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PRELUDE – “Immortal Invisible God Only Wise” by Walter Chalmers Smith

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 12:18-29

You have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

Songs –

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

Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN –

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while he may be found;

call upon him while he is near;

let the wicked forsake his way,

and the unrighteous man his thoughts;

let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,

and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q22

Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

That in human nature

he might on our behalf

perfectly obey the whole law

and suffer the punishment for human sin.

Song –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 4:9-31

SERMON – “Keeping Your Soul Diligently”

LORD’S TABLE

Song –

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

OFFERING

Song –

Be Thou My Vision” by Ascend the Hill

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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Easter Brunch will be at 9:30 AM on Sunday. Bring something to share if you can. If you can’t, still come! I’m sure there will be enough.

Also, don’t forget that service tonight starts at 6:45 PM. There are still slots to sign up for prayer between tonight and Sunday. And the Easter Egg Hunt Outreach is at 10:30 AM tomorrow morning.

Seven Last WordsThe Good Friday Service is at 6:45 PM tomorrow (3/25) at The Meeting Place. Let’s meditate on the crucifixion of Christ together!

There will be short devotionals on the seven last sayings of Christ from the cross with hymns in between. There will not be a staffed nursery provided, but kids are welcome. The Kids’ Corner will be open if you need to take your kids in there. There will be children’s bulletins. And the service will be done within an hour.

Want to sign up for a slot between the Good Friday service and the Easter brunch to pray? Email Abby at prayer at immanuel dash baptist dot net.

There’s still time to invite your friends to the Easter Egg Hunt! It’s 10:30 AM this Saturday at Arrigo Park and the weather is looking great! If you want to come early and help set up we’ll be gathering at The Meeting Place at 9:45 AM to grab some supplies and will try to be at the park at 10:00 AM.

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PRELUDE – “Celebrate (He Lives)” by Fred Hammond

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Matthew 28:1-9

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week,

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.

And behold, there was a great earthquake,

for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven

and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid,

for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.

Come, see the place where he lay.

Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead,

and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.

See, I have told you.”

So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy,

and ran to tell his disciples.

And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!”

And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

Songs –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by Elvey, Thring, and Bridges

Christ the Lord is Risen Today” by Charles Wesley

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Have mercy upon us,

most merciful Father;

in your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown,

things done and left undone;

and so uphold us by your Spirit

that we may live and serve you in newness of life,

to the honor and glory of your Name;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 4:25

Jesus our Lord was delivered up for our trespasses

and raised for our justification!

Song –

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

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

Song –

Low in the Grave He Lay (Christ Arose)” by Robert Lowry

SCRIPTURE READING – John 20:19-31

SERMON – “Eternal Life”

LORD’S TABLE

Song –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

Your Great Name” by Krissy Nordhoff and Michael Neale

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Because Jesus Christ Is Alive” by The Sing Team

This Easter, as in the past, we would like to have our church covered in continuous prayer from the Good Friday service on Friday, March 25th, until the Easter Service on Sunday, March 27th. Please consider signing up for an hour to pray! You can do this individually or as a family. Thanks for serving our church in this way!

Here is the link to the spreadsheet where you can sign up.

PRELUDE – “Hosanna” by Paul Baloche

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Luke 19:36-40

And as Jesus rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road.

As he was drawing near – already on the way down the Mount of Olives –

the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice

for all the mighty works that they had seen,

saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!

Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him,

“Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”

He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Song –

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” by Carl Gotthelf Glaser, Charles Wesley, David Crowder, Jack Parker

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Most holy and merciful Father:
I confess that I have sinned by my own fault in thought, word, and deed;
by what I have done, and by what I have left undone.

I have not loved you with my whole heart, and mind, and strength.

I have not loved my neighbors as myself.

I have not forgiven others, as I have been forgiven.
Have mercy on me, Lord.

I have been deaf to your call to serve, as Christ served us.

I have not been true to the mind of Christ.

I have grieved your Holy Spirit.
Have mercy on me, Lord.

I confess to you, Lord, all my past unfaithfulness:

the pride, hypocrisy, and impatience of my life.
I confess to you, Lord.

My self-indulgent appetites and ways, and my exploitation of other people,
I confess to you, Lord.

My anger at my own frustration, and my envy of those more fortunate than I,
I confess to you, Lord.

My intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts,

and my dishonesty in daily life and work,
I confess to you, Lord.

My negligence in prayer and worship,

and my failure to commend the faith that is in me,
I confess to you, Lord.

Accept my repentance, Lord, for the wrongs I have done:

for my blindness to human need and suffering,

and my indifference to indulgence and cruelty,
Accept my repentance, Lord.

For all false judgments,

for uncharitable thoughts toward my neighbors,

and for my prejudice and contempt towards those who differ from me,
Accept my repentance, Lord.

For my waste and pollution of your creation,

and my lack of concern for those who come after us,
Accept my repentance Lord.

Restore me, good Lord, and let your anger depart from me,
Favorably hear me for your mercy is great.
Accomplish in me and all of your church the work of your salvation,
That I may show forth all your glory in the world.

By the cross of your Son, our Lord,
Bring me with all your saints to the joy of his resurrection.

Song –

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Galatians 3:10-13

All who rely on works of the law are under a curse;

for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things

written in the Book of the Law, and do them.”

Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law,

for “The righteous shall live by faith.”

But the law is not of faith,

rather “The one who does them shall live by them.”

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law

by becoming a curse for us.

Song –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q21

What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

One who is truly human and also truly God.

Song –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 4:1-8

SERMON – “Do And Live”

LORD’S TABLE

Song –

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

OFFERING

Song –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

 

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Also, did you know it’s Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time (just like it’s Revelation, not Revelations)? Well, now you do!

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