PRELUDE “Take the World but Give Me Jesus” by Fanny J. Crosby


Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

Song –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

CONFESSION OF SIN –  Before entering the promise land, the Lord commanded his people in Deuteronomy 6:4:

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

You shall love the Lord your God

with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.


For our idolatry and our failure to love the Lord with all we are, let’s take a moment to reflect upon our sins and pray that the Lord would be merciful to such a people as us.


[Silent Moment of Prayer]


ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hear This assurance of pardon from Ephesians 2:4-8

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—

 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

so that in the coming ages he might show

 the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Songs –

Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

PRAYER (??) Be Seated


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

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 2:12-17

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

SERMON – “The World”


Songs –

I Surrender All” by Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter and Winfield Scott Weeden

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

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

Song –

 “Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge


POSTLUDE  “Give Me Jesus” by Fernando Ortega