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  • Sunday, July 14, 2024

    Sunday, July 14, 2024

    Prelude Welcome & News of the Church Call to Worship Opening Hymn - (#385) "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name" Praise Songs Confession, Assurance, and Gloria Patri Special Music - "Were It Not for Grace" by Hamilton/McHugh - Tim Illick, tenor; Micah Wright, piano Sermon - "Hachnassat Orchim: Hospitality" (Luke 19:1–8) - by Rev. Jason Griffice Hymn of Response - (#408) "I Surrender All" (verses 1–3) Receiving of Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory - "We Fall Down" Doxology Prayers of the People Closing Hymn - (#466) "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" Benediction Postlude Holy God, We Praise Thy Name Holy God, we praise Thy name; Lord of all, we bow before Thee; All on earth Thy scepter claim, All in heaven above adore Thee: Infinite Thy vast domain, Everlasting is Thy reign. Hark, the glad celestial hymn Angel choirs above are raising; Cherubim and Seraphim, In unceasing chorus praising; Fill the heavens with sweet accord; Holy, holy, holy Lord. Holy Father, holy Son, Holy Spirit: three we name Thee, Though in essence only one; Undivided God we claim Thee, And adoring, bend the knee, While we own the mystery. Amen. I Surrender All All to Jesus I surrender, All to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live. CHORUS: I surrender all, I surrender all, All to The, my blessed Savior, I surrender all. All to Jesus I surrender, Humbly at His feet I bow, Wordly pleasures all forsaken, Take me, Jesus, take me now. [CHORUS] All to Jesus I surrender, Make me, Savior, wholly Thine. Let me feel the Holy Spirit, Truly know that Thou art mine. [CHORUS] What a Friend We Have in Jesus What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged— Take it to the Lord in prayer! Can we find a friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness— Take it to the Lord in prayer! Are we weak and heaven-laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge— Take it to the Lord in prayer! Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In His arms He'll take and shield thee— Thou wilt find a solace there.

  • Sunday, July 7, 2024

    Sunday, July 7, 2024

    Prelude Welcome & News of the Church Call to Worship Opening Hymn - (#319) "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" Praise Songs Minute for Mission - Syria & Lebanon Confession, Assurance, and Gloria Patri Special Music - "Ivory Palaces" by Barraclough/Smith & Hustad - Micah Wright, piano; Cornel Radulescu, organ Sermon - "Hiddurp'nai Zakin: Aging" (Pasalm 7:8–9) - by Rev. Patrick Thompson Receiving of Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory Doxology Hymn of Approach - (#256) "The Old Rugged Cross" (verses 1 & 3) Serving the Sacrament of Communion Benediction Singing of The Lord's Prayer Postlude Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Immortal, invisible, God only wise, In light inaccessible hid from our eyes, Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise. Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might; Thy justice like mountains high soaring above Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love. To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small; In all life Thou livest, the true life of all; We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree, And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee. Great Father of glory, pure Father of light, Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight; All praise we would render: O help us to see 'Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee. The Old Rugged Cross On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain. CHORUS: So I'll cherish the old rugged cross, 'Til my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it some day for a crown. In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see; For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died To pardon and sanctify me. [CHORUS]

  • Sunday, June 30, 2024

    Sunday, June 30, 2024

    Prelude Welcome & News of the Church Call to Worship Opening Hymn - (#695) "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" Praise Songs Recognition of Graduates - "Pomp and Circumstance" March #1 by Edward Elgar Confession, Assurance, and Gloria Patri Recognition of Guest Performers Choral Anthem - "God Bless America" by Berlin/Ringwald Sermon - "Avelut - Mourning" (Jeremiah 8:21–9:1; 9:17–20; John 11:35) - by Rev. Jason Griffice Hymn of Response - (#690) "America, the Beautiful" Receiving of Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory Doxology Pastoral Prayer Choral Anthem - "Battle Hymn of the Republic" arr. Peter Wilhousky Benediction Postlude "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Copland/Radulescu My Country, 'Tis of Thee My country, 'tis of the,  Sweet land of liberty,  Of thee I sing:  Land where my fathers died,  Land of the Pilgrims' pride.  From every mountainside Let freedom ring! My native country, thee,  Land of the noble, free,  Thy name I love.  I love thy rocks and rills,  Thy woods and templed hills:  My heart with rapture thrills Like that above Let music swell the breeze,  And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song.  Let mortal tongues awake;  Let all that breathe partake;  Let rocks their silence break,  The sound prolong.  Our father's God, to Thee,  Author of liberty,  To Thee we sing:  Long may our land be bright Withe freedom's holy light;  Protect us by Thy might,  Great God, our King! America, the Beautiful O beautiful for spacious skies,  For amber waves of grain,  For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!  America! America!  God shed His grace on thee,  And crown thy good with brotherhood,  From sea to shining sea.  O beautiful for pilgrim feet,  Whose stern, impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness!  America! America!  God mend thine every flaw,  Confirm thy soul in self-control,  Thy liberty in law.  O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,  Who more than self their country loved,  And mercy more than life!  America! America!  May God thy gold refine,  'Til all success be nobleness,  And every gain divine.  O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam,  Undimmed by human tears!  America! America!  God shed His grace on thee,  And crown thy good with brotherhood,  From sea to shining sea.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Prelude Welcome & News of the Church Call to Worship Opening Hymn - (#377) "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" Praise Songs Confession, Assurance, and Gloria Patri Choral Anthem Sermon - "Kashrut: Fitting Food" (Deuteronomy 14:1–21) - by Rev. Jason Griffice Hymn of Response - (#89) "Children of the Heavenly Father" (verses 1 & 2) Receiving of Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory Doxology Pastoral Prayer Closing Hymn - (#528) "God of Grace and God of Glory" Benediction Postlude Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,  God of glory, Lord of love;  Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,  Opening to the sun above.  Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,  Drive the dark of doubt away;  Giver of immortal gladness,  Fill us with the light of day.  All Thy works with joy surround Thee,  Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,  Stars and angels sing around Thee,  Center of unbroken praise.  Field and forest, vale and mountain,  Flowery meadow, flashing sea,  Chanting bird and flowing fountain,  Call us to rejoice in Thee.  Thou art giving and forgiving,  Ever blessing, ever blest,  Wellspring of the joy of living,  Ocean depth of happy rest!  Thou our Father, Christ our Brother  All who live in love are Thine;  Teach us how to love each other,  Lift us to the joy divine.  Mortals, join the happy chorus  With the morning stars began;  Father love is reigning o'er us,  Brother love binds man to man.  Ever singing, march we onward,  Victors in the midst of strife,  Joyful music leads us sun-ward  In the triumphs song of life.  Amen.  Children of the Heavenly Father Children of the heavenly Father  Safely in His bosom gather;  Nestling bird nor star in heaven  Such a refuge e'er was given.  God His own doth tend and nourish,  In His holy courts they flourish;  From all evil things He spares them,  In His mighty arms He bears them.  God of Grace and God of Glory God of grace and God of glory,  On Thy people pour Thy power;  Crown Thine ancient church's story,  Bring her bud to glorious flower.  Grant us wisdom,  Grant us courage,  For the facing of this hour,  For the facing of this hour.  Lo! the hosts of evil round us Scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways!  From the fears that long have bound us,  Free our hearts to faith and praise.  Grant us wisdom,  Grand us courage,  For the living of these days,  For the living of these days.  Cure Thy children's warring madness;  Bend our pride to Thy control;  Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,  Rich in things and poor in soul.  Grand us wisdom,  Grand us courage,  Lest we miss Thy kingdom's goal,  Lest we miss Thy kingdom's goal.  Set our feet on lofty places,  Gird our lives that they may be Armored with all Christ-like graces In the fight to set men free.  Grant us wisdom,  Grand us courage,  That we fail not man nor Thee,  That we fail not man nor Thee.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2024

    Sunday, June 16, 2024

    Prelude Welcome & News of the Church Call to Worship Opening Hymn - (#337) "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" Praise Songs Confession, Assurance, and Gloria Patri Choral Anthem - "Unto God" by Joel Raney Sermon - "Shabbat: Sabbath" (Exodus 20:8–11) - by Rev. Jason Griffice Hymn of Response - (#370) "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" (verses 1, 3, & 5) Receiving of Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory - "This Is My Father's World" Doxology Pastoral Prayer Closing Hymn - (#2) "How Great Thou Art" Postlude Praise to the Lord, the Almighty 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;  Join me in glad adoration!  Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,  Shelters thee under His wings, yes, so gently sustaineth!  Has thou not seen  How all thy longings have been  Granted in what He ordaineth? Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;  Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.  Ponder anew  What the Almighty can do,  If with His love He befriend thee.  Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!  All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.  Let the Amen  Sound from His people again:  Gladly for aye we adore Him.  Amen O God, Our Help in Ages Past O God, our help in ages past,  Our hope for years to come,  Our shelter from the stormy blast,  And our eternal home! Before the hills in order stood,  Or earth received her frame,  From everlasting Thou are God,  To endless years the same.  O God, our help in ages past,  Our hope for years to come,  Be Thou our guide while life shall last,  And our eternal home!  Amen.  How Great Thou Art O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,  I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,  Thy power throughout the universe displayed:  CHORUS: Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee: How great Thou art, how great Thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee:  How great Thou art, how great Thou art! When through the woods and forest glades I wander And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;  When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:  CHORUS And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,  Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;  That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,  He bled and died to take away my sin:  CHORUS When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation And take my home, what joy shall fill my heart!  Then I shall bow in humble adoration,  And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art! CHORUS Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.