This Sunday

This Sunday – September 24th, 2017

Turn to me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
Isaiah 45:22

This Sunday, God calls us to come together to proclaim that he alone is our God.

Contained in this invitation is incredible mercy. For as we rehearse who he is, our faith will be strengthened. He offers us salvation. He offers us hope. He offers us himself.

More than anything, this is what we need.

Order of service:

Call to worship – Isaiah 45:22
– All Hail The Power of Jesus Name
Apostles Creed
– This I Believe – NEW SONG
– We Bring Our Sins to Jesus
– In Christ Alone

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – James 1:9-11
Response/Communion
– When I Survey
– Take My Life

Benediction

This Sunday – Sept. 17th, 2017

Join us this Sunday as we gather together to respond to God’s revelation of himself.

Through Jesus, we behold God through the lens of his salvation. Through the cross, we see that redemption and glory are inseparable. That God’s power is manifested in his love for sinners. That our King is our Savior.

Come to rehearse these wonderful truths with your church community. God has promised to give us fresh faith, sight, and joy as we behold Jesus.

I will lead our times of singing, and Eric will continue our series in the book of James, preaching on trials and suffering. We’ll also have a time of ministry and prayer.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– All Creatures of Our God and King
– Strong God
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– Blessed Assurance

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Message- James 1:2-5
Time of prayer and ministry
Communion
– Abide With Me
– My Redeemer’s Love

Benediction

This Sunday – Sept. 10th, 2017

“O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:1-2

As we prepare for this Sunday, let us consider our blessings in being able to gather.

– We gather freely, without fear of persecution
– We are able to meet not impacted by any significant weather (unlike our friends in parts of Texas and Florida)
– We gather with Christians in this area who are united in their desire to encounter God and follow him
– We gather with the promise that God will meet us by his Sprit
– We gather to rehearse the glorious good news that the tomb is empty and Jesus is alive!

I will lead our times of singing, including a brief explanation of the words we sing in the hymn, Come Thou Fount. Eric will begin our series in the book of James!

Can’t wait to worship with you all.

Order of service:

Call to worship –
– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
– Come Praise and Glorify
– Come Thou Fount
– He Will Hold Me Fast

Public prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message
– Man of Sorrows
– Thank You Jesus

Benediction

This Sunday – August 27th, 2017

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
Psalm 28:7

This Sunday, God invites us to experience the help that comes knowing and loving him.

He is both our strength and our shield. The one who protects us and gives us power. The one who defends us and helps us persevere.

Dan will lead our times of singing and Mike Belamy is going to complete our series, ONE thing, by preaching from James 2:1-13.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– My One Comfort
– Stronger
– Man of Sorrows
– In Christ Alone

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– O Come To The Altar
– Lord, I Need You

Benediction

This Sunday – August 20th, 2017

This Sunday we have the joy of gathering to sing, study God’s word and take communion together.

Let’s be praying that the Spirit would work in powerful ways. God loves to answer the prayers of his people asking for more of his power and truth in their lives!

Dan will lead our times of singing, and I will be continuing our ONE thing series, preaching a message titled, “Happy and Holy.”

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Come Ye Sinners
– Before the Throne of God Above
– The Strife is Over

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Holy, Holy, Holy
Message
– And Can It Be
– All Glory Be To Christ

Benediction

This Sunday – August 13th, 2017

I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
Psalm 34:1-3

This Sunday we have the joy of coming together to “exalt his name together.”

You and I are desiring creatures. We are created by God to find things worthy of our adoration and praise, and to respond to them in worship. But throughout this past week we have been tempted to glory in things other than the Lord. Success. Ourselves. A relationship. Money.

God invites us to come and recalibrate our hearts to the One who is alone deserving of our praise. To again declare that he is our only hope and joy. To see a greater picture of his power, goodness, and glory.

As we do this, we will be changed. The shiny veneer of other objects and idols will grow dull. Our hearts will be filled with wonder. And we will worship the true Source of all good.

I will lead our times of singing and Paul Curtis will preach from Philippians 2.

Order of Service:

Call to Worship – Psalm 34:1-3
– Come Thou Fount
– Cling To Christ
– O Praise The Name
– My Hope is Built On Nothing Less

Public Prayer
Greeting/offering
Song of Consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Philippians 2:3-11
Response/Communion
– Thank You Jesus
– Grace Alone

Benediction

This Sunday – Aug. 6th, 2017

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:25-26

This Sunday we have the joy of coming together to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together. We have been graciously invited by the Lord to come and remember his promises, experience his presence, and be used by him to encourage others.

Please pray that God would use you to edify his people. It could be through encouragement, prayer, a greeting, or serving in some way. You have an active part to play in our gathering!

I will lead our times of singing and Carlos Dimas will keep our series titled, One Thing.

Order of service:
Call to worship – Psalm 73:25-26
– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
– We Bring Our Sins To Jesus
– Strong God
– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message
Response/Communion
– Be Thou My Vision
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

This Sunday – July 30th, 2017

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5

Our tendency is to forget the Lord’s goodness and grace.

With that tendency, we end up existing in a world that is filled with trouble and pain, with no real hope or expectation that God will help us. Sure we mentally assent to what the Bible says about God, but we don’t really believe it. It has no real effect on our lives.

The problem with this is we then turn inward to protect ourselves. If God can’t be trusted, then it all rests on us. Which means we need to focus on ourselves, and how our life is going, and what we are getting, and what we need. We stop looking to Jesus, and our problems get bigger and our confidence grows smaller.

Each Sunday, we have the opportunity to remind ourselves of what is true, and experience the joy of knowing that God is good and gracious! This hope causes us to live for and glory in something bigger and greater than ourselves. It helps us lift our eyes above the troubles that we see, to the God we worship and believe in. We gather to corporately express our wonder and gratefulness to God, who “crowns us with steadfast love and mercy.”

Jon is going to finish our series in the book of Luke, and I will be leading our times of singing.

Order of service:

Call To Worship
– 10,000 Reasons
– O Come To The Altar
– O Praise The Name (NEW SONG)
– Crown Him With Many Crowns

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Thank You Jesus
Message
Response/Communion
– Cornerstone
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

This Sunday – July 23rd, 2017

“Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”

Psalm 100:3

There isn’t any better news than this. We are his possession and his handiwork. We have gone from being enemies of God to being his children. We are promised the same inheritance as Jesus, his perfect Son. What incredible, soul comforting, hope inspiring truth!

As we come to worship this Sunday, let us pray that God would enliven our faith to behold him and be changed.

Moses Lee will preach on the crucifixion of Jesus, and I will lead our times of singing. We also have the privilege of having Rob Krause, director of Serenissima Ministries in Italy, give us an update about how God is moving in that part of the world.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:

– Crown Him
Call to Worship – Psalm 100
– Now Why This Fear
– Sing and Shout
– Let Your Kingdom Come

Public Prayer
Greeting/offering
Song of Consecration – Show us Christ
Message
Response/Communion
– Man of Sorrows
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

This Sunday – July 16th, 2017

Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 117

This Sunday we have the privilege to gather together to sing, study God’s word and take communion.

Caleb will lead our times of singing and Jon will preach from Luke 23 and the story of Jesus and Pilate as we continue our series, “Who is this?”

Come ready to hear from the Lord and be used by him to encourage and edify his people.

Order of Service:
Call To Worship
– Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
– Greater Than We Can Imagine
– From the Depths of Woe (NEW SONG)
– It is Finished

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Show us Christ
Message
Response/Communion
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– The Saving One

Benediction