PRELUDE – “Safe Retreat” by Kings Kaleidoscope

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – (1 John 1:5-7)

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you,

 that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

  If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another,

and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Song –

Holy Is the Lord” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio

CONFESSION OF SIN – Deut. 30:1-3

“And when all these things come upon you,

the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you,

and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you,

and return to the Lord your God,

you and your children,

and obey his voice in all that I command you today,

with all your heart and with all your soul,

 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you,

and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON– 1 John 2:2

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.

 But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

He is the propitiation for our sins,

and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Songs –

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

“In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL– Psalm 1:2

(Kids Corner is available for children through 1st grade)

but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Read Together) Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to 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.

I 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.

SCRIPTURE READING – Nahum 3:8-19

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”)

SERMON – “Are You Any Better”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

“Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” by CityAlight

OFFERING

Song –

“Rejoice” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –“White Owls” by Josh Garrels