Order of Worship - 3/29/2020
Thank you for taking part in this time of worship. Please follow the order of service as it is listed here, from top to bottom. I hope you are richly encouraged. (Please be sure to thank Ben Arnoux for all of his hard work on the video work this week.)
- CALL TO WORSHIP -
- WORSHIP IN SONG -
He is Our God
His Mercy Is More
- NEW TESTAMENT READING -
“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
- PASTORAL PRAYER -
Written by Pastor Mike Neglia
Dear Heavenly Father,
we come to You in Jesus’ name, thanking You that we can come to You in His name and that in Him You hear us. O Lord, may You incline Your ear to us this morning as we approach You - physically separated, but together in spirit. May Your Holy Spirit grant us joy this morning as we worship You, O Lord.
we admit that we are a sinful people, that even our best deeds are but unclean rags in Your site. We acknowledge that apart from Your grace, we can do no good thing. We ask that You forgive our fear, anxiety, lack of trust, grumbling, and unbelief, in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son.
we loudly proclaim that forgiveness is found in the name of Your Son, through His life, death, burial, resurrection, and intercession on behalf of us His people. furthermore, we know that we could never earn, or merit salvation by our own works. It is in Him that we place our hope – hope for today, tomorrow, and for eternity.
we pray for the health of our church body. We pray for the physical well-being of each and every member, that You would keep us safe and protect us from sickness. We especially pray for the elderly and more vulnerable among us, that You would place a special protection over them, for their sake and for Your glory.
we pray for the spiritual health of our church body as well, would You have us look to You, and trust You in a way that we have never done before. May You bind us together in Your Son through whatever means we use to encourage one another in this unique time.
O King of kings,
we pray for our leaders, from local government right up to the President, may You move them to make righteous decisions on our behalf. We are confident in the fact that You move the King’s heart in any way You wish, and what You will is always good.
may You grant us faith to trust You this day, through the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the name of Your one and only Son Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray,
- Worship in Song -
Be Thou My Vision
All I Have is Christ
- OLD TESTAMENT READING -
Proverbs Chapter 29
He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,
will suddenly be broken beyond healing.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
By justice a king builds up the land,
but he who exacts gifts tears it down.
A man who flatters his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.
An evil man is ensnared in his transgression,
but a righteous man sings and rejoices.
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor;
a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
Scoffers set a city aflame,
but the wise turn away wrath.
If a wise man has an argument with a fool,
the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless
and seek the life of the upright.
A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
but a wise man quietly holds it back.
If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
The poor man and the oppressor meet together;
the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
If a king faithfully judges the poor,
his throne will be established forever.
The rod and reproof give wisdom,
but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
When the wicked increase, transgression increases,
but the righteous will look upon their downfall.
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;
he will give delight to your heart.
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,
but blessed is he who keeps the law.
By mere words a servant is not disciplined,
for though he understands, he will not respond.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Whoever pampers his servant from childhood
will in the end find him his heir.
A man of wrath stirs up strife,
and one given to anger causes much transgression.
One's pride will bring him low,
but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
The partner of a thief hates his own life;
he hears the curse, but discloses nothing.
The fear of man lays a snare,
but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
Many seek the face of a ruler,
but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice.
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous,
but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.
- SERMON -
- WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING -
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- SONG OF REFLECTION -
O Great God
- Benediction -