This Sunday

This Sunday – June 29th, 2014

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked…but God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.” Eph. 2:1, 4-5

As we gather this Sunday to sing, study, and take communion, let us remember that what we could never dare to hope has been accomplished. Jesus has redeemed us, giving us new life and a relationship with God based upon his righteousness, not our own.

We will sing about “The glories of Calvary” and that “My only hope of righteousness, is not in me, but only you.”

Shaun will preach from Galatians, helping to remind us that we are sons and daughters of God.

Then we will take communion, where we will teach a new song. The chorus declares, “O God of all our good, your mercy overflows. We stand in awe that you have brought us near. We taste forgiveness full, we drink in perfect peace, declaring once again you’re all we need.”

Come ready to be encouraged and helped by God’s gracious provision in and through Jesus Christ!

You can listen to a Spotify playlist of the songs here.

Order of service:

– The Glories Of Calvary
Call to worship
– Not In Me
– Grace and Peace

Break
Song of prep – Speak O Lord
Message
Communion/Response
– God of All Our Good (Communion Song) (NEW SONG)
– All Glory Be Forever

Benediction

This Sunday – June 15th, 2014

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13:5-6

Has God dealt bountifully with you? Can your heart rejoice when we gather this Sunday?

At times to answer that question we can take a quick stock of the circumstances of our past week to determine whether we really believe God has been good to us.

One of the reasons why we come together each Sunday is to remind ourselves of all that God has done through Jesus Christ. So we gather and sing to remember. We will sing:

“He [Jesus] breaks the power of canceled sin, he sets the prisoner free. His blood can make the foulest clean, his blood availed for me”

“Blessed be the precious Spirit, who now guarantees our hope. Giving power to sustain us, giving light to see the Word. He’ll complete what he began, for his grace will never end”

“My sin is cast into the sea, of God’s forgotten memory. No more to haunt accusingly, for Christ has lived and died for me.”

This is what’s true.

Eric will be preaching from Ephesians 6:10-20, showing us how we are called to stand and defend what Jesus our King has won.

We also have the privilege of welcoming 12 new members into our church family.

It’s going to be a great Sunday!

Order of service:

– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
Call to worship
– Glorious Grace
– His Be the Victor’s Name

Welcome New Members
Break
Song of preparation – Your Words Of Life
Message – Ephesians 6:10-20
Communion/Response
– It is Finished
– Jesus, Firm Foundation

Benediction

This Sunday – June 8th, 2014

“Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.” Psalm 47:1-2

This Sunday we get to celebrate that Christ is our King and Victor. He reigns, he is in control, and he is mighty to save.

Come ready to sing, study his word, and take communion with our church family.

Duke will be leading our times of singing (including a version of Arise, my Soul Arise that he arranged) and Eric will be continuing our series in Ephesians as he preaches from 6:10-18. He’s going to talk about the devil so you don’t want to miss it!

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Here is a Spotify list of the songs we’ll be singing to help you prepare.

Order of service:

– Song of Moses
Call to worship
– Arise my Soul, Arise
– Your Name Alone Can Save

Break
Song of preparation – I Surrender All
Message – Ephesians 6:10-18
Response/Communion
– Arise my Soul, Arise
– The Saving One

Benediction

This Sunday – May 25th, 2014

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study, and take communion together.

Duke will be leading our times of singing and Shawn Cross, our church planting resident, will preach from God’s word.

As you prepare, pray that God would lead you to encourage others, and that your heart would be stirred as you encounter our God and Savior.

Order of Service:
– Forever
Call to worship
– Abide With Me
– Before the Throne of God Above

Break
Song of Preparation – I Need Thee Every Hour
Message
Response/Communion
– Cornerstone
– Love Shines

This Sunday—May 11, 2014

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORDcounts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.” Psalm 32:1-2

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study, and take communion together.

As we gather and sing together, we’ll have the opportunity to rehearse the glorious truth that our right standing before the Lord and the forgiveness of  our sins is not dependent on us. You and I are children of God, heirs with Christ, forgiven saints because of Jesus, and Jesus alone.

One of the songs we’ll sing has these words,

No list of sins I have not done, No list of virtues I pursue,

No list of those I am not like, Can earn myself a place with You.

O God! Be merciful to me— I am a sinner through and through!

My only hope of righteousness, Is not in me, but only You.

You can listen to a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singinghere.

Eric will continue our study in Ephesians, preaching from Ephesians 5:22-33. His message will help us think through what the purpose of marriage is.

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Order of service:

– Holy, Holy, Holy 

Call to worship – Psalm 32:1-6
– Not In Me 
– Jesus is Better 

Missional Prayer

Break

Song of preparation – Show Us Christ 

Message – Ephesians 5:22-33

Response/Communion

– My Redeemer’s Love 
– Grace Unmeasured 

This Sunday – May 4th, 2014

“Have you not know? have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” Is. 40:28

This Sunday we are going to gather together to worship our unchanging God. You might be weary, but he is not. You might be anxious, but he is in complete control. You might be fearful, he is strong.

As you prepare to sing, study, and take communion, remember that we are coming as Spirit filled Christians, ready to be edified and expectant that God will powerfully meet us.

I’ll be leading our times of singing, and Eric will again preach from Ephesians 5, speaking on the topic of sex.

*****A note to parents – As with two weeks ago, please use discretion with your children regarding the subject matter. Eric will get into issues related to our culture’s view of sex and the temptations that we face.

In preparation for Sunday, you can listen to a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing here.

Order of service:

– All Creatures of Our God and King
Public Reading – The Apostles Creed
– Jesus, Firm Foundation
– Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Break
Song of preparation – Speak O Lord
Message – Ephesians 5
Response/communion
– All I Have Is Christ
– His Be the Victor’s Name
– Made Alive

This Sunday—April 20, 2014

He is Risen!

This Sunday, we have the great privilege of celebrating our Lord’s resurrection together. We’ll sing together, hear a poem written by one of our members, hear a testimony, take communion, and listen to God’s word preached. Really looking forward to rejoicing together.

Is there someone that you have developed a friendship with in your neighborhood, gym, or workplace? This Sunday is a great opportunity to invite them into our church community.

You can listen to a new song we’ll be singing here.

Order of service:

– Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Call to Worship

– His Be the Victor’s Name

Poem Reading – Emily Jansen

– Christ is Risen

Testimony – Michelle DeCarlo

– In Christ Alone

Welcome and Break

Song of Preparation

Message

Communion

– His Be the Victor’s Name

– Crown Him With Many Crowns

This Sunday, April 13th, 2014

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’” John 12:12-13

Tomorrow marks Palm Sunday, where Christians throughout the world remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem before being betrayed, put on trial, and killed on the cross. It is a time to both celebrate Jesus as King and be amazed by his willingness to be the sacrifice for our sins.

Shane and Matt will be leading our times of singing and Eric will be preaching from Ephesians 5:3-14.

***A note to parents – Eric’s message will touch on issues of sexual sin and get into the temptations that we face in our day and age. We encourage parents to use their discretion, especially if you normally keep your younger children in the service.

Order of service:

– Holy, Holy, Holy
Call to worship
– Jesus is Better
– Come Ye Sinners

Missional Prayer
Break
Song of Preparation – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Ephesians 5:3-14
Response/Communion
– Lord, I Need You
– Jesus is Better

Benediction

This Sunday—April 6, 2014

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.” Psalm 96:1-2

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering as a church family to sing, study, and take communion.

Do you come ready to sing each week? Over 400 times, the Bible commands us to “sing” to the Lord. We sing to declare his praise, to remember what he has done, and to be encouraged. This Sunday we’ll be led by just a choir and piano. This will allow even more space for us to be edified as we sing together. So come ready to participate!

Eric will again preach from Ephesians 4:25-32, focusing on how we are to use our words. You can read his post regarding the message here.

Order of service:

– A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Call to Worship

– Come Thou Fount

– Grace, Greater Than All Our Sin

Missional Prayer

Break

Song of Preparation – Be Thou My Vision

Message – Ephesians 4:25-32

Response/Communion

– Rock of Ages

– Crown Him With Many Crowns

 

 

This Sunday—March 30, 2014

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study, and take communion.

Why do we gather each week? One of the reasons is to strengthen our faith. As we sing about who God is, listen as his word is preached, and take communion as a family, our faith is enlivened as we once again rehearse all that God has done.

Eric will be continuing our series in Ephesians, and I’ll be leading our times of singing.

We’re going to sing a new song titled, “Jesus is Better” which has the refrain “Our song eternal, Jesus is better, make my heart believe.” Amen!

You can listen to the new song here.

You can listen to the other songs on Spotify here:

Order of service:

– 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Call to worship
– Jesus is Better
– My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

Missional Prayer

Break

Song of preparation  – Your Words Of Life

Message – Ephesians 4:17-23

Response/Communion
– Be Thou My Vision 
– Your Love is Strong