This Sunday

This Sunday – May 7th, 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

Why are you coming to church this Sunday? Habit? Guilt? A feeling of necessity?

God’s word tells us that we gather to the praise the Lord because his steadfast love and faithfulness are amazing. His love for us is great, and his faithfulness endures forever. We gather because the object of our attention and praise is a God who is better than we think he is and more powerful than we can imagine!

This Sunday we have the privilege of singing, studying God’s word, and taking communion together. We also have the joy of participating in the baptism of someone in our church.

Let’s come ready to praise the Lord, for he is worthy of our praise!

Here is a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing.

Order of service:
Call to worship – Psalm 117
– Come Praise and Glorify
– Strong God
– Jesus is Better
– Be Thou My Vision

Update on ONEU
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Message
Baptism
Response/Communion
– Here is Love
– He Who is Mighty
– Made Alive

Benediction

This Sunday – April 23rd, 2017

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.”
1 John 3:1

Join us this Sunday as we consider the kind of love that the Father has given to us! Later on in the book of 1 John, it says that ‘perfect love casts out fear.’ This is the power and effect of God’s love towards us. It drives out fear of his punishment, fear of rejection, and fear of the future.

God has made us his sons and daughters in order that we may know and rest in his love and grace. This is good news!

This Sunday we have the joy of welcoming 15 new members to Redeemer. We will also hear a powerful testimony of God’s grace in one of their lives.

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

Here is a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing.

Order of service:

Call to Worship – John 3:1
– A Mighty Fortress is our God
– Rejoice
– No Longer Slaves
– My Redeemer’s Love

Public Prayer
Welcome New Members
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Show us Christ
Message – Galatians 6:11-18
Response/Communion
– Cling To Christ
– All Glory Be To Christ

Benediction

This Sunday – April 16th, 2017

We invite you to join us tonight at our Good Friday service, 7-8pm, as we take time to consider the death of Jesus on our behalf.

On Sunday, we will celebrate the greatest victory the world has even known.

The grave is empty, Jesus has risen, and death has been defeated!

Friends, because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, your life always contains hope. Your story is part of the greater story of God’s love in rescuing and redeeming us so we may know his grace and live as he created us.

Let’s consider who we might invite so they can hear this good news!

I look forward to rejoicing with you all.

Order of service:

– In Christ Alone
Call and Response
Choir

  • Set me As a Seal
  • Christ The Lord is Risen Today
  • O Happy Day
  • – Crown Him With Many Crowns
    – Christ Is Risen

    Testimony
    – Amazing Grace
    Greeting/Offering
    Break
    Song of Consecration – Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
    Message
    – All I Have Is Christ
    – The Lion And The Lamb

    Benediction

    This Sunday – April 9th, 2017

    Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
    Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
    Behold, your king is coming to you;
    righteous and having salvation is he,
    humble and mounted on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
    Zechariah 9:9

    Thousands of years ago, King Jesus entered into Jerusalem to the sound of praises. By the end of the week, those shouts of joy would become shouts of ‘crucify him’ as they condemned the very one from whom they needed rescue.

    On this side of the cross, each Sunday we come to rejoice in Christ’s coming. But we do so aware of our propensity to worship a God of our own creation, one who meets our needs and desires, rather than the God who is perfectly wise and infinitely glorious.

    Let us come this Sunday in humility, acknowledging our need for the God we worship, and celebrating the provision we have in Jesus.

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

    Carlos Dimas will preach from God’s word as we continue our series in Galatians, and I will lead our times of singing.

    Order of service:

    Call to worship – Zechariah 9:9
    – All Creatures of Our God and King
    Prayer of confession
    – Shine into our Night
    – Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
    – All Glory Be Forever

    Public Prayer
    Greeting/Offering
    Break
    Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
    Message – Galatians 6:6-10
    Response/Communion
    – O Great God
    – Stronger

    Benediction

    This Sunday – April 2nd, 2017

    “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
    Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
    Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
    Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭105:1-4

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

    God invites you and I to behold his greatness and goodness so that we may be strengthened in our faith and encouraged to follow him.

    As we prepare to gather, here is a spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing. In addition, I encourage you to ask God how he might use YOU to edify our church family. You have a part to play as we gather!

    Caleb will lead our times of singing and I have the privilege to preach from Galatians 6:1-5.

    Order of service:

    Call to Worship – Psalm 105:1-8
    – Come Praise and Glorify
    – Grace Alone
    – Oh The Deep Deep Love
    – New Again

    Public Prayer
    Greeting/Offering
    Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
    Message – Galatians 6:1-5
    Response/Communion
    – Remembrance
    – Take My Life

    Benediction

    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