
Fear runs deep
Spreading like a virus
Hate is cheap
From afar it cost you nothin’

Sister take my hand
Brother we will stand
Open up your heart and find

Love is turnin’ over tables Breakin’ off chains
When I see you in the stranger
I’m no longer a slave
Turnin’ over tables
Tearin’ down walls
Buildin’ up the bridges
Between us all

Let courage be
My willingness to listen
So I can feel
The wound inside my heart

Let seeds of peace
Grow in hearts around us
That trees of hope
Give shade to all mankind

Sister take my hand
Brother we will stand
Open up your heart and find

Love is turnin’ over tables Breakin’ off chains
When I see you in the stranger
I’m no longer a slave
Turnin’ over tables
Tearin’ down walls
Buildin’ up the bridges
Between us all

Love can separate
All that love has made
We are everyone the same

We refuse to be
A Brother’s enemy
We will stand for all mankind

Love is turnin’ over tables Breakin’ off chains
When I see you in the stranger
I’m no longer a slave
Turnin’ over tables
Tearin’ down walls
Buildin’ up the bridges
Between us all

Love is turnin’ over tables
Breakin’ off chains
When I see you in the stranger
I’m no longer a slave
Turnin’ over tables
Tearin’ down walls
Buildin’ up the bridges
Between us all

Genesis 2:1-4, 15 (CEB)
1 The heavens and the earth and all who live in them were completed. 2 On the sixth day God completed all the work that he had done, and on the seventh day God rested from all the work that he had done. 3 God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all the work of creation. 4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created.

On the day the Lord God made earth and sky… 15 The Lord God took the human and settled him in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it.

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

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After the sermon, we’ll share in a brief moment of quiet, prayerful reflection. 

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.

As we offer ourselves to God during the Offering 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.

“Day by Day”
Server, you remind us of our Savior’s bowl and towel.
Teacher, you are raising up a child to be kind.
Lawyer, give us hope that justice one day will surround us
 
May God’s kingdom come
On earth His will be done,
 
Farmer, you are working for a table full of bounty.
Painter, with each color you are teaching us to see.
Nurse, yours are the healing hands that touch the poor and broken:
 
May God’s kingdom come
On earth His will be done,
 
Lord, be close to us
Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, please put Your hand on us day by day.
 
Carpenter, you frame a house for those who need protection.
Laborer, you lift a heavy burden for the weak.
Leaders, build a city that all children may rejoice in
 
May God’s kingdom come
On earth His will be done,
 
Lord, be close to us
Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, please put Your hand on us day by day.
 
Lord, be close to us
Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, please put Your hand on us day by day.

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.

“Thank You”
I can sing a billion songs
Dance till my feet are numb
Spin till I’m empty and poor
Can’t praise You enough
 
I can shout till my voice gives way
Leap till I have no strength
Lose my breath trying to explain
I can’t praise You enough
 
And if time were to stall, I can never tell it all
Words are few, this will have to do
 
I just wanna thank You
I just wanna thank You
I just wanna thank You
Oh I’m grateful
 
You sang till I found my song
You danced till my heart woke up
Now I move to the rhythm of love
I can’t praise You enough
 
You wept my till I found my strength
You lost your breath dying to save me
I’ll never go back to that grave
I can’t praise You enough
 
And if time were to stall, I can never tell it all
Words are few, this will have to do
 
I just wanna thank You
I just wanna thank You
I just wanna thank You
Oh I’m grateful
 
I just wanna thank You
I just wanna thank You
I just wanna thank You
Oh I’m grateful
 
I’m standing in the promise
Surrounded by Your goodness
You have overwhelmed us
Hallelujah
 
I’m standing in the promise
Surrounded by Your goodness
You’re just getting started
Hallelujah
 
And if time were to stall, I can never tell it all
Words are few, this will have to do
 
I just wanna thank You
I just wanna thank You
I just wanna thank You
Oh I’m grateful

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“Sweet Sweet Spirit”
There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place
And I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord
There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know that it’s the presence of the Lord
 
Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet heavenly dove
Stay right here with us, filling us with Your love
And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise
Without a doubt we know that we’ll have been revived
When we shall leave this place
 
There are blessings you cannot receive
‘Till you know Him in His fullness and believe
You’re the one to profit when you say
“I am going to walk with Jesus all the way
 
Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet heavenly dove
Stay right here with us, filling us with Your love
And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise
Without a doubt we know that we’ll have been revived
When we shall leave this place
 
There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place
And I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord
There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know that it’s the presence of the Lord
 
Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet heavenly dove
Stay right here with us, filling us with Your love
And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise
Without a doubt we know that we’ll have been revived
When we shall leave this place
 

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.

“One Thing Remains” words and music by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle
© 2010 ChristaJoy Music Publishing
Used by Permission. CCLI License #5508444  
 
“Day by Day” words and music by Isaac Wardell, Lowana Wallace
© 2017 Porter’s Gate Publishing
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7097859
 
“Turning Over Tables” words and music by Alex Pappas, David Gungor, John Arndt, Matt Maher
© 2017 SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7069914
 
“Follow You” words and music by Ben Rector
© 2013 Aptly Named Recordings/ROAR\
 
“Thank You” words and music by Chandler Moore, Dante Bowe, Steffany Gretzinger
© 2019 Bethel Worship Publishing
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7150174
 
“Sweet Sweet Spirit” words and music by Doris Akers
© 1990 Manna Music, Inc.
Used by Permission. CCLI License #18204