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Liturgy Rundown

Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Rundown

If you want to look ahead and begin meditating on segments of the upcoming service, if you missed our service this Sunday, or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.

Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 29th, 2020 | 3.29.2020

Here is our order of worship liturgy for Sunday March 29. We will livestream at 10:00am at City Pres. All are welcome.
SONG OF ADORATION
Great Things
Come let us worship our King
Come let us bow at His feet
He has done great things
See what our Savior has done
See how His love overcomes
He has done great things
He has done great things

Oh, hero of Heaven, You conquer the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
Oh God, You have done great things
We dance in Your freedom, awake and alive
Oh Jesus, our Savior, Your name lifted high
Oh God, You have done great things

You've been faithful through every storm
You'll be faithful forevermore
You have done great things
And I know You will do it again
For Your promise is "Yes and amen"
You will do great things
You will do great things

Oh, hero of Heaven, You conquer the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
Oh God, You have done great things
We dance in Your freedom, awake and alive
Oh Jesus, our Savior, Your name lifted high
Oh God, You have done great things

Hallelujah God, above it all
Hallelujah God, unshakable
Hallelujah, You have done great things(x2)

You’ve done great things
You’ve done great things
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CALL TO WORSHIP - Psalm 43
Leader: Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me!
All: For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Leader: Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!
All: Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.
Leader: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?
All: Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
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SONG OF PRAISE
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.
Rock of Ages, no one takes your life
Yet you died that I might live, costly grace you freely give
Rock of Ages, you have paid the price
You were cleft to cover me, let me hide myself in Thee

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.
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CONFESSION OF SIN
Leader: LORD God, you have known us from the womb, calling us to Yourself and setting us apart for righteousness as Your Bride.
All: And though we claim to follow You, we so often wander, chasing after worthless idols. We forget our redemption from slavery in sin and neglect the blessings of new life in Jesus. Instead, we seek after things that yield temporal profit: success, popularity, influence, and indulgence. We exchange the glory of the immortal God for things that are mortal, forming idols after our own image. When these idols teeter and topple, we resort to sadness, anger, distraction and control. In this quarantine season, our hearts are exposed. Father, we have committed two evils: we have forsaken You, the Living Water, and have hewed out broken cisterns that hold no water. Forgive us, Lord, and call us back to the right worship of our Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
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ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Jeremiah 3
Leader: “Return, faithless Israel. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful,” declares the LORD. The LORD is our master, who takes us from our cities and brings us to Zion! Along the way, He feeds us with knowledge and understanding through His Word. Thanks be to God! Christ has received us, pardoned us and loved us, let us now share that peace with each other. The peace of God be with you.
People: And also with you!
Leader: Remember to now share the peace of Christ by exchanging some text messages with folks in our church. Send a note extending encouragement, peace and love.
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PASSING THE PEACE
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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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CONFESSION OF FAITH- Heidelberg Catechism Q. 1
Leader: What is your only comfort in life and in death?
People: That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.
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SONG OF PREPARATION & THE OFFERING
Please consider giving to City Pres so we can continue our mission and have the funds to do even more than we are now. You can give online HERE or give by text to 505-357-1447 (follow the instructions).

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
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SERMON-Thursday-Handed Over
Matthew 26:17-75
Rev. Justin Edgar
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SONG OF RESPONSE
Man of Sorrows
Man of sorrows Lamb of God
By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused
Beaten mocked and scorned
Bowing to the Father's will
He took a crown of thorns

Oh that rugged cross, My salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out Hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee

Sent of heaven God's own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree

Oh that rugged cross, My salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out Hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee

Now my debt is paid, It is paid in full
By the precious blood, That my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin, Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free, Oh is free indeed

Oh that rugged cross, My salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out Hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee

See the stone is rolled away, Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised, He's risen from the grave
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SONG OF CELEBRATION
Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & BENEDICTION- Revelation 21 & Jude 24
Leader: Church, look to heaven, for the city of God will come down as a bride adorned for her husband. And the dwelling place of God will be with man. He will dwell with us, and we will be His people, and God Himself will be with us as our God. Now may the Lord Jesus Christ keep you from stumbling and present you before the presence of His glory with great joy! Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Amen.
Leader: Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
People: Thanks be to God!