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PRELUDE –
“You Bring the Morning” by Andy Squyres


CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 148:11-14

“Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him.

Praise the Lord!”

Let’s stand and sing to the Lord our king!
(congregation stands)

SONG –
“Worthy Worthy” by Jacob Sooter and Mia Fieldes

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 1:21-23

Paul states in Romans 1:21,

“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.”

Although God is worthy of all our worship, too often our hearts are prone towards idolatry and
the things of this world. As we read this confession of sin together aloud, let’s use this time to
pray and ask God to forgive us once again for the ways that we have neglected him throughout this week.
(everyone reads aloud)

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.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Matthew 11:28-30


“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon
you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

No matter where you are or what you’ve done, Jesus is calling for you to turn from your sin and find true rest in his mercy and love today.

Let’s continue to sing and celebrate his goodness this morning!

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

PRAYER
(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL
0-5 Years Old Dismissal
(congregation stands)

SONG –
“Make Us One” by Twila Paris

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 1:10-18

(congregation stands)

And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.’”

And to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said, “Remember the word that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, ‘The Lord your God is providing you a place of rest and will give you this land.’ Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock shall remain in the land that Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but all the men of valor among you shall pass over armed before your brothers and shall help them, until the Lord gives rest to your brothers as he has to you, and they also take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and shall possess it, the land that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.”

And they answered Joshua, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you, as he was with Moses! Whoever rebels against your commandment and disobeys your words, whatever you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and courageous.”

End with “This is the Word of the Lord.”
Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”


SERMON – “A Change Of Command” from Pastor Theo
(congregation sits)


SONG –
“In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING
(congregation stands)

SONG –
“Oh How Good It Is” by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes, Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –
“Because He Lives” by David Crowder Band

PRELUDE –
“Hold Still” by Taylor Leonhardt

CALL TO WORSHIP – Colossians 3:16-17


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.
And whatever you do, in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Let’s stand and give thanks to our God,
Encouraging one another as we sing the truths of his word!

SONG –
“Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 66:1-2

“Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?

All these things my hand has made,
and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord.

But this is the one to whom I will look: but he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”

In light of God’s majesty and splendor, Let’s take this moment in our service to acknowledge and confess that we too often neglect God’s word to our detriment. As I read the words of this confession of sin this morning, Please use this time to pray along silently with me in your heart.

Lord, though you should guide us, we inform ourselves;
though you should rule us, we control ourselves;
though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves.
We think your truth too high, your will too hard,
your power too remote, your love too free. But they are not!
And without them, we are of all people most miserable.
Now heal our confused minds with your word,
heal our divided wills with your law,
heal our troubled consciences with your love,
heal our anxious hearts with your presence,
all for the sake of your Son,
who loved us and gave himself for us.

Amen.
(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Luke 7:46, 50

God’s word is not only used to convict us of our sin
but also as a means to comfort us in our shame.
For to all who repent and turn to Christ for salvation,

God himself declares to us,

“Your sins are forgiven… Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Let’s continue to celebrate the Lord who saves his people

SONG –
“Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

PRAYER

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL
0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SONG –
“How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – IBC Statement of Faith Paragraph 1

Before we hear the Word of the Lord read aloud this morning,

Let’s affirm our common faith together by reading aloud our church’s statement of faith concerning the Holy Scriptures.

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 – Joshua 1:1-9


After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

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

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON

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

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

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

BENEDICTION
(congregation sits)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –
“It Is Well With My Soul” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

PRELUDE –
Brethren we have met to worship” by Bart Millard

CALL TO WORSHIP –

“Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.

Praise the Lord!”

SONG –
Come, Let Us Worship” by Maranatha

CONFESSION OF SIN – Matthew 6:25-30

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink,
nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than
clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet
your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by
being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about
clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you,
even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass
of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – John 1:12,16

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children
of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God…For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”
Because of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection,
Those who trust in him can know that we are children of God,
And that God our Father always takes care of his own.
Let’s continue to sing and worship our God and Father this morning!

SONG –
Your Will Be Done” by Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson

PRAYER

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

SONG –
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” by Helen Lemmel

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 127

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.


Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

SERMON

SONG –
“All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –
All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –
Children of the Living God” by Fernando Ortega

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

PRELUDE – “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Jars of Clay

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Romans 15:5-7

May the God of endurance and encouragement

grant you to live in such harmony with one another,

in accord with Christ Jesus,

that together you may with one voice

glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore welcome one another

as Christ has welcomed you,

for the glory of God.

SONG –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN – Ephesians 4:19-31

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths,

but only such as is good for building up,

as fits the occasion,

that it may give grace to those who hear.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,

by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander

be put away from you,

along with all malice.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,

forgiving one another,

as God in Christ forgave you.

SONG –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

PRAYER

EVERYONE:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day 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.

For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 133

A SONG OF ASCENTS. OF DAVID.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is

when brothers dwell in unity!

It is like the precious oil on the head,

running down on the beard,

on the beard of Aaron,

running down on the collar of his robes!

It is like the dew of Hermon,

which falls on the mountains of Zion!

For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,

life forevermore.

SERMON – “True Unity”

SONG –

Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Oh How Good It Is” by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes, and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION – 1 Peter 3:8

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind,

sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Hineh Ma Tov” by James Wilson

PRELUDE –

“Promise of Life” Kelsey Breedlove

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100:1-3

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.

Let’s stand and make a joyful noise to the Lord our maker!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN –

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.

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:11-14

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,

    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

For he knows our frame;

    he remembers that we are dust.

SONG – 

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

PRAYER

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SONG –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – James 4:13-17 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

SERMON – “What Tomorrow May Bring”

SONG –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Build My Life” by Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“SHEMA” by Will Carlisle

PRELUDE –

“Come As You Are” by David Crowder

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 107:1-3

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,

For his steadfast love endures forever!

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,

Whom he has redeemed from trouble

And gathered in from the lands,

From the east and from the west, 

From the north and from the south.

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN – Jeremiah 2:4-5; 11-13

Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the clans of the house of Israel. 

Thus says the Lord:

“What wrong did your fathers find in me

    that they went far from me,

and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?

Has a nation changed its gods,

    even though they are no gods?

But my people have changed their glory

    for that which does not profit.

Be appalled, O heavens, at this;

    be shocked, be utterly desolate,

declares the Lord,

for my people have committed two evils:

they have forsaken me,

    the fountain of living waters,

and hewed out cisterns for themselves,

    broken cisterns that can hold no water.

SONG – 

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:28-30

To all who trust in Christ as their only hope in life and death, the Lord gives us this comfort

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, 

for those who are called according to his purpose. 

For those whom he foreknew 

he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, 

in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 

And those whom he predestined he also called, 

and those whom he called he also justified, 

and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Let’s continue to sing of the marvelous care of the Lord!

SONG –

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

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 121 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

A Song of Ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the hills.

    From where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord,

    who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;

    he who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, he who keeps Israel

    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;

    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day,

    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;

    he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep

    your going out and your coming in

    from this time forth and forevermore.

SERMON – “Finding Help in Fearful Times”

SONG –

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand” by Edward Mote

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENTAL BLESSING & BABY DEDICATION

POSTLUDE – 

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

PRELUDE –

“Come As You Are” by David Crowder

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 105:1-3

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, Sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 

Let’s stand and sing together of the wondrous works of the LORD!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

CONFESSION OF SIN

In spite of his grace towards us, too often God’s people are tempted to go our own way. 

Let’s take this time in our service to repent of our sins, and renew our commitment to follow the Lord wherever he may lead us. Pray with me this prayer out loud.

(Everyone Read Aloud)

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.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isa. 53:5-6

In spite of our sin, God’s people can find pardon and forgiveness in the completed work of Christ at the Cross. 

(For) He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheet, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquities of us all. 

Let’s stand and sing, for the servant of the LORD has saved his people from their sins!

SONG –

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SONG – 

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

SCRIPTURE READING – John 13:1-17 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

(congregation stands)

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

SERMON – “Divine Hospitality”

(congregation sits)

SONG –

Jesus Paid It All” by Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, and John Thomas Grape

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

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

PRELUDE –

“My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” by Isaac Watts

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.

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN 

(please read aloud)

Almighty and most merciful Father, 

we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. 

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. 

We have offended against Your holy laws. 

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; 

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; 

and there is no health in us. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. 

Spare those, O God, who confess their faults. 

Restore those who are penitent; 

according to Your promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Grant that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; 

to the glory of His holy name. 

Amen.

SONG – 

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 32:3-5 NIV

When I kept silent,

    my bones wasted away

    through my groaning all day long.

For day and night

    your hand was heavy on me;

my strength was sapped

    as in the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you

    and did not cover up my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess

    my transgressions to the Lord.”

And you forgave

    the guilt of my sin.

BAPTISM

SONG –

Jesus Strong and Kind” by Colin Buchanan, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren and Rich Thompson

PRAYER

(you may be seated for prayer)

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

(children ages 0-5 may be dismissed for Kid’s Corner)

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 23

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

    He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

    I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

    your rod and your staff,

    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

    in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

    my cup overflows.

SERMON – “Comfort By Still Waters”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Psalm 23” by Shane and Shane

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PRELUDE –

“You Hold It All Together” by All Sons and Daughters

CALL TO WORSHIP – (Psalm 98:7-9) (Arthur)

The Psalmist commands all creation in Psalm 98:7-9 saying

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,

    the world, and all who live in it.

Let the rivers clap their hands,

    let the mountains sing together for joy;

let them sing before the Lord,

    for he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness

    and the peoples with equity.

Let’s celebrate the King who comes in righteousness and justice!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN

Although the Lord truly is a King of righteousness and justice, he is also a God of immense mercy and forgiveness. If you today are feeling the weight and guilt of shame, the Lord today is inviting you to find your refuge from judgment in him. As a church, let’s pray this prayer out loud, asking God to once again forgive us of our sin and restore sinners like us into right relationship with himself. Pray with me out loud. 

(Everyone Read Aloud)

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image, through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – (Luke 5:20)

To all who repent of their sins and seek refuge in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ on their behalf, the Lord himself declares, 

“Your sins are forgiven.”

Let’s continue to praise the Lord for his marvelous salvation.

SONG –

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

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

(instruct the congregation to stand for the next song)

SONG – 

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 16 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

(congregation stands)

A Miktam of David.

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

    I have no good apart from you.”

As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,

    in whom is all my delight.

The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;

    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

    or take their names on my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;

    you hold my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;

    in the night also my heart instructs me.

I have set the Lord always before me;

    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;

    my flesh also dwells secure.

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,

    or let your holy one see corruption.

You make known to me the path of life;

    in your presence there is fullness of joy;

    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

SERMON – “Praise and Preservation”

(congregation sits)

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Omnipotent” by Beautiful Eulogy

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