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PRELUDE – “Brethren We Have Met to Worship” by Bart Millard

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – 1 Peter 2:9

You are a chosen race,

a royal priesthood,

a holy nation,

a people for [God’s] own possession,

that you may proclaim the excellencies of him

who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN – James 4:4

You adulterous people!

Do you not know that friendship with the world

is enmity with God?

Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world

makes himself an enemy of God.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – James 4:6

But he gives more grace.

Therefore it says,

“God opposes the proud,

but gives grace to the humble.”

Songs –

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, and Louie Giglio

I’m Forever Grateful” by Mark Altrogge

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q31

What do we believe by true faith?

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.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 7:1-26

SERMON – “God’s Chosen People”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

I Will Glory in My Redeemer” by Steve and Vikki Cook

Your Beloved” by Brent Helming

OFFERING

Song –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Election” by Shai Linne

Since a huge EDM Festival is coming to our back door (www.springawakeningfestival.com), we thought this could be a great opportunity to give a cup of cold water and clothe the naked in Jesus’ name.

· We’ll meet at 6:00 PM on Saturday (6/11) outside The Meeting Place to prayer walk.

· Around 6:45 PM we’ll open up The Meeting Place and invite people in.

· John Rood of Roodimentary Sciences (sample here) will hang out at The Meeting Place until 10:00 PM jamming with his modular synthesizer equipment and giving an “Analog Modular Exhibition” where he explains to people the science of how it works.

· People will be available to talk with guests, share the gospel, and offer to pray with them.

At least pray for the Spirit to be moving and open up doors for the gospel among those who may be feeling confused, empty, guilty, and/or hopeless. Consider coming to provide some critical mass and help have spiritual conversations with those the Lord brings by. Even if nobody comes, it’ll be a good prayer meeting and hang out time appreciating John’s genius.

Some other upcoming events:

· This Sunday afternoon (5/29) at 3:00 PM at Arrigo Park there’s the first of many volleyball hangouts. Going forward they will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Invite your friends. Contact Lydia for more info.

· After Volleyball you can head downtown to a free concert in Millennium Park with some people. Contact Enoch for more info.

· Ladies’ Ice Cream Walk is Monday evening (5/30; Memorial Day). Contact Madie for more info.

· Ladies’ Clothes Swap is Saturday (6/11) at 7:00 PM. Contact Bethany for more info.

· And don’t forget the SUMMER RETREAT (8/19-21)!

PRELUDE – “Withholding Nothing” by William McDowell

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 103:1-2

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and all that is within me,

bless his holy name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits.

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – Hosea 13:4-6

I am the Lord your God

from the land of Egypt;

you know no God but me,

and besides me there is no savior.

It was I who knew you in the wilderness,

in the land of drought;

but when they had grazed, they became full,

they were filled, and their heart was lifted up;

therefore they forgot me.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8-12

The Lord is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

He will not always chide,

nor will he keep his anger forever.

He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Songs –

When I Think About the Lord” by James Huey

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham

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 Q30

What is faith in Jesus Christ?

Receiving and resting on him alone for salvation.

Song –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 6:10-25

SERMON – “Living in Gratitude for Grace”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

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

OFFERING

Song –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

PRELUDE – “Oh How We Love You” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 96:1-9

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,

but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before him;

strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

tremble before him, all the earth!

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 29:13

This people draw near with their mouth

and honor me with their lips,

while their hearts are far from me.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 10:19, 21-22a

Since we have confidence to enter the holy places

by the blood of Jesus,

and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.

Songs –

Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge

I Exalt Thee” by Pete Sanchez, Jr.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q29

How can we be saved?

Only by faith in Jesus Christ

and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 6:1-9

SERMON – “The Greatest Commandment”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

I Will Offer Up My Life” by Matt Redman

OFFERING

Song –

Be Thou My Vision” by Ascend the Hill

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “As Long as I Live” by The Sing Team

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Just a reminder that this Sunday (5/15) is the third Sunday of the month and that means lunch is provided for everyone after the service. Plan to stick around and hang out.

PRELUDE – “Higher Throne” by Kings Kaleidoscope

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 89:7 (KJV)

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints,

And to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Song –

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise” by Walter Chalmers Smith

CONFESSION OF SIN – From the Savoy Liturgy (1661)

O most great, most just and gracious God;

you are of purer eyes than to behold iniquity;

but you have promised mercy through Jesus Christ

to all who repent and believe in him.

Therefore, we confess that we are sinful by nature

and that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.

We have neglected and abused

your holy worship and your holy name.

We have dealt unjustly and uncharitably with our neighbors.

We have not sought first your kingdom and righteousness.

We have not been content with our daily bread.

You have revealed your wonderful love to us in Christ

and offered us pardon and salvation in him;

but we have turned away.

We have run into temptation;

and the sin that we should have hated,

we have committed.

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father!

We confess you alone are our hope.

Song –

Lord Have Mercy” by Steve Merkel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 7:25

Christ Jesus is able to save to the uttermost

those who draw near to God through him,

since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Song –

Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession of Faith, Article 4

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace;

through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God;

who by the appointment of the Father,

freely took upon him our nature,

yet without sin;

honored the divine law by his personal obedience,

and by his death made a full atonement for our sins;

that having risen from the dead he is now enthroned in heaven;

and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies

with divine perfections,

he is every way qualified to be a suitable,

a compassionate,

and an all-sufficient Savior.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q28

What happens after death

to those not united to Christ by faith?

They will be cast out

from the presence of God,

into hell,

to be justly punished,

forever.

Song –

No Sweeter Name” by Kari Jobe

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 5:22-33

SERMON – “Having a Mind to Always Fear God and Keep His Commandments”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

OFFERING

Song –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Withholding Nothing” by William McDowell

Euchre Night is this Saturday (5/14) at Nathandrea’s. BBQ beef sandwiches will be served at 6:30 PM followed by a lesson on how to play Euchre… then let the games begin!

RSVP if you haven’t already so we know how many to plan for.

Prayer Meeting this Sunday will be at 9:30 AM (as always), but this week we will be doing a Prayer-walk around the neighborhood for a half hour. Mike E. will be leading it. He’ll be heading out right at 9:30 AM.

PRELUDE – “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” by Indelible Grace

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 118:1-4

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.”

Song –

Forever” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN –

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 – John 3:16

For God so loved the world,

that he gave his only Son,

that whoever believes in him

should not perish

but have eternal life.

Songs –

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

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q27

Are all people,

just as they were lost through Adam,

saved through Christ?

No, only those who are elected by God

and united to Christ by faith.

Song –

The Love of God” by Frederick Martin Lehman and Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 5:16-21

SERMON – “The Horizontal Commandments”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Lead Me to the Cross” by Brooke Ligertwood

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

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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