Sunday Home Service Guides

While the church is unable to meet, we will be putting together weekly service guides to help guide you and your families in a time of worship. We pray that this is a sweet time of turning to the Lord.   

Order of Service

March 29, 2020


Open with Prayer


Songs:


By Faith


God Moves in a Mysterious Way


Come Thou Long Expected Jesus


All My Ways are Known to You


Fearless


Psalm 34


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Giving Thanks in Times of Absence

Scriptures: Acts 17:1-18:17; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5



Tools from Bible Study

  • Light bulb: What stands out in this passage
  • Question Mark: What questions do you have about this passage?
  • Arrow: What actions does this passage call us to (commands to obey; promises to trust; songs to sing; verses to memorize; prayers to pray)?


Discussion Questions

  • Acts 17-18 describe the setting in which 1 Thessalonians is written. Paul begins by ministering in the city of Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-9), but likely writes the letter to the Thessalonians from the city of Corinth (Acts 18:1-17). What was Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica like?
  • What event unfolds in these two chapters that would lead you to believe Paul’s writing in a season of discouragement?
  • After reading 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, what does Paul give thanks for in regards to the Thessalonian Christians?
  • What are some struggles that make giving thanks difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What are some works of faith, labors of love, and steadfastness of hope you’ve witnessed in the church during your time at Center City?
  • What is one way you can give thanks this week?
  • Who is one person to whom you can mail a thank you note, thanking them for the gospel’s work through their life?


Close in Prayer

Order of Service

March 22, 2020


Open with Prayer


Songs:

Come People of the Risen King


Romans 12:1


King of Kings


O Come to the Altar


Yet Not I but through Christ in Me


Great is Thy Faithfulness


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Faithful Service in Times of Absence

Passages: Philippians 2:19-30; 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5


Tools from Bible Study

  • Light bulb: What stands out in this passage
  • Question Mark: What questions do you have about this passage?
  • Arrow: What actions does this passage call us to (commands to obey; promises to trust; songs to sing; verses to memorize; prayers to pray)?


Discussion Questions

  • What absences are mentioned in these passages?
  • What difficulties do these passages ascribe to prolonged absences of a congregation or members of congregation?
  • What difficulties do you foresee during the absence of our gatherings?
  • How has the absence created longing for future gather?
  • In what ways can you begin praying now for a longing to gather in the near future?
  • What are some ways you can still serve while we're not gathering together?


Close with Prayer