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Sunday - May 29, 2022

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.” - C. S. Lewis

  • Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…

  • (Verse 1)

    I cast my mind to Calvary

    Where Jesus bled and died for me

    I see His wounds, His hands, His feet

    My Saviour on that cursed tree

    (Verse 2)

    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 forevermore

    For endless days we will sing Your praise

    Oh Lord, oh Lord our God

    (Verse 3)

    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


    (Verse 4)

    He shall return in robes of white

    The blazing sun shall pierce the night

    And I will rise among the saints

    My gaze transfixed on Jesus' face



    I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell. 

    The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy *catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

    * Note: Use of the word “catholic” in this sense simply means universal. As the Church, we believe that God has purchased for Himself a people from every nation, time, tribe, tongue, and people group.

  • To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD.

     [1] Transgression speaks to the wicked

      deep in his heart;

    there is no fear of God

      before his eyes.

     [2] For he flatters himself in his own eyes

      that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.

     [3] The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;

      he has ceased to act wisely and do good.

     [4] He plots trouble while on his bed;

      he sets himself in a way that is not good;

      he does not reject evil.

     [5] Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,

      your faithfulness to the clouds.

     [6] Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;

      your judgments are like the great deep;

      man and beast you save, O LORD.

     [7] How precious is your steadfast love, O God!

      The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

     [8] They feast on the abundance of your house,

      and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

     [9] For with you is the fountain of life;

      in your light do we see light.

     [10] Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,

      and your righteousness to the upright of heart!

     [11] Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,

      nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.

     [12] There the evildoers lie fallen;

      they are thrust down, unable to rise.

  • (Verse 1)

    Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin

    Lost without hope with no place to begin

    Your love made a way to let mercy come in

    When death was arrested and my life began

    (Verse 2)

    Ash was redeemed only beauty remains

    My orphan heart was given a name

    My mourning grew quiet my feet rose to dance

    When death was arrested and my life began


    Oh Your grace so free washes over me

    You have made me new now life begins with You

    It's Your endless love pouring down on us

    You have made us new now life begins with You

    (Verse 3)

    Released from my chains I'm a pris'ner no more

    My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore

    He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend

    When death was arrested and my life began


    (Verse 4)

    Our Savior displayed on a criminal's cross

    Darkness rejoiced as though Heaven had lost

    But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand

    That's when death was arrested and my life began



    Oh we're free free forever we're free

    Come join the song of all the redeemed

    Yes we're free free forever amen

    When death was arrested and my life began


  • Our Father which 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 debts, 

    as we forgive our debtors. 

    And lead us not into temptation, 

    but deliver us from evil: 

    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, 

    and the glory, forever Amen.

  • We are a moment, You are forever

    Lord of the Ages, God before time

    We are a vapor, You are eternal

    Love everlasting, reigning on high

    Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty

    Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain

    Highest praises, honor and glory

    Be unto Your name,

    Be unto Your name

    We are the broken, You are the healer

    Jesus, Redeemer, Mighty to save

    You are the love song we'll sing forever

    Bowing before You, blessing Your name

    Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty

    Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain

    Highest praises, honor and glory

    Be unto Your name,

    Be unto Your name

  • [18] This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

    [19] So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. [20] For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel. [21] For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. [22] For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, [23] that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. [24] Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

    [25] “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. [26] For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. [27] And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. [28] Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice [29] and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

  • Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

    Praise Him, all creatures here below;

    Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;

    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

  • (2 Corinthians 13:14) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

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    MEN’S MINISTRY : : A Men’s Discipleship Study meets every Monday morning @ 6AM and Monday evenings @ 6PM at Panera Bread located at 1825 Sugar Exchange in Prattville. See Mo Repolles for more information. 

    SUNDAY SCHOOL : : Mark your calendars! We will not have Sunday School on JUNE 5TH or JULY 3RD. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up to assist or substitute for one of our classes, contact Taylor Mills (334) 425-5764.

    BUILDING UPDATES : : We are thankful for the hard work that our Building Committee has done thus far. Renderings of the proposed facility for Riverside are up and available for viewing in the entryway. If you have questions or feedback see one of the committee members: Dawn Bowles, Pastor Greg Duke (advisory member), David Gibbons, Joe Miller, and Ashley Williamson.

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