This Sunday

This Sunday – August 24th, 2014

“The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice!” Psalm 97:1

This Sunday, we will gather to declare that the Lord reigns. We will sing songs that declare his greatness and glory, we will study Psalm 24, which speaks of his Kingship over the world, and we will celebrate communion, which reminds us of his power and victory over death and our sin.

The great news is these truths transcend how we might feel Sunday afternoon. You can come with all of your doubts and fears and worries and meet with God, confident he will give us faith to believe in his promises.

As you prepare to come, pray that God would use you to speak encouragement to others. He will be working!

I’ll be leading our times of singing, and David Fisher, a member in our church, will be preaching from God’s word.

Can’t wait to worship with you all.

You can listen to the songs we’ll be singing (including a new one) here.

Order of service:

– His Name Is Jesus
Call to Worship – Psalm 97
– Arise, My Soul, Arise
Prayer of lament
Our Father (new song)
Missional Prayer
Greeting
Song of Preparation – Your Words Of Life
Message – Psalm 24
Communion/Response
– Behold Our God
– Jesus, Firm Foundation

Benediction

This Sunday – August 17th, 2014

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

We’ll begin our time by singing these words, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” I encourage you to consider the many blessings of the Lord as you prepare to worship with your church family. Think about his many promises to you, secure not by how well you have kept his commands, but by Jesus’ perfection and victory.

Shaun will continue our series, Christ in the Psalms, by preaching from Psalm 72, and I will lead our times of singing.

You can listen to the songs we’ll be singing (including a new one) here.

Hope to see you there!

Order of service:

– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Call to worship
– Grace Alone
– Man of Sorrows
– I Will Glory In My Redeemer

Missional Prayer
Break
Song of preparation – Speak O Lord
Message – Psalm 72
Response/Communion
– Grace and Peace
– Your Love is Strong

This Sunday – August 3rd, 2014

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation. O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation. All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near. Praise Him in glad adoration.”

These are the first words we’ll be singing as we gather as a church family this Sunday. We worship the King of creation, who reigns over all, bringing peace and salvation and grace to his people.

What is our role? To gladly participate. Come ready to sing to the Lord, come ready to hear from God’s word, come ready to participate in communion, and come ready to edify your church family. He will be present, and he promises to bless his people.

Shaun Cross will be kicking off a month long series entitled “Finding Christ in the Psalms”. I’ll be leading our time of singing in which we’ll have an opportunity to confess our sin to the Lord and find hope in his never ending love and forgiveness.

Can’t wait to worship with you all!

Here are the songs we’ll be singing to help you prepare.

Order of service:

– Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Call to Worship
– Shine Into Our Night
Assurance of Pardon – Colossians 2:13-15
– My Redeemer’s Love
Missional Prayer
Break
Song of prep – Your Words Of Life
Message: Psalm 110
Communion/Response
– Behold Our God
– Crown Him With Many Crowns

This Sunday – July 27th, 2014

“Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.” Psalm 146:1-2

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

Why is this a privilege? Because God has given us a family to be apart of. He has blessed us with good news to celebrate. He has given us his Spirit who will be present. He has given us an opportunity to be edified and encouraged by others, and to be used to bless others. We don’t attend because this is something we have to do as Christians. It is something we get to do as grateful participants!

In preparation, you can listen to the songs we’ll be singing here.

Order of service:
– We Sing
Call to Worship
– You Alone Can Rescue
– His Be the Victor’s Name

Missional Prayer
Break
Song of Preparation: And Can It Be
Message
Response/Communion:
– Be Thou My Vision
– It Is Well with My Soul

Benediction

This Sunday – July 20th, 2014

“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 1:13-14

What great news!

This Sunday, we not only have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study and take communion, but we also have the joy of celebrating with 5 people as they get baptized!

Come ready to celebrate God’s redeeming, transforming grace. As you prepare, please pray and ask God how he might use you to edify and encourage others in our church family.

You can listen to the songs we’ll be singing here.

See you there!

Order of service:
– 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
Call to worship
– Arise, My Soul, Arise (Duke Walker Version)
– Stronger

Break
Message
Baptisms/Communion
– All I Have Is Christ
– Made Alive

This Sunday – July 13th, 2014

“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.” Psalm 86:8-10

If you’re anything like me, situations in our lives can quickly become bigger than our view of God. It might be uncertainty in your job, a relationship that needs mending, a contract that didn’t go through, or the disobedience of your kids. Sure God is in control, but functionally, life seems overwhelming.

This Sunday, as we gather to sing, study God’s word, and take communion, we have the opportunity to remind ourselves of what is true about God. He is bigger, more awesome, and more powerful than we can imagine. Everything and everyone bows in subjection to his plans, and we are helped in knowing that he is “great and does wondrous things.”

So as you prepare to come this Sunday, ask God to display his power in the very situation that seems overwhelming to you. And then come and sing with us, “I will trust, in God alone, when my world seems shaken. I will trust in God alone, I won’t be forsaken!”

Curt Allen will be joining us again to give the second part of his series on Conflict Resolution, and I’ll be leading our times of singing.

Order of service:

– Crown Him With Many Crowns
Call to worship – Psalm 86:8-10
– Behold Our God
– I Will Trust

Missional Prayer
Break
Song of preparation – Be Thou My Vision
Message
Reponse/Communion
– God of All Our Good (Communion Song)
– Stronger

Benediction

This Sunday – July 6th, 2014

“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.” Psalm 5:7

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

We’ll be taking time to rehearse the glorious news of the gospel. How we, as sinners, can come to the Lord and find forgiveness, mercy and love. What a blessing!

Curt Allen will be giving the first of a two part series on conflict resolution.

I encourage you to take a couple minutes on the way to church to ask God how he might use you this Sunday. It might be to encourage someone, to share a Scripture, to pray with someone, or simply to reach out to a new person.

You can also prepare by listening to a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing here.

Can’t wait to be with you all!

Order of service:

– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Call to Worship
– Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy
– Here is Love

Missional Prayer
Break
Song of preparation – Your Words Of Life
Message –
Communion/Response
– O Great God
– Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

Benediction

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