My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone - Taize Service
A sample Taize service plan.
Theme of the Service
Enter in Silence
Veni Sancte Spiritus (SPT #41)
Come and Fill (SPT #28)
Sung Call to Worship:
Be Still, for the Presence (SNC 11)
Time of Silence
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession w/ sung refrain(Kyrie, SNC 53)
Assurance of Forgiveness
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
When we cry, "Abba! Father!"
it is the very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ"
Loving Spirit (SNC 235, Vs. 1)
Can a woman forget her nursing child,
or show no compassion for the child in her womb?
As a mother comforts her child,
so I will comfort you, says the Lord.
-Isaiah 49:15, 66:13
Loving Spirit (SNC 235, Vs. 2)
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
As a father has compassion for his children,
so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.
Loving Spirit (SNC 235, Vs. 3)
Since you are precious and honored in my sight
and because I love you
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your live.
Do not be afraid for I am with you.
Loving Spirit (SNC 235, Vs. 4)
Take comfort in the assurance
that even those things that are hidden from memory,
or are too deep for our words,
are not beyond God's forgiving love.
Loving Spirit (SNC 235, Vs. 5)
God, who knows us completely,
bestows pardon and peace.
Thanks be to God!
Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving:
O Come and Let Us Sing to God (TSP 29)
In The Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful (TSP 10)
In God Alone My Soul (TSP 8)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 62:1-4
My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down-
This leaning wall, this tottering fence?
They fully intend to topple him from his lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouth they bless, but in their hearts they curse.
Sung Scripture: My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone (PsH #62, Vs. 1)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 62:5-8
Sung Scripture: My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone (PsH #62, Vs. 2)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 62:9-12
Lowborn men are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie;
if weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
together they are only a breath.
Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.
One thing God has spoken,
two things have I heard:
that you, O God, are strong,
and that you, O Lord, are loving.
Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.
Sung Scripture: My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone (PsH #62, Vs. 3)
Sung Response: In God Alone My Soul (TSP 8)
Prayers of the People
The Lord's Prayer
Sending: May the God of peace,
who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,
make us complete in everything good
so that we may do God's will,
working among us that which is pleasing in God's sight,
through Jesus Christ,
to whom be the glory forever and ever!
- Hebrews 13:20-21
Closing Song: Raise a Song of Gladness (SPT #18)SPT refers to Songs and Prayers from Taizé (Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, 1991)
TSP refers to Taizé: Songs for Prayer (Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, 1998)
SNC refers to Sing! A New Creation (CRC Publications, 2001)
PsH refers to Psalter Hymnal (CRC Publications, 1987)