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Worship at Home 5/3/20

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*Here are your worship resources for Sunday. Please note that if you click on the song titles, this will take you to an online video that will help to lead you in singing. Similarly, if you click on the sermon message, this will take you to a video of the message. If you would like to print out a copy of the order of worship for taking notes, click here.

 

Order of Worship

May 3, 2020

Prepare to worship by reading:

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. (Psalm 146:1–2 ESV)

Sing: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (click on link for video)

Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever will be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
And all I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer
And to guide
Strength for today
and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord every morning new mercies I see
And all I have needed Thy hands hath
provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Acknowledge your sin to God by reading:

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. (Psalm 51:1–4 ESV)

Rejoice in God’s grace by reading:

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28–30 ESV)

Sing: “Revelation Song” (click on this link for video)

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Holy, holy is Thee
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
Heaven's mercy seat

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Holy, holy is He
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
Heaven's mercy seat

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything and I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows of living color
Flashes of lighting rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor strength and glory and power be
To You the only one who's King

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything and I will adore You

Filled with wonder awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your name
Jesus Your name is power, breath and living water
Such a marvelous mystery

Oh, You're worthy, mystery
You are worthy

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything and I will adore You, I will adore You

Confess what you believe by reading:

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed. (EFCA Statement of Faith)

Missionary Update from the Sammons:

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From Steve & Monica Sammons, missionaries to Costa Rica, in the USA, on how this time of Covid-19 is affecting them:

We are doing well. Monica continues to watch Oliver.  I (Steve) am mainly doing videos and writing, in addition to planning for a church planting conference in Costa Rica in August - our May trip was canceled. It looks like our helping of a Spanish church on the weekends is coming to an end, though I am recording some videos for them through this month. 

Thank you for your continued prayer for our ministry!

Listen:

Message on Psalm 103 (click on this link to watch)

Be encouraged this week by reading:

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20–21 ESV)

 Questions:

  1. Psalm 103 lists many benefits that come from the Lord. Which of these are most difficult for you to remember? Why?
  2. One way Psalm 103 praises the Lord is by remembering how brief human life is. Why is this a cause for worship in these verses? How does this encourage you?
  3. In Psalm 103 the writer intentionally talks himself into blessing the Lord. How do you need to do this?