CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 117)

We desire to live lives that are wholly devoted to the Lord, impacting and shaping every area of our lives.  This call to worship is a call for God’s people to reorient their lives in submission and worship of the King of kings.

 

MINISTER: Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!  For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.

 

ALL: Praise the LORD!  Praise the LORD!

WORSHIP IN SONG

We joyfully sing together because the Apostle Paul exhorts us in Colossians 3:16 to “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly (by) singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

CHAIN BREAKER

If you've been walking the same old road for miles and miles
If you've been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies
If you're trying to fill the same old holes inside
There's a better life
There's a better life

 

If you've got pain
He's a pain taker
If you feel lost
He's a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He's a prison-shaking Savior
If you've got chains
He's a chain breaker

 

We've all search for the light of day in the dead of night
We've all found ourselves worn out from the same old fight
We've all run to things we know just ain't right
And there's a better life
There's a better life

 

If you've got pain
He's a pain taker
If you feel lost
He's a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He's a prison-shaking Savior
If you've got chains
He's a chain breaker

 

If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
Somebody testify

 

If you've got pain
He's a pain taker
If you feel lost
He's a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He's a prison-shaking Savior
If you've got chains
He's a chain breaker

 

Oh, if you need freedom or saving
He's a prison-shaking Savior
If you've got chains
He's a chain breaker

RECKLESS LOVE

Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me

 

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

 

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me

 

And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine
And I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

 

There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me

 

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine
And I couldn't earn it, I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

 

WHAT YOUR MERCY DID FOR ME

I was hopeless
I knew I was lost
Death and darkness were my only songs
I needed someone to come rescue me
Then mercy heard my plea

Lord you found me
You healed me
You called me from the grave
You gave me your real love
I thank you Jesus
You washed my sins away
Oh Now I'm living like I'm forgiving
You came and set me free
That's what your mercy did for me

You gave me beauty for my guilty stains
And now I'm living today by his grace (yes I am)
So excuse me if I can't contain my praise
Cause I know that I've been changed

Lord you found me
You healed me
You called me from the grave
You gave me your real love
I thank you Jesus
You washed my sins away
Oh Now I'm living like I'm forgiving
You came and set me free
That's what your mercy did for me

Every morning mercy will restore me
I will proclaim
And even if the world should fall before me
I will proclaim

Lord you found me
You healed me
You called me from the grave
You gave me your real love
I thank you Jesus
You washed my sins away
Oh Now I'm living like I'm forgiving
You came and set me free
That's what your mercy did for me

That's what your mercy did for me
I know I know I know it did
That's what your mercy did for me
Your mercy's made new every morning
That's what your mercy did for me

CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON

“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), but - because of the death and resurrection of Jesus - “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).  Confession of our sin and then reveling in the assurance God gives us of His forgiveness through Jesus is something that God’s people ought to engage in daily, and this is why we do it each week when we gather.

Prayer of Public Confession:   Father, we confess we are not the people you created or called us to be.  We have not loved you with our whole heart or our neighbors as ourselves.  Forgive us our sin, O God, and create in us a clean heart and willing spirit, so that in our living, we may serve you, and in our dying, we may enter the joy of your presence, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Assurance of Pardon (Rom 5:17)
Hear the promises of God to those who truly repent of their sins and trust in Christ: For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

ALL: Thanks be to God.

SCRIPTURE READING

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.  Therefore, we give the reading of Scripture a high place in our worship services.

1 John 1:5-10

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

SERMON

Pastor Joe

COMMUNION

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Cor 11:26)

DOXOLOGY

Since this chorus was written in 1709, the church universal has been singing it as a response to the Lord for His countless blessings.  We will sing this each week after we give our offering and receive communion as an act of corporate worship and as a reminder that “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.” (James 1:7)

Praise God from Whom

All Blessings Flow

Praise Him All Creatures

Here Below

Praise God Above Ye

Heavenly Hosts

Praise Father, Son,

And Holy Ghost

Amen. Amen. Amen.

Jesus, Savior

Worthy of All Praise

(REPEAT)

BENEDICTION (From Colossians 3:16-17)

 

MINISTER: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 

ALL:  Amen!

The offering boxes are located in various spots around the parking lot.

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