This Sunday

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

This Sunday – June 18th, 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

This is good news. The God who dwells in unapproachable light makes his home in those who acknowledge their need of him. If you are needy, you are a candidate!

Let us come, humbled by our weakness, yet confident that God can and will revive our hearts.

Dale will continue our preaching series entitled, “Who is This?” and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of service:

Call to Worship
– All Creatures of Our God and King
– Firm Foundation
– New Again
– Hail the Day That Christ Arose

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message
Response/Communion
– In Christ Alone
– Be Thou My Vision

Benediction

This Sunday – June 11th, 2017

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.
PS. 146:1-2

Join us this Sunday as we gather to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together.

As you come, whether you are discouraged or full of faith, remember that Jesus’ blood never fails. He is always merciful, always good, and always sufficient for every need. It is not our work or effort that gives us access to God’s presence and glory. It is all because of Jesus.

Caleb will lead our times of singing and I have the privilege of continuing our series in the book of Luke as we walk through the story of Mary and Martha.

See you there!

Order of service:
– All Creatures of Our God and King
Call to worship – Psalm 146
– Lion and the Lamb
– There is a Fountain
– Before the Throne of God Above

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Luke 10:38-42
Response/Communion
– Cling to Christ
– I Will Glory in My Redeemer

Benediction

This Sunday – June 4th, 2017

“The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” Ex. 34:6-7

As we gather each Sunday, our heart’s cry is to see God for who he is. Like Moses, we desire to experience God and to know him better. For as we see him, we are changed.

This Sunday God speaks to us through his word, declaring that He is merciful and gracious. He is just and holy. He is our covenant keeping, forgiving God. For the Israelites, these words were both a comfort and a gracious warning. In light of their continued disobedience, God’s communication of his steadfast love and grace was incredible assurance that they were his people. And as his people, they were called to honor and obey him. An attitude of indifference towards the Lord’s ways is met with a warning that he is just.

I encourage you to prepare for our meeting together by meditating on the Scripture above. Ask God that he would reveal to you where there is an attitude of indifference to his gracious commands. Pray that he would overwhelm you with the beauty and depth of his love and forgiveness.

We have the privilege of having Josh Harris preach God’s word to us, and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of service:

Call to Worship – Ex. 34:6-7
– Rejoice
Time of Confession
– Shine Into Our Night
– Thank You Jesus
– O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Messsage
Response/Communion
– My Redeemer’s Love
– Jesus is Better

Benediction