Welcome to Restoration Church: Loudoun on Sunday, June 20. Happy Father’s Day! We are so glad you are here.

For today’s gathering, here’s our order of worship:

Welcome & Announcements

Song: Grateful, Elevation Worship

Prayer: Lord’s Prayer (in unison)

Scripture: Matthew 11:25-30

Message: This Summer I Will Rest

Confirmation: Noah Myers

Communion: At Restoration Church, we practice an open table, which means all who long to seek the presence of God are welcome. After the bread and juice have been blessed, you are welcome to eat at your chair or bring it home with you.

Song: Great Things, Phil Wickham

Closing Blessing

Go in peace and grace.

Life of Restoration Updates

Upcoming Worship Services

June 27, 10 a.m.  
Online worship streaming on Facebook and our website.

July 4, 10 a.m. 
Online worship streaming on Facebook and our website.

July 11, 10 a.m.  
Indoor worship at Mercer Middle School. Learn More

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Restoration Church: Loudoun is a campus of Floris United Methodist Church. We are a faith community in the Dulles South area focused on transforming lives and building community. We strive to be a church that is centered on Jesus Christ, who taught us to love God with all our hearts and minds and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

The mission of Restoration Church: Loudoun is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our vision is to be a vital Christ-centered church that welcomes all people.

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Grateful

This is the day, that You have made
Whatever comes, I won’t complain
For all my hope, is in Your name
And now Your joy, awaits my praise
I give thanks, for all You have done
And I will sing, of Your mercy and Your love
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful!
When I was down, You brought me out
You set my feet, on higher ground
So here I stand, You are my God
His faithfulness, my Solid Rock
I give thanks, for all You have done
And I will sing, of Your mercy and Your love
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful
I give this, for all You have done
I won’t forget, all the battles You have won
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful!
And as we lift our hands up
Heavens open, heavens open
So let our lives declare the love
Our God has spoken over us
And as we lift our hands up
Heavens open, heavens open
So let our lives declare the love
Our God has spoken over us!
I give thanks, for all You have done
And I will sing, of Your mercy and Your love
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful
I give thanks, for all You have done
I won’t forget, all the battles You have won
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful!

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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

Forever. Amen.

Matthew 11:25-30

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

 

27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

 

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Confirmation

Pastor:  Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ’s holy church. We are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit. All this is God’s gift, offered to us without price. Through Confirmation, and through the reaffirmation of our faith, we renew the covenant declared at our baptism, acknowledge what God is doing for us, and affirm our commitment to Christ’s holy church.

On behalf of the whole church, I ask you; do you renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of your sins?

 

Confirmand:  I do

 

Pastor:  Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?

 

Confirmand:  I do

 

PastorDo you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior, put your whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as your Lord, in union with the church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races?

 

Confirmand:  I do

 

Pastor:  According to the grace given you, will you remain faithful members of Christ’s holy church and serve as Christ’s representatives in the world?

 

Confirmand:  I will

 

Pastor:  To the mentors, will you who mentor these candidates support and encourage them in their Christian life?

 

Mentor:  I will

 

Pastor:  To the congregation; do you as Christ’s body, the church, reaffirm both your rejection of sin and your commitment to Christ? If so, please say we do.

 

Congregation:  We do

 

Pastor:  If you will nurture one another in the Christian faith and life, and include these persons now before you in your care, please share with us in this pledge:

 

Congregation:  With God’s help, we will proclaim the good news and live according to the example of Christ. We will surround these persons with a community of love and forgiveness that they may grow in their trust of God and be found faithful in their service to others. We will pray for them, that they may be true disciples who walk in the way that leads to life.

 

Pastor:  To all gathered here today, let us join together in profession the Christian faith as contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Do you believe in God the Father?

 

Congregation:  I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

Pastor:  Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

 

Congregation:  I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

 

Pastor:  Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

 

Congregation:  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.

 

Pastor:  The Lord be with you.

 

Confirmand and Congregation:  And also with you.

 

Pastor:  Let us pray; Loving God, we thank you for your servant Moses, who led your people through the waters of the Red Sea to freedom in the Promised Land. We thank you for your son Jesus, who has passed through the deep waters of death and opened for all the way of salvation. Now send your Spirit, that those who are washed in this water may die with Christ and rise with him, to find true freedom as your children, alive in Christ forever. Amen.

 

Pastor:  Will you be loyal to Christ through The United Methodist Church and do all in your power to strengthen its ministries?

 

Confirmand:  I will

 

Pastor:  As members of this United Methodist Church, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service, and your witness to the world?

 

Confirmand:  I will

 

Pastor:  Members of the household of God, I commend these persons to your love and care. Do all in your power to increase their faith, confirm their hope, and perfect them in love. If that is your intent, please join us in this pledge:

 

Congregation:  We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love.  As members together with you in the body of Christ and in this congregation of The United Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, and our service, that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.

Great Things

Come let us worship our King
Come let us bow at His feet
He has done great things
See what our Savior has done
See how His love overcomes
He has done great things
He has done great things
Oh, hero of Heaven, You conquer the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
Oh God, You have done great things
We dance in Your freedom, awake and alive
Oh Jesus, our Savior, Your name lifted high
Oh God, You have done great things
You’ve been faithful through every storm
You’ll be faithful forevermore
You have done great things
And I know You will do it again
For Your promise is “Yes and Amen”
You will do great things
God, You do great things
Oh, hero of Heaven, You conquer the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
Oh God, You have done great things
We dance in Your freedom, awake and alive
Oh Jesus, our Savior, Your name lifted high
Oh God, You have done great things
Hallelujah God, above it all
Hallelujah God, unshakable
Hallelujah, You have done great things (repeat)
Oh, hero of Heaven, You conquer the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
Oh God, You have done great things
We dance in Your freedom, awake and alive
Oh Jesus, our Savior, Your name lifted high
Oh God, You have done great things

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