PRELUDE – “Oh Great God, Give Us Rest” by David Crowder Band

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Heb. 4:14-16

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, 

Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, 

but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, 

that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

SONG –

 “Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

Let’s confess our sins together using this prayer. Please read the bolded verses aloud.

Minister: Blessed Jesus,
you offered us all your blessings when you announced
Blessed are the poor in spirit
People: but we have been rich in pride.
Minister: Blessed are those who mourn
People: but we have not known much sorrow for our sin.
Minister: Blessed are the meek
People: but we are a stiff-necked people.
Minister: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
People: but we are filled to the full with other things.
Minister: Blessed are the merciful”
People: but we are harsh and impatient.
Minister: Blessed are the pure in heart
People: but we have impure hearts.
Minister: Blessed are the peacemakers
People: but we have not sought reconciliation.
Minister: Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness
People: but our lives do not challenge the world.
Minister: Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you
and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me
People: but we have hardly made it known that we are yours.
Minister: Your Law is holy and your benedictions are perfect,
but they are both too great for us.
You alone are blessed.
People: We plead with you to forgive our sins
and give us the blessing of your righteousness.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8-12

The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

SONGS – 

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, and Michael Bleecker

Your Name” by Paul Baloche

PRAYER Be Seated

Affirmation of Faith —Article 1 of the New Hampshire Confession of Faith

Let’s confess our common faith together using first article of the New Hampshire Confession of Faith.

I. Of the Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter, that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union , and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 1:1-6 Please stand for the reading of God’s Word. Please respond with, “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON – “Return To Me”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend           

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG—

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS POSTLUDE— “At The Table” by Josh Garrels