This Sunday

This Sunday – March 26th, 2017

“For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
‘I dwell in the high and holy place,
and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly,
and to revive the heart of the contrite.'”
Isaiah 57:15

What good news is contained in this passage of Scripture! God, who is infinitely glorious and powerful and majestic, also makes his home with us. He comes alongside us to strengthen and comfort. The source of every answer is available like a faithful friend.

Our heart disposition needs to be one of humility. God is not required to extend this mercy to us. He is not in debt to us. His offer of his presence is unavoidably all of grace.

So let us come this Sunday aware that the God of the universe is with us to revive our hearts. Let us come with thanksgiving and wonder. Let us come with a contrite and lowly spirit.

To help you prepare, here is a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing.

Order of service:

Call to worship – Isaiah 57:15
– All Creatures of our God and King
– The Lion and the Lamb
– My Redeemer’s Love
– Lord, I Need You

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message – Galatians 5:15-26
Response/Communion
– O God Of All Our Good
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

This Sunday – March 19th, 2017

“Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”
Psalm 147:1-3

Your perspective might be different from the Psalmist’s. But this is why it is so important to remind ourselves of why we gather together.

We come responding to God’s gracious invitation to be with him. He invites us to not only be reminded of who he is, but to actually experience who he is. His nearness. His love and mercy. His power and glory. His presence.

So come ready to sing, hear from his word, and see the goodness of our God that we might be changed.

I will lead our times of singing and Eric will continue our study in the book of Galatians, preaching from Galatians 5:13-15

To help you prepare, here’s a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing.

Order of service:
Call to worship – Psalm 147:1-3
– Sing and Shout
Public Confession
– There is a Fountain
– No Longer Slaves
– Center My Life

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – O Great God
Message – Gal. 5:13-15
Response/Communion
– Here is Love
– Your Love is Strong

Benediction

This Sunday – March 12th, 2017

“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”
Romans 8:31-34

What good news we have to celebrate! All who are guilty, lost, condemned, weak, arrogant, and rebellious can come to be reminded that Jesus has rescued them and is now praying to the Father on their behalf.

As we gather this Sunday, let us ask God that he would speak to us in powerful ways, reminding us of his love, compelling us with his grace, and transforming us as we behold him.

I will lead our times of singing, and Eric will continue our series in the book of Galatians.

Order of Service:

Call to Worship
– Arise My Soul, Arise
– Grace Alone
– Center My Life (NEW SONG)
– Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – Galatians 4:12-5:12
Response/Communion
– In Christ Alone
– Your Name Alone Can Save

Benediction

This Sunday – March 5th, 2017

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God.
Psalm 146:5

Each week we gather together to declare that God alone is our help. This is an incredible mercy. Because each day we are tempted to believe and act upon the belief that somehow our help is found in ourselves, other people, or things.

But the good news is that even as we struggle to believe this truth, God’s Spirit is helping us. Every Sunday God’s Spirit is working to strengthen our faith and confirm his Word.

So come ready to receive and ask God that he would enlighten the eyes of our hearts so that we may truly experience the freedom of being God’s children.

Eric will continue our series looking at how we are to respond to current events, and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of service:
– Crown Him
Call To Worship – Psalm 146:3-10
– You Alone Can Rescue
– O Come to the Altar
– It Is Finished

Public Prayer
Welcome/Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Message
Response/Communion
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Benediction

This Sunday – February 26th, 2017

There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
Psalm 86:8-12

You and I are citizens. We have a king, who rules over this world with complete control and in perfect wisdom. Our own feelings of independence are an illusion, fueled by the lie of sin that we can live independent from God and his reign over us.

I say all of this to remind us there is never a moment in our lives or in this world which is outside of God’s control. As we come to worship together this Sunday, we are responding to the gracious invitation from our God to come and behold him. To remember his power and glory. To learn from him. To be changed. We come to be reminded that the God who reigns is the God who purchased us, redeemed us, and is with us.

God’s authority brings us to a place of grateful dependence. He is great, he is good, and he is our life.

Eric will continue our series in how to think through the times that we live in. I will lead our times of singing.

See you there!

Order of service:

Call to worship – Psalm 86:8-12
– How Great is Our God
– He Who is Mighty
– How Long, O Lord
– Swallowed Up Death

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Break
Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Message
Response/Communion
– Amazing Grace
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

This Sunday – February 19th, 2017

“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:2-3

Here is something to consider as we prepare to gather with our church family. God wants to use YOU to encourage and build up this community. God will speak to us through his word, yes. But he also uses his people to demonstrate his grace, love, and care. You (yes you!) are called to be an active participant, both in receiving from the Lord and being used by him as we respond.

How might he do this through you?
– Singing with engagement
– Encouraging a friend
– Reaching out to someone new
– Giving a public prayer or word
– Practically serving someone
– A gracious challenge
The list goes on.

As we prepare to gather, let us pray that God would use us to strengthen his people.

Caleb will lead our times of singing and Curt Allen, pastor at Solid Rock Church in Maryland, will preach from Luke 17:11-19.

Order of service:
Call to worship
– Crown Him With Many Crowns
– O Great God
– Oh the Deep, Deep Love
– Jesus is Better

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words Of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– Remembrance
– Lord, I Need You

Benediction

This Sunday – February 12th, 2017

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18

Right now, I’m reading through Exodus in my daily Bible reading plan. In Exodus 19 and 20, the Israelites have their first experiences with the power and glory of this God who has just rescued them out of Egypt. Verse after verse describes the preparation needed to consecrate themselves to prepare to meet with God. Once they do meet with him, their response was fear. They were terrified. Because they were confronted with a God who was unlike them: holy, majestic, and powerful.

Each Sunday, when God calls us to gather and worship him, we get to meet with the Lord. One of the most amazing commands of the Bible is the call to ‘with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Heb. 4:6) You and I worship a holy, majestic, and glorious God, who has provided a way that we can meet with him in reverence, yes, but also with confidence and boldness.

Friends, as we gather with our church family to sing, to consider how God has called us to live for his glory, and to remember his death, let us come knowing that God invites us with his mercy. We can celebrate that Jesus has covered our sins with his righteousness. He invites us to experience the joy of salvation, so we can freely follow him with our lives.

This is good news!

Eric will give the second part in our series looking at how we can rightly respond to cultural events, and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of Service:

Call To Worship – Isaiah 1:18
– 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
– Your Name Alone Can Save
– Now Why This Fear
– Grace Alone

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – My One Comfort
Message
Q&A
Response/Communion
– O God of All Our Good
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

This Sunday – February 5th, 2017

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

God invites us to gather together to testify that he is God and there is no other.

In the turmoil and confusion of this day and age, our weekly gathering reminds us that God is in control, and he is working for his glory and for our good.

This Sunday we have the privilege of welcoming 13 individuals who want to commit to be members at Redeemer.

Also, for the next two weeks, Eric is going to preach on how we should think Biblically about the current events and environment that we live in. You’ll have the opportunity to text in questions which he will answer at the end of the sermon. Let’s pray that God would give us clarity where there is confusion and conviction where there is apathy.

See you Sunday!

Order of service –

Call To Worship – Isaiah 45:22
– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– Stronger

Welcome New Members
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message
Q&A
Communion
– Grace and Peace
– How Great Thou Art

Benediction

This Sunday – January 29th, 2017

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Psalm 42:11

This Sunday we come to praise God together. Why do we celebrate? Because God has revealed himself to be our salvation and our God. He is one who has forever purchased our rescue, and will forever be our protector and strength.

We gather to be reminded of his glory and goodness as we sing, study his word, and take communion together.

I will lead our times of singing, including a new song, and Mike Belamy will preach to us from God’s word.

Can’t wait to be with you all!

Order of service:

Call To Worship – Psalm 42:11
– Rejoice
– Sing and Shout (NEW SONG)
– Blessed Assurance
– My Redeemer’s Love

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – I Surrender All
Message
Response/Communion
– Not In Me
– All I Have Is Christ

Benediction

This Sunday – January 22nd, 2017

“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.” Psalm 22:27-28

Join us this Sunday as we gather as a church to worship our King. We worship, united under his authority and reign and confident in his promises and plan.

I will lead our times of singing, and Moses Lee, Director for OneU DC, will preach to us from Revelation 7:7-19.

Please pray that God would work in our hearts and minds as we behold him.

See you then!

Order of service:

Call to Worship – Psalm 22:27-28
– A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
– Lion and the Lamb
– Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone)
– Crown Him With Many Crowns

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Break
Song of Consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Revelation 7:7-19
Communion
– In Christ Alone
– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Benediction