PRELUDE –

“The Bridge” by Taylor Leonhardt

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 147:1-6

Praise the Lord!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

    for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;

    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted

    and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars;

    he gives to all of them their names.

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;

    his understanding is beyond measure.

The Lord lifts up the humble;

    he casts the wicked to the ground.

In spite of the distress of life’s circumstances, 

We can still praise God knowing that he is the protection of his people.

Let’s stand and sing of the majesty of our sovereign God!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

CONFESSION OF SIN

God’s glory should always humble us and remind us that our fellowship with him is solely grounded upon his goodness and mercy. 

As we reflect on this week, let’s come together and corporately confess our sins before God and ask him to forgive us and restore us back in right relationship with himself. 

Pray this prayer with me aloud. 

(Everyone Read Aloud)

Father of mercies, we confess that we have sinned against you. By your Holy Spirit, come and work repentance into our hearts. Help us to see you as you are: with outstretched arms, a loving heart, and power to save. Help us to see Jesus, the friend of sinners, and to follow him more faithfully. As we have received him, so strengthen us to walk in him, depend on him, commune with him, and be conformed to him. Give us an experience of your grace that makes us bold for others, that we might joyfully tell our friends and neighbors of your saving mercy. 

Amen.

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Jeremiah 31:34

To all who turn from their sin and trust in Christ by faith, 

The Lord declares over us:

And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 

And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 

‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, 

from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. 

For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

As we ourselves look to Christ for our salvation,

Let’s continue to sing and encourage one another 

to find our refuge in Jesus Christ alone.

SONG – 

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

(instruct the congregation to stand for the next song)

SONG –

What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Charles Crozat Converse and Joseph Medlicott Scriven

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 142  Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

(congregation stands)

A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.

With my voice I cry out to the Lord;
    with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.
I pour out my complaint before him;
    I tell my trouble before him.

When my spirit faints within me,
    you know my way!
In the path where I walk
    they have hidden a trap for me.
Look to the right and see:
    there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
    no one cares for my soul.

I cry to you, O Lord;
    I say, “You are my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.”
Attend to my cry,
    for I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
    for they are too strong for me!
Bring me out of prison,
    that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
    for you will deal bountifully with me.

SERMON – “When You’re In A Cave”

(congregation sits)

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Waiting” by Antoine Bradford