PRELUDE –  “Lift Your Eyes” by Leeland playing in the background Start at 9:55 AM

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP –

Hear this call to worship from Psalm 33:1-5

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
 Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of 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 –

1 Cor. 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love,

I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,

and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love,

I am nothing.

 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love,

I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast;

it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way;

it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,

 but rejoices with the truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

 Love never ends.

As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease;

as for knowledge, it will pass away.

 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.

 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.

Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

 

In light of the many ways the Lord has loved us, let’s take a moment and repent of the many ways we fail to love God and neighbor as we ought.

[Moment of Silent Prayer]

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

 

SONGS –

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

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 4:13-21

SERMON (Nathan) – “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear”

SONG –

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

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH –

Let’s affirm our faith together with this portion of the NICENE CREED

We Believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.

LORD’S TABLE

SONG —

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “In the Hands of God” by Newsboys