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PRELUDE

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 5:11-12

Let all who take refuge in the LORD rejoice;

let them ever sing for joy,

and may he spread his protection over them,

that those who love his name may exult in him.

For the LORD blesses the righteous;

he covers him with favor as with a shield.

Song –

O Worship the King” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN – Ecclesiastes 12:14

God will bring every deed into judgment,

with every secret thing,

whether good or evil.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 32:1-5

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, and Phil Wickham

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Joel 3:1-21

SERMON – “The Face of God in Justice and Love”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE

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PRELUDE – “Higher Throne” by Kings Kaleidoscope

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

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!

For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

Song –

Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in Your will,
and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your Name.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 10:9-13

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord

and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,

you will be saved.

For with the heart one believes and is justified,

and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

For the Scripture says,

“Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek;

for the same Lord is Lord of all,

bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Song –

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Joel 2:18-32

SERMON – “Restoration”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand” by Edward Mote

Jesus, My Only Hope” by Mark Altrogge

OFFERING

Song –

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Oh! Great Is Our God” by The Sing Team

PRELUDE – “The Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Jeremiah 10:10, 12-13

The Lord is the true God;

he is the living God and the everlasting King.

At his wrath the earth quakes,

and the nations cannot endure his indignation.

It is he who made the earth by his power,

who established the world by his wisdom,

and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,

and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth.

He makes lightning for the rain,

and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Song –

O Worship the King” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN – Daniel 9:4-6

EVERYONE:

O Lord, the great and awesome God,

who keeps covenant and steadfast love

with those who love him and keep his commandments,

we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled,

turning aside from your commandments and rules.

We have not listened to your servants the prophets,

who spoke in your name.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Nehemiah 9:17

EVERYONE:

But you are a God ready to forgive,

gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Song –

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

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Joel 2:1-17

SERMON – “The Day of the Lord”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

OFFERING

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENTAL VOWS & BABY DEDICATIONS

POSTLUDE – “Storehouse” by The Gray Havens

PRELUDE – “To the One” by Harvest Bashta

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

To all who are weary and in need of rest;

to all who mourn and long for comfort;

to all who feel lost and worthless and wonder if God even cares;

to all who fall and desire victory;

to all who sin and need a Savior;

to all who hunger and thirst for righteousness;

And to whoever else will come,

This church opens wide her doors

and offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ:

the friend of sinners,

the lover of his enemies,

the defender of the weak, and

the justifier of those who have no excuses left!

Song –

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

LAMENTATION OVER SIN – Lamentations 3:1-20

I am the man who has seen affliction

under the rod of his wrath;

he has driven and brought me

into darkness without any light;

surely against me he turns his hand

again and again the whole day long.

He has made my flesh and my skin waste away;

he has broken my bones;

he has besieged and enveloped me

with bitterness and tribulation;

he has made me dwell in darkness

like the dead of long ago.

He has walled me about so that I cannot escape;

he has made my chains heavy;

though I call and cry for help,

he shuts out my prayer;

he has blocked my ways with blocks of stones;

he has made my paths crooked.

He is a bear lying in wait for me,

a lion in hiding;

he turned aside my steps and tore me to pieces;

he has made me desolate;

he bent his bow and set me

as a target for his arrow.

He drove into my kidneys

the arrows of his quiver;

I have become the laughingstock of all peoples,

the object of their taunts all day long.

He has filled me with bitterness;

he has sated me with wormwood.

He has made my teeth grind on gravel,

and made me cower in ashes;

my soul is bereft of peace;

I have forgotten what happiness is;

so I say, “My endurance has perished;

so has my hope from the Lord.”

Remember my affliction and my wanderings,

the wormwood and the gall!

My soul continually remembers it

and is bowed down within me.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Lamentations 3:21-24

But this I call to mind,

and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

“therefore I will hope in him.”

Song –

When I Think About the Lord” by James Huey

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Joel 1:1-20

SERMON

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Just As I Am” by Charlotte Elliott and William Batchelder Bradbury

This Is Amazing Grace” by Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, and Phil Wickham

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

TESTIMONY

POSTLUDE – “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by The Sing Team

PRELUDE – “Hosea” by Andrew Peterson

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – James 1:16-17

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,

coming down from the Father of lights

with whom there is no variation

or shadow due to change.

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 32:3-5

When I kept silent, my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 31:1-2

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Song –

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, and Matt Redman

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER – Psalm 32:6-7

Therefore let everyone who is godly

offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;

surely in the rush of great waters,

they shall not reach him.

You are a hiding place for me;

you preserve me from trouble;

you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 14:1-9

SERMON – “Returning with Words”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

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

OFFERING

Song –

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Brokenness Aside” by All Sons & Daughters

PRELUDE – “Celebrate (He Lives)” by Fred Hammond

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Matthew 28:1-9

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

Song –

Low in the Grave He Lay (Christ Arose)” by Robert Lowry

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Song –

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s Creed

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, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there he will 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.

Song –

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Corinthians 15:50-57

SERMON – “The Victory of Christ”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

Forever” by Brian Johnson, Christ Black Gifford, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, and Kari Jobe

OFFERING

Song –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Jesus Is Alive (House of Tea Remix)” by Shai Linne

For this week there will be no Memory Verse.

Instead we will be focusing on the events of Holy Week.

We are suggesting everyone skip one meal a day to fast.

If you don’t really know what fasting is all about, or would like a refresher, we recommend reading the short chapter that is from a helpful book on the spiritual disciplines by David Mathis entitled, Habits of Grace. This would be a good way to start off the week.

Each day you’ll receive an email with:

· a link to a quick VIDEO explaining what was happening on that day in Jesus’ life

· a LOOK AT JESUS directing you to one of the 7 reasons for worshipping Jesus that we talked about in the Palm Sunday sermon

· and some PRAYER POINTS to talk to God about

May the Lord use this season to refresh our perspective and heighten our love for him!

PRELUDE – “Hosanna” by Hillsong United

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 96:7-9

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

tremble before him, all the earth!

Song –

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber

CONFESSION OF SIN – from The Savoy Liturgy (1661)

O most great, most just, and most gracious God;

you are of purer eyes than to behold iniquity;

but you have promised mercy through Jesus Christ

to all who repent and believe in him.

Therefore, we confess that we are sinful by nature

and that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.

We have neglected and abused your holy worship and your holy name.

We have dealt unjustly and uncharitably with our neighbors.

We have not sought first your kingdom and righteousness.

We have not been content with our daily bread.

You have revealed your wonderful love to us in Christ

and offered us pardon and salvation in him;

but we have still regularly turned away.

We have run into temptation;

and the sin that we should have hated, we have committed.

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father!

We confess you are our only hope.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Timothy 1:15

EVERYONE:

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance,

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,

of whom I am the foremost.

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Luke 19:28-44

SERMON – “Why We Should Worship Jesus”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

Forever” by Brian Johnson, Christ Black Gifford, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, and Kari Jobe

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)” by Paul Baloche

PRELUDE – “The Voice of the Lord” by Dusting Kensrue

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 111:1-3

LEADER:

Praise the Lord!

EVERYONE:

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,

in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

LEADER:

Great are the works of the Lord,

studied by all who delight in them.

Full of splendor and majesty is his work,

and his righteousness endures forever.

CONFESSION OF SIN

Song –

Worship You More” by Suzanne Rood

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 10:19-22

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.

Song –

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 13:1-16

SERMON – “Rejecting the Helper”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

The Love of God” by Frederick Martin Lehman and Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “O Praise the Name” by This Hope

PRELUDE – “High Enough” by The Gray Havens

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 6:1-4

In the year that King Uzziah died

I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up;

and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Above him stood the seraphim.

Each had six wings: with two he covered his face,

and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;

the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called,

and the house was filled with smoke.

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 24:3-4

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?

And who shall stand in his holy place?

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,

who does not lift up his soul to what is false

and does not swear deceitfully.

Song –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:1, 1 John 1:9, Ephesians 2:6, Hebrews 10:22

 

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

 

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

God raised us up with Christ

and seated us with him in the heavenly places

in Christ Jesus.

 

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 11:12 – 12:-14

SERMON – “Our Word and God’s”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

OFFERING

Song –

Everlasting God” by Brenton Brown and Ken Rile

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

TESTIMONY

POSTLUDE – “At Last, the King” by The Gray Havens

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