Worship on Sunday, January 10, 2021
Order of Service Vocal Prelude. "Precious, Lord, Take My Hand" Welcome, and Greeting Call to Worship, incorporating "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; our helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; his craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, on earth is not his equal. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing; were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus it is he, Lord Sabaoth his name, from age to age the same, and he must win the battle. The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; God speaks and the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come, behold the works of the Lord! God makes wars cease to the end of the earth; God breaks the bow, shatters the spear, & burns the shields with fire. And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, we will not fear, for God has willed his truth to triumph through us. The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him; his rage we can endure, for lo! his doom is sure, one little word shall fell him. Be still, and know that the Lord is God! God is exalted among the nations; God is exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth; the Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth; let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also; the body they may kill, God’s truth abideth still, his kingdom is forever. Moment for Reflection & Opening Prayer Songs of Praise "Always" & "Be Unto Your Name " Call to Confession Prayer of Confession Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy. We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light, and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. Words of Blessing and Assurance Prayer Scripture Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come, behold the works of the LORD; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. ‘Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.’ The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Sermon “Turning to God as our Refuge When the Nation Is in an Uproar” The Lord’s Prayer in Unison Doxology Closing Blessing Closing Hymn "America, the Beautiful"
Worship for Sunday, December 27, 2020
Order of Service: Prelude Welcome & Announcements Lighting of the Christ Candle Moment for Reflection Opening Prayer Hymn of Praise "O Come All Ye Faithful" Call to Worship Songs of Praise "What Child Is This?" "Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground)". Chris Tomlin & Ed Cash Prayer of Confession Words of Blessing and Assurance Prayer Scripture. Luke 2: 1-20 Sermon. "Laying Him in a Manger When There was No Room in the Inn: Making room in our hearts for Jesus, in spite of our difficulties" The Lord's Prayer Doxology Closing Blessing Closing Hymn "Good Christian Men, Rejoice"
Worship for December 20, 2020
Scripture is First John 4: 9-12 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. Sermon “God’s love revealed among us: The real message of Jesus’ birth” Pastor Jim Deal
Worship for December 13, 2020
Worship for the Third Sunday of Advent Theme: Joy! First Scripture Psalm 98: 1-6 O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gained him victory. The LORD has made known his victory; he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody. With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD. Second Scripture. Gospel of Luke 1: 5-16 In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. Both of them were righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord. But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were getting on in years. Once when he was serving as priest before God and his section was on duty, he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and offer incense. Now at the time of the incense-offering, the whole assembly of the people was praying outside. Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was terrified; and fear overwhelmed him. But the angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John. You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit. He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. Sermon “You will have joy and gladness: How the Lord surprises us in the midst of barren times” Pastor Jim Deal
Worship December 6, 2020
This is the fuller version of today's worship service, with additional video at the beginning and ending of the service. The main part of the service is identical to the previous video posted. Our apologies for the two different videos, and for not getting this one uploaded until now.
Worship on Sunday, December 6, 2020
Worship for the Second Sunday of Advent. Scriptures: Psalm 71: verses 5 and 14 5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. 14 But I will hope continually, and will praise you yet more and more. Romans 5: 1-5 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 15: 13 13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Sermon: Sermon “A Thrill of Hope: Claiming the Hopeful Message of Christ in the Year 2020” Rev. Jim Deal
Worship on November 29, 2020
Worship on the First Sunday of Advent. Scriptures Malachi 4: 1-2, 5-6 See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. Lo, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of parents to their children and the hearts of children to their parents, so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse. Matthew 1: 1-2, 16-17 An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations. Sermon “He will turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the hearts of children to their parents” Rev. Jim Deal
Worship on Sunday, November 22, 2020
Scripture Reading Colossians 3: 12-15, 4: 2-5 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison, so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should. Conduct yourselves wisely towards outsiders, making the most of the time. Sermon Making the most of the time: Choosing to be thankful for our blessings Rev. Jim Deal
Worship on Sunday, November 15, 2020
Scripture Luke 15: 8-10 ‘Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, “Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.” Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.’ Sermon The incredible value of one: Celebrating when the lost are found in Christ
Worship on Sunday, November 8, 2020
Scripture Reading Joshua 24: 1-3, 14-25 Sermon Choose this day whom you will serve: Lessons from the life of Joshua Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. 2And Joshua said to all the people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Long ago your ancestors—Terah and his sons Abraham and Nahor—lived beyond the Euphrates and served other gods. 3Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River and led him through all the land of Canaan and made his offspring many. I gave him Isaac; 14 ‘Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.’ 16 Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; 17for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed;18and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.’ 19 But Joshua said to the people, ‘You cannot serve the Lord, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. 20If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm, and consume you, after having done you good.’21And the people said to Joshua, ‘No, we will serve the Lord!’ 22Then Joshua said to the people, ‘You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord, to serve him.’ And they said, ‘We are witnesses.’23He said, ‘Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.’ 24The people said to Joshua, ‘The Lord our God we will serve, and him we will obey.’ 25So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made statutes and ordinances for them at Shechem.
Worship for Sunday, November 1, 2020. All Saint's Day, a Communion Sunday
Scripture Reading Revelation 7: 9-17 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, singing, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.’ Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?’ I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the one that knows.’ Then he said to me, ‘These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ Sermon A vision of Palm Branches after the Great Ordeal: God’s future will transcend our present troubles Pastor Jim Deal
Worship on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Sermon based on Matthew 11: 2-19 2 When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples 3and said to him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ 4Jesus answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. 6And blessed is anyone who takes no offence at me.’ 7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 8What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. 9What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is the one about whom it is written, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.” 11Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John came; 14and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15Let anyone with ears listen! 16 ‘But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one another, 17 “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.” 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon”; 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!” Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.’ Main Sermon Points: First lesson on positive relationships: Communicate directly, or as directly as you can under the circumstances. Second lesson on positive relationships: Don’t hide things from people. Show your work. Third Lesson on positive relationships: Compliment people when you can do so Fourth Lesson on positive relationships: Compliment people more than once Fifth Lesson on positive relationships: Tell people the truth, always, even when it is not always easy to hear. Sixth Lesson on positive relationships: A shared history enriches relationships Seventh Lesson on positive relationships: Accept each other’s differences Eighth Lesson on positive relationships: Don’t believe gossip, especially about your friends!
Worship on Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Welcome, and Greeting †Hymn of Praise Great Is Thy Faithfulness 139 Call to Worship O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; tell of God’s salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, God’s marvelous works among all the peoples. For great is the LORD. And greatly to be praised; Let us worship God! Hallelujah! and Amen. Songs of Praise Who You Say I Am Fielding & Morgan Who am I that the highest King Would welcome me? I was lost but He brought me in Oh, His love for me Oh, His love for me Who the Son sets free Oh, is free indeed I'm a child of God Yes, I am Free at last, He has ransomed me His grace runs deep While I was a slave to sin Jesus died for me Yes, He died for me Who the Son sets free Oh, is free indeed I'm a child of God Yes, I am In my Father's house There's a place for me I'm a child of God Yes, I am I am chosen Not forsaken I am who You say I am You are for me Not against me I am who You say I am I am chosen Not forsaken I am who You say I am You are for me Not against me I am who You say I am I am who You say I am Who the Son sets free Oh, is free indeed I'm a child of God Yes, I am In my Father's house There's a place for me I'm a child of God Yes, I am In my Father's house There's a place for me I'm a child of God Yes, I am I am chosen Not forsaken I am who You say I am You are for me Not against me I am who You say I am Oh, I am who You say I am Yes, I am who You say I am Who the Son sets free Oh, is free indeed I'm a child of God Yes, I am In my Father's house There's a place for me I'm a child of God Yes, I am What the Lord has Done in Me Morgan Let the weak say, "I am strong" Let the poor say, "I am rich" Let the blind say, "I can see" It's what the lord has done in me Let the weak say, "I am strong" Let the poor say, "I am rich" Let the blind say, "I can see" It's what the lord has done in me Hosanna, hosanna To the lamb that was slain Hosanna, hosanna Jesus died and rose again Into the river I will wade And there my sins are washed away From the heavens mercy streams Of the savior's love for me Hosanna, hosanna To the lamb that was slain Hosanna, hosanna Jesus died and rose again Hosanna, hosanna To the lamb that was slain Hosanna, hosanna Jesus died and rose again And I will rise from waters deep Into the saving arms of god And I will sing salvation songs Jesus christ has set me free Hosanna, hosanna To the lamb that was slain Hosanna, hosanna Jesus died and rose again Hosanna, hosanna To the lamb that was slain Hosanna, hosanna Jesus died and rose again Call to Confession Unison Prayer of Confession (A Prayer for Forgiveness) Merciful God, you pardon and forgive all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sins and ask for your mercy. We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness. In your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Do not cast us from your presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit. We pray this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen. Words of Blessing and Assurance †Hymn of Preparation Take My Life and Let It Be 597 Verses 1, 5 & 6 1 Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee. Take my moments and my days; let them flow in endless praise, let them flow in endless praise. 5 Take my love; my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store. Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee, ever, only, all for thee. 6 Take my will and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine. Take my heart it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne, it shall be thy royal throne. Prayer of Preparation Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 7: 17-24 Sermon Living the life which God has given to You Pastor Jim Deal
Worship for Sunday, October 11, 2020
Welcome, and Greeting †Hymn of Praise The Church's One Foundation 401 1 The church's one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord; she is his new creation by water and the Word: from heav'n he came and sought her to be his holy bride; with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died. 2 Elect from ev'ry nation, yet one o'er all the earth, her charter of salvation one Lord, one faith, one birth; one holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food, and to one hope she presses, with ev'ry grace endued. 3 'Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war, she waits the consummation of peace forevermore; till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest, and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest. 4 Yet she on earth hath union with the God the Three in One, and mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won: O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we, like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee. Call to Worship Let us look to the Lord as the cornerstone of our faith. Let us build our lives on that cornerstone. May the choices we make reflect our dedication We dedicate ourselves to live lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. Today, may we experience Jesus. For Jesus is the very foundation of our lives. Let us worship God. Hallelujah! and Amen. Moment for Reflection & Opening Prayer Songs of Praise Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone Amazing grace. How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now I'm found Was blind, but now I see 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear And grace my fears relieved How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed My chains are gone I've been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy rains Unending love, Amazing grace The Lord has promised good to me His word my hope secures He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures My chains are gone I've been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy rains Unending love, Amazing grace The Earth shall soon dissolve like snow The sun forbear to shine But God, Who called me here below Will be forever mine Will be forever mine You are forever mine Cornerstone Timothy Gustaf & Oskar My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and righteousness I dare not trust the sweetest frame But wholly trust in Jesus' name My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and righteousness I dare not trust the sweetest frame But wholly trust in Jesus' name Christ alone, Cornerstone Weak made strong in the Savior's love Through the storm He is Lord Lord of all When darkness seems to hide His face I rest on His unchanging grace In every high and stormy gale My anchor holds within the veil My anchor holds within the veil Christ alone, Cornerstone Weak made strong in the Savior's love Through the storm He is Lord Lord of all He is Lord Lord of all, Christ alone Christ alone, Cornerstone Weak made strong in the Savior's love Through the storm He is Lord Lord of all When he shall come with trumpet sound Oh, may I then in Him be found Dressed in His righteousness alone Faultless, stand before the throne Cornerstone Oh, yeah, in the Savior's love He is Lord Lord of all Christ alone, Cornerstone Weak made strong in the Savior's love Through the storm He is Lord Lord of all Unison Prayer of Confession Almighty God, We know that no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid: the foundation of Your son, Jesus Christ. We admit that we have not been able to finish building on this foundation in such a way that we may become the dwelling place of God. Sometimes, we have even been the cause of its ruin. Forgive us for building with the straw of sin, instead of solid biblical virtues. Help us to rebuild our lives upon the sure foundation of Your son, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. We pray this prayer in His holy name. Amen. Words of Blessing †Hymn of Preparation Be Thou My Vision 562 Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven's joys, O bright Heav'n's Sun Heart of my own heart, whate'er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all Scripture Reading First Corinthians 3: 10-15 Sermon What are you building? Pastor Jim Deal
Worship for World Communion Sunday, October 4, 2020
Bulletin October 4, 2020 World Communion Sunday 10:00am Prelude Welcome, and Greeting †Hymn of Praise Come Christians Join to Sing 1. Come, Christians, join to sing Alleluia! Amen! Loud praise to Christ our King; Alleluia! Amen! Let all, with heart and voice, Before His throne rejoice; Praise is His gracious choice; Alleluia! Amen! 2. Come, lift your hearts on high, Alleluia! Amen! Let praises fill the sky; Alleluia! Amen! He is our Guide and Friend; To us He’ll condescend; His love shall never end; Alleluia! Amen! 3. Praise yet our Christ again, Alleluia! Amen! Life shall not end the strain; Alleluia! Amen! On heaven’s blissful shore, His goodness we’ll adore, Singing forevermore, “Alleluia! Amen!” Call to Worship In faithfulness, we gather to worship our God; In faithfulness, we sing and proclaim Christ is Lord. In faithfulness, we share out of our resources. In faithfulness, we pray for one another. In faithfulness, we listen for the word of God; In faithfulness, we seek forgiveness and reconciliation. For God is faithful, full of steadfast love and mercy, And God calls us in faithfulness as the body of Christ. May we worship God, and love one another in faithfulness to Christ. Hallelujah! and Amen. Moment for Reflection & Opening Prayer Songs of Praise Jesus Messiah Chris Tomlin He became sin …Who knew no sin That we might become His Righteousness He humbled himself and carried the cross Love so amazing… Love so amazing Jesus Messiah…Name above all names Blessed Redeemer…Emmanuel The rescue for sinners…The ransom from Heaven Jesus Messiah…Lord of all His body the bread…His blood the wine Broken and poured out all for love The whole earth trembled….And the veil was torn Love so amazing….Love so amazing, yeah All our hope is in You…All our hope is in You All the glory to You, God….The light of the world Build Your Kingdom Here Rent Collective Experiment Prayer of Confession Faithful One, we confess that our faith wavers and falls apart. We confess that at times the world seems to work against us, and at times the world runs us over. We confess our wounds. We confess that at times we unintentionally harm others because of the spiritual and emotional injuries inflicted upon us. Forgive us, and help us to find healing with each other. Grant us Your peace and mercy in our lives. Help us to find hope and to trust in Your faithfulness, that when we fall apart, we will be put back together into something new; for You are our God, and make all things new, including us. We pray this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen. Words of Blessing †Song of Preparation You Are My All In All You are my strength when I am weak You are the treasure that I seek You are my all in all Seeking You as a precious jewel Lord, to give up I'd be a fool You are my all in all Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is You name! Jesus Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name! Taking my sin, my cross, my shame Rising up again I bless Your name You are my all in all When I fall down You pick me up When I am dry You fill my cup. You are my all in all Prayer Scripture Reading Mark 9:38-50 Sermon Seeing allies, rather than enemies or competitors: claiming Christ vision for the world Pastor Jim Deal Prayers of the People & the Lord’s Prayer in Unison Serving the Sacrament of Communion Doxology & Closing Blessing †Closing Hymn O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing Verses 1, 2 & 5 Verse 1 O for a thousand tongues to sing My great Redeemer's praise The glories of my God and King The triumphs of his grace! Verse 2 Jesus! The name that charms That bids our sorrows cease ‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears, ‘Tis life and health and peace. Verse 5 My gracious Master and my God Assist me to proclaim To spread thro' all the earth abroad. The honors of your name
Worship on Sunday, September 27, 2020
Bulletin 09-27-20 Welcome, and Greeting †Hymn of Praise All Hail the Power of Jesus Name 1 All hail the power of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all! 2 Ye chosen seed of Israel's chosen race Ye ransomed from the fall, Hail him who saves you by his grace, and crown him Lord of all. Hail him who saves you by his grace, and crown him Lord of all! 3 Let every tongue and every tribe, On this terrestrial ball, to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all. To him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all! 4 Oh, that with all the sacred throng we at His feet may fall! We'll join the everlasting song and crown him Lord of all. We'll join the everlasting song and crown him Lord of all. Call to Worship Open our ears to hear your word. Open our eyes to see your presence. Open our arms to the embrace of community. Open our minds to the beauty of truth. Open our hearts to the joy of new life. Let the same mind be in us, that was in Christ Jesus. So that our joy may be complete, as we worship Him today. Let us worship God! Hallelujah! and Amen. Moment for Reflection & Opening Prayer Songs of Praise Here I Am to Worship Hughes Light of the world You stepped down into darkness Opened my eyes, let me see Beauty that made this heart adore You Hope of a life spent with You Here I am to worship Here I am to bow down Here I am to say that You're my God You're altogether lovely Altogether worthy Altogether wonderful to me King of all days Oh so highly exalted Glorious in heaven above Humbly You came to the earth You created All for love's sake became poor Here I am to worship Here I am to bow down Here I am to say that You're my God You're altogether lovely Altogether worthy Altogether wonderful to me Well, I'll never know how much it cost To see my sin upon that cross (repeat) O Praise the Name (Anastasis) Hastings, Ussher, Sampson I cast my mind to Calvary Where Jesus bled and died for me. I see His wounds, His hands, His feet. My Savior on that cursed tree His body bound and drenched in tears They laid Him down in Joseph's tomb. The entrance sealed by heavy stone Messiah still and all alone O praise the name of the Lord our God O praise His name forever more For endless days we will sing Your praise Oh Lord, oh Lord our God Then on the third at break of dawn, The Son of heaven rose again. O trampled death where is your sting? The angels roar for Christ the King O praise the name of the Lord our God O praise His name forever more For endless days we will sing Your praise Oh Lord, oh Lord our God He shall return in robes of white, The blazing Son shall pierce the night. And I will rise among the saints, My gaze transfixed on Jesus' face O praise the name of the Lord our God O praise His name forever more For endless days we will sing Your praise Oh Lord, oh Lord our God O praise the name of the Lord our God O praise His name forever more For endless days we will sing Your praise Oh Lord, oh Lord our God Oh Lord, oh Lord our God Prayer of Confession Heavenly Father, Please purify our hearts and mind, Lord, so our actions never come from pride, anger, bitterness, or controversy. We do not want to do anything out of selfish ambitions. Please help us overcome our “what about me” mentality. We want to imitate the same humble mind-set that Jesus set as an example. We want to walk in the Spirit of Humility, regarding others as more important than ourselves. Help us to see the needs and interest of those around us, and not just our own. We want to go through our lives void of selfishness, arrogance, and vain conceit. We know if we can do these things, our lives will be filled with true joy and happiness, and we will be able to be a blessing to others. We pray this prayer in Jesus Name. Amen Words of Blessing and Assurance †Song of Preparation We Fall Down Tomlin We fall down We lay our crowns At the feet of Jesus The greatness of Mercy and love At the feet of Jesus And we cry holy, holy, holy We cry holy, holy, holy We cry holy, holy, holy Is the lamb We fall down We lay our crowns At the feet of Jesus The greatness of Your mercy and love At the feet of Jesus And we cry holy, holy, holy We cry holy, holy, holy We cry holy, holy, holy Is the lamb And we cry holy, holy, holy We cry holy, holy, holy We cry holy, holy, holy Is the lamb Prayer of Preparation Scripture Reading Philippians 2: 1-13 Sermon A focus on others, rather than ourselves: Learning from the humble servant, Jesus Christ Pastor Jim Deal Closing Prayer