WORSHIP

JUly 05, 2020

REFLECTION

“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” - Jeremiah Burroughs


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CALL TO WORSHIP & PRAYER (Psalm 100)

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. 

SONG: His Mercy is More

What love could remember, no wrongs we have done

Omniscient, all-knowing, he counts not their sum

Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore

Our sins they are many, his mercy is more


          [Chorus]

          Praise the Lord, His mercy is more

          Stronger than darkness, new every morn

          Our sins they are many, His mercy is more


What patience would wait as we constantly roam

What father so tender is calling us home

He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor

Our sins they are many, his mercy is more


          [Chorus]

          Praise the Lord, His mercy is more

          Stronger than darkness, new every morn

          Our sins they are many, His mercy is more


What riches of kindness he lavished on us

His blood was the payment his life was the cost

We stood neath a debt we could never afford

Our sins they are many, his mercy more


          [Chorus Twice]

          Praise the Lord, His mercy is more

          Stronger than darkness, new every morn

          Our sins they are many, His mercy is more


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: All The Poor and Powerless

All the poor and powerless

and all the lost and lonely

And all the thieves will come confess

And know that You are holy

And know that You are holy


          [Chorus]

          And all will sing out Hallelujah

          And we will cry out Hallelujah

          And all will sing out Hallelujah

          And we will cry out Hallelujah


And all the hearts who are content

And all who feel unworthy

And all who hurt with nothing left

Will know that You are holy


          [Chorus]

          And all will sing out Hallelujah

          And we will cry out Hallelujah

          And all will sing out Hallelujah

          And we will cry out Hallelujah


          [Bridge]

          Shout it go on and scream it from the mountains

          Go on and tell it to the masses that He is God


          [Chorus]

          And all will sing out Hallelujah

          And we will cry out Hallelujah

          And all will sing out Hallelujah

          And we will cry out Hallelujah


SERMON (Ecclesiastes 4)

[1] Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. [2] And I thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive. [3] But better than both is he who has not yet been and has not seen the evil deeds that are done under the sun.


[4] Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.


[5] The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh.


[6] Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.


[7] Again, I saw vanity under the sun: [8] one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, “For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?” This also is vanity and an unhappy business.


[9] Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. [10] For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! [11] Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? [12] And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.


[13] Better was a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how to take advice. [14] For he went from prison to the throne, though in his own kingdom he had been born poor. [15] I saw all the living who move about under the sun, along with that youth who was to stand in the king's place. [16] There was no end of all the people, all of whom he led. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after wind. (ESV)


CLOSING SONG: How Great Thou Art          

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,

Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; 

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, 

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.


          [Chorus]

          Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 

          How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

          Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 

          How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


When through the woods, and forest glades I wander, 

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.

When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur

And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.


          [Chorus]

          Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 

          How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

          Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 

          How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing; 

Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;

That on a Cross, my burdens gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin.


          [Chorus]

          Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 

          How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

          Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 

          How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation, 

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.

Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,

And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"


          [Chorus]

          Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 

          How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

          Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 

          How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


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.