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Sunday, June 13, 2021

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If you prefer a bulletin, click this link: Bulletin 21-06-13 web. It contains most of the material below.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

JAMES 5:13-16
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
14 Is anyone among you sick?
Let him call for the elders of the church,
and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick,
and the Lord will raise him up.
And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another
and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
The effective prayer of a righteous person
has great power.

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

DEAR REFUGE OF MY WEARY SOUL by Anne Steele, 1760
Dear refuge of my weary soul, on thee when sorrows rise,
On thee when waves of trouble roll, my fainting hope relies.
To thee I tell each rising grief, for thou alone canst heal;
Thy word can bring a sweet relief for every pain I feel.

But oh! when gloomy doubts prevail, I fear to call thee mine;
The springs of comfort seem to fail, and all my hopes decline.
Yet, gracious God, where shall I flee? Thou art my only trust,
And still my soul would cleave to thee, though prostrate in the dust.

Hast thou not bid me seek thy face, and shall I seek in vain?
And can the ear of sovereign grace be deaf when I complain?
No, still the ear of sovereign grace attends the mourner’s prayer!
Oh, may I ever find access to breathe my sorrows there.

Thy mercy seat is open still; there let my soul retreat,
With humble hope attend Thy will, and wait beneath Thy feet.
Thy mercy seat is open still, there let my soul retreat,
With humble hope attend Thy will, and wait beneath Thy feet.

 

PSALM 62 by Stuart Townend
My soul finds rest in God alone, my Rock and my salvation;
A fortress strong against my foes, and I will not be shaken.
Though lips may bless and hearts may curse,
And lies like arrows pierce me, I’ll fix my heart on righteousness,
I’ll look to Him who hears me.

O praise Him, hallelujah, my Delight and my reward;
Everlasting, never failing, my Redeemer, my God.

Find rest, my soul, in God alone amid the world’s temptations;
When evil seeks to take a hold I’ll cling to my salvation.
Though riches come and riches go, don’t set your heart upon them;
The fields of hope in which I sow are harvested in heaven.

I’ll set my gaze on God alone and trust in Him completely;
With every day pour out my soul and He will prove His mercy.
Though life is but a fleeting breath, a sigh too brief to measure,
My King has crushed the curse of death and I am His forever.
Stuart Townend & Aaron Keyes Copyright © 2007 Thankyou Music

 

RESPONSIVE READING

Congregation reads parts in Bold Type.

Leader: our father in heaven,
Reader: With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that he is our true Father and that we are his true children, so that we may pray to him as boldly and confidently as dear children ask their dear father.

Leader: hallowed be your name.
Reader: God’s name is certainly holy by itself,  but we pray in this petition that we too may keep it holy.
ALL: God’s name is kept holy when his Word is taught in its truth and purity, and when we as children of God lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven!
But whoever teaches and lives contrary to God’s Word dishonors God’s name among us. Keep us from doing this, dear Father in heaven!

Leader: your kingdom come.
Reader: God’s kingdom certainly comes by itself even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may also come to us.
ALL: God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives his Holy Spirit, so that by his grace we believe his holy Word and lead a godly life, now on earth and forever in heaven.

Leader: your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Reader: God’s good and gracious will certainly is done without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.
ALL: God’s will is done when he breaks and defeats every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful flesh, which try to prevent us from keeping God’s name holy and letting his kingdom come. And God’s will is done when he strengthens and keeps us firm in his Word and in the faith as long as we live. This is his good and gracious will.

Leader: Give us today our daily bread.
Reader: God surely gives daily bread without our asking, even to all the wicked, but we pray in this petition that he would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.
ALL: Daily bread includes everything that we need for our bodily welfare, such as food and drink, clothing and shoes, house and home, land and cattle, money and goods, a godly spouse, godly children, godly workers, godly and faithful leaders, good government, good weather, peace and order, health, a good name, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

Leader: forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
Reader: We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look upon our sins or because of them deny our prayers; for we are worthy of none of the things for which we ask, neither have we deserved them, but we ask that he would give them all to us by grace; for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment.
ALL: So we too will forgive from the heart and gladly do good to those who sin against us.

Leader: lead us not into temptation.
Reader: God surely tempts no one to sin, but we pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us, so that the devil, the world, and our flesh may not deceive us or lead us into false belief, despair, and other great and shameful sins; and though we are tempted by them, we pray that we may overcome and win the victory.

Leader: but deliver us from evil.
Reader: In conclusion we pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would deliver us from every evil that threatens body and soul, property and reputation, and finally when our last hour comes, grant us a blessed end and graciously take us from this world of sorrow to himself in heaven.

Leader: for thine is the kingdom,
ALL: You alone hold the power to grant our requests.

Leader: and the power,
ALL: We worship you from whom all blessings flow.

Leader: and the glory forever and ever.
ALL: Relying on Jesus, who cancelled our sins and made us acceptable in your sight, we pray with confidence:
ALL: Amen. It shall be so.

 

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN
Our Father in heaven, all praise to your name!
Your kingdom among us, your will done the same
By mortals and angels. Come, Lord, reign alone;
Oh, hear us and bless us from heaven’s high throne.
The bread that we yearn for provide us each day;
As we forgive others, our sins take away;
In times of temptation, to lead us be near;
From evil deliver your children most dear.
For yours is the kingdom; o’er all things you reign.
And yours is the power; all things you maintain.
To you be the glory, resounding again
From all of creation, forever! Amen.

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture: Psalm 42

SERMON: The Words Spoken More Often than Any Other
Matthew 6:5-14

ONE BIG IDEA
The Lord’s Prayer can be a key to unlock many riches of prayer.

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

BEHOLD THE LAMB (COMMUNION HYMN)
Words and Music by Keith and Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend
Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away,
Slain for us—and we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith
Find forgiveness at the cross.
So we share in this bread of life, and we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of peace around the table of the King.

The body of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
Torn for you—eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life
Paid the price to make us one.
So we share in this bread of life, and we drink of His sacrifice
As a sign of our bonds of love around the table of the King.

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin,
Shed for you—drink and remember
He drained death’s cup that all may enter in to receive the life of God.
So we share in this bread of life, and we drink of His sacrifice
As a sign of our bonds of grace around the table of the King. 

And so with thankfulness and faith we rise
To respond—and to remember
Our call to follow in the steps of Christ as His body here on earth.
As we share in His suffering we proclaim Christ will come again!
And we’ll join in the feast of heaven around the table of the King.

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (200 AD}
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand
of God the Father Almighty.
From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

EXAMINE YOURSELF 

COMMUNION

All believers are invited to share in the remembrance of the Lord’s redemptive sacrifice on our behalf. We welcome to the Lord’s Table
all Christians who acknowledge their sins, who trust
that Christ Jesus died for the forgiveness of their sins,
who recognize that the Bread and Wine represent the sacrifice
of Christ for us, and who desire to live a life pleasing to the Lord.

(MATTHEW 26:26-28; I CORINTHIANS 10:16 & 11:25-32; ROMANS 12:1-2)

 

THERE IS A DAY by Lou Fellingham (Spring Harvest)
There is a day that all creation’s waiting for,
A day of freedom and liberation for the earth,
And on that day, the Lord will come to meet His bride.
And when we see Him, in an instant we’ll be changed.

The trumpet sounds, and the dead will then be raised,
By his power, never to perish again.
Once only flesh, now clothed with immortality.
Death has now been swallowed up in victory!

We will meet him in the air
and then we will be like him,
For we will see Him as he is.  Oh, yeah!
Then all hurt and pain will cease, 
and we’ll be with Him forever,
And in His glory we will live. Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

Then all hurt and pain will cease,
and we’ll be with Him forever,
And in His glory we will live. Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

So lift your eyes, to the things as yet unseen
that will remain now for all eternity.
Though trouble’s hard, it’s only momentary
and it’s achieving our future glory.

 

BENEDICTION

 

GIVING

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