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Sunday, September 20, 2020

NEW TIME: For a livestream of the service, click here at 11 am on Sunday morning. Afterwards it will be available at the same link as a recording. If it doesn’t work properly at 11, 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 20-09-20-web. It contains most of the material below.

 

Sunday School

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CALL TO WORSHIP

PSALM 98
Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord

1 Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2  The Lord has made known his salvation;
he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

4 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the sound of melody!
6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn
make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
the world and those who dwell in it!
8 Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills sing for joy together
9 before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

JESUS, NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES by Naida Hearn
Jesus, name above all names, Beautiful Savior,
Glorious Lord, Emmanuel, God is with us,
Blessed Redeemer, Living Word.

Anointed above His companions,
Man of Sorrows, Lover of Righteousness,
Messiah, Life-giving Spirit,
Mighty Deliverer, Priest and King.

Jesus, our Intercessor, Promised Messiah,
Bread of Life, the giver of living water,
Mighty Baptizer, Son of God.
C (© 1974 Scripture in Song; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

WHO AM I? By Mark Hall
Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name,
Would care to feel my hurt?
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart?

Not because of who I am, But because of what You’ve done—
Not because of what I’ve done, But because of who You are.

I am a flower quickly fading.
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean, A vapor in the wind.
Still You hear me when I’m calling;
Lord, You catch me when I’m falling,
And You’ve told me who I am:
I am Yours.

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
and watch me rise again?
Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me?
G ©2003 SWECS Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) Club Zoo Music. CCLI song #4196651

 

THANK YOU, LORD
Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul.
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole.
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free.
G (© 1940 Singspiration, Inc.; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:1-11 

A Son is Born . . .No, not Him
Luke 1:39-80

 

ONE BIG IDEA

We can rejoice in the great reversal.

1) The arrival of Jesus is cause for great joy. 

2) God freely extends his might and mercy to those who see their need. 

3) The King comes for the salvation of his people.

 

RESPONSE TO THE PREACHED WORD

LORD MOST HIGH by Don Harris and Gary Sadler
From the ends of the earth, (echo)
from the depths of the sea, (echo)
from the heights of the heavens, (echo)
Your name be praised!

From the hearts of the weak, (echo)
from the shouts of the strong, (echo)
from the lips of all people, (echo)
this song we raise, Lord.

Throughout the endless ages,
you will be crowned with praises,
Lord most high!
Exalted in every nation,
sovereign of all creation,
Lord most high, be magnified!
G ©1996 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music; CCLI #692008

 

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

 

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!

 

BENEDICTION

 

GIVING

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