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PRELUDE – “Jesus Is My Rock” by Gerald Thompson

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 93:1-4

LEADER:

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;

the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.

Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

CONGREGATION:

Your throne is established from of old;

you are from everlasting.

CONGREGATION:

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,

the floods have lifted up their voice;

the floods lift up their roaring.

LEADER:

Mightier than the thunders of many waters,

mightier than the waves of the sea,

the Lord on high is mighty!

Song –

Revelation Song” by Jennie Lee Riddle

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Titus 3:4-7

But when the goodness

and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,

he saved us,

not because of works done by us in righteousness,

but according to his own mercy,

by the washing of regeneration

and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

whom he poured out on us richly

through Jesus Christ our Savior,

so that being justified by his grace

we might become heirs

according to the hope of eternal life.

Song –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession Article II

CONGREGATION:

We believe that there is one,

and only one,

living and true God,

an infinite, intelligent Spirit,

whose name is JEHOVAH,

the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth;

inexpressibly glorious in holiness,

and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love;

that in the unity of the Godhead

there are three persons,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;

equal in every divine perfection,

and executing distinct but harmonious offices

in the great work of redemption.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q17

What is idolatry?

Idolatry is trusting in

created things

rather than the Creator.

Song –

Center” by Charlie Hall

SCRIPTURE READING – Ezekiel 1:1 – 2:5

SERMON – “Terrifyingly Beautiful”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts

Be Unto Your Name” by Sadler and DeShazo

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – The Lightning Strike” by Snow Patrol

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The Mercy Team scheduled four events for this year to gather people for discussion of topics that relate to the kinds of ministry we hope to be part of in the city.

The next event is Friday, June 9th. In preparation for that, please read the first chapter of the book Disunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland and come ready to discuss…

Summer Volleyball in the park starts back up this Sunday. It will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday (unless it’s raining or under 50 degrees). It starts at 4:00 PM. This week it will be at the lot to the south of Arrigo Park just west of Racine. Invite friends and neighbors!

IBC Women,

Saturday, June 3rd, at 10:00 AM we will begin a summer Women’s Bible Study! Madie will be hosting and leading! Please consider joining us as we study God’s Word together this summer.

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

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Philippians 2:5-11

Christ Jesus,

though he was in the form of God,

did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

but emptied himself,

by taking the form of a servant,

being born in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form,

he humbled himself

by becoming obedient to the point of death,

even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Song –

No Other Name” by Doug Engquist, Freddy Rodriguez, Laurie Engquist

CONFESSION OF SIN –

CONGREGATION:

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 and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been,

help us amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be,

so that we may delight in your will

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name.

Through Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Colossians 1:21-22

You,

who once were alienated and hostile in mind,

doing evil deeds,

he has now reconciled in his body of flesh

by his death,

in order to present you holy

and blameless

and above reproach before him.

GREETING ONE ANOTHER

Song –

Lord, Most High

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q16

What is sin?

Sin is rejecting or ignoring God

in the world he created

not being or doing

what he requires in his law.

Song –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:8-17

SERMON – “Gospel Ministry”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

OFFERING

Song –

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Withholding Nothing” by William McDowell

This Sunday is the third Sunday of May, which means – Table Talk!

Lunch will be provided after the service and then Mike E. will be presenting a biographical sketch of J.I. Packer.

Remember your leaders,

those who spoke to you the word of God.

Consider the outcome of their way of life,

and imitate their faith” (Heb. 13:7).

PRELUDE – “Trinity Song” by Sandra McCracken

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

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

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – John 1:29

Behold, the Lamb of God,

who takes away the sin of the world!

Song –

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

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 Q15

Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

That we may know the holy nature of God,

and the sinful nature of our hearts;

and thus our need of a Savior.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:1-7

SERMON – “More on the Gospel of God”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

O the Love of My Redeemer” by Josh Caterer

OFFERING

Song –

Not To Us” by Chris Tomlin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “How Great Is Your Love” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

PRELUDE – “O God” by Citizens

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – 1 Chronicles 16:23-27

Sing to the Lord, all the earth!

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,

and 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 joy are in his place.

Song –

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 51:1-5

CONGREGATION:

Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you may be justified in your words

and blameless in your judgment.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:1, 4-5

You were dead in… trespasses and sins.

But God,

being rich in mercy,

because of the great love with which he loved us,

even when we were dead in our trespasses,

made us alive together with Christ

by grace you have been saved.

Song –

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q14

Did God create us unable to keep his law?

No,

but because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve

we are all born in sin and guilt,

unable to keep God’s law.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:1-7

SERMON – “The Gospel of God”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

Jesus Paid It All” by Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, John Thomas Grape

OFFERING

Song –

Doxology

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Gospel” by Shai Linne

Just a reminder to make sure August 18-20 is on your calendar for the annual Immanuel Summer Retreat!

This year we will again be in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, but at a different site. It should be nice.

And our special guest speaker will be Paul Alexander, co-author of The Deliberate Church and a pastor in the Chicago suburbs

From @immanuelchicago on Twitter

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