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PRELUDE – “Jesus Is My Rock” by Gerald Thompson

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 96:1-6

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.

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – Trisagion

Holy God,

Holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One,

Have mercy upon us.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Micah 7:18 (NIV)

Who is a God like you,

who pardons sin and forgives the transgression

of the remnant of his inheritance?

You do not stay angry forever

but delight to show mercy.

Song –

How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Chris Tomlin

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q9

What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?

First, that we know God as the only true God.

Second, that we avoid all idolatry.

Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence.

Song –

Forever” by Chris Tomlin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 31:30 – 32:47

SERMON – “The Song of Moses”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

OFFERING

Song –

Blessed Assurance” by Fanny Crosby

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “No One Higher” by Aaron Shust

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PRELUDE – “Song of Moses” by Aaron Keyes

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 90:1-2

Lord, you have been our dwelling place

in all generations.

Before the mountains were brought forth,

or ever you had formed the earth and the world,

from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Song –

Our Great God” by Fernando Ortega and Mac Powell

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

PASSING THE PEACE – Romans 15:7

Therefore

welcome one another

as Christ has welcomed you,

for the glory of God.

Song –

Forever” by Brian Johnson, Christ Black Gifford, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, and Kari Jobe

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q8

What is the Law of God

stated in the Ten Commandments?

You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol.

You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God.

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

Honor your father and your mother.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not give false testimony.

You shall not covet.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 31:1-29

SERMON – “Being a People who Press On”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

O the Love of My Redeemer” by Josh Caterer

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

OFFERING

ORDINATION

Song –

Glorious Christ” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Lead On, O King Eternal” by The Good Shepherd Band

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

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 147

Praise the Lord!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;

he gathers the outcasts of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted

and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars;

he gives to all of them their names.

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;

his understanding is beyond measure.

The Lord lifts up the humble;

he casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;

make melody to our God on the lyre!

He covers the heavens with clouds;

he prepares rain for the earth;

he makes grass grow on the hills.

He gives to the beasts their food,

and to the young ravens that cry.

His delight is not in the strength of the horse,

nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,

but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,

in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!

Praise your God, O Zion!

For he strengthens the bars of your gates;

he blesses your children within you.

He makes peace in your borders;

he fills you with the finest of the wheat.

He sends out his command to the earth;

his word runs swiftly.

He gives snow like wool;

he scatters frost like ashes.

He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs;

who can stand before his cold?

He sends out his word, and melts them;

he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.

He declares his word to Jacob,

his statutes and rules to Israel.

He has not dealt thus with any other nation;

they do not know his rules.

Praise the Lord!

Song –

Jesus at the Center” by Adam Ranney, Israel Houghton, and Micah Massey

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 10:9-13

If you confess with your mouth

that Jesus is Lord

and believe in your heart

that God raised him from the dead,

you will be saved.

For with the heart one believes and is justified,

and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

For the Scripture says,

“Everyone who believes in him

will not be put to shame.”

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek;

for the same Lord is Lord of all,

bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord

will be saved.”

Song –

Forever” by Brian Johnson, Christ Black Gifford, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, and Kari Jobe

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q7

What does the law of God require?

That we love God with all our

heart, soul, mind, and strength;

and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 30:11-20

SERMON – “A Clear Choice”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

Mighty to Save” by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan

OFFERING

Song –

He Rescued Me” by Red Mountain Church | “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” by Unknown

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Choose Life” by Big Tent Revival

PRELUDE – “Kyrie Eleison” by Chris Tomlin

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 104:1

Bless the Lord, O my soul!

O Lord my God, you are very great!

You are clothed with splendor and majesty.

Song –

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN – Daniel 9:4, 5, 18, 19

CONGREGATION:

O Lord, the great and awesome God….

we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled,

turning aside from your commandments and rules….

We do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness,

but because of your great mercy.

O Lord, hear;

O Lord, forgive.

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 –

Marvelous Light” by Charlie Hall

Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Jonas Myrin, and Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q6

How can we glorify God?

By loving him

and by obeying his commands and law.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 30:1-10

SERMON – “Turning To God”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

OFFERING

Song –

Mighty to Save” by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan

BAPTISM – From the New Hampshire Confession Article XIV

We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer,

into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost;

to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem,

our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior,

with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life;

[and] that it is pre-requisite to the privileges of a church relation.

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “When I Think About the Lord” by Christ for the Nations

The week leading up to Easter is always a big week in the life of Immanuel. Here’s what to expect this year:

4/9 – Palm Sunday (Jonathan will be preaching to kick off our week together)

4/10-15 – ‘Liquid Lunches’ (this year’s suggested fast is no solid food for lunches; we’ll be sending out prayer guides so you can use that time to focus spiritually)

4/14 – Good Friday Service (a contemplative service with songs, readings, and a brief message on the atonement from Theo)

4/15 – Prayer and Outreach (in the morning we’ll gather at The Meeting Place to pray together and then go out across the UIC Area to do surveys that will lead to spiritual conversations about Easter; then in the afternoon we’ll also be having an Easter Egg hunt for kids at Arrigo Park where the gospel will be presented; we’d like everyone to participate in at least one of these outreach events)

4/16 – Brunch and Celebration Service (before worship there will be a spread of breakfast food to eat together!)

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