Here’s an outline we used at Celebration for our October Night of Worship. If you’re hoping to plan a similar service, I hope it helps you.
Psalm 27 Worship Service Outline
Opening Worship Song Set
Greeting and Prayer
SECTION ONE – LIVING UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE LORD
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27:1-3 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation, so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.”
Sharing – Expounding on Psalm 27:1-3 and what it means to live under the protection of the Lord.
Prayer – Acknowledging our Dependence on the Lord. Mention His greatness and how we can be confident that He will take care of us no matter what is happening.
Suggested Song –
- I Need You –
SECTION TWO – LIVING IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27:4-6 – “The one thing I ask of the Lord-the thing I seek most-is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in His temple. For He will conceal me there when troubles come; He will hide me in His sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At His sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.”
Sharing – Expounding on Psalm 27:4-6 and what it means to live in the presence of the Lord.
Prayer – Thanking God for His presence and for the confidence we can have in the midst of diversity because of His daily presence in our lives
- Here As In Heaven –
SECTION THREE – LIVING WITH THE PLEDGE OF THE LORD’S FAITHFULNESS
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27:7-10 – “Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.”
Sharing – Expounding on Psalm 27:7-10 and what the faithfulness of the Lord means to each of us.
Prayer – Thanking God for His faithfulness in our lives and for the assurance that He will always be faithful to us.
Suggested Song –
- Do It Again –
SECTION FOUR – LIVING WITH THE PROMISE OF A FUTURE WITH THE LORD
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27:13-14 – “Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”
Sharing – Expounding on Psalm 27:13-14 and what it means to live with the promise of a great future with the Lord, both in this life and in the next.
Prayer – Thanking God for the promise of a great future with Him.
Suggested Song –
- Yes and Amen –
Conclusion – Expound upon the faithfulness and protection of the Lord in these uncertain times. Share about how we can always trust in the Lord because we can be certain of His love for us.
- Upbeat Closing Song
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