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Drive-In Worship

Drive-In Worship Sundays at 9:30 am, Rain or Shine

Drive-In Church

Sundays at 9:30 am

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Things You Need to Know about Drive-In Worship at Cumberland


The whole design of this worship service is to keep us all safe while still getting to worship together. So, with that in mind:


1. Everyone stays in their vehicle.


2. Restrooms are now available in the Family Life Center if you need to use them. Please wash your hands when finished.


3. The service will be brief, so please don’t leave before the service is over as it will be distracting to others.


4. Tune in on your Radio to 91.7 FM. This is how you will hear the service from withing the parking lot. We are not broadcasting past the church property.


5. Some parts of the service provide and interactive opportunity to flash your lights, use your windshield wipers, and honk your horns. Please do these things only during the times when guided to do so.


6. Everything you will need to participate in the Drive-In service will be available on the website

at www.cumberlandchurch.com


7. It is still important that we give. Online giving is probably best as it is safe and secure from online theft and from coronavirus - (www.cumberlandchurch.com) - but checks can be mailed to the church @ 2280 Parr Avenue, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024. We will also take up cash or checks after the Drive-In service via a drop- in basket as you leave.


8. The services will be live streamed if you feel like it is better for you and yours to just stay at home. You can find the live stream at www.cumberlandchurch.com


These are strange and difficult times we are living in. Hopefully these Drive-In services can help us to stay connected and provide a meaningful time to be together…while still being kind of apart!

Prayer Concerns?

Order of Worship January 24, 2021

Welcome

Greetings


Call to Worship

(Inspired by John 3)


We praise you loving and eternal God

for your love of all people

expressed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We praise you for his commitment to justice,

his zeal for true worship of you

and his willingness to replace all other sacrifices

with the sacrifice of his own life.

In his name we offer you our worship. Amen.*honk



No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus


I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus

Since I found in Him a friend so strong and true;

I would tell you how he changed my life completely 

He did something that no other friend could do


No one ever cared for me like Jesus

There's no other friend so kind as he

No one else could take the sin and darkness from me

O how much He cared for me!


Every day He comes to me with new assurance,

More and more I understand His words of love

But I'll never know just why He came to save me,

Till someday I see His blessed face above


No one ever cared for me like Jesus

There's no other friend so kind as he

No one else could take the sin and darkness from me

O how much He cared for me!


Invocation


With All My Heart


With all my heart

I want to love You, Lord

And live my life

Each day to know You more.

All that is in me

Is Yours completely;

I'll serve You only,

With all my heart.

(Repeat)


Prayers of the People

(inspired by Genesis 12: 1-4, John 3: 1-17)


God of Abram and Nicodemus,

God of all of us who think we are

too old or too poor or too small or too weak or too busy,

God of all of us daunted by the sheer wonder

of the plan you lay out before us:

we come to you now, aware of all you have done for us,

           and yet still struggling with our doubts.


Birth us all anew, O God;

hear us and help us on our journey..honk


God of Abram and Nicodemus, we pray for this world

where so many wander homeless

not by choice, but out of necessity,

           where so many are looking

for milk and honey or a great Name to rescue them.

We pray for all the people in this world, especially . . .

We pray for the women and men who lay down their lives

for the safety of brothers and sisters and neighbors . . .

We pray for those who lead us . . .


Birth us all anew, O God;

hear us and help us on our journey..honk


[Silence]


God of Abram and Nicodemus,

we pray for all those who long for a new beginning:

     those who are imprisoned,

     those who are estranged,

     those who have left loved ones behind,

     and those who are ill or infirm, especially . . .

Give them all new life by the power of your Spirit.

Help us to see how we can be present with them

as your hands and feet.


Birth us all anew, O God;

hear us and help us on our journey..honk


[Silence]


God of Abram and Nicodemus,

           we pray for your holy Church . . .

Give us the courage to leave everything behind and follow you.

Give us the faith to act on what we do not understand.

Bless us to be a blessing to everyone in your Name.

Birth us all anew, O God;

hear us and help us on our journey..*honk


[Silence]


Birth us all anew, O God.

Hear us and help us on our journey.

Help us to grow up again,

     to accept not only earthly things but heavenly things,

    to lift up your Son and be lifted up ourselves,

    to let your Spirit move us beyond our understanding.

God of Abram and Nicodemus and all of us,

           hear us and help us

even as surely as the Spirit blows among us,

           all for the sake of your dear Son,

           who taught us when we pray to say:

 Our Father, who art in heaven . . .


[The Lord's Prayer]


Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

forever.

Amen. *Honk

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John 3:1-17

NIV


Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a]”

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d]

“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[g]

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Footnotes

  1. John 3:3 The Greek for again also means from above; also in verse 7.
  2. John 3:6 Or but spirit
  3. John 3:7 The Greek is plural.
  4. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind.
  5. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven
  6. John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.
  7. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21.



A Brief Reflection- Pastor Cory

I'd Rather Have Jesus


I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold

I'd rather be His than have riches untold

I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands

I'd rather be led by His nail-pierced hand


Than to be the king of a vast domain

And be held in sin's dread sway.

I'd rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today.


He's fairer than lilies of rarest bloom

He's sweeter than honey from out the comb

He's all that my hunger-ing spirit needs

I'd rather have Je-sus and let Him lead


Than to be the king of a vast domain

And be held in sin's dread sway.

I'd rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today.


Benediction