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PRELUDE – “New Life” by LOVKN

LIGHTING OF FIRST ADVENT CANDLE & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 42:5-7

Thus says God, the Lord,

who created the heavens and stretched them out,

who spread out the earth and what comes from it,

who gives breath to the people on it

and spirit to those who walk in it:

“I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness;

I will take you by the hand and keep you;

I will give you as a covenant for the people,

a light for the nations,

to open the eyes that are blind,

to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,

from the prison those who sit in darkness.

SONG –

Here I Am to Worship” by Tim Hughes

CONFESSION OF SIN – from the Book of Common Prayer

EVERYONE:

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 – from the Book of Common Prayer

Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.

Amen.

SONG –

How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Chris Tomlin

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

SCRIPTURE READING – Luke 14:25-33

SERMON – “Be a Disciple”

SONG –

I Surrender All” by Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter and Winfield Scott

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Is He Worthy?” by Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” by Penny and Sparrow

PRELUDE – 

Sovereign” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:6-7

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.

Let’s stand and worship the Lord our Maker!

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 1:18-23

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven 

against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,

 who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 

For what can be known about God is plain to them, 

because God has shown it to them. 

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, 

have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, 

in the things that have been made. 

So they are without excuse. 

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, 

but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

In light of the ways we refuse to acknowledge God and his wisdom, let’s take a few minutes to pray, humbly acknowledging our sin and our need for his guidance.

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:8-9

[B]ut God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

SONGS –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

PRAYER Be seated for prayer. 

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

SERMON – “Men and Women in the Church”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE –

OFFERING –

SONG –

Unchanging” by Chris Tomlin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Come as You Are” by David Crowder Band

PRELUDE – 

“Mediator” by Ghost Ship

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100:1-4

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!

Let’s stand and give thanks to the Lord our God!

SONG –

Lord Most High” by Don Harris and Gary Sadler

CONFESSION OF SIN – Deuteronomy 6:4

The Lord commands his people in Deuteronomy 6:4-5

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart 

and with all your soul 

and with all your might.”

In spite of our best efforts, we have not loved the Lord alone with all our hearts. Let’s take a moment to repent of our sins and appeal to God’s mercy for forgiveness and grace. 

Read with me this confession of sin.

(EVERYONE)

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.

SONG – 

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 4:14-16

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, 

Jesus, the Son of God, 

let us hold fast our confession. 

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, 

but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, 

that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

SONG –

Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me” by CityAlight

PRAYER Be seated for prayer. 

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 2:5-7 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “The Exclusivity of Christ”

SONG –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Facing a Task Unfinished” by Ed Cash, Fionán De Barra, Frank Houghton, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Samuel Wesley

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Ghost of a King” by The Gray Havens

PRELUDE –

“Safe Retreat” by Kings Kaleidoscope feat. Braille

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47:6-7

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

    sing praises with a psalm!

Let’s stand and sing to the Lord our king!

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 Peter 2:13-15

The Lord commands his people in 1 Peter 2:12

“Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable,

so that when they speak against you as evildoers,

they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.”

In spite of our praises to the Lord,

we often fail to make much of him in our conduct before unbelievers.

Let’s pray and ask the Lord to forgive us for our sins

in not honoring God before those who do not know him.

(Moment for Prayer)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ezekiel 36:25-28

The Lord declares over his people

I will sprinkle clean water on you,

and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses,

and from all your idols I will cleanse you.

And I will give you a new heart,

and a new spirit I will put within you.

And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

And I will put my Spirit within you,

and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers,

and you shall be my people,

and I will be your God.

SONG –

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

BAPTISM

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

No One Higher” by Heath Balltzglier, Seth Condrey, and Steve Fee

PRAYER Be seated for prayer. End with,

“Let’s all pray the Lord’s prayer from Matt. 6:9 together.”

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

SERMON – “Praying for Political Leaders”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE –

OFFERING –

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION (Nathan)

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Nathan)

POSTLUDE –

“Lion and the Lamb” by Leeland

PRELUDE – 

“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” by Hereford Cathedral Choir & Worcester Cathedral Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Colossians 3:16

Paul commands the household of God in Col. 3

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, 

teaching and admonishing one another 

in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, 

with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Let’s stand and sing with thankfulness to the Lord our God.

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 John 1:8-9

God’s word declares to us:

“If we claim to be without sin,

We deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” 

God’s word also assures us: 

“If we confess our sins, 

He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins 

And purify us from all unrighteousness.”

No one can look into the mirror of Scripture without seeing the sin in their own hearts and lives. But the good news is that through Jesus’ death, God provides forgiveness and cleansing to all who turn to him. Let’s take some time and confess our sins to God.

(Moment for Prayer)

SONG –

​​“Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Timothy 1:15

“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 –

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

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession of 1833 Article IV

Let’s confess our shared faith together. This is from our Church statement of faith Article IV.

(Read Together Aloud)

IV. Of The Way Of Salvation

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace;

through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God;

who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin;

honored the divine law by his personal obedience,

and by his death made a full atonement for our sins;

that having risen from the dead he is now enthroned in heaven;

and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections,

he is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 1:18-20 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “Not Being a Shipwreck”

SONG –

Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me” by CityAlight

LORD’S TABLE –

OFFERING –

SONG –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Trust and Obey” by Don Moen

PRELUDE –

“Who Am I” by Casting Crowns

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47:5-6

God has gone up with a shout,

    the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

Let’s stand and sing praises to our King!

SONG –

O Worship the King” by Chris Tomlin, Johann Michael Hayden, Robert Grant

CONFESSION OF SIN –

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.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Titus 2:13-14

“Christ Jesus… gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed,

and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession,

zealous for good deeds.”

SONGS –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

SERMON – “Grace for the Foremost of Sinners”

SONG –

“To God Be the Glory” by Fanny Jane Crosby and William Howard Doane

LORD’S TABLE –

OFFERING –

SONG –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Washed by the Water” by NEEDTOBREATHE

PRELUDE –

“Strong Tower” by Kutless

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:1-2

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;

    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – from Isaiah 55:7 and Micah 7:18

Let the wicked forsake his way

and the evil man his thoughts.

Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him,

and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

Although we have all been unfaithful to him, the Lord our God is merciful. Let’s take a moment to pray silently and repent of our sins.

(Moment for Prayer)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Heidelberg Catechism Question 1

I am not my own, but belong—body and soul,

in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.

He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,

and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.

He also watches over me in such a way

that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven;

in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life

and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

SONGS –

There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood” by William Cowper

Jesus Strong and Kind” by CityAlight

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 46 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

SERMON – (Trevor Fast) “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE –

SONG –

A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther

BENEDICTION

PARENTAL VOWS AND CHILD BLESSING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman

PRELUDE –

“Omnipotent” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 89:5-6

“The heavens praise your wonders, Lord,
    your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord?
    Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?”

Let’s stand and praise the Lord who reigns on high in heaven!

SONG –

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” by Joachim Neander

CONFESSION OF SIN – From Exodus 20

The Lord God gave to his people his law in the form of the ten commandments. I’m going to read each one out loud. After each one, let’s pause and reflect and repent of the ways we’ve broken God’s law throughout the week.

“You shall have no other gods before me.

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – From Galatians 3:10,13

Since we have all broken God’s law, we all deserve God’s righteous condemnation for our sins.

“For it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.”

But in Jesus, we can find forgiveness for sins and pardon for our crimes.

“[For] Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.”

SONG –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me” by CityAlight

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 1:8-11 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

SERMON – “How to Use the Law”

SONG –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

LORD’S TABLE –

SONG—

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE—

“Grace Alone” Kings Kaleidoscope

PRELUDE –

All I Need” by Shawn McDonald

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 18:2-3

In spite of the storms of life seeking to blow us off course, the Psalmist states:

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,

    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,

    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,

    and I am saved from my enemies.

Let’s stand and call upon the Lord our refuge who is worthy to be praised.

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN –

EVERYONE

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.

Amen.

SONG –

Create in Me a Clean Heart” by Keith Green

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Luke 7:48-50

“Your sins are forgiven…Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

SONG –

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, and Michael Bleecker

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession of Faith Article 1

EVERYONE:

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Tim. 1:1-7 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

SERMON – (Nathan) “Different Doctrines”

SONG –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

LORD’S TABLE

SONG –

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

            “Good God Almighty” by Crowder

PRELUDE –

Power to Redeem” by Lauren Daigle

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Ps. 95:1-2

The Psalmist commands the people of God to worship stating:

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD

Let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving

And extol him with music and song.

Let’s stand together and sing to the LORD, the Rock of our salvation.

SONG –

Indescribable” by Jesse Reeves and Laura Story

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while he may be found, call on him while he is near;

let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts.

Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him,

and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

The LORD our God sees the depths of our sin and the secrets of our hearts.

But in God’s mercy and love, he calls us to repent of our sins and return to him.

Let’s take some time to reflect and pray in silence.

Let’s repent of our sins and return to the LORD our God.

[Moment of Silence]

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:12-13

Now hear this assurance of pardon from Psalm 103:12-13

…as far as the east is from the west,

    so far does [our God] remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,

    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

SONG –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

There is None Like You” by Lenny LeBlanc

PRAYER Be seated for prayer.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Tim. 1:1-2 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

SERMON – (Nathan) “Paul and Timothy”

SONG –

Jesus Messiah” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

LORD’S TABLE –

SONG—

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE—

My Lighthouse” by Rend Collective

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