Preparing For Worship

Leading up to Sunday, February 5

Scripture Passage

1 Corinthians 16: 1-11

Reflection

Matthew 7: 13-14 says:

Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Our Song of Response this week is “Narrow Little Road.” Contemplate its words ahead of time.

I believe in the love of God

It is an orphan’s wildest dream

It is a narrow little road

It is an ever-widening desert stream

I will leave this road

For the narrow

It is portrayed in the bread and wine

Let it fortify my bones

It is more than just a sign

It is the fountain from that desert stone

I will leave this road

For the narrow

It is the path where the humble go

It is the narrow not the broad

It is the pathway down the hill

To the graveyard of the living God

I will leave this road

For the narrow

The love of God is the hymn of hope

Let the needy join the throng

Let the widow hear and cope

Let the crippled rise to sing this song

I will leave this road

For the narrow

Is there a “road or way” that you need to leave? What does it look like in your life to find and enter the narrow road that leads to life?

Songs We’ll Be Singing

Song of…

Invocation: This is My Father’s World

Adoration: Hosanna

Thanksgiving: I Will Rise

Response: Narrow Little Road