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PRELUDE – “Romans 13” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47:6-9

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples gather

as the people of the God of Abraham.

For the shields of the earth belong to God;

he is highly exalted!

Songs –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by George Job Elvey, Godfrey Thring, and Matthew Bridges

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Peter 2:24-25; John 10:27-30

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,

that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.

By his wounds you have been healed.

For you were straying like sheep,

but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish,

and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all,

and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

I and the Father are one.”

Song –

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING (Ryan) – Romans 13:1-7

SERMON – “The Government”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

What Wondrous Love Is This?” by Alexander Means and William Walker

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

OFFERING

Song –

A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Politicians” by Switchfoot

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PRELUDE – “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons & Daughters

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you,

and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us,

when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven

with his mighty angels

in flaming fire,

inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God

and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction,

away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints,

and to be marveled at among all who have believed.

Song –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 53:5-6

But [we trust that Jesus] was pierced for our transgressions;

he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,

and with his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;

we have turned—every one—to his own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

the iniquity of us all.

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, and Phil Wickham

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

EVERYONE:

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, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there he will 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.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 12:14-21

SERMON – “Overcoming Evil with Good”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

OFFERING

Song –

Soon and Very Soon” by Andrae Crouch

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Suffering Servant” by Dustin Kensrue

PRELUDE – “Love Lead the Way” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

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 –

EVERYONE:

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 – adapted from Psalm 85:2-3

The LORD has forgiven the iniquity of his people

he has covered all their sin.

He withdrew all his wrath;

He turned from his hot anger.

Song –

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

Be the Center” by Michael Frye

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 12:9-13

SERMON – “Fervent”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Peter Scholtes

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Love Will Bring You Home” by Sandra McCracken

This Sunday, August 12, we will not be having our regular service at 1443 W. Roosevelt Road. Instead the whole church will be up in Wisconsin at our Annual Immanuel Summer Retreat!

PRELUDE – “The Lord’s Prayer” by Sandra McCracken

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 99:1-3

The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble!

He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

The Lord is great in Zion;

he is exalted over all the peoples.

Let them praise your great and awesome name!

Holy is he!

Songs –

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

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN – “Continual Repentance” in The Valley of Vision

O GOD OF GRACE,

Thou hast imputed my sin to my substitute,

and hast imputed his righteousness to my soul,

clothing me with a bridegroom’s robe,

decking me with jewels of holiness.

But in my Christian walk I am still in rags;

my best prayers are stained with sin;

my penitential tears are so much impurity;

my confessions of wrong are so many aggravations of sin;
my receiving the Spirit is tinctured with selfishness.

I need to repent of my repentance;

I need my tears to be washed;

I have no robe to bring to cover my sins,

no loom to weave my own righteousness;

I am always standing clothed in filthy garments,

and by grace am always receiving change of raiment,

for thou dost always justify the ungodly;

I am always going into the far country,

and always returning home as a prodigal,

always saying, Father, forgive me,

and thou art always bringing forth the best robe.

Every morning let me wear it,

every evening return in it,

go out to the day’s work in it,

be married in it,

be wound in death in it,

stand before the great white throne in it,

enter heaven in it shining as the sun.

Grant me never to lose sight of

the exceeding sinfulness of sin,

the exceeding righteousness of salvation,

the exceeding glory of Christ,

the exceeding beauty of holiness,

the exceeding wonder of grace.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Song –

Be Still My Soul” by Jane Laurie Borthwick, Jean Sibelius, Kathrina Amalia von Schlegel

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

TESTIMONIES

PRAYER

Song –

Abide With Me” by Henry Francis Lyte and William Henry Monk

SCRIPTURE READING – Luke 11:1-13

SERMON – “The Lord’s Prayer”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

OFFERING

Song –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by George Job Elvey, Godfrey Thring, and Matthew Bridges

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by The Sing Team

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