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PRELUDE “Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)” by Hillsong Worship

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – (Psalm 107:1-3)

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

 

Song –

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

 

CONFESSION OF SIN –

As a church, part of our covenant states that members are intimately interrelated. Therefore, we covenant together to consider how our words and deeds affect our fellow members and act accordingly. In this time of confession, let’s use this time to reflect on the times we have not taken our commitment to one another seriously and silently repent of the ways we often neglect one another. In the words of Jesus, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

[Silent Space to Reflect]

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Christ prayer over his disciples in John Heb. 10:21-23

and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience

and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,

for he who promised is faithful.

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

Make Us One”by Twila Paris

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Psalm 1:3

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

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 2:7-11

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

SERMON (Nathan) – Light and Love

THE LORD’S TABLE (Nathan)

Songs –

Mystery” by Charlie Hall

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

OFFERING  – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE  “Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

 

PRELUDE “Doxology” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – (Psalm 134)

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
who stand by night in the house of the Lord!
Lift up your hands to the holy place
and bless the Lord!

May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who made heaven and earth!

Song –

Glory in the Highest” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carlson, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN –  1 John 1:5-10

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.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

 and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

 

Let’s take a moment to confess our sins, as we enter into worship of the God who is light.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Col. 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness

and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,

in whom we have redemption,

the forgiveness of sins.

Songs –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Psalm 1:1-2

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

Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 2:1-6

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

SERMON – “Get to Know the Advocate”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

Behold the Risen Christ” by The Village Church

OFFERING – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

When I Think About the Lord” by James Huey

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE  “Great are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters

PRELUDE “Everything Glorious” by David Crowder Band

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP (Danny) – (Psalm 36:7-9)

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
 They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.

Song –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN (Danny) – John 3:19-21

 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world,

and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light,

lest his works should be exposed.

But whoever does what is true comes to the light,

so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

Since the light of Christ has come into our world, let us no longer walk in darkness. Let’s take some time to repent of our sins and return to true fellowship with the Lord.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Diana) – Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Romans 6:1-4

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?

 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus

were baptized into his death?

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death,

 in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,

we too might walk in newness of life.

 

Baptism – (Nathan) Esther

 

Songs –

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

PRAYER (Peter J.) have people seated

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL (Jeremiah) – 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.

SCRIPTURE READING (Josh) – 1 John 1:5-10

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

SERMON (Nathan) – “Walking in the Light”

THE LORD’S TABLE (Nathan)

Songs –

Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend

The Love of God”by Frederick Martin Lehman and Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai

OFFERING (Danny) – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

Marvelous Light” by Charlie Hall

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS (Theo)

POSTLUDE  “In the Light” by D.C. Talk

PRELUDE – “O God Forgive Us” by for King and Country

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP (John 17:1-3)

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,

“Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,

since you have given him authority over all flesh,

to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God,

and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Song –

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote

CONFESSION OF SIN – “This Sunday has been set aside by many churches as Racial Reconciliation Sunday, a time to remorsefully reflect on the sins and consequences of racial prejudice even among our Southern Baptist Convention forefathers during the periods of slavery and segregation.  As we take our usual time to confess our sin before God, let’s carefully examine our hearts for sins of racism and any ways that we are prone to ignore the image of God in the oppressed, downtrodden, and those not like us.”

“Let’s read this confession of sin together”

Merciful Lord, we confess that with us there is an abundance of sin,

but in you there is the fullness of righteousness and abundance of mercy.

We are spiritually poor, but you are rich and in Jesus Christ came to be merciful to the poor. Strengthen our faith and trust in you.

We are empty vessels that need to be filled; fill us.

We are weak in faith; strengthen us.

We are cold in love; warm us, and make our hearts fervent for you

that our love may go out to one another and to our neighbors.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Eph. 2:13-15

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off

have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one

and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility

 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances,

that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,

Songs –

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me”by CityAlight

My Jesus I Love Thee” by Adoniram Judson Gordon and William Ralph Featherstone

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.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 1:1-4

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

SERMON (Nathan) – “Eternal Life”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper

Be Unto Your Name” by Gary Sadler and Lynn DeShazo

OFFERING – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE  “Lift your Eyes” by Leeland

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