Worship

9 & 11:15 a.m. every Sunday

LIVESTREAM (9 & 11:15 a.m. Sundays)

LOVE. PROCLAIM. SERVE. GROW.

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Worship Guide

Welcome

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

Psalm 95:6-7

Worship is not something we observe. It’s something we bring our whole selves to, so we have worship guides for each service that we hope can help you engage in worship. We invite you to join in with every moment of worship: sing, listen, respond and pray as we gather together.

This worship guide is updated by Friday of each week in preparation for Sunday’s worship times.

9 AM

Gathering Music: STRONG GOD

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (Psalm 96:9-13) 

One: Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. 

All: Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. 

One: Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. 

All: Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. 

One: Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. 

All: He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness. 

SING ALLELUIA / THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD

First Scripture Lesson: Revelation 20:11-15 (p. 1230)

Prayer of Confession (Adapted from John Calvin’s commentary on Hosea) 

Grant, Almighty God, that as we were from our beginning lost, when thou were pleased to extend to us your hand, and to restore us to salvation for the sake of your Son; and that as we continue even daily to run headlong to our own ruin, – O grant that we may not, by sinning so often, so provoke at length your displeasure as to cause you to take away from us the mercy which you have hitherto exercised towards us, and through which you have adopted us: but by your Spirit destroy the wickedness of our heart, and restore us to a sound mind, that we may ever cleave to you with a true and sincere heart, that being fortified by your defense, we may continue safe even amidst all kinds of danger, until at length you gather us into that blessed rest, which has been prepared for us in heaven by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer

HE WILL HOLD ME FAST

Children’s Message

Sermon Title: “Judge”                    

Gospel Lesson: John 5:16-30 (p. 1054)

YOUR GREAT NAME / I WILL RISE

Benediction

11:15 AM

Prelude: Jim Dye, Guest Organist

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (Psalm 96:9-13) 

One: Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. 

All: Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. 

One: Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. 

All: Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. 

One: Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. 

All: He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness. 

IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE (263)

First Scripture Lesson: Revelation 20:11-15 (p. 1230)

GLORIA PATRI (579)

Prayer of Confession (Adapted from John Calvin’s commentary on Hosea) 

Grant, Almighty God, that as we were from our beginning lost, when thou were pleased to extend to us your hand, and to restore us to salvation for the sake of your Son; and that as we continue even daily to run headlong to our own ruin, – O grant that we may not, by sinning so often, so provoke at length your displeasure as to cause you to take away from us the mercy which you have hitherto exercised towards us, and through which you have adopted us: but by your Spirit destroy the wickedness of our heart, and restore us to a sound mind, that we may ever cleave to you with a true and sincere heart, that being fortified by your defense, we may continue safe even amidst all kinds of danger, until at length you gather us into that blessed rest, which has been prepared for us in heaven by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer

HE WILL HOLD ME FAST

Children’s Message

Sermon Title: “Judge”                    

Gospel Lesson: John 5:16-30 (p. 1054)

THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD (293)

Benediction

Discussion Questions
  • Why and how was Jesus “persecuted” in John 5:16? Why and how might we be persecuted today? 
  • Why does Jesus’ claim of full divinity/equality with God matter? 
  • Does the reality of Jesus as Judge concern or comfort you? Why? 
  • How do we honor God? How do we honor Jesus? 
  • With the stakes so high, what does it look like to “believe” in Jesus and what are practices that nourish your belief?