August 6, 2023

[LITURGY] Psalm 145

In this weekend’s gatherings, we centered ourselves on a Lectionary Reading as found in Psalm 145; focusing ourselves on the joy and the glory of the Divine.

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In today’s liturgy episode of the podcast, we center ourselves on a Lectionary Reading as found in Psalm 145. And we focus ourselves on the joy and the glory of the Divine. Once again, thank you so much for joining us; let’s jump in with the rest of our community now.


Zach: Hey it’s good to see y’all. Listen, for those of y’all that don’t know me, I’m Zach, I’m one of the pastors here at South Bend City Church. And if it’s your first time in our space, we welcome you and we are so glad that you’re here this gorgeous Sunday morning.

I want to invite y’all to stand as you’re able and we’re gonna get this thing going, alright? Cool. 1, 2, 3…


Again I Say Rejoice by Israel Houghton
Chorus (x2)
Rejoice in the Lord always
And again I say, and again I say rejoice

Verse (x2)
Come bless the Lord, come bless the Lord
Draw near to worship Christ the Lord
And bless His name, His holy name
Declaring He is good

Oh that men would praise him
Oh that men would praise him

Chorus (x4)
Verse (x2)
Chorus (x4)

Bridge (x4)
Oh that men would praise His name
Praise His name till the ends of the Earth

Again I say, again I say

Bridge (x4)
Tag (x3)
Chorus (x4)


Zach: We want to invite you all to join us in a reading. We’re going to read it all together, it’s from the Lectionary. And one of the beautiful things about taking a reading from the Lectionary is that it’s a reminder that there are faith communities all over this world that are reading this same passage. And it’s just a way to help us to remember that there are folks everywhere doing the same thing that we’re doing, so that we’re all on one accord even though we may not be in the same space. Amen? Amen.


Lectionary Reading from Psalm 145
The Divine is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Divine is good to all, and their compassion is over all that they have made.
Love upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to Love, and Love give them their food in due season.
The Divine opens their hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing.
The Divine is just in all their ways, and kind in all their doings.
The Divine is near to all who call on them, to all who call on them in truth.
They fulfill the desire of all who fear them; they also hears their cry, and saves them.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Divine, and all flesh will bless their holy name forever and ever.


You Deserve the Glory by Aaron Keyes
Verse (x2)
You deserve the glory
And the honor
We lift our hands in worship
And we bless Your holy name

Chorus (x2)
You are great
You do miracles so great
There is no one else like You
There is no one else like You

Verse (x2)
Chorus (x4)

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