This Sunday

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

This Sunday – July 9th, 2017

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.”
Psalm 62:5-8

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

The privilege lies in the invitation. This is not a place we should be.

Yet, through God’s mercy, he has invited you and I to participate in a family. He has brought us out of the courtroom of his justice into his family room. He calls us to be with him, exalt him, and be changed by him. He wants us to experience him in his glory and goodness. To be edified by his word and through other Spirit filled believers. What a place to be!

This Sunday we have the joy of welcoming eight new members to our church, and I have the privilege to preach from Luke 18:18-30, the story of the rich young ruler.

Order of service:

Call to worship – Psalm 62:5-8
– Firm Foundation
– Jesus Paid it All
– Jesus is Better
– Song of Moses

Welcome new members
Greeting/offering
Song of Consecration – Thank You Jesus
Message – Luke 18:18-30
Response/Communion
– Not In Me
– All I Have is Christ

Benediction

This Sunday – July 2nd, 2017

“Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

Upheld. Safe. Kept. Secure. Do these words define your experience in knowing the Lord?

This Sunday God calls us to rejoice in his provision and grace towards us. He tells us to remember that he is our God, our Comforter, and our Strength.

Bring your cares, worries and struggles, and let him speak life to your soul.

I will lead our times of singing, and we have the joy of having Paul Curtis preach from God’s word to us.

See you there!

Order of service:

Call to Worship – Isaiah 41:10
– My One Comfort
– We Sing
– No Longer Slaves
– He Will Hold Me Fast

Greeting/Welcome
Song of Consecration – Show us Christ
Message – Luke 19:1-10
Response/Communion
– All I Have is Christ
– Grace Alone

Benediction

This Sunday – June 25th, 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.
The Lord is the strength of his people;
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
Psalm 28:7-8

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

The focus of our time will be centered around God as our strength and shield. We will take time to lament and ask that God would make all things right in this world. We will also sing about his perfect faithfulness and power. Jon is going to help us consider #whoisthis as we look at Luke 11:1-4, where Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray. Finally, we will take communion as a family, remembering that God has reconciled us to himself and each other.

Please pray that God would be glorified as we gather.

Order of service:
Call to Worship – Psalm 28:7-8
– A Mighty Fortress is Our God
– How Long, O Lord?
– Come, Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– Strong God

Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– O God Of All Our Good
– Your Love is Strong

Benediction