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)

happy father's day!

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.


CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 OF TODAY'S MESSAGE


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.”


MESSAGE: Click here for today's message or click here for our SERMONS page


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