“Always Good” by Andrew Peterson

CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 10:19-25

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Since Jesus Christ now stands as our high priest before the Father, you and I can now boldly stand in the presence of God and declare his praises for all the world to hear!

Let’s stand and sing, and through our song, let’s continue to encourage and stir one another to greater love and good works as we together glory in the greatness of our God!

(congregation stands)


Holy Is the Lord” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio


Like every Sunday, in order for us to truly appreciate God’s grace as we should, we first need to be honest about our sin. Let’s take some time in our service this morning to openly confess our sins to the Lord by praying aloud together this written confession of sin:

(everyone read aloud)

Almighty and most merciful Father, we are thankful that your mercy is

higher than the heavens,

wider than our wanderings,

deeper than all our sin.

Forgive our careless attitudes toward your purposes,

our refusal to relieve the suffering of others,

our envy of those who have more than we have,

our obsession with creating a life of constant pleasure,

our indifference to the treasures of heaven,

our neglect of your wise and gracious law.

Help us to change our way of life

so that we may desire what is good,

love what you love,

and do what you command,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 


ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:14-15

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.”

Because Christ Jesus died on the cross for our sins, we can now have peace with God and peace with one another as well. 

Let’s continue to celebrate!


Be Unto Your Name” by Gary Sadler and Lynn DeShazo


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – Immanuel’s Statement Of Faith Article XIX The Family

(everyone read aloud)

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.


Available for children ages 0-5


One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge*

SCRIPTURE READING – Proverbs 6:1-35  Please announce the page number (P. 531) in the pew Bibles in the back. Instruct the congregation to stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “Learning to Live in Peace”

(congregation sits)


Lord Have Mercy” by Steve Merkel

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry



(congregation stands)


Sing to the King” by Billy Foote



“No Limit To Your Love” by John Van Deusen