WORSHIP

September 20, 2020

REFLECTION

“…we never roam beyond the Shepherd's eye. In our sorrows He observes us incessantly, and not a painful emotion escapes Him; in our toils He notices all our weariness, and He writes all the struggles of His faithful ones in His book. These thoughts of the Lord encompass us in all our paths and penetrate the innermost region of our being. Not a nerve or tissue, valve or vessel of our bodily frame is uncared for; all the details of our little world are thought upon by the great God.”


- C.H. Spurgeon


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CALL TO WORSHIP & PRAYER (Psalm 150)

Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds;  praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

SONG: This is Our God

God, our Father, full of power

Maker of the heavens, Maker of the world

Forming all things, seen and unseen

Truly the Almighty beyond all measured worth

Holy is His Name


          (Chorus)

          We believe the Lord our God is One

          Father, Spirit, Son; This is our God!

          We believe forever He will reign

          Let the church proclaim: This is our God!


Our Lord Jesus sent to save us

Born unto a virgin, lived a perfect life

Greatly suffered, dying for us

From the grave He’s risen, seated now on high

Holy is His Name


          (Chorus)

          We believe the Lord our God is One

          Father, Spirit, Son; This is our God!

          We believe forever He will reign

          Let the church proclaim: This is our God!


          (Bridge)

          Jesus will come back again

          To judge the living and the dead

          Usher in the age to come

          Let everyone sing “Amen"


          Jesus will come back again

          To judge the living and the dead

          Usher in the age to come

          Let everyone sing “Amen"


Spirit, holy, One in glory

Speaking through the prophets

Empowering the Church

Life is given by and through Him

With the Son and Father, worshiped and adored

Holy is His Name


          (Chorus)

          We believe the Lord our God is One

          Father, Spirit, Son; This is our God!

          We believe forever He will reign

          Let the church proclaim: This is our God!


          (Chorus)

          We believe the Lord our God is One

          Father, Spirit, Son; This is our God!

          We believe forever He will reign

          Let the church proclaim: This is our God!



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: Living Waters

Are you thirsty are you empty

Come and drink these Living Waters

Time unbroken peace unspoken

Rest beside these Living Waters

Christ is calling find refreshing

At the cross of Living Waters

Lay your life down on Thee, all come

Rise up in these Living Waters


          (Chorus)

          There's a river that flows

          With mercy and love

          Bringing joy to the city of our God

          There our hope is secure

          Do not fear anymore

          Praise the Lord of Living Waters


Spirit moving mercy washing

Healing in these living waters

Lead your children to the shore line

Life is in these Living Waters


          (Chorus)

          There's a river that flows

          With mercy and love

          Bringing joy to the city of our God

          There our hope is secure

          Do not fear anymore

          Praise the Lord of Living Waters



SERMON (James 1:5–8)

[5] If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. [6] But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. [7] For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; [8] he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 



CLOSING 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 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



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.