PRELUDE –

“Not For A Moment” by Meridith Andrews

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 117

In Psalm 117, the Psalmist calls all people to worship the Lord saying

“Praise the Lord, all nations!

    Extol him, all peoples!

For great is his steadfast love toward us,

    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord!”

Let’s stand and sing praise for God’s steadfast love endures forever!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 13:11-14

Our passage today teaches us that God’s people need to purify themselves of sin in order to enjoy the rich promises of God. In Romans 13:11-14, the apostle Paul gives similar instructions to the church of God today when he states, 

“For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.”

In light of God’s word convicting us and calling us to repentance, let’s use this time of silence in our service to pray and ask God to forgive us of our sins as we rededicate our lives to him. 

(moment of silence)

SONG – 

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

In spite of our sin, God’s promises can still be enjoyed by anyone who by faith trusts in Christ for their forgiveness and salvation.

Let’s celebrate for the blood of Christ is still powerful to cleanse us from all of our sins!

SONG – 

There Is A Fountain” by William Cowper

PRAYER (Why of the Week)

(congregation sits)

According to the pattern set in Acts 2:42, Christian churches have always gathered together in order to devote themselves to the apostle’s teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and to corporate prayer. While it is always appropriate to pray to the Lord on your own, Jesus clearly expected there to be times when his church would unite together and with one mind and together petition our Father for the needs our our community. This is why in the Lord’s pray Jesus instructs his people to address the Lord together as “Our Father.” When the church gathers together to pray, we train our hearts to be united in faith, hope, and love as we all with one mind strive side by side for the faith. 

As I pray aloud, please pray along with me as we all together lift the requests of our community up to our Father together. 

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 5:1-12 

(congregation stands)

As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts melted and there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel.

At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time.” So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth. And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt. Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised. For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lordswore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey. So it was their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way.

When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.

While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho.And the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. And the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

Reader: “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON

(congregation sits)

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” by Samuel Stennett 

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

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