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PRELUDE –  “O Praise Him” by David Crowder Band

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 113:1-6

Praise the Lord!

Praise, O servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord!

Blessed be the name of the Lord

from this time forth and forevermore!

From the rising of the sun to its setting,

the name of the Lord is to be praised!

The Lord is high above all nations,

and his glory above the heavens!

Who is like the Lord our God,

who is seated on high,

who looks far down

on the heavens and the earth?

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 1:21-23

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 spite of our songs of praise, Christians too often are drawn to praise the things of this world rather than the creator who gave us these good gifts. Let’s take a moment and repent of our foolish fixation on the things of this world and focus our thoughts and heart on the most high God.

[Moment of Silence]

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 32:1-2

Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Psalm 32:1-2

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 –

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

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

PRAYER Be Seated

SCRIPTURE READING – Malachi 1:1-2:9 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “Standing In Awe Of His Name”

SONG –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE— “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters

PRELUDE – “See The Destined Day Arise” by Sovereign Grace Music

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100:1-5

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 –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

Let’s read and pray this confession of sin aloud together.

Lord Jesus, 

I have sinned times without number, 

and been guilty of pride and unbelief, 

and of neglect to seek you in my daily life. 

My sins and shortcomings present me with a list of accusations, 

but I thank you that they will not stand against me, 

for all have been laid on Christ. 

Deliver me from every evil habit, 

every interest of former sins, 

everything that dims the brightness of your grace in me, 

everything that prevents me taking delight in you. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 4:9-10

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, 

that God sent his only Son into the world, 

so that we might live through him. 

In this is love, not that we have loved God 

but that he loved us 

and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

SONG –

Jesus Strong and Kind” by CityAlight

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

PRAYER have people sit

SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 14 have people stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON – “A Final Vision”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE— “Glory Awaits” by Sovereign Grace Music

PRELUDE – “Come, Let Us Worship” by Maranatha

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Nehemiah 9:5-6

Nehemiah call the people of God to worship declaring

“Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting. 

Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. 

“You are the Lord, you alone. 

You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host,

 the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; 

and you preserve all of them; 

and the host of heaven worships you.

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN –  Book of Common Prayer

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; 

We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. 

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

We have offended against thy 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. 

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. 

Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. 

Restore thou those who are penitent; 

According to thy promises declared unto mankind In Christ Jesus our Lord. 

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; 

That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, 

To the glory of thy holy Name. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ezekiel 36:25-28

Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Ezekiel 36:25-28

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; 

I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; 

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

And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees 

and be careful to keep my laws. 

Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, 

and I will be your God.

SONG – 

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

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

PRAYER Be Seated

SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 10:1-12 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON –  “Returning From A Far Kingdom”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE—“Wonderful, Merciful, Savior” by Dawn Rogers and Eric Wyse

PRELUDE – “No Longer Slaves” by Brian Johnson, Joel Case, and Jonathan David Helser

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – 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 – 

Jesus, My Only Hope” by Mark Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

Father in heaven, we thank you for the freedom you have given us through the life, death and resurrection of your Son.

 But we confess today that we often live like slaves. 

Instead of living like you delight in us, we avoid you in shame and guilt. 

Instead of receiving your favor as a gift, we try to earn it with our efforts. 

Instead of accepting your freedom, we prefer our chains. 

Instead of pursuing your purposes, we cling to our short-sighted agendas. 

Forgive us. Embrace us. Cleanse us. Heal us. 

We ask this in Jesus name. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:34-39

Who is to condemn? 

Christ Jesus is the one who died

—more than that, who was raised—

who is at the right hand of God, 

who indeed is interceding for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? 

Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, 

or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

 As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, 

nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, 

nor anything else in all creation, 

will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

SONGS – 

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

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

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 3:1-10 

SERMON (Nathan) – “The Priest With Dirty Clothes”

SONG –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG—

Promises” by Maverick City Music

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE— “Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

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

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 149

Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise in the assembly of the godly!
Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
    let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
Let them praise his name with dancing,
    making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
    he adorns the humble with salvation.
Let the godly exult in glory;
    let them sing for joy on their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats
    and two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations
    and punishments on the peoples,
to bind their kings with chains
    and their nobles with fetters of iron,
to execute on them the judgment written!
    This is honor for all his godly ones.
Praise the Lord!

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

Let’s confess our sins together. Read this prayer with me.

Gracious God,

 we confess that we have longed too much for the comforts of this world. We have loved the gifts more than the giver. 

In your mercy, help us to see 

that all the things we pine for are shadows, but you are substance; 

that they are quicksands, but you are mountain; 

that they are shifting, but you are anchor. 

We plead your forgiveness on the merits of Jesus Christ. 

Accept his worthiness for our unworthiness, 

his sinlessness for our transgressions, 

his fullness for our emptiness, 

his glory for our shame, 

his righteousness for our dead works, 

his death for our life. 

We pray in Jesus name. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Jeremiah 31:31-34

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, 

when I will make a new covenant 

with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 

not like the covenant that I made with their fathers 

on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, 

my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, 

declares the Lord. 

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: 

I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. 

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.”

SONGS – 

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Haggai 1:1-15 

SERMON (Nathan) – “Working on the House of the Lord”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend           

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

 “O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Because He Lives” by David Crowder Band

PRELUDE – “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” by Josh Garrels

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 5:7-8

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
    will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    in the fear of you.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies;
    make your way straight before me.

SONG –

How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine

CONFESSION OF SIN – Dan. 9:4-11

Let’s confess our sins together praying Daniel’s prayer in Daniel 9:4-11

“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 to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, 

and to all the people of the land. 

 To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness, 

but to us open shame, as at this day, to the men of Judah, 

to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, 

those who are near and those who are far away, 

in all the lands to which you have driven them, 

because of the treachery that they have committed against you. 

To us, O Lord, belongs open shame, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. 

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, 

for we have rebelled against him 

and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, 

which he set before us by his servants the prophets. 

 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned aside, refusing to obey your voice. 

And the curse and oath that are written in the Law of Moses the servant of God 

have been poured out upon us, 

because we have sinned against him.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Heb. 4:14-16

Hear this assurance of pardon from Heb. 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.

SONGS – 

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

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

PRAYER have people sit

SCRIPTURE READING –Habakkuk 1:1-15 have people stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

SERMON (Nathan) –  “LORD What Are You Doing?”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand” by Edward Mote

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Through it all” by Sean Mcdonald

PRELUDE “Take the World but Give Me Jesus” by Fanny J. Crosby

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – (Psalm 117)

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!

Song –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

CONFESSION OF SIN –  Before entering the promise land, the Lord commanded his people in Deuteronomy 6:4:

“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.

 

For our idolatry and our failure to love the Lord with all we are, let’s take a moment to reflect upon our sins and pray that the Lord would be merciful to such a people as us.

 

[Silent Moment of Prayer]

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hear This assurance of pardon from Ephesians 2:4-8

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

 even when we were dead in our trespasses,

made us alive together with Christ

—by grace you have been saved—

 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

so that in the coming ages he might show

 the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Songs –

Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

PRAYER (??) Be Seated

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Psalm 1:3

(Kids Corner is available for children through 1st grade)

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 2:12-17

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”)

SERMON – “The World”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

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

OFFERING – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

 “Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE  “Give Me Jesus” by Fernando Ortega

PRELUDE “Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)” by Hillsong Worship

 

WELCOME & 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 –

Here is Love” by Matt Redman, Robert Lowry, and William Rees

 

CONFESSION OF SIN –

As a church, part of our covenant states that members are intimately interrelated. Therefore, we covenant together to consider how our words and deeds affect our fellow members and act accordingly. In this time of confession, let’s use this time to reflect on the times we have not taken our commitment to one another seriously and silently repent of the ways we often neglect one another. In the words of Jesus, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

[Silent Space to Reflect]

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Christ prayer over his disciples in John Heb. 10:21-23

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.

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

Make Us One”by Twila Paris

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Psalm 1:3

(Kids Corner is available for children through 1st grade)

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 2:7-11

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”)

SERMON (Nathan) – Light and Love

THE LORD’S TABLE (Nathan)

Songs –

Mystery” by Charlie Hall

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

OFFERING  – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE  “Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

 

PRELUDE “Doxology” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – (Psalm 134)

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
who stand by night in the house of the Lord!
Lift up your hands to the holy place
and bless the Lord!

May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who made heaven and earth!

Song –

Glory in the Highest” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carlson, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN –  1 John 1:5-10

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you,

that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness,

we lie and do not practice the truth.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another,

and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

 and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

 

Let’s take a moment to confess our sins, as we enter into worship of the God who is light.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Col. 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness

and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,

in whom we have redemption,

the forgiveness of sins.

Songs –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Psalm 1:1-2

(Kids Corner is available for children through 1st grade)

Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 2:1-6

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”)

SERMON – “Get to Know the Advocate”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

Behold the Risen Christ” by The Village Church

OFFERING – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

When I Think About the Lord” by James Huey

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE  “Great are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters

PRELUDE “Everything Glorious” by David Crowder Band

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP (Danny) – (Psalm 36:7-9)

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
 They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.

Song –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN (Danny) – John 3:19-21

 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world,

and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light,

lest his works should be exposed.

But whoever does what is true comes to the light,

so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

Since the light of Christ has come into our world, let us no longer walk in darkness. Let’s take some time to repent of our sins and return to true fellowship with the Lord.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Diana) – Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Romans 6:1-4

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?

 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus

were baptized into his death?

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death,

 in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,

we too might walk in newness of life.

 

Baptism – (Nathan) Esther

 

Songs –

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

PRAYER (Peter J.) have people seated

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL (Jeremiah) – Psalm 1:2

(Kids Corner is available for children through 1st grade)

but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

SCRIPTURE READING (Josh) – 1 John 1:5-10

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”)

SERMON (Nathan) – “Walking in the Light”

THE LORD’S TABLE (Nathan)

Songs –

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

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

OFFERING (Danny) – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

Marvelous Light” by Charlie Hall

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS (Theo)

POSTLUDE  “In the Light” by D.C. Talk

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