Sunday Service

May 31st, 2020


  • God Calls Us to Worship

    Call to Worship:

    Psalm 104


    O LORD, how manifold are Your works!

    In wisdom have You made them all;

    The earth is full of Your creatures…

    These all look to You,

    To give them their food in due season.

    When You give it to them, they gather it up;

    When You open Your hand, they are filled with good things.

    When You hide Your face, they are dismayed;

    When You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

    When You send forth Your Spirit, they are created,

    And You renew the face of the ground.


    May the glory of the LORD endure forever;

    May the LORD rejoice in His works,

    Who looks on the earth and it trembles,

    Who touches the mountains and they smoke!

    I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;

    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.




    For Your Gift of God the Spirit

    Lyrics: Margaret Clarkson (1984) | Music: Williams Rowlands (1905) 

    Trinity Hymnal 339


    For your gift of God the Spirit,

    Pow’r to make our lives anew,

    Pledge of life and hope of glory,

    Savior, we would worship You.

    Crowning gift of resurrection

    Sent from Your ascended throne,

    Fullness of the very Godhead, 

    Come to make Your life our own.


    He who in creation’s dawning

    Brooded on the lifeless deep,

    Still across our nature’s darkness

    Moves to wake our souls from sleep,

    Moves to stir, to draw, to quicken,

    Thrusts us through with sense of sin;

    Brings to birth and seals and fill us--

    Saving Advocate within.


    He, Himself the living Author, 

    Wakes to life the sacred Word,

    Reads with us its holy pages

    And reveals our risen Lord.

    He it is who works within us,

    Teaching rebel hearts to pray,

    He whose holy intercessions

    Rise for us both night and day.


    He, the mighty God, indwells us;

    His to strengthen, help, empow’r;

    His to overcome the tempter,

    Ours to call in danger’s hour.

    In His strength we dare to battle

    All the raging hosts of sin,

    And by him alone we conquer

    Foes without and foes within.


    Father, grant Your Holy Spirit,

    In our heart may rule today,

    Grieved not, quenched not, but unhindered,

    Work in us His sovereign way.

    Fill us with Your holy fullness,

    God the Father, Spirit, Son;

    In us, through us, then, forever,

    Shall Your perfect will be done.


    Prayer

  • God Deals with Our Sin

    Confession of Sin: (based on John 16)


    Patient and Holy Spirit

    You have come as our Helper.

    You convict us of our sin,

    But we try to ignore You

    And drown You out with distractions.

    Patient and Holy Spirit,

    You have come to guide us to truth,

    But we plug our ears

    And hide from the truth.

    Patient and Holy Spirit,

    Forgive us for not responding

    To Your gentle voice.

    Continue Your work within us,

    Applying Christ’s work to us,

    Glorifying Christ through us.

    Amen.



    [Silent Confession]


    Assurance of Pardon: Ephesians 1:11-14


    "In him we have obtained an inheritance, 

    having been predestined

    according to the purpose of Him who works all things

    according to the counsel of His will,

    so that we who were the first to hope in Christ

    might be to the praise of His glory.

    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth,

    the gospel of your salvation,

    and believed in him,

    were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

    who is the guarantee of our inheritance

    until we acquire possession of it,

    to the praise of His glory."



    When All Your Mercies, O My God

    Lyrics: Joseph Addison (1712)

    Music: from Henry Greatorex, Collection (1851)

    Trinity Hymnal 56


    When all Your mercies, O my God,

    My rising soul surveys,

    Transported with the view, I’m lost

    In wonder, love, and praise.

    Unnumbered comforts to my soul

    Your tender care bestowed,

    Before my infant heart conceived

    From whom those comforts flowed.


    When worn with sickness, oft have You

    With health renewed my face;

    And when in sins and sorrows sun,

    Revived my soul with grace.


    Ten thousand precious gifts

    My daily thanks employ;

    Nor is the least a cheerful heart

    That tastes those gifts with joy.


    Through ev’ry period of my life

    Your goodness I’ll pursue;

    And after death, in distant worlds,

    The glorious theme renew.


    Through all eternity to You

    A joyful song I’ll raise;

    For oh, eternity’s too short

    To utter all Your praise.


  • God Hears Our Prayers

    Prayer of Intercession


    Offering: 2 Corinthians 9:3-5


    "I am sending the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be.  Otherwise, if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated--to say nothing of you!--for being so confident.  So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction."


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  • God Speaks to Us

    Joshua 13


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  • God Sends Us Out

    Confession of Faith

    From Heidelberg Catechism, Question 53


    Q: What do you believe concerning the Holy Spirit?

    A: First, He, as well as the Father and the Son is eternal God.

    Second, He has been given to me personally,

    So that, by true faith, He makes me share in Christ and all his blessings,

    Comforts me,And remains with me forever.


    Breath on Me, Breath of God

    Lyrics: Edwin Hatch (1878) | Music: Robert Jackson (1888)

    Trinity Hymnal 334


    Breathe on me, Breath of God,

    Fill me with life anew,

    That I may love what Thou dost love,

    And do what Thou wouldst do.


    Breathe on me, Breath of God,

    Until my heart is pure,

    Until my will is one with Thine,

    To do and to endure.


    Breathe on me, Breath of God,

    Till I am wholly thine,

    Until this earthly part of me

    Glows with Thy fire divine.


    Breathe on me, Breath of God,

    So shall I never die,

    But live with Thee the perfect life

    Of Thine eternity.


    Benediction: Numbers 6:24-26

    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  Amen.



    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!  Amen.