Order of Worship

OCTOber 24, 2021


REFLECTION

“Grace is not a 'thing'. It is not a substance that can be measured or a commodity to be distributed. It is the 'grace of the Lord Jesus Christ'. In essence, it is Jesus Himself.”  - Sinclair Ferguson


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CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 96:8–13)

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!


Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”


Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness. 



PRAYER OF INVOCATION


WE CONFESS OUR FAITH

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.


* 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.



SONG "Desert Song"

This is my prayer in the desert

When all that's within me feels dry

This is my prayer in my hunger and need

My God is the God who provides


And this is my prayer in the fire

In weakness or trial or pain

There is a faith proved of more worth than gold

So refine me Lord through the flame


          (Chorus)

          I will bring praise I will bring praise

          No weapon formed against me shall remain

          I will rejoice I will declare

          God is my victory and He is here


This is my prayer in the battle

When triumph is still on its way

I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ

So firm on His promise I'll stand


          (Chorus)

          I will bring praise I will bring praise

          No weapon formed against me shall remain

          I will rejoice I will declare

          God is my victory and He is here


          (Bridge)

          All of my life

          In every season

          You are still God

          I have a reason to sing

          I have a reason to worship


          (Chorus)

          I will bring praise I will bring praise

          No weapon formed against me shall remain

          I will rejoice I will declare

          God is my victory and He is here


This is my prayer in the harvest

When favor and providence flow

I know I'm filled to be emptied again

The seed I've received I will sow


PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord's Prayer)

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.



SONG "Way Maker"

You are here moving in our midst

I worship You I worship You

You are here working in this place

I worship You I worship You


          (Chorus)

          You are...way maker miracle worker

          Promise keeper Light in the darkness

          My God that is who You are

          You are...way maker miracle worker

          Promise keeper light in the darkness

          My God that is who You are


You are here touching every heart

I worship You I worship You

You are here healing every heart

I worship You Jesus I worship You


You are here turning lives around

I worship You I worship You

You are here mending every heart

I worship You I worship You


         (Chorus)

          You are...way maker miracle worker

          Promise keeper Light in the darkness

          My God that is who You are

          You are...way maker miracle worker

          Promise keeper light in the darkness

          My God that is who You are


          (Bridge)

          That is who You are that is who you are

          That is who you are that is who you are


          Even when I don't see it, You're working

          Even when I don't feel it, You're working

          You never stop, You never stop working

          You never stop, You never stop working


         (Chorus)

          Way maker miracle worker

          Promise keeper Light in the darkness

          My God that is who You are

          You are...way maker miracle worker

          Promise keeper light in the darkness

          My God that is who You are



SERMON  "NEW LIFE IN CHRIST" Colossians 3:12–17

[12] Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, [13] bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. [14] And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. [15] And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. [16] 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. [17] 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.


CLOSING SONG "God You're So Good to Me"

Amazing love that welcomes me

The kindness of mercy

That bought with blood wholeheartedly

My soul undeserving


          (Chorus)

          God You're so good

          Oh God You're so good

          God You're so good

          You're so good to me


Behold the cross age to age

And hour by hour

The dead are raised the sinner saved

The work of Your power


          (Chorus)

          God You're so good

          Oh God You're so good

          God You're so good

          You're so good to me


          I am blessed I am called

          I am healed I am whole

          I am saved in Jesus' name

          Highly favored, anointed

          Filled with Your power

          For the glory of Jesus' name


And should this life bring suffering

Lord, I will remember

What Calvary has bought for me

Both now and forever


          (Chorus)

          God You're so good

          Oh God You're so good

          God You're so good

          You're so good to me



BENEDICTION (Hebrews 13:20–21)

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.