Worship Where You Are
New Year's Eve 2017

WELCOME.

Welcome to "Worship Where You Are" for New Year's Eve 2017! Since we will not be gathering together this Sunday, December 31st, we are bringing The Village to you! We invite you to use this page to share in a time of worship wherever you are with friends and family. Below you'll find some resources to listen, read, reflect, and pray this week as we position ourselves to enter the new year.

Then, join us next week as we kick off our new series, "What About ___?" and tackle difficult questions with honest answers. Learn more about our new series by clicking the button below. See you next week!


SING.

Listen, sing, and reflect on the words to these songs. Sing them together, or just listen and read the words as a prayer for your life as you prepare for the coming year. 


READ & REFLECT.

Read these Scriptures to yourself or out loud in a group.

LAMENTATIONS 3:22-23

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

ISAIAH 43:16-21

16 This is what the Lord says—
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
    the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
    extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
    the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21     the people I formed for myself
    that they may proclaim my praise.


WATCH.

Watch this brief message from Travis Garner, one of our pastors at The Village. 


DISCUSS.

The end of an old year and beginning of a new year is a great time to think back over all the ways God has been at work in your life over the past 12 months as well as to think about priorities and goals for your life of faith in the next year. Think about, journal, or discuss these questions with your friends or family.

  • What are the ways you've seen God at work in the past year?
  • What are the things you're most thankful for in the past year?
  • What have been some of your highs and lows in the past year?
  • As you think about the next year, what do you want to prioritize in your life of faith?
  • How will you intentionally connect more with Jesus in the coming year?
  • What next step might you take in your faith in 2018? 
  • Write down 3-5 goals, new habits, or commitments that will help you grow in 2018.

PRAY.

This prayer is called the "Wesleyan Covenant Prayer." This prayer is traditionally prayed during a service on New Year's Eve or on the first Sunday of the year, as a way of re-committing your life to following Jesus in the year to come. It's a powerful prayer, calling for a complete commitment to living a life of faith. Take a few moments to pray this silently or aloud with one another, and let it act as the guiding desire for your heart in this coming year.

 "This picture hangs in my kitchen and reminds me to pray this prayer every morning when I get up. I need that reminder!" - Pastor Travis

"This picture hangs in my kitchen and reminds me to pray this prayer every morning when I get up. I need that reminder!" - Pastor Travis

I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
exalted for you, or brought low for you;
let me be full,
let me be empty,
let me have all things,
let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.
Amen.

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GIVE.

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We can't wait to see you next Sunday, January 7, at 9 and 10:30 as we kick off our new "What About _______?" series!