home worship 11.22.2020

Today, Sunday, November 22nd is Dusty's last Sunday with us at Grace Hills. We asked Dusty to let us and our testimonies from our time here at GHCC minister to him for his last day in church with us. There will be no recorded message from Dusty. Instead, for this Sunday's Home Worship message, we invite you to visit our SERMONS page. The first sermon on this page is from September 9, 2012. It was our first recorded message and covers Acts 1-2. 


If you have a testimony from your time here at Grace Hills and would like to share it with Dusty, please send it to GraceHillsCC@gmail.com. We will make sure he gets it. 


In the coming weeks we will be working on live streaming our services for our Home Worship services. We will post updates here on our progress and will make sure to post links to available platforms once they have been set up. 


Thank you for your continued support of Grace Hills and the work God is doing in our community and the world.

home worship 11.15.2020

CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S WELCOME MESSAGE!


OPENING WORSHIP: MY JESUS I LOVE THEE

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine

For Thee all the follies of sin I resign

My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now


I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me

And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree

I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now


I'll love Thee in life and I will love Thee in death

And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath

And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now


SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


PRAYER:  

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. AMEN


WORSHIP: YOU'RE A GOOD, GOOD FATHER


SCRIPTURE READING: John 21:15-19

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”


CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S MESSAGE "Abide in God's Love" by Dusty Bach or go to our SERMONS page


CLOSING WORSHIP: GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS

home worship 11.8.2020

Welcome to Grace Hills Home Worship!


OPENING WORSHIP: Goodness of God

I love You Lord

Oh Your mercy never fails me

All my days

I’ve been held in Your hands

From the moment that I wake up

Until I lay my head

I will sing of the goodness of God

All my life You have been faithful

All my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

I will sing of the goodness of God

I love Your voice

You have led me through the fire

In darkest nights

You are close like no other

I’ve known You as a father

I’ve known You as a friend

I have lived in the goodness of God

Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me

Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me

With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now, I give You everything

Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me


SCRIPTURE READING:

Matthew 5:43-48

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


PRAYER:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.

AMEN


WORSHIP: Whatever May Come

Whatever I face

Whatever the fear

Whatever the cost

You always draw near

Whatever the pain

Whatever may come

Whatever may fall

Your love overcomes

Your love overcomes

I will call

I will call upon You

Whatever I face

You are with me

I will fall

I will fall on my knees

For every heartbreak

You will hold me

You will hold me

Every wall will break

All the darkness shake

All the joy will be renewed

So, every knee let's bow

Raise a victory shout

For the King will make things new

Every mountain moved

Every lie be loose

For Your banner we're lifting high

For neither depth nor height

Nor any life

Could ever cast Your love aside


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 5:1-21

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: 8the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.


CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S MESSAGEAbide in God’s Love Now and Forever” by Dusty Bach or go to our SERMONS page


CLOSING SONG: You Hold It All Together

VERSE 1  

You come,

At the right time,

When I least expect it,

Never behind

So why,

Would I be surprised,

When you deliver,

Every time

PRE-CHORUS

On mountaintops

You stay the same

In valleys low

You never change

CHORUS

And I believe that I will see

The goodness of the Lord

I'm confident as seasons change

Your faithfulness remains

VERSE 2

You go

You go before me

To prepare a blessing

You make a way

It's more

Than I could imagine

More than I can fathom

Or comprehend

BRIDGE

God of my present

God of my future

You write my story

You hold it all together

home worship 11.1.2020

CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S WELCOME MESSAGE!


OPENING WORSHIP: Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,

From Thy wounded side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure,

Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labor of my hands

Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;

Could my zeal no respite know,

Could my tears forever flow,

All for sin could not atone;

Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,

Simply to Thy cross I cling;

Naked, come to Thee for dress;

Helpless, look to Thee for grace;

Foul, I to the fountain fly;

Wash me, Savior, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,

When my eyes shall close in death,

When I rise to worlds unknown,

And behold Thee on Thy throne,

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee.


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 3:11-24

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.


PRAYER:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.

AMEN


WORSHIP: Here As In Heaven

The atmosphere is changing now

For the Spirit of the Lord is here

The evidence is all around

That the Spirit of the Lord is here

The atmosphere is changing now

For the Spirit of the Lord is here

The evidence is all around

That the Spirit of the Lord is here

Overflow in this place

Fill our hearts with Your love

Your love surrounds us

You're the reason we came

To encounter Your love

Your love surrounds us!

The atmosphere is changing now

For the Spirit of the Lord is here

The evidence is all around

That the Spirit of the Lord is here

The atmosphere is changing now here in this place

For the Spirit of the Lord is here

The evidence is all around

That the Spirit of the Lord is here

Overflow in this place

Fill our hearts with Your love

Your love surrounds us

You're the reason we came

To encounter Your love

Your love surrounds us

Overflow in this place

Fill our hearts with Your love

Your love surrounds us

You're the reason we came

To encounter Your love

Your love surrounds us!

Surrounded by Your love, Jesus

We need Your love

Come on let's sing this together

From the depths of our hearts tonight

Spirit of God fall fresh on us

We need Your presence

Your kingdom come, Your will be done

Here as in heaven

Spirit of God fall fresh on us

We need Your presence

Your kingdom come, Your will be done

Here as in heaven

Spirit of God fall fresh on us

We need Your presence

Your kingdom come, Your will be done

Here as in heaven!

Here as in heaven, Lord

A miracle can happen now

For the Spirit of the Lord is here

The evidence is all around

That the Spirit of the Lord is here

A miracle can happen now

For the Spirit of the Lord is here

The evidence is all around

That the Spirit of the Lord is here


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 5:1-21

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.


CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S MESSAGEAbide in God’s Love” by Dusty Bach or go to our SERMONS page


CLOSING SONG: Give Me Faith

I need you to soften my heart

And break me apart

I need you to open my eyes

To see that You're shaping my life

All I am, I surrender

Give me faith to trust what you say

That you're good and your love is great

I'm broken inside, I give you my life

I need you to soften my heart

And break me apart

I need you to pierce through the dark

And cleanse every part of me

All I am, I surrender

Give me faith to trust what you say

That you're good and your love is great

I'm broken inside, I give you my life

'Cause I may be weak

But Your spirit strong in me

My flesh may fail

My God you never will

Give me faith to trust what you say

That you're good and your love is great

I'm broken inside, I give you my life

home worship

CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S WELCOME MESSAGE!


OPENING WORSHIP: Who You Say I Am


SCRIPTURE READING:

Isaiah 53:1-12

Who has believed what he has heard from us?

And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

For he grew up before him like a young plant,

and like a root out of dry ground;

he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,

and no beauty that we should desire him.

He was despised and rejected by men,

a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;

and as one from whom men hide their faces

he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs

and carried our sorrows;

yet we esteemed him stricken,

smitten by God, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions;

he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,

and with his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;

we have turned—every one—to his own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,

yet he opened not his mouth;

like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,

and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,

so he opened not his mouth.

By oppression and judgment he was taken away;

and as for his generation, who considered

that he was cut off out of the land of the living,

stricken for the transgression of my people?

And they made his grave with the wicked

and with a rich man in his death,

although he had done no violence,

and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;

he has put him to grief;

when his soul makes an offering for guilt,

he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;

the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;

by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,

make many to be accounted righteous,

and he shall bear their iniquities.

Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,

and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,

because he poured out his soul to death

and was numbered with the transgressors;

yet he bore the sin of many,

and makes intercession for the transgressors.


PRAYER:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.

AMEN


WORSHIP: O Come To The Altar (lyrics below)

Are you hurting and broken within? 

Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?

Jesus is calling

Have you come to the end of yourself

Do you thirst for a drink from the well?

Jesus is calling

O come to the altar

The Father's arms are open wide

Forgiveness was bought with

The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Leave behind your regrets and mistakes

Come today there’s no reason to wait

Jesus is calling

Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy

From the ashes a new life is born

Jesus is calling

O come to the altar

The Father's arms are open wide

Forgiveness was bought with

The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Oh what a savior

Isn't He wonderful?

Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen

Bow down before Him

For He is Lord of all

Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen

(Repeat)

O come to the altar

The Father's arms are open wide

Forgiveness was bought with

The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Bear your cross as you wait for the crown

Tell the world of the treasure you found


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 4:13-21

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.


CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S MESSAGEAbide in God’s Love and Proclaim Christ The King” by Dusty Bach or go to our SERMONS page


COMMUNION


CLOSING SONG: How Great Thou Art (lyrics below)

O Lord my God

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds

Thy Hands have made

I see the stars

I hear the rolling thunder

Thy power throughout

The universe displayed

Chorus

Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art

Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art

Verse 2

And when I think

That God His Son not sparing

Sent Him to die

I scarce can take it in

That on the Cross

My burden gladly bearing

He bled and died to take away my sin

Chorus

Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art

Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art

Verse 3

When Christ shall come

With shout of acclamation

And take me home

What joy shall fill my heart

Then I shall bow with humble adoration

And then proclaim

My God how great Thou art

Chorus

Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art

Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art

home worship 10.18.2020

CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S WELCOME!


OPENING WORSHIP: Rejoice the Lord is King


SCRIPTURE READING:

Romans 8:31-39

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 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.


PRAYER:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.

AMEN


WORSHIP: All Creatures of Our God and King (Lyrics below)


All creatures of our God and King

Lift up your voice and with us sing

O praise Him! Alleluia!

Thou, burning sun with golden beam

Thou, silver moon with softer gleam

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless

And worship Him in humbleness

O praise Him! Alleluia!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son

And praise the Spirit, Three-in-One

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

All the redeemed washed by His blood

Come and rejoice in His great love

O praise Him! Alleluia!

Christ has defeated every sin

Cast all your burdens now on Him

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

He shall return in pow’r to reign

Heaven and earth will join to say

O praise Him! Alleluia!

Then who shall fall on bended knee?

All creatures of our God and King

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 4:7-21

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 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. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.


CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S MESSAGE "Abide in God’s Love, and Proclaim Jesus The King" by Dusty Bach or go to our SERMONS page


CLOSING SONG: There is a King (Lyrics below)


There is a king seated among us

Let every heart receive him now

Where there is praise He will inhabit

There will be grace and mercy all around

Every burden will be lifted in His presence

And Every trophy, Will be laid down at His feet

There is a name that reigns above all others

Jesus Christ the king above all kings

Unto the Lamb honor and glory

Worthy is He who overcame

Buried in shame risen in power

He is alive and the stone is rolled away

All our worship will belong to Him forever

Death is conquered, And our Savior holds the keys

There is a name that reigns above all others

Jesus Christ the king above all kings

It won't be long we will behold him

And every tear He'll wipe away

We'll be at home the war will be over

Soon we will meet our Savior face to face

All our worship will belong to You forever

Holy holy for all eternity

Yours is the name that reigns above all others

Jesus Christ the king above all kings

Jesus Christ the king above all kings

home worship 10.11.2020

CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S WELCOME MESSAGE


OPENING WORSHIP: All Hail King Jesus


SCRIPTURE READING:

Philippians 2:5-11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


PRAYER:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. AMEN


WORSHIP: I Speak Jesus


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 3:23-4:21

And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 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. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.


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CLOSING SONG: What A Beautiful Name/Agnus Dei

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OPENING WORSHIP: God So Loved (By: We The Kingdom)

Verse 1

Come all you weary, come all you thirsty

Come to the well that never runs dry

Drink of the Water, come and thirst no more


Verse 2

Well, come all you sinners, come find His mercy

Come to the table, He will satisfy

Taste of His goodness, find what you're looking for


Chorus

For God so loved the world that He gave us

His one and only Son to save us

Whoever believes in Him will live forever


Verse 3

Bring all your failures, bring your addictions

Come lay them down at the foot of the cross

Jesus is waiting there with open arms


Chorus

For God so loved the world that He gave us

His one and only Son to save us

Whoever believes in Him will live forever

The power of hell forever defeated

Now it is well, I'm walking in freedom

For God so loved, God so loved the world


SCRIPTURE READING:

Mark 1:9-15

The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

          “I will send my messenger ahead of you,

           who will prepare your way”

          “a voice of one calling in the wilderness,

          ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,

           make straight paths for him.’ ”

And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”


At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”  At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. 


After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”


PRAYER:

Dear Lord, help us never to forget that the safest place in our world is to remain in Your love, no matter where we are, who we are with or what circumstances may seem to be looming on the horizon. I pray, that I may stay in the center of your perfect will each day of my life, and that I may walk worthy of my calling and live in a way that is pleasing to You. Help me to do what is good and acceptable in Your eyes, and help my mind to think aright. May I live in a right relationship with You, walk humbly before You all the days of my life and I pray that I may develop an attitude of grateful praise and thanksgiving. May this prayer cover me today and inspire my actions and attitudes to be rooted in Your love and surrounded by Your grace. Oh Lord, grant me wisdom to know how best to answer everyone with whom I come in contact with the love of Christ. This I ask in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.


WORSHIP: What Love Is This?


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 3:11-24

For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.


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CLOSING SONG: Christ Is Enough

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OPENING WORSHIP: Come Ye Sinners (Lyrics below)

VERSE 1

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,

Weak and wounded, sick and sore,

Jesus ready stands to save you,

Full of pity, love, and pow’r.

REFRAIN

I will arise and go to Jesus;

He will embrace me in His arms.

In the arms of my dear Savior,

Oh, there are ten thousand charms.

VERSE 2

Come, ye thirsty; come and welcome,

God’s free bounty glorify,

True belief and true repentance,

Every grace that brings you nigh.

VERSE 3

Come, ye weary, heavy laden,

Lost and ruined by the fall;

If you tarry till you’re better,

You will never come at all.

VERSE 4

Feel Him prostrate in the garden

On the ground your maker lies

On the bloody tree behold Him

Sinner, will this not suffice?

VERSE 5

Lo! The incarnate God ascended

Pleads the merit of His blood;

Venture on Him, venture wholly;

Let no other trust intrude.


SCRIPTURE READING:

Hebrews 10:11-25

And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

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


PRAYER: (based on Ephesians 3:16-21)

We pray that, according to the riches of God’s glory, He may grant that we may be strengthened in our inner being with power through His Spirit, and that Jesus may dwell in our hearts through faith, as we are being rooted and grounded in God’s love. We pray for power and insight to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, to know all the dimensions of the love of Christ, a love that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with all the fullness of God. God alone is worthy of all our praise, Who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine. To God be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. AMEN


WORSHIP: What Love, My God


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 3:4-11

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.


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COMMUNION


CLOSING SONG: One Day (When We All Get To Heaven) (Lyrics below)

One day You'll make everything new, Jesus

One day You will bind every wound

The former things shall all pass away

No more tears


One day You'll make sense of it all, Jesus

One day every question resolved

Every anxious thought left behind

No more fear


When we all get to heaven

What a day of rejoicing that will be

When we all see Jesus

We'll sing and shout the victory


One day we will see face to face, Jesus

Is there a greater vision of grace

And in a moment, we shall be changed

On that day


And one day we'll be free, free indeed, Jesus

One day all this struggle will cease

And we will see Your glory revealed

On that day


And when we all get to heaven

What a day of rejoicing that will be

When we all see Jesus

We'll sing and shout the victory

Yes, when we all get to heaven

What a day of rejoicing that will be

And when we all see Jesus

We'll sing and shout the victory


Oh one day, one day


Yes, one day we will see face to face, Jesus

Is there a greater vision of grace?

And in a moment, we shall be changed

Yes, in a moment, we shall be changed

In a moment, we shall be changed

On that day


When we all get to heaven

What a day of rejoicing that will be

When we all see Jesus

We'll sing and shout the victory

We'll sing and shout the victory


We will weep no more

No more tears, no more shame

No more struggle, no more

Walking through the valley of the shadow

No cancer, no depression

Just the brightness of Your glory

Just the wonder of Your grace

Everything as it was meant to be

All of this will change

When we see You face to face

Jesus, face to face

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OPENING WORSHIP: All Praise to Him


SCRIPTURE READING:

Psalm 84

My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

How lovely is your dwelling place,

O Lord of hosts!

My soul longs, yes, faints

for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and flesh sing for joy

to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may lay her young,

at your altars, O Lord of hosts,

my King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house,

ever singing your praise!

Selah

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,

in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

As they go through the Valley of Baca

they make it a place of springs;

the early rain also covers it with pools.

They go from strength to strength;

each one appears before God in Zion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;

give ear, O God of Jacob!

Selah

Behold our shield, O God;

look on the face of your anointed!

For a day in your courts is better

than a thousand elsewhere.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God

than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

the Lord bestows favor and honor.

No good thing does he withhold

from those who walk uprightly.

O Lord of hosts,

blessed is the one who trusts in you!


PRAYER:

O Lord and Creator of all things, from your power the first light shined forth, and you looked upon our world’s first morning and saw that it was good. We praise You for your same light that now streams upon our hills and valleys to rouse us to the life of a new day, and to new opportunities before us.

We praise You for your life that stirs within us:

We praise You for your bright and beautiful world into which we go:

We praise You for earth, sea, and sky:

We praise You for the work You have given us to do this day:

We praise You for our family and our friends:

And, We praise You for fellowship with you and with one another, and for the joy that abiding in your love can bring to all of life. AMEN


WORSHIP: Blessed Assurance

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SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 2:28-3:3

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.


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CLOSING SONG: I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130)

Out of the depths I cry to You

In darkest places I will call

Incline Your ear to me anew

And hear my cry for mercy Lord

Were You to count my sinful ways

How could I come before Your throne

Yet full forgiveness meets my gaze

I stand redeemed by grace alone

CHORUS 1

I will wait for You, I will wait for You

On Your word I will rely

I will wait for You, surely wait for You

Till my soul is satisfied

So put Your hope in God alone

Take courage in His power to save

Completely and forever won

By Christ emerging from the grave

Now He has come to make a way

And God Himself has paid the price

That all who trust in Him today

Find healing in His sacrifice

CHORUS 2

I will wait for You, I will wait for You

Through the storm and through the night

I will wait for You, surely wait for You

For Your love is my delight

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OPENING WORSHIP: Who You Say I Am  


SCRIPTURE READING:

Psalm 113

Who Is like the Lord Our God?

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?

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!


PRAYER:

Eternal Father of our souls, let our first thought today be of You, let our first impulse be to worship You, let our first speech be Your name, let our first action be to kneel before You in prayer. 

For Your perfect wisdom and perfect goodness: 

For the love with which You love mankind in Your Son Jesus:

For the love of Jesus with which You love us:

For the great and mysterious opportunity of our lives:

For the indwelling of Your Spirit in our hearts:

We praise and worship You, O Lord.

Yet let us not, when this morning prayer is said, think our worship ended and spend the day in forgetfulness of You. Rather from these moments of quietness let light go forth, and joy, and power, that will remain with us through all the hours of the day. AMEN


WORSHIP: Christ Exalted Is Our Song


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 2:12-17

I am writing to you, little children,

because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake.

I am writing to you, fathers,

because you know him who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you, young men,

because you have overcome the evil one.

I write to you, children,

because you know the Father.

I write to you, fathers,

because you know him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men,

because you are strong,

and the word of God abides in you,

and you have overcome the evil one.

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.


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CLOSING SONG: Belong to You (Enemy Can’t)

You called me out of darkness

And You silence every lie

And no other voice will define me

'Cause I belong to You, I belong to You

VERSE 2

By Your blood I've been adopted

And I've taken on Your name

And I need to be reminded

That I belong to You, I belong to You

CHORUS

And the enemy can't

Take what I have

Or change who I am

I belong to You

No, the enemy can't

Take what I have

Or change who I am

I belong to You

Yes, I belong to You

BRIDGE

Greater are You who's in me

Than he who's in the world

The words that You have spoken

Are stronger than the curse

VERSE 3

We gather here, as sons and daughters

We are Your sons and daughters

Join with heaven singing

And all the saints

Calling on Your name, Lord

We belong to You

VERSE 4

You called us sons and daughters

You made us walk on waters

Your power flows right through us

'Cause we belong to You

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OPENING WORSHIP: King of Kings

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In the darkness we were waiting

Without hope without light

Till from heaven You came running

There was mercy in Your eyes

To fulfill the law and prophets

To a virgin came the Word

From a throne of endless glory

To a cradle in the dirt

Praise the Father

Praise the Son

Praise the Spirit three in one

God of glory

Majesty

Praise forever to the King of Kings

To reveal the kingdom coming

And to reconcile the lost

To redeem the whole creation

You did not despise the cross

For even in Your suffering

You saw to the other side

Knowing this was our salvation

Jesus for our sake You died

And the morning that You rose

All of heaven held its breath

Till that stone was moved for good

For the Lamb had conquered death

And the dead rose from their tombs

And the angels stood in awe

For the souls of all who’d come

To the Father are restored

And the Church of Christ was born

Then the Spirit lit the flame

Now this gospel truth of old

Shall not kneel shall not faint

By His blood and in His Name

In His freedom I am free

For the love of Jesus Christ

Who has resurrected me


SCRIPTURE READING:

Psalm 145

Great Is the Lord

A Song of Praise. Of David.

I will extol you, my God and King,

and bless your name forever and ever.

Every day I will bless you

and praise your name forever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,

and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall commend your works to another,

and shall declare your mighty acts.

On the glorious splendor of your majesty,

and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,

and I will declare your greatness.

They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness

and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The Lord is good to all,

and his mercy is over all that he has made.

All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,

and all your saints shall bless you!

They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom

and tell of your power,

to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,

and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The Lord is faithful in all his words

and kind in all his works.]

The Lord upholds all who are falling

and raises up all who are bowed down.

The eyes of all look to you,

and you give them their food in due season.

You open your hand;

you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways

and kind in all his works.

The Lord is near to all who call on him,

to all who call on him in truth.

He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;

he also hears their cry and saves them.

The Lord preserves all who love him,

but all the wicked he will destroy.

My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,

and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.


PRAYER:

Dear Father in Heaven, take this day’s life into Your own keeping. Control all my thoughts and feelings. Direct all my energies. Instruct my mind. Sustain my will. Take my hands and make them skillful to serve You. Take my feet and make them swift to do Your bidding. Take my eyes and keep them fixed upon Your everlasting beauty. Take my mouth and make it eloquent in testimony to Your love. Make this day a day of obedience to You as my Lord, and a day of spiritual joy and peace. Make this day’s work, through the power of Your Holy Spirit in me, be a little part of the work of the Kingdom of my Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name these prayers are said. AMEN


WORSHIP: Revive Us Again

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Author: W P Mackay

We praise Thee, O God!

For the Son of Thy love,

For Jesus Who died,

And is now gone above.

Refrain:

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.

Hallelujah! Amen.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.

Revive us again.

We praise Thee, O God!

For Thy Spirit of light,

Who hath shown us our Savior,

And scattered our night.

All glory and praise

To the Lamb that was slain,

Who hath borne all our sins,

And hath cleansed every stain.

All glory and praise

To the God of all grace,

Who hast brought us, and sought us,

And guided our ways.

Revive us again;

Fill each heart with Thy love;

May each soul be rekindled

With fire from above.


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 2:1-17

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

I am writing to you, little children,

because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake.

I am writing to you, fathers,

because you know him who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you, young men,

because you have overcome the evil one.

I write to you, children,

because you know the Father.

I write to you, fathers,

because you know him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men,

because you are strong,

and the word of God abides in you,

and you have overcome the evil one.

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.


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CLOSING SONG: The Blessing

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OPENING WORSHIP: Holy, Holy, Holy


SCRIPTURE READING:

Deuteronomy 6:1-15

The Greatest Commandment

“Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

“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. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

“And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant—and when you eat and are full, then take care lest you forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you— for the Lord your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.


PRAYER: by: Rev. John Baillie (1886-1960), adapted from book Diary of Private Prayer

O God, who has proven Your love for all humanity by sending us Jesus Christ our Lord, and has illuminated our human life by the radiance of His presence, we give You thanks for this Your greatest gift.

For our Lord’s days upon the earth:

For the record of His deeds of love:

For the words He spoke for our guidance and help:

For His obedience unto death:

For His triumph over death:

For the presence of His Spirit within us now:

We thank you, O God.

Grant that the remembrance of the blessed Life that once was lived out on this common earth under these ordinary skies may remain with us in all the tasks and duties of this day. Give us grace to follow in His footsteps. Amen


WORSHIP: There Is No Higher Name


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 1:5-10

Walking in the Light

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.


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CLOSING SONG: Graves Into Gardens

home worship 8.23.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME


SCRIPTURE READING:

John 15:1-17

I Am the True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean be-cause of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branch-es. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.


PRAYER: by: Rev. John Baillie (1886-1960), adapted from book Diary of Private Prayer

O God, immortal, eternal, invisible, I remember with gladness and thanksgiving all that You are to us:

Companion of the brave: Upholder of the loyal: Light of the wanderer: Joy of the pilgrim: Guide of the pioneer: Helper of the weak: Refuge of the brokenhearted: Deliverer of the oppressed: Counselor of the tempted: Strength of the victorious: Ruler of rulers: Friend of the poor: Rescuer of the perishing: Hope of the dying:

Give us faith now to believe that You can be all in all to me, according to our need, if only we renounce all proud self-dependence and put our recurring trust in You.

Show your lovingkindness today, O Lord, to all who stand in need of Your help. Be with the weak to make them strong and with the strong to make them gentle. Cheer the lonely with Your presence and the distracted with Your solitude. Prosper Your Church in the fulfillment of her mighty task, and grant Your blessing to all who walk obediently in Jesus’ name. 

AMEN


WORSHIP: BUILD MY LIFE


SCRIPTURE READING:

1 John 1:1-4

The Word of Life

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.


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CLOSING SONG: COME JESUS COME

home worship 8.16.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: Here’s My Heart Lord


SCRIPTURE READING:

Psalm 143

My Soul Thirsts for You

A Psalm of David.

Hear my prayer, O Lord;

give ear to my pleas for mercy!

In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

Enter not into judgment with your servant,

for no one living is righteous before you.

For the enemy has pursued my soul;

he has crushed my life to the ground;

he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.

Therefore my spirit faints within me;

my heart within me is appalled.

I remember the days of old;

I meditate on all that you have done;

I ponder the work of your hands.

I stretch out my hands to you;

my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.

Selah

Answer me quickly, O Lord!

My spirit fails!

Hide not your face from me,

lest I be like those who go down to the pit.

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,

for in you I trust.

Make me know the way I should go,

for to you I lift up my soul.

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!

I have fled to you for refuge.

Teach me to do your will,

for you are my God!

Let your good Spirit lead me

on level ground!

For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!

In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!

And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,

and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,

for I am your servant.


PRAYER: based on writings of Rev. John Baillie, from book Diary of Private Prayer

Lord of my life, whose law I desire to keep, whose fellowship is my highest joy, and to whom I strive to be loyal, I kneel before You as You send me forth to the work of another day.

This day, O Lord—

give me compassion:

give me meekness of bearing, with decision of character:

give me patience:

give me purity:

give me sincerity of speech:

give me diligence in my allotted task.

O You who in the fullness of time raised up our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to enlighten our hearts with the knowledge of Your love, grant me the grace to be worthy of His name. 

Amen.


WORSHIP: Be Thou My Vision

STORY BEHIND THE SONG “BE THOU MY VISION”

(adapted from www.trinitylafayette.com)

“Be Thou My Vision” ancient Celtic Hymn. The text is a translation of a medieval text attributed to St Fallan, a 6th century Celtic monk. The text and the tune were combined in the Irish Church Hymnal in 1919, and it has spread round the world since. St. Fallan went blind in the middle of his life, and the opening verse of the hymn poignantly draws upon his experience:

     Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

     Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.

     Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,

     Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Though Fallan must have suffered much from his loss of sight, the effect of this forced darkness was to drive him back to God, his “best thought,” and, whether “by day or night,” his only remaining “light.”

The second verse expands on the discussion of God’s identity and his presence:

     Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;

     I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;

     Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;

     Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

The focus seems to be the unity between God and us, between the Father and his Son. In fact, there’s some hints of Trinitarian theology going on here, since “Word” is a designation of Jesus, and one who is “dwelling” in us is the Holy Spirit. So after the first verse, which calls out to God, this second verse draws us into the relational dynamic of God’s love as Father, Son and Spirit.

There is a middle verse, not normally sung, which provides a lovely request of God to be a defensive and offensive support, evocative of Ephesians 6:10-20:

     Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight

     Be thou my armor, and be thou my might

     Thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tow’r

     Raise thou me heav’nward, o pow’r of my pow’r

The third verse (fourth when the middle verse is sung) introduces the idea of God as an “inheritance” and a “treasure”:

     Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,

     Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:

     Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,

     High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

Because God is already present, we who sing realize we are rich! With the riches of God already in hand, we need no longer be anxious for the “riches” of the world, nor for the vanity of “man’s empty praise.”

The final verse draws out the implications of all that has come before, and ends with a restatement of the opening theme:

     High King of Heaven, my victory won,

     May I reach Heaven's joys, O bright Heav’n's Sun!

     Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

     Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Because the “High King of Heaven” is a treasure that we already have, our “victory” is already won. The only lasting thing that we lack is to finally “reach Heaven’s joys.” The reference to “bright heaven’s Sun” puts us in mind of the eternal “Son,” and “heart of my own heart” recalls the Spirit. Finally, as this song comes to its ending, there is a return to the theme of Vision. When we come off the spiritual high of transporting moments of worship, still we look to God to rule and lead us in our everyday walk of faith.


SCRIPTURE READING:

Isaiah 6

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. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”


And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” And he said, “Go, and say to this people:

“‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;

keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’

Make the heart of this people dull,

and their ears heavy,

and blind their eyes;

lest they see with their eyes,

and hear with their ears,

and understand with their hearts,

and turn and be healed.”

Then I said, “How long, O Lord?”

And he said:

“Until cities lie waste

without inhabitant,

and houses without people,

and the land is a desolate waste,

and the Lord removes people far away,

and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.

And though a tenth remain in it,

it will be burned again,

like a terebinth or an oak,

whose stump remains

when it is felled.”

The holy seed is its stump.


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CLOSING SONG: THERE IS A KING

home worship 8.9.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: “Hosanna” by Hillsong United


SCRIPTURE READING:

Mark 14:3-9

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”


PRAYER: based on writings of Rev. John Baillie, from book Diary of Private Prayer

O God, immortal, eternal, invisible, I remember with gladness and thanksgiving Your steadfast love and faithfulness to all generations:

You are companion of the brave: Upholder of the loyal: Light of the wanderer: Joy of the pilgrim: Guide of the pioneer: Helper of the laborer: Refuge for the brokenhearted: Deliverer of the oppressed: Strength of the victorious: Ruler of rulers: Friend of the poor: Healer of the sick: Hope of the dying: Give me faith now to believe that You can be all in all to me, according to my need, if only I renounce all proud self-dependence and put my trust in You. Show Your lovingkindness today, O Lord, to all who stand in need of Your help. Be with the weak to make them strong and with the strong to make them gentle. Cheer the lonely with Your company and the dis¬tract¬ed with Your solitude. Strengthen Your Church in the fulfillment of her mighty task, and grant Your blessing to all who labor today in Jesus’ name. 

AMEN.


WORSHIP: Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me” by CityAlight


SCRIPTURE READING:

Mark 14:22-24

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many…”


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CLOSING SONG: “Come Ye Sinners” by Norton Hall Band

home worship 8.2.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: “What A Friend” by Matt Maher


SCRIPTURE READING:

Psalm 139:1-16

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!

You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

you discern my thoughts from afar.

You search out my path and my lying down

and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue,

behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

You hem me in, behind and before,

and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is high; I cannot attain it.

Where shall I go from your Spirit?

Or where shall I flee from your presence?

If I ascend to heaven, you are there!

If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

If I take the wings of the morning

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

even there your hand shall lead me,

and your right hand shall hold me.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,

and the light about me be night,”

even the darkness is not dark to you;

the night is bright as the day,

for darkness is as light with you.

For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.


PRAYER: written by Rev. John Baillie (1886-1960), from book Diary of Private Prayer

Almighty and eternal God, You are hidden from my sight:

You are beyond the understanding of my mind:

Your thoughts are not as my thoughts:

Your ways are past finding out.

Yet You have breathed Your Spirit into my life:

Yet You have formed my mind to seek You:

Yet You have inclined my heart to love You:

Yet You have made me restless for the rest that is in You:

Yet You have planted within me a hunger and thirst that make me dissatisfied with all the joys of earth.

O You who alone know what lies before me this day, grant that in every hour of it I may stay close to You. Let me be in the world, yet not of it. Let me use this world without abusing it. If I buy, let me be as though I possessed not. If I have nothing, let me be as though possessing all things. Let me today embark on no undertaking that is not in line with Your will for my life, nor shrink from any sacrifice which Your will may demand. Suggest, direct, control every movement of my mind; for my Lord Christ’s sake.

AMEN


WORSHIP: “Far Too Wonderful” by Shane & Shane


SCRIPTURE READING:

Psalm 139:17-24

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

If I would count them, they are more than the sand.

I awake, and I am still with you.

Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!

O men of blood, depart from me!

They speak against you with malicious intent;

your enemies take your name in vain.

Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?

And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?

I hate them with complete hatred;

I count them my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart!

Try me and know my thoughts!

And see if there be any grievous way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting!


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CLOSING SONG: “The Story I’ll Tell” by Maverick City Music

home worship 7.26.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: KING OF KINGS


SCRIPTURE READING:

HAGGAI 2:1-9

In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet: “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, ‘Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.’” 


WORSHIP: YOU GET THE GLORY

Lyrics by: Johnathan Traylor

This is so heavy

And it's bringing me to my knees

And I'm crying out Lord, I need You now

To come and see about me

Don't know why's this life so hard?

And why do You seem so far?

But if this cup won't pass

Help me to stay steadfast

Let Your will be done

You get the glory from this

You get the glory from this

No matter what I have to go through in this world

As long as You get the glory from it

And this is my cross to bear

This is my story to tell

That no matter what I've gone through

I've been tried and came out true

So let Your will be done


PRAYER: (Based on Jesus’ Prayer in John 17)

Lord Jesus Christ,

who prayed for your disciples that they might be one,

even as you are one with the Father;

draw us to yourself,

that in common love and obedience to you

we may be united to one another,

in the fellowship of the one Spirit,

that the world may believe that you are Lord,

to the glory of God the Father. 

Amen.

— written by William Temple (1881-1944).


WORSHIP: COME BEHOLD THE WONDROUS MYSTERY


SCRIPTURE READING:

JOHN 15:4-9

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.


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CLOSING SONG: BECAUSE HE LIVES

Lyrics by: Gaither and Gaither

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus

He came to love, heal and forgive

He lived and died to buy my pardon

An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow

Because He lives, all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living, just because He lives

How sweet to hold a newborn baby

And feel the pride and joy He gives

But greater still the calm assurance

This child can face uncertain day, because He lives

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow

Because He lives, all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living, just because He lives

And then one day, I'll cross the river

I'll fight life's final war with pain

And then, as death gives way to victory

I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He reigns

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow

Because He lives, all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living, just because He lives

HOME WORSHIP 7.19.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: THIS IS A MOVE

Lyrics:

Mountains are still being moved

Strongholds are still being loosed

God, we believe it, yes, we can see that

Wonders are still what You do

[Chorus]

We are here for You

Come and do what You do

We are here for You

Come and do what You do

Set our hearts on You

Come and do what You do

'Cause we need a move

We need a move

[Verse 2]

And bodies are still being raised

And giants are still being slayed

God, we believe it, and yes, we can see that

Wonders are still what You do

[Chorus]

We are here for You

Come and do what You do

We are here for You

Come and do what You do

Set our hearts on You

Come and do what You do

'Cause we need a move

We need a move

[Bridge]

Miracles happen when You move

Healing is coming in this room

Miracles happen when You move

Heaven is coming

This is a move (This is a move)

This is a move (This is a move)


SCRIPTURE READING

ACTS 2:14-42

Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost

But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;  the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ 

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him,

“‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,  or let your Holy One see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ 

“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”’

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.


PRAYER:

O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God,

You have safely brought us to the beginning of this day:

Defend us with Your mighty power; and grant that

this day we fall into no sin, neither let us run into any kind of

danger. May we, being guided by Your sovereign hand,

do and say what is righteous and pleasing in Your sight;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


WORSHIPONE DAY


SCRIPTURE READING

EZRA 1:1-11

The Proclamation of Cyrus

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing:

“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and rebuild the house of the Lord, the God of Israel—he is the God who is in Jerusalem. And let each survivor, in whatever place he sojourns, be assisted by the men of his place with silver and gold, with goods and with beasts, besides freewill offerings for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.” 

Then rose up the heads of the fathers’ houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, everyone whose spirit God had stirred to go up to rebuild the house of the Lord that is in Jerusalem. And all who were about them aided them with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, with beasts, and with costly wares, besides all that was freely offered. Cyrus the king also brought out the vessels of the house of the Lord that Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and placed in the house of his gods. Cyrus king of Persia brought these out in the charge of Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah. And this was the number of them: 30 basins of gold, 1,000 basins of silver, 29 censers, 1030 bowls of gold, 410 bowls of silver, and 1,000 other vessels; all the vessels of gold and of silver were 5,400. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up, when the exiles were brought up from Babylonia to Jerusalem.


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CLOSING SONGTURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS


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Home worship 7.12.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: Know (Be Still) - Jeremy Riddle


SCRIPTURE READING

Psalm 23:4-6

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.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


WORSHIP: Goodness of God - Bethel Music


PRAYERby Debbie McDaniel

Dear God,

Thank you that you are our good Shepherd and we can trust you with our lives. Thank you for your leadership and sovereignty. Thank you for your guidance and care in all our days. Thank you that you restore our souls, give us peace, and bring us hope in all of our tomorrows. Thank you for your protection and strength that surrounds us like a shield. Thank you that we never have to fear. Thank you for your goodness and love that follows after us, chases us, even when we're unaware. Thank you Lord, that you are trustworthy and able, that you are our refuge and hope.

In You alone is rest and peace. We praise you for the assurance that we will dwell with you forever.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen.


Please take time to pray as a group:

*Praise God for His Greatness;

*Thank God for His Faithfulness;

*Confess to God our sin;

*Seek God’s help to meet our needs and the needs of others.


WORSHIP: The Book of John in Song - Chapter 10 - "The Good Shepherd" 


SCRIPTURE READING

John 10:7-18 NIV

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”


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CLOSING WORSHIP: Way Maker - Darlene Zschech & William McDowell

Home Worship 7.5.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: Speak Life


SCRIPTURE READING

Matthew 9:35-38  

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”


WORSHIP: Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone)


PRAYER:

Dear heavenly Father, thank you for restoring all of humanity through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We know that it is through him and by him that we are allowed access into your throne of grace. We ask you to continue to pour your grace upon each of us so we can be instruments of restoration for the sake of your eternal kingdom. AMEN.


Please take time to pray as a group:

*Praise God for His Greatness;

*Thank God for His Faithfulness;

*Confess to God our sin;

*Seek God’s help to meet our needs and the needs of others.


WORSHIP: Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)


SCRIPTURE READING

Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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.


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CLOSING WORSHIP: You Say

Home Worship 6.28.2020

OPENING WORSHIP: Joyful, Joyful


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WORSHIP: And Can It Be

By, Charles Wesley

And can it be that I should gain

An int’rest in the Savior’s blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain—

For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! How can it be,

That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Refrain:

Amazing love! How can it be,

That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis myst’ry all: th’ Immortal dies:

Who can explore His strange design?

In vain the firstborn seraph tries

To sound the depths of love divine.

’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,

Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above—

So free, so infinite His grace—

Emptied Himself of all but love,

And bled for Adam’s helpless race:

’Tis mercy all, immense and free,

For, O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,

Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;

Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray—

I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;

My chains fell off, my heart was free,

I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread;

Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;

Alive in Him, my living Head,

And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach th’ eternal throne,

And claim the crown, through Christ my own.


SCRIPTURE READING

Psalm 139

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 

You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

you discern my thoughts from afar.

You search out my path and my lying down

and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue,

behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

You hem me in, behind and before,

and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is high; I cannot attain it.

Where shall I go from your Spirit?

Or where shall I flee from your presence?

If I ascend to heaven, you are there!

If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

If I take the wings of the morning

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

even there your hand shall lead me,

and your right hand shall hold me.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,

and the light about me be night,”

even the darkness is not dark to you;

the night is bright as the day,

for darkness is as light with you.

For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

If I would count them, they are more than the sand.

I awake, and I am still with you.

Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!

O men of blood, depart from me!

They speak against you with malicious intent;

your enemies take your name in vain.

Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?

And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?

I hate them with complete hatred;

I count them my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart!

Try me and know my thoughts!

And see if there be any grievous way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting!


PRAYER: (based on Psalm 139)

You see my heart, O Lord. You know me better than anyone else. You’re the Creator and Ruler of the universe. You have defeated all darkness with Your light of life. You crafted me in Your image, and I am fearfully and wonderfully made! You gave Your only Son so that whoever believes in Him would have eternal life. Show me anything in my life that offends You so that I may repent from it and walk toward Your eternal salvation. I confess my sin and give myself to You completely, for You are my Lord and my King. Amen!


WORSHIP:  Abide with Me

I have a home, Eternal home

But for now I walk this broken world

You walked it first, You know our pain

But You show hope can rise again up from the grave

Abide with me, Abide with me

Don't let me fall - And don't let go

Walk with me, And never leave - Ever close God abide with me

There in the night, Gethsemane

Before the cross, Before the nails

Overwhelmed - Alone, You prayed

You met us in our suffering and bore our shame

Oh, love that will not ever let me go

Love that will not ever let me go

You never let me go

Love that will not ever let me go

And up ahead, Eternity

We'll weep no more and sing for joy abide with me

We'll weep no more and sing for joy abide with me


SCRIPTURE READING:

John 15:1-17

I Am the True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Al-ready you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.”


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CLOSING SONG: One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)

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HOME WORSHIP 6.21.2020

OPENING VIDEO: Happy Father's Day - A Kid's Perspective


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SCRIPTURE READING:

Psalm 51

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you may be justified in your words

and blameless in your judgment.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,

and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Let me hear joy and gladness;

let the bones that you have broken rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins,

and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence,

and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation,

and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,

and sinners will return to you.

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God,

O God of my salvation,

and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare your praise.

For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;

you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;

build up the walls of Jerusalem;

then will you delight in right sacrifices,

in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;

then bulls will be offered on your altar.


WORSHIP: Jesus Shall Reign


PRAYER :

We rejoice in you, O Lord.

You have poured out upon us blessings like abundant rain.

We rest in your providence, your generosity, your loving kindness.

We delight in your presence.

Whether we have had little or much,

whether we have suffered or prospered,

you have been our faithful and sustaining God.

We rejoice in you, O Lord.

You have dealt wonderfully with us.

You have redeemed us.

You have led us by your hand.

And now, we ask that you call out from among us

a renewal as followers of Jesus,

on whom you pour out your Spirit.

Anoint our sons and daughters to prophesy,

to dream dreams and see visions.

Give us courage to dream your dreams.

Give us eyes to see your vision.

Give us willing hearts to follow your Word.

Mold and shape us to become faithful and passionate representatives

of your love, grace, and truth to our community and to our world.

May it be so, in Jesus Name! AMEN


WORSHIP:  RUN TO THE FATHER (Carnes, Maher, Jackson #7133494 - Lyrics below)

I've carried a burden For too long on my own

I wasn't created To bear it alone

I hear Your invitation To let it all go

Yeah I see it now I'm laying it down

And I know that I need You

I run to the Father I fall into grace

I'm done with the hiding

No reason to wait

My heart needs a surgeon My soul needs a friend

So I'll run to the Father Again and again And again and again

You saw my condition Had a plan from the start

Your Son for redemption The price for my heart

And I don't have a context For that kind of love

I don't understand I can't comprehend

All I know is I need You

I run to the Father I fall into grace

I'm done with the hiding No reason to wait

My heart needs a surgeon My soul needs a friend

So I'll run to the Father Again and again And again and again

My heart has been in Your sights Long before my first breath

Running into Your arms Is running to life from death

And I feel this rush deep in my chest Your mercy is calling out

Just as I am You pull me in And I know I need You now

I run to the Father I fall into grace

I'm done with the hiding No reason to wait

My heart needs a surgeon My soul needs a friend

So I'll run to the Father Again and again


SCRIPTURE READING:

John 14:1-21

I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. "

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. "

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. "

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”


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WORSHIP: THE BLESSING (Brown, Jobe, Carnes, Furtick; #7147007 - Lyrics below) 

The Lord bless you

And keep you

Make His face shine upon you

And be gracious to you

The Lord turn His  Face toward you

And give you peace

AMEN!

May His favor be upon you

And a thousand generations

Your family and your children

And their children, and their children

AMEN !

home worship 6.14.2020

OPENING SONG: Amazing Grace


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SCRIPTURE READING:

Ephesians 2:1-10

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 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. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


WORSHIP: And Can It Be?


PRAYER: (from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002)

“Loving God, Creator of the universe, You made the world in beauty,  and You restore all things in glory through the victory of Jesus Christ. 

We pray that, wherever your image is still disfigured  by poverty, sickness, selfishness, war and greed, the new creation in Jesus Christ may appear in justice, love, and peace, to the glory of Your name. Open our hearts to Your power moving around us and between us and within us, until Your glory is revealed in our love of both friend and enemy, in communities transformed by justice and compassion, and in the healing of all that is broken. AMEN” 


WORSHIP: Resurrection Power


SCRIPTURE READING:

John 11:1-44

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”

When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?”

Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”


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WORSHIP: Upon Him

home worship 6.7.2020

OPENING SONG: The Love of The Father


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SCRIPTURE READING: (Have someone read aloud)

Psalm 139

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!

You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

you discern my thoughts from afar.

You search out my path and my lying down

and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue,

behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

You hem me in, behind and before,

and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is high; I cannot attain it.

Where shall I go from your Spirit?

Or where shall I flee from your presence?

If I ascend to heaven, you are there!

If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

If I take the wings of the morning

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

even there your hand shall lead me,

and your right hand shall hold me.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,

and the light about me be night,”

even the darkness is not dark to you;

the night is bright as the day,

for darkness is as light with you.

For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

If I would count them, they are more than the sand.

I awake, and I am still with you.

Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!

O men of blood, depart from me!

They speak against you with malicious intent;

your enemies take your name in vain.

Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?

And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?

I hate them with complete hatred;

I count them my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart!

Try me and know my thoughts!

And see if there be any grievous way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting!


WORSHIP: Psalm 139


PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

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 re-pent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and for-give us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. AMEN


WORSHIP: Word of God Speak


SCRIPTURE READING: (Have someone read aloud)

John 16:12-15

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. "

John 16:25-33

“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”


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WORSHIP: Good, Good Father

home worship 5.31.2020

OPENING SONG: Amazing Grace


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SCRIPTURE READING(Have someone read this passage)

John 8:21-30

So he said to them again, I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come. So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.” They did not understand that he had been speaking to them about the Father. So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” As he was saying these things, many believed in him.


CLICK HERE FOR A BRIEF TEACHING ON "I AM" FROM JOHN 8:28


WORSHIP: God With Us


WORSHIP: Dear God Allow this song to lead you into a time of prayer… 


PRAYER:

“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 Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory forever. AMEN”


SCRIPTURE READING: (Have someone read this passage)

Philippians 2:5-11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


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WORSHIP: Oh Lord Almighty

home worship 5.24.2020

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We would like to honor the women and men that have given their lives in military service to our country. 

If you know of someone who paid that price for our security please email us (GraceHillsCC@gmail.com) with their name. 

We will send out a special email on Monday to honor them.


OPENING WORSHIP: The Father's House


SCRIPTURE READING: (Have someone read this passage aloud)

ISAIAH 42:1-9

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold,

my chosen one in whom I delight;

I will put my Spirit on him,

and he will bring justice to the nations.

He will not shout or cry out,

or raise his voice in the streets.

A bruised reed he will not break,

and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.

In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;

he will not falter or be discouraged

till he establishes justice on earth.

In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”

This is what God the Lord says—

the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,

who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,

who gives breath to its people,

and life to those who walk on it:

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

I will take hold of your hand.

I will keep you and will make you

to be a covenant for the people

and a light for the Gentiles,

to open eyes that are blind,

to free captives from prison

and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

“I am the Lord; that is my name!

I will not yield my glory to another

or my praise to idols.

See, the former things have taken place,

and new things I declare;

before they spring into being

I announce them to you.”


WORSHIP: My Jesus I Love Thee (Lyrics below)

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine

For Thee all the follies of sin I resign

My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now


I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me

And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree

I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now


I'll love Thee in life and I will love Thee in death

And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath

And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now


SCRIPTURE READING: (Have someone read this passage aloud) 

John 8:12-30

I Am the Light of the World

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

So he said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.” So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.” They did not understand that he had been speaking to them about the Father. So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” As he was saying these things, many believed in him.


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WORSHIP: Speak

"SPEAK" lyrics by James Stockstill & Bethany Music

I want to hear You

Louder than the noise

I want to feel You

Closer than the air I breathe

Deep within my soul burning


Chorus

Speak to me

Let my heart be awakened by the whispering of love

Pull me close to Your heart

Let the silence now be filled with Your voice

Verse 2

Found in surrender

My heart is fully Yours

Caught in the moment

Captivated by the unseen

Your loving heart for me revealed

Bridge

The words I hear You say

You've been speaking out for all of time

All of time

Bridge

You're with me You're for me

You have a plan for me

And I will never walk alone

Ending

Filled with Your voice


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CLOSING WORSHIP & BENEDICTION: Benediction

HOME WORSHIP 5.17.2020

Opening Worship: Broken Vessels

 

Scripture Reading

Ephesians 3:14-21

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of  everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. 


Worship: Fear is a Liar


Worship: Small Town Someone


Scripture Reading:

John 6:1-14 (also in Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17)

After this, Jesus crossed over to the far side of the Sea of Galilee, also known as the  Sea of Tiberias. A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick. Then Jesus climbed a hill and sat down with his disciples around him. (It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration.) Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do. Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!” Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?” “Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.) Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward, he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted. After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.” So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves. When the people saw him do this miraculous sign, they exclaimed, “Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!” 


Message: Click here for today's message from Guest Speaker Dave Hatfield or go to our SERMONS page


Closing Worship: Did You Mean Me?

Happy mother's day!

Home worship 5.10.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms/ 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Medley


SCRIPTURE READING: (Responsive Reading: Someone reads regular text; others read the bold; everyone reads final underlined verse)


PSALM 23

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.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever


WORSHIP: Turn Your Eyes


PRAYER:

“God, our Loving Father, we thank you that Your amazing love has been poured out for us in Your Son Jesus, and poured into us by Your Holy Spirit. We want to taste and experience more of the vastness of your amazing love. Help us to walk by faith. Help us to endure in times of frustration and suffering. Help us to admit our deep need of you. Help us to fully surrender to your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. So, pour out your steadfast love into our hearts by the power of your Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Please take time to pray as a group: Praise God for His Greatness; Thank God for His Faithfulness; Confess to God our sin; Seek God’s help to meet our needs and the needs of our community.


WORSHIP: Shepherd


SCRIPTURE READING:

John 10:11-18

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason, the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”


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CLOSING WORSHIP: Christ Our Hope in Life and Death

home worship 5.3.2020

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OPENING WORSHIP: CLICK HERE FOR OPENING WORSHIP


SCRIPTURE READING: (Responsive Reading: Someone reads regular text; others read the bold; everyone reads final underlined verse)

PSALM 100:1-5

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues through all generations.


WORSHIP: CLICK HERE FOR WORSHIP SONG (Lyrics below)

I will enter his gates with Thanksgiving in my heart

I will enter his courts with praise

I will say this is the day that the Lord had made

I will rejoice for he has made me glad

He has made me glad; He had made me glad,

I will rejoice for he had made me glad

He has made me glad; He had made me glad,

I will rejoice for he had made me glad


PRAYER:

“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 thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen”


Please take time to pray as a group: 

Praise God for His Greatness; 

Thank God for His Faithfulness; 

Confess to God our sin; 

Seek God’s help to meet our needs and the needs of others.


WORSHIP: CLICK HERE FOR WORSHIP SONG and sing along as you’re able


SCRIPTURE READING:

John 10:1-10

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”


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COMMUNION: CLICK HERE FOR COMMUNION VIDEO

If you would like to participate in Communion within today's Home Worship plan please play this video in which I have provided a recorded blessing over the elements that you have prepared. 


Ultimately, the Lord’s Table is a place where believers can come and remember the sacrifice of Jesus and participate in God’s grace in partaking of the elements of Communion not because you must, but because you may. 


May Jesus be glorified in all our gatherings this weekend!

Pastor Dusty  


WORSHIP: CLICK HERE FOR CLOSING WORSHIP Sing along, or feel free to sit in silence and let the words of this song sink into your heart

Home worship 4.26.2020

DOUBLE EASTER ENCORE


OPENING WORSHIP: Click here for Opening Worship Song


SCRIPTURE READING: (Responsive Reading: Someone reads regular text; others read the bold; every-one reads Jesus' words in red)

Mark 16

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.


Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.


After these things he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.


Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”


So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.


PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, thank you so much for your precious grace that provides us with everything that we need to be sustained in life and in our relationship with you. You bestow your grace upon us indiscriminately. Deliver us from our blindness and our stubbornness that prevents us from accepting you, and bless us with your peace. We need you, Lord, especially in our tribulations, because we trust and believe that your grace and peace will see us through all adversities. In Jesus’s precious name, AMEN.


Please take time to pray as a group: Praise God for His Greatness; Thank God for His Faithfulness; Confess to God our sin; Seek God’s help to meet our needs and the needs of others.


WORSHIP: Click Here for Worship Song


SCRIPTURE READING: (Have someone read aloud) 


John 21:1-19

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.


Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.


When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.


When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”


MESSAGE: Click Here for today's message or go to our SERMONS page

*Luke 21 references in video are supposed to be John 21


CLOSING WORSHIP & BENEDICTION: Click Here for the Closing Song.

Home worship 4.19.2020

EASTER ENCORE

Click Here for today's WELCOME MESSAGE


OPENING WORSHIP: Follow the link below, and sing along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUZD0hgtSgE


SCRIPTURE READING: (Responsive Reading: Someone reads regular text; another reads the bold; everyone reads final underlined verse)


PSALM 46

God is our refuge and strength,

    an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way

    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam

    and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

    the holy place where the Most High dwells.

God is within her, she will not fall;

    God will help her at break of day.

Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;

    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;

    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,

    the desolation he has brought on the earth.

He makes wars cease

    to the ends of the earth.

He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

    he burns the shields with fire.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;

    I will be exalted among the nations,

    I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.


PRAYER:

“Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of Jesus’ marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen”


Please take time to pray as a group:

*Praise God for His Greatness;

*Thank God for His Faithfulness;

*Confess to God our sin;

*Seek God’s help to meet our needs and the needs of others.


WORSHIP: Follow the link below, and sing along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kIeG0Ebcjg


SCRIPTURE READING: (Have someone read aloud)


MARK 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.


WORSHIP: Follow the link below, and sing along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f2FXxDVO6w


MESSAGEClick Here for today's Easter Encore message


CLOSING WORSHIP: Follow the link below, and sing along as you’re able. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otLA3D_sdXE


Home Worship - Easter sunday 4.12.2020

He is Risen! (He is Risen Indeed!) 


WELCOME

Click here for today's welcome


SCRIPTURE READINGClick Here to join the Kristoff family in reading the following scripture.


MATTHEW 28:1-10

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. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”


SONG FOR WORSHIP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNrV2fX5Qb4


SCRIPTURE READING: Click Here to join the Moncada family in reading the following scripture.


2 Corinthians 5:14-17

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 


SONG FOR WORSHIP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BTQKkqlNTg


SCRIPTURE READING: Click Here to join the Carella family in reading the following scripture.


1 Peter 1:3-9

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


PRAYER: Based on Psalm 85

O Lord, you have shown favor to Your creation, and to Your people. You have forgiven sin by covering your people in the blood of Your Righteous Son forever. Though You turned Your face away at the sight of our sin placed upon Your one and only Son, You didn’t stay angry with us forever. You turned Your face back toward us in mercy and grace at the resurrection of Christ Jesus our Messiah. So we rejoice in You, for You have shown us steadfast love and granted us salvation by Your amazing grace. Open our ears, Lord, that we may hear You when You speak, and give us open eyes and courage to follow in Your way of peace. Restore our strength that we never turn back from Your Ways. May the victory of Jesus have first place in our hearts, and may we reflect the glory of Christ wherever we go. You are faithful to pursue people with Your relentless love, bringing peace and righteousness to dwell in human hearts through faith. We celebrate Your unrelenting, awesome power that raised Jesus from the grave. We praise You today knowing that Jesus sits at Your right hand as Lord and King over our lives. Almighty God, out of Your goodness bring more blessing upon Your people, and may we see Your goodness in Your creation. May Your Holy Spirit lead us onward in righteousness, that all our days and in all our ways we will trust and follow You. Come, Lord Jesus, come; we are eager for God’s Kingdom to arrive at Your appearing. AMEN


SONG FOR WORSHIP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzno_RpvxRg


MESSAGE:

Click Here to be take to our SERMONS page. Once there click on the Resurrection Sunday video.


HOLY COMMUNION: (Optional)

Click Here to be taken to our SERMONS page. Once there click on the Holy Communion video.


CLOSING WORSHIP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2tKVqZZiI4

Holy Week Daily Readings

Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, observed with special solemnity as a time of devotion to the Passion/Suffering of Jesus Christ and ending in the celebration of His resurrection. 


Each day this week a short video will be added to our SERMONS page to correspond with that day's events. Palm Sunday & Resurrection Sunday will be longer. Click here to be taken to the SERMONS page. 


The attached link and picture to the left will take you to UnderstandingChristianity.com for more scriptures and insight into Holy Week.


Palm Sunday 

Read MARK 11:1-11

Jesus, at the Mount of Olives, sends two disciples to secure a colt; makes his “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem; (weeps over Jerusalem).

Jesus enters the temple area, then returns to Bethany.

 

Monday 

Read MARK 11:12-19

On Monday morning Jesus and the Twelve leave Bethany to return to Jerusalem, and along the way Jesus curses the fig tree.

Jesus enters Jerusalem and clears the temple.

In the evening Jesus and the Twelve leave Jerusalem (returning to Bethany).

 

Tuesday 

Read MARK 11:20 - 13:37

Jesus’ disciples see withered fig tree on their return to Jerusalem.

Jewish religious leaders challenge Jesus’ authority in Jerusalem.

Jesus teaches parables of warning

Jewish religious leaders debate with Jesus on death & taxes

Jesus teaches on the Greatest Commandment

Jesus warns against teachings of the Scribes

The Disciples marvel at the Temple.

Jesus teaches the “Olivet Discourse” (predicting the future) on their return to Bethany from Jerusalem.

 

Wednesday 

Read MARK 14:1-11

The Sanhedrin plot to kill Jesus.

Jesus is anointed at Bethany.

Judas, who seeks out the Jewish authorities in order to betray Jesus for a price.

 

Thursday 

Read MARK 14:12-42

Jesus instructs his Peter and John to secure a large upper room in a house in Jerusalem and to prepare for the Passover meal.

In the evening Jesus eats the Passover meal with the Twelve, tells them of the coming betrayal, and institutes the Lord’s Supper.

Jesus and the disciples sing a hymn together (probably from Psalms 113–118), then depart to the Mount of Olives.

Jesus foretells Peter’s denials.

Jesus and the disciples go to Gethsemane, where he struggles in prayer (and they struggle to keep watch with Jesus).

 

Good Friday 

Read MARK 14:43-15:47

Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested by the authorities (perhaps after midnight, early Friday morning).

The Disciples all flee.

Jesus’ Jewish trial: Jesus has a hearing before High Priest and entire Jewish religious council

Peter denies Jesus.

Jesus’ tried and charged before the full Sanhedrin; sent to Pilate.

Jesus’ Roman trial: first appearance before Pontius Pilate; sent to Herod Antipas.

Jesus’ appears before Herod Antipas; sent back to Pontius Pilate.

Jesus’ second appearance before Pilate; condemned to die as the angry crowd cries, “Crucify!”

Jesus led away from Governors house by 600 Roman Soldiers.

Jesus is mocked and beaten, then led away to Golgotha to be crucified (Simon the Cyrene carries the cross part way).

Jesus is crucified (beginning at 9 AM).

The sky goes dark from noon until 3PM.

Jesus cries out and breathes his last breath at 3PM. (The curtain in the Temple is torn in half, and the Centurion confesses Jesus as Son of God).

Joseph of Arimathea asks permission to inter Jesus in a tomb (and does so with the help of Nicodemus).

Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ mother Mary follow in grief, and see where Jesus is buried.

 

Dark Saturday (Silence)

 

Resurrection Sunday 

Read MARK 16:1-8

Some women arrive at Jesus’ tomb near dawn, probably with Mary Magdalene arriving first.

Mary and the other women, instead of finding Jesus’ body, are met by a young man (an angel) who announces Jesus’ resurrection.

The women, fearful and joyful, leave the garden—at first unwilling to say anything to anyone about this, but later changing their mind and going to tell the Eleven the Good News - 

JESUS IS RISEN!

Palm sunday 4/6/2020

Grace Hills Home Worship - Palm Sunday April 5, 2020


Opening Worship:

James 1:2-4

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYKP2p6uEkM


CHILDREN'S WORSHIP ACTIVITY: Click here for a printable Children's Worship Activity!


SCRIPTURE READING: Read the following Psalm aloud as a responsive reading. Half your group reads the regular text, the other half responds by reading the bold. Everyone reads underlined text in unison.

PSALM 20

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;

may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

May he send you help from the sanctuary

and grant you support from Zion.

May he remember all your sacrifices

    and accept your burnt offerings.

May he give you the desire of your heart

    and make all your plans succeed.

May we shout for joy over your victory

    and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the Lord grant all your requests.

Now this I know:

    The Lord gives victory to his anointed.

He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary

    with the victorious power of his right hand.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,

    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

They are brought to their knees and fall,

    but we rise up and stand firm.

Lord, give victory to the king!

    Answer us when we call!


SONG FOR WORSHIP: Follow the link below, worship by listening or singing along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQLMnPYoR9k


PRAYER:

“O Lord Jesus, who on this day entered a city that later rejected you:

we confess that our lives can be equally rebellious to Your reign over us,

that our faith is often more head knowledge than heart devotion,

and that our hearts and minds are in need of your mercy to make us new.

Have mercy on us Lord Jesus, our Savior.

Help us to lay at your feet all that we have and all that we are,

forgive our sin, and heal all that is broken,

hear our cry for help, and hear our praises.

Lord Jesus, our King, we ask that you receive us as your own.”


Please take time to pray as a group: Praise God for His Greatness; Thank God for His Faithfulness; Confess to God our sin; Seek God’s help to meet our needs and the needs of others.


SCRIPTURE READINGHave someone read aloud

MARK 11:1-10

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”


WORSHIP: Follow the link below and sing along as a group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1sAdFXMIc


MESSAGE: Click here to go to sermons page for PALM SUNDAY message.


CLOSING PRAYER:

Merciful God, as we enter Holy week, turn our hearts again to the events in Jerusalem, and to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. May your Holy Spirit move with-in us that we may not only praise Jesus with our lips, but may follow him in all of our ways for the rest of our lives.


CLOSING WORSHIP: Follow the link below and sing along as you’re able.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2tKVqZZiI4

home worship - 3/29/2020

Grace Hills Home Worship

March 29, 2020


OPENING WORSHIP: Some talented singers from Nashville made a wonderful “Quarantined Choir” performance from each of their homes. All solo and choir audio is only from their iPhone mic! May this encourage you as we begin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDIJz6zzHNU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR02rjUv-a_jBqSqedall_a53ovLLzGuKvPFsAGuG35xWFe556e5gsDA9wQ


SCRIPTURE READING: Read the following Psalm aloud as a responsive reading. Half your group reads the regular text, the other half responds by reading the bold.

Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O God,

    according to your unfailing love;

according to your great compassion

    blot out my transgressions.


Wash away all my iniquity

    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,

    and my sin is always before me.


Against you, you only, have I sinned

    and done what is evil in your sight;

so you are right in your verdict

    and justified when you judge


Surely I was sinful at birth,

    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;

    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.


Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;

    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Let me hear joy and gladness;

    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins

    and blot out all my iniquity.


Create in me a pure heart, O God,

    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me from your presence

    or take your Holy Spirit from me.


Restore to me the joy of your salvation

    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,

    so that sinners will turn back to you.


SONG FOR KIDS WORSHIP: Follow the link below, and sing along as a group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPuysjC2hZI


CHILDREN'S WORSHIP ACTIVITY: Click here to open a printable activity for all ages. (These activity pages were also emailed to you earlier this week)


PRAYER: Ask one another: What is your biggest concern or fear today? What has brought you the most joy this week? In prayer, hand your fears over to God, and present your requests to Him. Tell Him what you’re thankful for, and why you have joy.


And, spend some time in silence, asking God to bring people to mind that you can pray for….whoever God places on your mind, ask that God be present to that person in peace, strength and healing; and for that person to sense a new level of reverence toward God who rules and reigns over all creation. Pray that the faithfulness, goodness and love of God draws that person closer into relationship with Him.


SONG FOR WORSHIP: Follow the link below, worship by listening or singing along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vUhwyjdk8A


SCRIPTURE READING: Have someone read aloud

2 CORINTHIANS 5:14-6:2

14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Ch 6 vs 1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time! Behold, now is the day of salvation!”


MESSAGE: Click here to go to our SERMONS page. Click on the HOME WORSHIP 3/29/2020 for today's message


CLOSING WORSHIP: Follow the link below, and sing along as you’re able.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESmuG_5MOiw


Home worship for the weekend of March 14/15

While we wish that we were all worshiping together this weekend, it is our hope that this time gives you a chance to encounter God in a new way. You can find the video message as well as the message transcript on our SERMONS page. CLICK HERE to be taken there directly. 

Below you will find our suggested order of worship. 


Grace Hills - Home Worship

March 15, 2020

 

READ the following Psalm aloud as a group

 

Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;

    Lord, hear my voice.

Let your ears be attentive

    to my cry for mercy. 

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,

    Lord, who could stand? 

But with you there is forgiveness,

    so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,

    and in his word I put my hope.

I wait for the Lord

    more than watchmen wait for the morning,

    more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord,

    for with the Lord is unfailing love

    and with him is full redemption.

He himself will redeem Israel

    from all their sins.

 

SONG FOR WORSHIP: follow the link below…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLntII4TnCU

 

PRAYER: Take a few minutes to pray, responding to the words of Psalm 130. Pray to God for healing; thank God for His unfailing love; ask God to fill you with hope as you learn to wait on Him. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully in our time of waiting and watching, to open doors for the Good News of Jesus to be heard and received.

 

Words of Comfort and Hope from Psalm 130 and Zechariah 7: CLICK HERE for a video message from Pastor Dusty…

 

 

CLOSING WORSHIP: Follow the link below and sing along as you’re able. Consider the words of this song, taking them to heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C3WQ1G1Uso

3/13/2020 Update - we will not be meeting this sunday

Greetings Church Family & Friends,

The Leadership team has been discussing and praying about this situation all week. Although we sent out an email on Friday in regards to how we would gather this Sunday with some restrictions, in light of the recommendations for safe social gathering of groups of 50 or more we feel it is the wise decision for us to suspend our service for this Sunday. This was not an easy decision to make. Please know that this was not a decision made out of fear. Instead, this decision is made out of love and perfect love casts out all fear!!

Please watch the attached video to see Pastor Dusty's message regarding Sunday's suspended service and for ways that we can come together even though we're apart.

We ask that you reach out to anyone you can think of that might not receive these emails to let them know that church is coming to their house this Sunday.

If you find yourself in need of assistance, please reach out to us. You can respond to this message or call/text Tiffany at 209-559-6402.

If you were planning on giving your tithe or offering this Sunday, you can still give it online at GraceHillsCovenant.org/Giving

For additional preventive measures, please follow this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

May the Lord bless you and keep you!

In His Precious Love,

GHCC Leadership Team