PRELUDE – “Oh! Great Is Our God” from The Sing Team

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95

EVERYONE:

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

For the Lord is a great God,

and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his also.

The sea is his, for he made it,

and his hands formed the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

For he is our God,

and we are the people of his pasture,

and the sheep of his hand.

LEADER:

Today, if you hear his voice,

do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,

as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,

when your fathers put me to the test

and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.

For forty years I loathed that generation

and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,

and they have not known my ways.”

Therefore I swore in my wrath,

“They shall not enter my rest.”

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN –

EVERYONE:

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 – Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity

and passing over transgression

for the remnant of his inheritance?

He does not retain his anger forever,

because he delights in steadfast love.

He will again have compassion on us;

he will tread our iniquities underfoot.

You will cast all our sins

into the depths of the sea.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Corinthians 12:31b – 13:13

SERMON – “A Mature Church”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

 

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

BENEDICTION – 1 Corinthians 16:23

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Membership” by Stephen the Levite

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