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Sunday, March 22, 2020

For Sunday school Kendra has posted this mini book (see her message): Prodigal-Son-Coloring-Page-compressed

If you prefer a bulletin, click this link: Bulletin 20-03-22 online. It contains the material below.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

PSALM 91:1-6, 9-12
My Refuge and My Fortress

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2  I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
3  For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
4  He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5  You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6  nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. . .
9  Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—
10  no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.
11  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
12  On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

I SING THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD (HYMN 27)

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I sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule by day;
The moon shines full at his command, and all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord that filled the earth with food;
He formed the creatures with his word and then pronounced them good.

Lord, how thy wonders are displayed where’er I turn my eye:
If I survey the ground I tread or gaze upon the sky.
There’s not a plant or flow’r below but makes thy glories known;
And clouds arise and tempests blow by order from thy throne.
While all that borrows life from thee is ever in thy care,
And ev’rywhere that man can be, thou, God, art present there.

 

MORNING HAS BROKEN by Eleanor Farjeon

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Morning has broken, like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dew-fall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God’s re-creation of the new day!

 

GOD OF WONDERS by Marc Byrd & Steve Hindalong

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Lord of all creation, of water, earth, and sky,
The heavens are your tabernacle! Glory to the Lord on high!

God of wonders beyond our galaxy, you are Holy, Holy;
The universe declares your majesty: you are Holy, Holy,
Lord of heaven and earth, Lord of heaven and earth.

Early in the morning, I will celebrate the light;
When I stumble in the darkness, I will call your name by night.
Hallelujah to the Lord of heaven and earth;
Hallelujah to the Lord of heaven and earth.
©2000 New Spring Publishing, Inc. CCLI #3118757

 

INDESCRIBABLE by Laura Story

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From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation’s revealing Your majesty;
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring,
Every creature unique in the song that it sings,
All exclaiming:

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing, God,

All powerful, untamable.
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim,
You are amazing, God!

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow?
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light,
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night?
None can fathom:

Incomparable, unchangeable,
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same.
You are amazing, God; You are amazing, God!
©2004 WORSHIPTOGETHER.COM SONGS; CCLI #692008

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture Psalm 8

Sermon: Road to Resurrection – Part 1 Genesis 2

(For audio version of the sermon click here.)

Road to the Resurrection Part 1- Creation

Please visit the church website for the audio only and the service bulletin with songs. https://www.fbfellowship.org/online-worship/

Posted by Faith Bible Fellowship on Saturday, March 21, 2020

 

SERMON NOTES

ONE BIG IDEA

God created and it was very good!

1) Sacred rest draws our focus to God’s power and provision.

2) God is the source of abundant life.

3) God calls us into community united in carrying out his work.

 

RESPONSE TO THE PREACHED WORD

LET ALL THINGS NOW LIVING

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Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving
To God the creator triumphantly raise!
Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us,
Who guideth us unto the end of our days.

His banners are o’er us, his light goes before us,
A pillar of fire shining forth through the night,
Till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished
As forward we travel from light unto light.

His law he enforces—the stars in their courses,
The sun in his orbit, obediently shine.
The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
the depths of the ocean proclaim him divine.

We too should be voicing our love and rejoicing:
With glad adoration, a song let us raise,
Till all things now living unite in thanksgiving—
To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!

 

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

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

 

ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING (HYMN 31) by Francis of Assisi, ca. 1225

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All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!

O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in Heaven along, O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou rising moon, in praise rejoice,
Ye lights of evening, find a voice!

O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfoldest blessings on our way, O praise Him! Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
Let them His glory also show.

O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

And all ye men of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part, O sing ye! Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and on Him cast your care!

O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness, O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One!

O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

BENEDICTION

 

MEDITATION

During this season of Lent, with permission, we are publishing prayers from The Valley of Vision, edited by Arthur Bennett  (Banner of Truth Trust, 1975).

MY FATHER,

Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips,
supply words that proclaim, ‘Love lustres at Calvary.’

There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on thy Son,
who was made a transgressor, a curse, and sin for me;

There the sword of thy justice smote the man, thy fellow;

There thy infinite attributes were magnified,
and infinite atonement was made;

There infinite punishment was due,
and infinite punishment was endured.

Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy,
cast off that I might be brought in,
trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend,
surrendered to hell’s worst that I might attain heaven’s best,
stripped that I might be clothed, wounded that I might be healed,
athirst that I might drink, tormented that I might be comforted,
made a shame that I might inherit glory,
entered darkness that I might have eternal light.

My Saviour wept that all tears might be wiped from my eyes,
groaned that I might have endless song,
endured all pain that I might have unfading health,
bore a thorny crown that I might have a glory-diadem,
bowed his head that I might uplift mine,
experienced reproach that I might receive welcome,
closed his eyes in death that I might gaze
on unclouded brightness, expired that I might forever live.

O Father, who spared not thine only Son that thou mightest spare me,

All this transfer thy love designed and accomplished;

Help me to adore thee by lips and life.

O that my every breath might be ecstatic praise,
my every step buoyant with delight, as I see my enemies crushed,
Satan baffled, defeated, destroyed,
in buried in the ocean of reconciling blood,
hell’s gates closed, heaven’s portal open.

Go forth, O conquering God, and show me the cross,
mighty to subdue, comfort, and save.

 

GIVING

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