PRELUDE – “Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear,

though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy place where the Most High dwells.

God is within her, she will not fall;

God will help her at break of day.

Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;

he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The LORD Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come and see the works of the LORD,

the desolations he has brought on the earth.

He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;

he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,

he burns the shields with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.”

The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Song –

A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther

CONFESSION OF SIN –

CONGREGATION:

Lord, we confess that we do not always take refuge in you.

We have sought shelter in other places

And have tried to build our own fortresses.

We have not been still and known that you are God.

We have given in to fear and anxiety

And looked to other gods and ourselves for our salvation.

Lord, forgive us on account of Christ.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:1-2a

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith,

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.

GREETING ONE ANOTHER

Song –

But God” by Michael Bleecker, Hunter Hall, and Lauren Chandler

Your Great Name” by Krissy Nordhoff and Michael Neale

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God the Father Almighty;

Maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible.

 

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds,

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God,

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father;

by whom all things were made;

who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered and was buried

and the third day he rose again,

according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven,

and sits at the right hand of the Father;

and he shall come again, with glory,

to judge both the living and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

 

And in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the Prophets.

And one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

And I look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q5

What else did God create?

God created all things and all his creation was very good.

Song –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 5:12-14

SERMON – “Standing Fast in the True Grace of God”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Here is Love” by Matt Redman, Robert Lowry, and William Rees

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand” by Edward Mote

OFFERING

Song –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Faithful One” by Brian Doerksen

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