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January 17, 2021 | 1.17.2021
Here is our order of worship liturgy for Sunday, January 17. We will livestream at 10:00am at City Pres.
SONG OF ADORATION
All My Ways Are Known To You
In days of peace and days of rest
In times of loss and loneliness
Though rich or poor, Your word is true
That all my ways are known to You
No trial has come beyond Your hand
No step I walk beyond Your plan
The path is dark outside my view
Still all my ways are known to You
And oh what peace that I have found
Wherever I may be
For all my ways are known to You
Hallelujah, they are known to You!
I do not fear the final night
For death will be the door to life
You take my hand and lead me through
For all my ways are known to You
Open up my eyes so I may see
That You have made these ways for me
Open up my eyes so I may see
That You my God, will walk with me
CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 66
Leader: Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of His name and give Him praise. Come and see what God has done.
All: He is awesome in His deeds toward the children of man. He turned the sea into dry land, and our fathers passed through the river on foot.
Leader: Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He has done for my soul.
All: God is near; He has listened to our prayers, and He has not removed His steadfast love from us.
All: Thanks be to God in Jesus Christ our Lord!
CONFESSION OF SIN
Leader: Loving Father, You have named us as Your children, and you have called us through hope to purify ourselves as Christ is pure.
All: You have set our gaze heavenward, to hope in His return, but we so quickly turn inward to look on ourselves. We walk in self-pity, believing we deserve so much more than we have. We convince ourselves that life is hopeless because we neglect to recall your saving acts in the past or look forward to them in the future. And in our desperation, we seek other saviors—food and drink, wealth and comfort, anger and vengeance. Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your steadfast love and abundant mercy. Let us hear joy and gladness; let the bones that You have broken rejoice. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation, and uphold within us a willing Spirit, that we may open our mouths to declare Your praise. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON- Romans 5
Leader: Daughters and Sons of Abraham, through Christ we have obtained access into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Before the foundation of the world Christ forgave us, and forgives us still today. Let us forgive as we have been forgiven and share the peace of Christ. May the peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
PASSING THE PEACE & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONFESSION OF FAITH – Nicene Creed
Leader: Church, what do we believe?
All: We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.
BAPTISM OF LEO NOELL
SONG OF PREPARATION & THE OFFERING
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A Mighty Fortress
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing
Our Helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe
His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate
On earth is not his equal
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He
The Lord of hosts His name, from age to age the same
And He must win the battle
And though this world with devils filled should threaten to undo us
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure
One little word shall fell him
That word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him who with us sideth
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also
The body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still
His kingdom is forever
SERMON- Joseph’s Bones
Genesis 50:22-26, Hebrews 11:22
Mr. Richard Jackson
SONG OF RESPONSE
By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation's grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight
By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the power of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God's own hand
A place where peace and justice reign
We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul's reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We'll walk by faith and not by sight
By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the power to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave
By faith the church was called to go
In the power of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In every corner of the earth
By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name
SONG OF CELEBRATION
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
BENEDICTION – 2 Thessalonians 2
Leader: Brother and Sisters, press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. For our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him even to subject all things to Himself. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father give you eternal comfort and good hope through His grace. Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Amen.
THE LORD’S SUPPER
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Minister: Let us lift up our hearts to the Lord.
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Minister: Therefore, let us proclaim the mystery of faith:
All: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!
Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.
SONG OF COMMUNION
Lead On O King Eternal
Lead on, O King Eternal,
Till sin’s fierce war shall cease
And holiness shall whisper,
The sweet amen of peace
For not with swords’ loud crashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums
But deeds of love and mercy,
The heavenly kingdom comes
Let Your kingdom come,
And your will be done
Right here on the earth,
Like it is in heaven
Lead on, O King Eternal,
We follow not with fears
For gladness breaks like morning,
Wherever Thy face appears
Thy cross is lifted o’er us,
We journey in its light
We follow as you guide us,
Lead on, O God of might
BENEDICTION – Numbers 6:24-26
Leader: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Leader: Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
People: Thanks be to God!