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PRELUDE – 

“Carried to the Table” by Leeland

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 145:1-3

“I will extol you, my God and King,

    and bless your name forever and ever.

Every day I will bless you

    and praise your name forever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,

    and his greatness is unsearchable.”

SONG –

How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine

CONFESSION OF SIN – Luke 12:1-3

“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 

Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, 

and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.”

SONG –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:5-7

​​”God is light, and in him [there] 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 –

Jesus Paid It All” by Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, and John Thomas Grape

PRAYER

HaywardThey need more financial support so they can continue ministering to Muslims in Dearborn.Pray that the Lord would protect those who have lost their jobs and are without housing and heaters during this winter. Pray that the Lord would bless those who go out of their way to care for others. Pray that the Lord would raise up others to see how they can care for the vulnerable throughout the city. https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/01/26/a-west-side-good-samaritan-is-renting-hotel-rooms-to-get-people-off-the-streets-during-dangerously-cold-weather/SOW Chicago (a church plant we help) and Pastor Bryan Coble

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL & Welcoming One Another

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 5:17-25 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.” 19 Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. 21 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality. 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. 23 (No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.) 24 The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. 25 So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden.

SERMON – “Pastoral Accountability”

SONG –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Your Grace is Enough” by Matt Maher

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“I Saw the Light/I’ll Fly Away” by David Crowder Band

PRELUDE –

“Carried to the Table” by Leeland

CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 15:4

Who will not fear, O Lord,

    and glorify your name?

For you alone are holy.

    All nations will come

    and worship you,

for your righteous acts have been revealed.

Let’s stand and sing to the Lord the King over all nations!

SONG –

Lord Most High” by Don Harris and Gary Sadler

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Although God is a faithful king, we are an unfaithful people. Rather than listen to him and submit to his rule, too often we rebel and act as if we ourselves know better than God. Let’s confess our sins to the Lord together using the words of this prayer:

Almighty God, we acknowledge and confess

that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed;

we have not loved you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength;

we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.

Deepen within us our sorrow for the wrong we have done, and the good we have left undone. Lord, you are full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy;

there is always forgiveness with you!

Restore to us the joy of your salvation;

bind up that which is broken, give light to our minds,

strength to our wills, and rest to our souls.

Speak to each of us, and let your word abide with us

until it has wrought in us your holy will.

Amen.

SONG –

            “Create in Me a Clean Heart” by Keith Green

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Lamentations 3:22-23

The prophet Jeremiah assures the people of God in Lamentations 3:22-23

 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

    his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning;

 great is your faithfulness.

SONG –

The Steadfast Love” by Edith McNeill

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Let’s use the words of the Apostles Creed to affirm our faith together before the Lord.

Christian what do we believe?

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary;

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried;

He descended into hell;

the third day He rose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,

and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there He shall come to judge the Living and the dead.

We 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.

PRAYER

Larson Pray for the violence in the city. Pray that the Lord would protect the innocent, bring justice to the perpetrators, and bring the people of Chicago to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-teen-shot-boy-noble-square/11484698/Near West Vineyard and Pastor Rick Kuhr

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 5:9-16 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

9 Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband, 10 and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work. 11 But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when their passions draw them away from Christ, they desire to marry 12 and so incur condemnation for having abandoned their former faith. 13 Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. 14 So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. 15 For some have already strayed after Satan. 16 If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.

SERMON – “Family Policies”

SONG –

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” by Louisa M. R. Stead and William James Kirkpatrick

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

How Good It Is” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“I Saw the Light/I’ll Fly Away” by David Crowder Band

PRELUDE – 

“At Last, The King” by The Gray Havens

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 19:1-4

The heavens declare the glory of God,

    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Day to day pours out speech,

    and night to night reveals knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there words,

    whose voice is not heard.

Their voice goes out through all the earth,

    and their words to the end of the world.

Let’s stand and sing to the Lord our God, 

whose glory shines throughout all creation.

SONG –

This is My Father’s World” by Maltbie Davenport Babcock and Franklin Lawrence Sheppard

CONFESSION OF SIN – from More Children’s Liturgies

Although the Lord has proven to be a good Father to his people, 

too often we are rebellious children. 

Let’s pray this confession of sins together 

asking God to forgive us for the ways we have disobeyed him this week. 

Please read the bolded sections aloud.

Father, we are sorry for the many times we have left you 

and chosen to satisfy our own selfish desires. 

For the times we have hurt the members of our families

by refusing to do our share of the family tasks.

Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.

For the times we were unkind and impatient 

with those who needed our time and concern.

Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.

For the times we were too weak to stand up for what was right 

and allowed others to suffer because of our cowardice.

Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.

For the times we refused to forgive others. 

Father, we have sinned. Forgive us. 

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:12-13

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.

As a father shows compassion to his children,

    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

SONG –

Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan

PRAYER

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. 

Amen.

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

SONG –

Your Will Be Done” by Rich Thompson and Jonny Robinson

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 5:1-8

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day, but she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. Command these things as well, so that they may be without reproach. But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

SERMON – “A Family of Families”

SONG –

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

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Joshua Moore and Sandra McCracken

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Always Knew” by Lecrae

PRELUDE –

“Young (1 Timothy 4:12)” by Seed Family Worship

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 110:1-4

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

    Serve the Lord with gladness!

    Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

    It is he who made us, and we are his;

    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

    and his courts with praise!

    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

SONG –

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray;

    we have turned—everyone—to his own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

    the iniquity of us all.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Mark 2:5

Your sins are forgiven.

SONGS –

I Will Glory in My Redeemer” by Steve and Vikki Cook

PRAYER (please be seated for time of prayer)

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL (Kids Corner is available at this time for children from 0-1st grade)

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 4:11-16 (Please respond with, “Thanks be to God!”)

11 Command and teach these things. 12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

SERMON – “Instructions for Young Pastors”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE (if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING

SONG –

“Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me” by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson and Michael Farren

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Always Knew” by Lecrae

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