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PRELUDE – “Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul” by Anne Steele and Kevin Twit

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 40:9b-14

Behold your God!

Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might,

and his arm rules for him;

behold, his reward is with him,

and his recompense before him.

He will tend his flock like a shepherd;

he will gather the lambs in his arms;

he will carry them in his bosom,

and gently lead those that are with young.

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand

and marked off the heavens with a span,

enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure

and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?

Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD,

or what man shows him his counsel?

Whom did he consult,

and who made him understand?

Who taught him the path of justice,

and taught him knowledge,

and showed him the way of understanding?

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – Proverbs 29:23

A man’s pride brings him low,

but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.

Song –

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 51:16-17

You do not delight in sacrifice,

or I would bring it;

you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Songs –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q3

How many persons are there in God?

There are three persons in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Song –

I Have a Maker” by Tommy Walker

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 5:5-7

SERMON – “Humility and Anxiety”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

OFFERING

Song –

One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHILD DEDICATION

POSTLUDE – “Cast Your Cares” by Seeds Family Worship

PRELUDE – “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us” by Dorothy Ann Thrupp and William Batchelder Bradbury

Song –

Come, Let Us Worship” by Maranatha

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:1-7a

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;

let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

For the LORD is the great God,

the great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth,

and the mountain peaks belong to him.

The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

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.

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 95:7b-11

Today, if you hear his voice,

do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,

as you did that day at Massah in the desert,

where your fathers tested and tried me,

though they had seen what I did.

For forty years I was angry with that generation;

I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray,

and they have not known my ways.”

So I declared on oath in my anger,

“They shall never enter my rest.”

Almighty and merciful God,

we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done;

And we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Spare those who confess their faults.

Restore those who are penitent,

according to your promises declared to the world

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake,

that we may live a holy, just, and humble life

to the glory of your holy name.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – John 10:11

I am the good shepherd.

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Songs –

We Fall Down” by Chris Tomlin

Wonderful, Merciful, Savior” by Dawn Rogers and Eric Wyse

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd,

I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

he restores my soul.

He guides me in paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q2

What is God?

God is the Creator of everyone and everything.

Song –

Jesus I Am Resting, Resting” by David Hampton and Jean Sophia Pigott

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 5:1-4

SERMON – “Shepherding the Flock”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

My Jesus I Love Thee” by Adoniram Judson Gordon and William Ralph Featherstone

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

OFFERING

Song –

Be Thou My Vision” by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “You Reign” by William Murphy

On Marathon Sunday – October 11th – we will be joining Greater Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church (1421 W. Washburne Ave.; just southeast of The Meeting Place) for their worship service at 11:00 AM. Check out the race route, plan your trip ahead of time, and try to leave early.

PRELUDE – “Satisfied in You” by The Sing Team

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Habakkuk 2:20

The LORD is in his holy temple;

let all the earth be silent before him.

Song –

Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe

CONFESSION OF SIN – Job 42:2-6

I know that you can do all things;

no plan of yours can be thwarted.

You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’

Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,

things too wonderful for me to know.

You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;

I will question you, and you shall answer me.’

My ears had heard of you

but now my eyes have seen you.

Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)

After you have suffered a little while,

the God of all grace,

who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ,

will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Songs –

Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of Heaven and Earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell

and on the third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q1

What is our only hope in life and death?

That we are not our own but belong to God.

Song –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 4:12-19

SERMON – “What To Do When You Suffer”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Hallelujah What a Savior” by Philip Paul Bliss

Cornerstone” by Hillsong

OFFERING

Song –

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Soon and Very Soon” by Andrae Crouch

PRELUDE – “Love Lead the Way” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

Worship the LORD with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God.

It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Songs –

All People That On Earth Do Dwell

Doxology

CONFESSION OF SIN – Proverbs 28:13

He who conceals his sins

does not prosper,

but whoever confesses

and renounces them

finds mercy.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:8-10

God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified

by his blood,

how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath

through him!

For if, when we were God’s enemies,

we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son,

how much more, having been reconciled,

shall we be saved through his life!

Songs –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

Reign in Us” by Glover, Neufield, & Neufield

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 4:7-11

SERMON – “Above All, Love!”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

OFFERING

Song –

Not To Us” by Chris Tomlin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Jars of Clay

This Sunday will be a special Sunday. We will be officially commissioning the Avinks during the service and sending them out to plant a church in Lawndale. Plan to stick around afterwards and celebrate them over lunch. We will be providing food for everyone!

Sign up for Small Groups this Sunday if you haven’t already. Our 6 Small Groups re-launch next week and will be studying the book of Philippians. It’s the perfect time to jump in. Here are the options:

Tri-Taylor at the Waglers’

East Pilsen at the Carters’

West Pilsen at the Hills’

University Village at the Sapthavees’

Little Italy at Christian and Rosario’s

Logan Square at the Engs’

PRELUDE – “Oh! Great Is Our God!” by The Sing Team

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 147:1

Praise the LORD.

How good it is to sing praises to our God,

how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

Song –

How Great Thou Art” by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine

CONFESSION OF SIN – James 3:9-10; 4:1, 4, 7-10

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father,

and with it we curse men,

who have been made in God’s likeness.

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.

My brothers, this should not be.

What causes fights and quarrels among you?

Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?

You adulterous people,

don’t you know that friendship with the world

is hatred toward God?

Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world

becomes an enemy of God.

Submit yourselves, then, to God.

Resist the devil,

and he will flee from you.

Come near to God

and he will come near to you.

Wash your hands, you sinners,

and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Grieve, mourn and wail.

Change your laughter to mourning

and your joy to gloom.

Humble yourselves before the Lord,

and he will lift you up.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:8-9

If we claim to be without sin,

we deceive ourselves

and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just

and will forgive us our sins

and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Songs –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

My Jesus I Love Thee” by Adoniram Judson Gordon and William Ralph Featherstone

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 52

What hope does everlasting life hold for us?

That we will live with and enjoy God forever

in the new heaven and the new earth

where we will be forever freed from all sin

in a renewed, restored creation.

OFFERING

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 4:1-6

SERMON – “Being Done with Sin”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

The Wonderful Cross” by Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts, J. D. Walt, Jesse Reeves, and Lowell Mason

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

COMMISSIONING

Song –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “I Will Follow” by Jacob Sooter and Jon Guerra

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