I. Opening Song
Song: “Joyful, Joyful”
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Psalm 47
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “Be Thou My Vision”
Individual Call: Psalm 139:23-24,
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
24 And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
Have mercy on us, oh God! Have mercy! Our fickle hearts are so easily impressed with fads and weak idols. Shrines and altars are constructed in our homes and in our lives to worship that which we believe will bring us prosperity and joy. We worship status by continually bowing our heads to check our facebook and twitter feeds. We worship entertainment by habitually setting our eyes and hearts toward our TVs. Like our rebellious fathers of old, we have become numb to your majesty and your greatness. We have become calloused to your love and mercy. God, we have become more interested in fictional heroes, Instagram filters, and Pinterest pins than we are in you, the creator of all things. God, we recognize our idolatrous hearts and come before you pleading for your mercy. Change us God, have mercy on us, oh God. Have mercy!
Response: Father, forgive us.
Song: “In Christ Alone"
IV. Assurance of Pardon
The Mercy of God abounds for those who have been purchased with the blood of Christ! His saving power is strong enough to free you from the bondage of false worship. His mercy extends to the depths of Sheol to the heights of the highest mountains. Our great God is rich in grace, abounding in love, full of mercy and no longer remembers the sins of our past, for he has nailed them to the cross. For as we have confessed our sins together, he has at this moment forgiven you of all your wicked deeds and has washed you clean by the blood of the Lamb! Church this is good news! King Jesus has cleansed you, he has shown you mercy, and he has brought you into his presence where love, joy peace, truth, righteousness, and glory abound. You are no longer condemned, you are no longer far off, for you have received mercy. So church here these words, by the great and powerful name of Jesus I declare to you that your sins are forgiven!
Response: Praise be to God!
Song: “Drenched In Love”
The Story of Elijah | 1 Kings 16:29-17:7 |
Pastor Kyle Lammott
As a child of the King, please come forward to eat and drink at the table He has prepared for you. Together we shall celebrate His victory & proclaim His death until He returns to feast with us again. Take heart; He has not forgotten you.
VII. Offering: (You may place your Connect Cards in the offering basket)
Now may we respond by faithfully and generously giving of our resources to advance the work of the Gospel and God’s kingdom on earth.
Song: “Better Is One Day”
Call: Hebrews 12:1-2,
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.