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Sunday, August 23, 2020

For a livestream of the service, click here at 9 am on Sunday morning. Afterwards it will be available at the same link as a recording. If it doesn’t work properly at 9, it might mean we had a technical issue. If so, we will send out a new link to the recording.

If you prefer a bulletin, click this link: Bulletin 20-08-23-web. It contains most of the material below.

 

Welcome to Preschool Sunday School

Families—Please click here to get to Lifeway and find this week’s Preschool Sunday school lesson that you can do as a family. This is the same Bible Studies for Life lesson they would do in their class at church.

 

Welcome to Kids Sunday School

Families—Please click here to get to Lifeway and find this week’s Kids Sunday school lesson that you can do as a family. This is the same Bible Studies for Life lesson they would do in their class at church.

 

Sunday School App

The video below shows how to download and use the free Lifeway Kids app. There you can find the Bible Studies for Life curriculum we use and find extra activities for your children to go with each week’s Sunday school lesson.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

PSALM 4
Answer Me When I Call
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.

4 Be angry, and do not sin;
ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah
5 Offer right sacrifices,
and put your trust in the Lord.

6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”
7 You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.

8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

HIS MERCY IS MORE by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
What love could remember no wrongs we have done?
Omniscient, all knowing He counts not their sum—
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore,
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more.

Praise the Lord! His mercy is more!
Stronger than darkness new every morn,
Our sins they are many His mercy is more.

What patience would wait as we constantly roam,
What Father so tender is calling us home,
He welcomes the weakest the vilest the poor,
Our sins they are many His mercy is more.

What riches of kindness He lavished on us,
His blood was the payment His life was the cost.
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford,
Our sins they are many His mercy is more.
G © 2016 Getty Music Hymns and Songs, Getty Music Publishing, Love Your Enemies Publishing, Messenger Hymns (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). www.ccli.com

 

THY MERCY, MY GOD, IS THE THEME OF MY SONG
Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue.
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affection and bound my soul fast.

Without thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin would reduce me to utter despair.
But through thy free goodness my spirits revive
And He that first made me still keeps me alive.

Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart.
Dissolved by thy goodness, I fall to the ground
And weep to the praise of the mercy I’ve found.

Great Father of Mercies, thy goodness I own
And the covenant love of thy crucified Son.
All praise to the Spirit whose whisper divine
Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine!
G Words by John Stocker, 1776. Music © 2001 Sandra McCracken.  Same Old Dress Music, CCLI #692008

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture Reading: Luke 6:17-26

Sermon: On the Mountain of Blessing
Deuteronomy 26-30

 

 ONE BIG IDEA
The clear call of the Lord is to love him with our all,
and in doing so, to choose abundant life.

1) We give thanks for the bounty of God’s blessings. 

2) Following God is the pathway to blessings. 

3) Choose life by loving the Lord and holding fast to his word.

 

RESPONSE TO THE PREACHED WORD

GIVE US CLEAN HANDS by Charlie Hall
We bow our hearts, we bend our knees;
O Spirit, come make us humble.
We turn our eyes from evil things;
O Lord; we cast down our idols.

Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts,
Let us not lift our soul to another. (Repeat)
O God, let us be a generation that seeks,
that seeks your face, O God of Jacob! (Repeat)
G ©1997 Generation Music; CCLI#692008

 

ONE PURE AND HOLY PASSION by Mark Altrogge
Give me one pure and holy passion,
Give me one magnificent obsession,
Give me one glorious ambition for my life:
To know and follow hard after You.

To know and follow hard after You,
To grow as Your disciple in Your truth.
This world is empty, pale, and poor
Compared to knowing You, my Lord.
Lead me on, and I will run after You;
Lead me on, and I will run after You.
A (© 1992 Dayspring Music; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Feel free to respond in prayer, aloud or silently, as the Lord leads.

 

AMAZING GRACE (HYMN 236)
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me;
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

 

BENEDICTION

 

GIVING

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