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Sunday, March 14, 2021

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

For a livestream of the service, click here at 10 am on Sunday morning. Afterwards it will be available at the same link as a recording. If it doesn’t work properly at 10, 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 21-03-14-web. It contains most of the material below.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

PSALM 96:10-15
10 Say among the nations,
       “The LORD reigns;
         The world also is firmly established,
         It shall not be moved;
         He shall judge the peoples righteously.” 

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
         Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
         Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice
13 before the LORD.
         For He is coming, for He is coming
             to judge the earth.
         He shall judge the world with righteousness,
         And the peoples with His truth.

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW WORSHIP LEADER

PRAISE & WORSHIP

Lent—God’s Mercy to Us

JESUS MESSIAH by Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves
He became sin, who knew no sin,
that we might become His righteousness.
He humbled himself and carried the cross.

Love so amazing, love so amazing.

Jesus Messiah, name above all names, blessed redeemer, Emmanuel,
The rescue for sinners, the ransom from Heaven,
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all.

His body the bread, His blood the wine
broken and poured out all for love.
The whole earth trembled, and the veil was torn.

All our hope is in You, all our hope is in You,
All the glory to You, God, the light of the world.
© 2008 Vamos Publishing

 

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

 

HOW GREAT THOU ART (HYMN 37)
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze.

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in—
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin!

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture: Psalm 96:1-9

SERMON: Talk the Talk; Walk the Talk
Luke 12:1-12

 

ONE BIG IDEA

We are called to bear witness with our actions and with our words.

1) Nothing is hidden before God.

2) Fear God, but never fear that he doesn’t love you. 

3) May we open our mouths to proclaim our Lord. 

 

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

DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELEMENTS

The bread is in the cup underneath the wine or juice cup.
Grape juice is gold; wine is purple.
The communion bread is gluten-free.
Please wait until everyone is served. Then the service will continue.

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)

 

HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION (HYMN 268)
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled? 

“Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
for I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand. 

“When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 

“When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.”

“The soul that on Jesus hath leaned on repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never—no, never—no, never forsake!”

 

BENEDICTION

 

GIVING

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