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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.

June 28th, 2020 | 6.28.2020

 

Here is our order of worship liturgy for Sunday, June 28. We will livestream at 10:00am at City Pres. All are welcome.
SONG OF ADORATION
In Tenderness
In tenderness he sought me, weary and sick with sin
And on His shoulders brought me, back to His fold again
While angels in His presence sang, until the courts of heaven rang.

Oh, the love that sought me!
Oh, the blood that bought me!
Oh, the grace that brought me to the fold of God
Grace that brought me to the fold of God.

He died for me while I was sinning, needy and poor and blind
He whispered to assure me: "I've found thee; thou art Mine"
I never heard a sweeter voice, it made my aching heart rejoice.

Upon His grace I'll daily ponder, and sing anew His praise
With all adoring wonder, His blessings I retrace
It seems as if eternal days, are far too short to sing His praise.
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CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 136
Leader: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
All: His steadfast love endures forever.
Leader: Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
All: And, for his wondrous works to the children of men!
Leader: For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
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CONFESSION OF SIN
Leader: But when [the younger son] came to himself, he said, “How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ Let us confess our sins together.
All: Loving God, you have bestowed upon us rich and abundant blessings, the greatest of which is the full forgiveness of sins and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Yet, rather than rejoice in the giver, we often spend your gifts selfishly. Our lives have become thin, without worship, without joy, without courage and without love. We have sought to build our identity on the things and people of this world—on approval, acceptance, talent, charisma, performance, intelligence, manipulation, wealth and power. This is grasping at the wind. At the same time, God, we have too much believed the voices of criticism and thought the set-backs encountered render us without hope and without your favor. Forgive us Lord. Help us stop seeking to be for ourselves what only you can be for us. Renew us in the grace that abounds to the broken-hearted. Turn us away from all self-salvation strategies. Return us to your loving embrace. Remind us of the full salvation purchased by our sacrificing elder brother, the Lord Jesus Christ. Grant unto us the joy our salvation! Amen.
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ASSURANCE OF PARDON- 1 John 1:5,9
Leader: This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The Lord has received us, pardoned us and loved us, let us forgive one another and share the peace of Christ, may the peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you!
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PASSING THE PEACE & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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CONFESSION OF FAITH- The 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.
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BAPTISM- Emerson and Haddon Spare
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SONG OF PREPARATION & THE OFFERING
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Speak O Lord
Speak, O Lord, as we come to You
To receive the food of your holy word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfil in us
All Your purposes, for Your glory.

Teach us Lord full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility.
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise
Cause our eyes to see,
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of power that can never fail;
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us.
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time,
That will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises;
And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, ’til your church is built
And the earth is filled with Your glory.
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SERMON- Shekel- Capacity and Compassion
Leviticus 23:22, Leviticus 25:3-7, Luke 10:25-37
Rev. Justin Edgar
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SONG OF RESPONSE
Open Up
You heard the cry of our hearts
And you came down
Freely you gave us your love
Showing us how
Make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me show love
Where there is darkness let me shine light and

May your love cause us to open up
Cause us to open up our hearts
May your light cause us to shine so bright
That we bring hope into the dark

All that we do without love
It means nothing
Grant us the courage to give
As you're calling
Make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me show love
Where there is darkness let me shine light and

Hope for the hopeless, your love is
Strength in our weakness, your love is
May we love, as you love
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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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BENEDICTION
Leader: Remember that the harvest of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The Spirit is our source of life. Let us therefore walk by the Spirit. May the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit, 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!