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“Promise of Life” Kelsey Breedlove

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100:1-3

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.

Let’s stand and make a joyful noise to the Lord our maker!

(congregation stands)


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


God of love, it is your will that we should love you with heart, soul, mind, strength, 

and our neighbor as ourselves, but we are not sufficient for these things. 

We confess that our affections continually turn away from you: 

from purity to lust, from freedom to slavery, 

from compassion to indifference, from fullness to emptiness. 

Have mercy on us. 

Order our lives by your holy Word, 

and make your commandments the joy of our hearts. 

Conform us to the image of your loving Son, Jesus, 

that we may shine before the world to your glory. 


(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:11-14

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.

For he knows our frame;

    he remembers that we are dust.


Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher



0-5 Years Old Dismissal


Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

SCRIPTURE READING – James 4:13-17 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

SERMON – “What Tomorrow May Bring”


All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue




Build My Life” by Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett




“SHEMA” by Will Carlisle


“Come As You Are” by David Crowder

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.


All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN – Jeremiah 2:4-5; 11-13

Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the clans of the house of Israel. 

Thus says the Lord:

“What wrong did your fathers find in me

    that they went far from me,

and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?

Has a nation changed its gods,

    even though they are no gods?

But my people have changed their glory

    for that which does not profit.

Be appalled, O heavens, at this;

    be shocked, be utterly desolate,

declares the Lord,

for my people have committed two evils:

they have forsaken me,

    the fountain of living waters,

and hewed out cisterns for themselves,

    broken cisterns that can hold no water.


Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:28-30

To all who trust in Christ as their only hope in life and death, the Lord gives us this comfort

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, 

for those who are called according to his purpose. 

For those whom he foreknew 

he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, 

in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 

And those whom he predestined he also called, 

and those whom he called he also justified, 

and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Let’s continue to sing of the marvelous care of the Lord!


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


(congregation sits)


0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 121 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

A Song of Ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the hills.

    From where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord,

    who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;

    he who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, he who keeps Israel

    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;

    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day,

    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;

    he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep

    your going out and your coming in

    from this time forth and forevermore.

SERMON – “Finding Help in Fearful Times”


On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand” by Edward Mote




Sing to the King” by Billy Foote





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


“Come As You Are” by David Crowder

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 105:1-3

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, Sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 

Let’s stand and sing together of the wondrous works of the LORD!

(congregation stands)


Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher


In spite of his grace towards us, too often God’s people are tempted to go our own way. 

Let’s take this time in our service to repent of our sins, and renew our commitment to follow the Lord wherever he may lead us. Pray with me this prayer out loud.

(Everyone Read Aloud)

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.


In spite of our sin, God’s people can find pardon and forgiveness in the completed work of Christ at the Cross. 

(For) He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheet, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquities of us all. 

Let’s stand and sing, for the servant of the LORD has saved his people from their sins!


All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin


(congregation sits)


0-5 Years Old Dismissal


Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

SCRIPTURE READING – John 13:1-17 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

(congregation stands)

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

SERMON – “Divine Hospitality”

(congregation sits)


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



(congregation stands)


O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend




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


“My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” by Isaac Watts


Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

For he is our God,

    and we are the people of his pasture,

and the sheep of his hand.


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


(please read aloud)

Almighty and most merciful Father, 

we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. 

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. 

We have offended against Your holy laws. 

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; 

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; 

and there is no health in us. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. 

Spare those, O God, who confess their faults. 

Restore those who are penitent; 

according to Your promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Grant that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; 

to the glory of His holy name. 



Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart


When I kept silent,

    my bones wasted away

    through my groaning all day long.

For day and night

    your hand was heavy on me;

my strength was sapped

    as in the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you

    and did not cover up my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess

    my transgressions to the Lord.”

And you forgave

    the guilt of my sin.



Jesus Strong and Kind” by Colin Buchanan, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren and Rich Thompson


(you may be seated for prayer)


(children ages 0-5 may be dismissed for Kid’s Corner)


(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

    He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

    I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

    your rod and your staff,

    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

    in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

    my cup overflows.

SERMON – “Comfort By Still Waters”


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


(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 bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)



It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss




“Psalm 23” by Shane and Shane

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