PRELUDE – “All The Poor And Powerless” by All Sons And Daughters

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP –  Psalm 116:1-2

I love the Lord, because he has heard

    my voice and my pleas for mercy.

Because he inclined his ear to me,

    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Let’s stand and sing to the Lord who hears our call. 


This is My Father’s World” by Maltbie Davenport Babcock and Franklin Lawrence Sheppard

CONFESSION OF SIN –  Matthew 6:25-27

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life,

what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.

Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns,

and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

And why are you anxious about clothing?

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 

yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,

will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Let’s take a moment to reflect and pray,

confessing the many times we’ve so often failed to trust God for our daily needs. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Philippians 4:19-20

And my God will supply every need of yours

according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

To our God and Father be glory forever and ever.



Jesus Strong and Kind by CityAlight

The Love of Christ is Rich and Free* by Sandra McCracken

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 131 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “A Calm And Quiet Soul”


Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker



In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend



POSTLUDE— “Praying For You” by Lecrae


Clap your hands, all peoples!

Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,

a great king over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us,

and nations under our feet.

He chose our heritage for us,

the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

God has gone up with a shout,

the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 51:1-5


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.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Timothy 1:15

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance,

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

“If you have acknowledged you’re a sinner and put your faith in Christ to save you, his death fully atones for all your sin!”

Song –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession of Faith, Article IX

We believe that Election is the eternal purpose of God,

according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners;

that being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man,

it comprehends all the means in connection with the end;

that it is a most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, being infinitely free, wise, holy and unchangeable;

that it utterly excludes boasting, and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God,

and active imitation of his free mercy.

PRAYER Be seated.


SCRIPTURE READING – Ephesians 1:3-14

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”

SERMON (Nathan) – “Sovereign over Salvation”


Songs –

Jesus Paid It All” by Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, and John Thomas Grape

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker


POSTLUDE – “Election (feat. Willie Will)” by Shai Linne

The Annual Immanuel Summer Retreat is this weekend!

PRELUDE – “Lion and the Lamb” by Leeland

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP –  From Col. 2:13-14; Ps. 32:11

Grace and peace to you who were dead in your sins, 

For God has made you alive with Christ and forgiven all your sins. 

Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; 

sing, all you who are now upright in heart

Let’s stand and sing to the God who has made us alive with Christ


Crown Him With Many Crowns” by George Job Elvey, Godfrey Thring, and Matthew Bridges

CONFESSION OF SIN –  (From Isa. 55:7; and Mic. 7:18)

Let the wicked forsake his way

And the evil man his thoughts. 

Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, 

And to our God, for he will freely pardon. 

In light of his kingdom, God declares that all sinners can turn from their crooked ways and come to him for mercy and forgiveness. Let’s take a moment and examine our lives and humbly pray and ask for the Lord to forgive us and cleanse us. 


Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – (From the Heidelberg Catechism Question 60) 

Congregation reads answer aloud.

60. How are you righteous before God?

Only by true faith in Jesus Christ; that is, although my conscience accuse me, that I have grievously sinned against all the commandments of God, and have never kept any of them, and am still prone always to all evil; yet God without any merit of mine, of mere grace, grants and imputes to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never committed nor had any sin, and had myself accomplished all the obedience which Christ has fulfilled for me; if only I accept such benefit with a believing heart.


Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

SCRIPTURE READING – Malachi 4:1-6 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “The End Of An Era”


No One Higher” by Heath Balltzglier, Seth Condrey, and Steve Fee



Sing to the King” by Billy Foote



POSTLUDE— “Only Jesus” by Casting Crowns

PRELUDE – “Holy” by Matt Redman


“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;

    let this be made known in all the earth.

Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,

    for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”


Holy Is the Lord” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio

CONFESSION OF SIN –  (From Psalm 5) Congregation reads the bolded sections aloud.

All: Hear our words and our groanings, O Lord.Give attention to our cry for mercy.

Minister: You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.

The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;you hate all evildoers.

You destroy those who speak lies; you abhor the bloodthirsty and deceitful.

All: But, O Lord, we are evildoers.

We are boastful, deceitful and bloodthirsty.

Minister: By your mercy alone,

by the abundance of your steadfast love

may we enter your house.

All: Because of your Son, O Lord,

let us find refuge in you.

Take away our sins and let us sing for joy.

Cover us with your favor as with a shield.

For the sake of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


[Moment of Silence]

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 6:11

But you were washed, 

you were sanctified, 

you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ 

and by the Spirit of our God.


Create in Me a Clean Heart” by Keith Green

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber 

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

SCRIPTURE READING – Malachi 2:17-3:18 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “Where Is The God of Justice”


Worthy Worthy” by Jacob Sooter and Mia Fieldes



Revelation Song” by Jennie Lee Riddle



POSTLUDE— “Refiner’s Fire” by Doerksen Brian Robert

PRELUDE – “Oh Love that Will Not Let Me Go” (Robbie Seay Band Version) by Albert Lister Peace George Matheson, Robbie Seay, and Taylor Johnson


Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let the house of Aaron say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let those who fear the Lord say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let’s stand and declare the steadfast love of our Lord. 


Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

CONFESSION OF SIN – Deuteronomy 8:11-20

“Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock, who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end. Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. And if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. Like the nations that the Lord makes to perish before you, so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God.

In light of the ways we have forgotten God’s blessings 

and have been unfaithful to keeping his law, 

let’s take a moment to quietly humble our hearts 

and repent for our unfaithfulness.

[Moment of Silence]


Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo


This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, 

that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, 

we lie and do not practice the truth. 

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, 

and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins 

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

PRAYER Be Seated


XIX. The Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.

SCRIPTURE READING – Malachi 2:10-16 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “Faithfulness”


Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan



Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge



POSTLUDE—“Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury

PRELUDE –  “O Praise Him” by David Crowder Band


Praise the Lord!

Praise, O servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord!

Blessed be the name of the Lord

from this time forth and forevermore!

From the rising of the sun to its setting,

the name of the Lord is to be praised!

The Lord is high above all nations,

and his glory above the heavens!

Who is like the Lord our God,

who is seated on high,

who looks far down

on the heavens and the earth?


Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 1:21-23

For although they knew God,

they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, 

but they became futile in their thinking, 

and their foolish hearts were darkened. 

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God 

for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

In spite of our songs of praise, Christians too often are drawn to praise the things of this world rather than the creator who gave us these good gifts. Let’s take a moment and repent of our foolish fixation on the things of this world and focus our thoughts and heart on the most high God.

[Moment of Silence]


Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Psalm 32:1-2

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
    and in whose spirit there is no deceit.


Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

PRAYER Be Seated

SCRIPTURE READING – Malachi 1:1-2:9 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “Standing In Awe Of His Name”


How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend



10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman



POSTLUDE— “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters

PRELUDE – “See The Destined Day Arise” by Sovereign Grace Music


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.


All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper


Let’s read and pray this confession of sin aloud together.

Lord Jesus, 

I have sinned times without number, 

and been guilty of pride and unbelief, 

and of neglect to seek you in my daily life. 

My sins and shortcomings present me with a list of accusations, 

but I thank you that they will not stand against me, 

for all have been laid on Christ. 

Deliver me from every evil habit, 

every interest of former sins, 

everything that dims the brightness of your grace in me, 

everything that prevents me taking delight in you. 



In this the love of God was made manifest among us, 

that God sent his only Son into the world, 

so that we might live through him. 

In this is love, not that we have loved God 

but that he loved us 

and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


Jesus Strong and Kind” by CityAlight

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

PRAYER have people sit

SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 14 have people stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “A Final Vision”


Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart



Sing to the King” by Billy Foote



POSTLUDE— “Glory Awaits” by Sovereign Grace Music

PRELUDE – “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman


Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,

your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!

For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?

Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord,


Build My Life” by Housefires

CONFESSION OF SIN – Question 17 New City Catechism

“From the New City Catechism. Please by reading aloud the bolded answer to the catechism question.”

Q. What Is Idolatry?

A. Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator 

for our hope and happiness, significance and security.

“In spite of our confession of faith, too often we Christians are guilty of turning towards money, sex, or power for our source of comfort, stability, and hope. Let’s take a moment to repent of our idolatry and ask the Lord to forgive us and remind us that He alone is our only source of comfort and hope.“

[Moment of Silence]


Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Titus 3:4-7

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 

he saved us,

 not because of works done by us in righteousness, 

but according to his own mercy, 

by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 

whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 

so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs 

according to the hope of eternal life.


His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown


[Read Together]

We believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

begotten from the Father before all ages,

God from God,

Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made;

of the same essence as the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven;

he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,

and was made human.

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered and was buried.

The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.

He ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again with glory

to judge the living and the dead.

His kingdom will never end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life.

He proceeds from the Father and the Son,

and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.

He spoke through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.

We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,

and to life in the world to come.


PRAYER Be Seated

SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 13:2-9 Please stand for the reading of God’s Word.

SERMON – “A Time of Testing”


Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry



All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue



POSTLUDE—“Chains Hit The Ground” by Leeland

PRELUDE – “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Daniel 4:34-35

Then I praised the Most High; 

I honored and glorified him who lives forever.

His dominion is an eternal dominion;

his kingdom endures from generation to generation.

All the peoples of the earth

are regarded as nothing.

He does as he pleases

with the powers of heaven

and the peoples of the earth.

No one can hold back his hand

or say to him: “What have you done?”

Let’s stand and worship the sovereign Lord who reigns.


Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester


Almighty God, we acknowledge and confess that we have sinned against you 

in thought, word, and deed; 

we have not loved you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength; 

we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. 

Deepen within us our sorrow for the wrong we have done, and the good we have left undone. Lord, you are full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy; 

there is always forgiveness with you! 

Restore to us the joy of your salvation; bind up that which is broken, 

give light to our minds, strength to our wills, and rest to our souls. 

Speak to each of us, and let your word abide with us 

until it has wrought in us your holy will. 


(Moment of Silence)


Prophesying of Jesus, Isaiah foretells of one who would save his people from their sins. He writes:

But he was pierced for our transgressions;

he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,

and with his wounds we are healed.


His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady


SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 12:1-13:1 

SERMON – “Looking On Him Whom You’ve Pierced”


There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood” by William Cowper



Sing to the King” by Billy Foote



POSTLUDE—“Chains Hit The Ground” by Leeland

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