Call to Worship
From Psalm 67
Jesus is the King of Kings.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
Jesus is the Wonderful Counsellor.
Jesus is our Lord and Savior.
We gather here to worship God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Songs of Praise – Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Reading of the OT Scriptures
Psalm 124 (ESV)
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side— let Israel now say— if it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; then over us would have gone the raging waters. Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Songs of Praise – O God, Our Help in Ages Past/ Mighty to Save
Prayer of Confession
Based on Psalm 124
God of Endless Mercy, we have often been swallowed up by our greed and selfishness, desiring that which we do not have, filling our lives with things that do not save us. We have often been swept away by the floods of our own making, polluting your creation, neglecting to be faithful stewards of the earth. We have often attacked one another and led lives of violence, hurling insults instead of harboring the hurting, ignoring your commandments. Lord have mercy, for we have sinned and fallen short of your glory. Christ have mercy, for we are broken and need your salvation. Lord have mercy upon us and hear us as we pray in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Written by Rev. Stephen M. Fearing – www.stephenmfearing.com
Assurance of Pardon
Reading of the Scriptures – Romans 12:1-8
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
Songs of Affirmation – Speak, O Lord
The Word – Pastor Scott
Song of Response – He Will Hold Me Fast
Please take the time to look over the Order of Service for this Sunday and use it to prepare your minds and hearts to gather in the name of Jesus. A downloadable version of this Order of Service is available for you here to open and use this Sunday to follow along. We will begin our liturgy this Sunday at 9:30am followed by our morning message from one of our pastors. Additional music will follow for worship and reflection after the sermon.
If you would like to make yourself familiar with the music for this Sunday, you can find the songs listed in the Order of Service at the top of our Spotify playlist found here. Each week our playlist will be updated so that you can familiarize yourself with the music.
We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Redeemer Church Facebook page.