Service Order – Helsinki
Sunday, 15th of May
Prelude | 1-2 Peter playlist
CtW | Romans 8:14-18 (Christoph/Kezia)
Song 1 | Look and See
Song 2 | Hope of the Nation
Song 3 | Cornerstone
Prayer | Christ Our King (call & response, Miriam)
Testimony | Anita
Song 4 * (offering) | My worth Is Not In What I Own
Welcome | Shaun
Sermon | 1 Peter 3:13-17 | Mark
Song 5 | Blessed Assurance
Song 6 | Let Us Be Known By Our Love
Announcements | Next 2 weeks – “Kirppis Fellowship” | Football camp | PBA outreach team
Prayer | Christ our King
Christ our King,
Our world is overtaken by unexpected
calamity, and by a host of attending fears,
worries, and insecurities.
We witness suffering, confusion, and
hardship multiplied around us,
and we find ourselves swept up
in these same anxieties and troubles,
dismayed by so many uncertainties.
Now we turn to you, O God,
in this season of our distress.
Be merciful, O Christ,
to those who suffer,
to those who worry,
to those who grieve,
to those who are in pain,
to those who face death.
Let your holy compassions
be active throughout the world even now—
tending the afflicted,
comforting the brokenhearted,
and bringing hope
to many who are hopeless.
You were not ashamed
to share in our sufferings, Jesus.
Let us now be willing to share in yours,
serving as your visible witnesses
in this broken world.
Use our hardships to woo our hearts
nearer to you, O God.
Indeed, O Father, may our suffering
become a catalyst
for the refining of our love.
We are your people, who are called by you,
We need not be troubled or alarmed.
Your Spirit remains among us.
Unite and equip your people for the work before us.
Father, empower your children to live as your children.
Hear now these words, you children of God,
and be greatly encouraged:
The Lord’s throne in heaven is eternal,
and his good purposes on earth will be forever accomplished.
So we need never be swayed
by the brief and passing panics of this age.
You are the King of the Ages, O Christ,
and history is held in your Father’s hands.
We, your people, know the good
and glorious end of this story.
Let us rest afresh in your surpassing peace,
that your whole church on earth might be
liberated to love more generously and sacrificially.
Now labor in and through us, O Lord,
extending and multiplying
the many expressions of your mercy.