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 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

“In the House”

Good morning
Has it been a long night
Maybe been a long year
Maybe been a hard life
Maybe you’re not alright

If you got a little red in your eyes
You’ve come to he right place
People like you People like me
This is where we all find grace
Come on now

Bet you’ll wanna sing hallelujah
Bet you’ll say an amen
Can’t help but celebrate being born again

Somebody who loves you
Is waiting at the door
It’s home sweet home here
In the house of the Lord

Take a load off
You’re about to find your rest
It’s a crazy world out there
Got some hope right here
Out of the wilderness

If you’re needing water for your soul
Well you’re in the right place
Doesn’t matter if you’re
Rich, you’re poor
Whoever you are
This is where we all find grace
Come on now

Bet you’ll wanna sing hallelujah
Bet you’ll say an amen
Can’t help but celebrate being born again

Somebody who loves you
Is waiting at the door
It’s home sweet home here
In the house of the Lord

Bring your heartache
Bring your burden
You can lay them
Down at the door

There is no fear
You belong here
Step into the
House of the Lord

Bring your heartache
Bring your burden
You can lay them
Down at the door

Ain’t it so clear
You belong here
Step into the
House of the Lord

Bet you’ll wanna sing hallelujah
Bet you’ll say an amen
Can’t help but celebrate being born again

Somebody who loves you
Is waiting at the door
It’s home sweet home here
In the house of the Lord

Bring your heartache
Bring your burden
You can lay them
Down at the door

‘There is no fear
You belong here
Step into the
House of the Lord

Bring your burden
You can lay them
Down at the door

Ain’t it so clear
You belong here
Step into the
House of the Lord

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 today, we’d love the chance to pray for you. Just tap the ‘Prayer’ button below to submit your prayer request.

“The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours)”

Father let your kingdom come
Father let your will be done
On Earth as in Heaven
Right here in my heart

Father let your kingdom come
Father let your will be done
On Earth as in Heaven
Right here in my heart

Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive us, forgive us
As we forgive the ones who sinned
Against us, forgive them

And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us
From the evil one
Let your kingdom come

Father let your kingdom come
Father let your will be done
On Earth as in Heaven
Right here in my heart

Father let your kingdom come
Father let your will be done
On Earth as in Heaven
Right here in my heart

Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive us, forgive us
As we forgive the ones who sinned
Against us, forgive them
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us
From the evil one
Let your kingdom come

It’s yours
It’s yours
All yours
All yours
The kingdom, the power
The glory are yours

It’s yours
It’s yours
All yours
All yours
Forever and ever
The kingdom is yours

It’s yours
It’s yours
All yours
All yours
The kingdom, the power
The glory are yours

It’s yours
It’s yours
All yours
All yours
Forever and ever
The kingdom is yours

Father let your kingdom come
Father let your will be done
On Earth as in Heaven
Right here in my heart

Father let your kingdom come
Father let your will be done
On Earth as in Heaven
Right here in my heart

On Earth as in Heaven
Right here in my heart

Psalm 113:1-8 (CEB)

1 Praise the Lord!
You who serve the Lord—praise!
Praise the Lord’s name!

2 Let the Lord’s name be blessed
from now until forever from now!

3 From sunrise to sunset,
let the Lord’s name be praised!

4 The Lord is high over all the nations;
God’s glory is higher than the skies!

5 Who could possibly compare to the Lord our God?
God rules from on high;

6 he has to come down to even see heaven and earth!

7 God lifts up the poor from the dirt
and raises up the needy from the garbage pile

8 to seat them with leaders—
with the leaders of his own people!

“Living Waters” 

Are you thirsty? Are you empty?
Come and drink these living waters
Tired and broken, peace unspoken
Rest beside these living waters

There’s a river that flows with mercy and love
Bringing joy to the city of our God
There our hope is secure, do not fear anymore
Praise the Lord of living waters

Christ is calling, find refreshing
At the cross of living waters
Lay your life down, all the old gone
Rise up in these living waters

There’s a river that flows with mercy and love
Bringing joy to the city of our God
There our hope is secure, do not fear anymore
Praise the Lord of living waters

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longs after You
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship You

You alone are my strength my shield
To you alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship You

Spirit moving, mercy washing
Healing in these living waters
Lead your children to the shore line
Life is in these living waters

There’s a river that flows with mercy and love
Bringing joy to the city of our God
There our hope is secure, do not fear anymore
Praise the Lord of living waters

There’s a river that flows with mercy and love
Bringing joy to the city of our God
There our hope is secure, do not fear anymore
Praise the Lord of living waters

Praise the Lord of living waters

Matthew 15: 21-28 (CEB)
21 From there, Jesus went to the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from those territories came out and shouted, “Show me mercy, Son of David. My daughter is suffering terribly from demon possession.” 23 But he didn’t respond to her at all. His disciples came and urged him, “Send her away; she keeps shouting out after us.”

24 Jesus replied, “I’ve been sent only to the lost sheep, the people of Israel.” 25 But she knelt before him and said, “Lord, help me.” 26 He replied, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and toss it to dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord. But even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall off their masters’ table.”

28 Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith. It will be just as you wish.” And right then her daughter was healed.

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. 

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 via here so we can lift you up in our prayers this week.

“Heal Us” 

Heal us, Emmanuel, here we are
We long to feel Thy touch
Deep wounded souls to Thee we fly
O Savior hear our cry

Our faith is feeble, we confess
We faintly trust Thy word
But will You pity us the less?
Be that far from You Lord!

Heal us, Emmanuel, here we are
We long to feel Thy touch
Deep wounded souls to Thee we fly
O Savior hear our cry

Remember him who once applied
With trembling for relief
“Lord, I believe,” with tears he cried
“O help my unbelief!”

Heal us, Emmanuel, here we are
We long to feel Thy touch
Deep wounded souls to Thee we fly
O Savior hear our cry

Like her, with hopes and fears we come
To touch You if we may
O send us not despairing home
Send none unhealed away

Heal us, Emmanuel, here we are
We long to feel Thy touch
Deep wounded souls to Thee we fly
O Savior hear our cry

Heal us, Emmanuel, here we are
We long to feel Thy touch
Deep wounded souls to Thee we fly
O Savior hear our cry

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.

“Surrounded 

There’s a table that You’ve prepared for me
In the presence of my enemies
It’s Your body and Your blood You’ve shed for me
This is how I fight my battles

There’s a table that You’ve prepared for me
In the presence of my enemies
It’s Your body and Your blood You’ve shed for me
This is how I fight my battles

And I believe You’ve overcome
And I will lift my song of praise for what You’ve done

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

In the valley I know that You’re with me
And surely Your goodness and mercy follow me
So my weapons are praise and thanksgiving
This is how I fight my battles

And I believe You’ve overcome
And I will lift my song of praise for what You’ve done

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

  • 2022 Generosity Campaign: On Sunday, October 9th, we will begin this year’s 4-week generosity campaign called, “Arise! Shine!” We’ll be celebrating all that God is doing at Kindred, all that God has in store for us, and exploring the ways we can each join with God to empower Kindred’s ministries in the year ahead.
  • Hangout at Ponysaurus: All are welcome to come hang out with us at Ponysaurus Brewing on Sunday, Oct. 16th 3:30-5pm. It’s a great chance to come see friends and make new ones! Kids and dogs welcome too!
  • Everything Else: Find more details and other updates for this week by clicking on the Newsletter button below.

“Child of Love 

I was walking the wayside, lost on a lonely road
I was chasing the high life, tryna satisfy my soul

All the lies I believed in, left me crying like the rain
Then I saw lightning from Heaven, and I’ve never been the same

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love

I’ve felt the sting of the fire, but I saw You in the flames
Just when I thought it was over, You broke me out of the grave

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I am a child of love
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love

Nothing can change the way You love me
Nothing can change the way
I belong to You, yes, I do
Nothing can separate
Nothing can change the way You love me
Nothing can change the way
I belong to You, yes, I do
Nothing can separate

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I am a child of love
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love

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.

“Child of Love” words and music Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, Scott Cash
© 2020 Bay19
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7153977

“Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” words and music by Elyssa Smith
© 2017 UR Global Publishing
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7098758

“Heal Us” words and music by Kevin Twit Lucas S. Morton William Cowper
© 2015 Lucas Morton Music
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7079488
Aug 22 2021

“Living Waters” words and music by Ed Cash, Kristyn Getty
© 2016 Capitol CMG Paragon
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7063743

“The Lord’s Prayer” (It’s Yours) words and music by Bryan Fowler, Jacob Sooter, Matt Maher
© Be Essential Songs
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7200544

“In the House” words and music by Ben Glover, David Crowder, Jeff Sojka
© 2021 9t One Songs
Used by Permission. CCLI License #7174654