Morning Worship

Sunday, November 12, 2017

 

 

Call to Worship

(from Psalm 113)

 

L:            Praise the Lord!

    Praise, servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.

    Blessed be the name of the Lord

    from this time forth and forevermore!

    From the rising of the sun to its setting,

    the name of the Lord be praised!

 

P:           The Lord is high above all nations,

    and his glory above the heavens!

    Who is like the Lord our God,

    who is seated on high,

    who looks far down 

    on the heavens and the earth?

    He raises the poor from the dust

    and lifts the needy from the ash heap,

    to make them sit with princes,

    with the princes of his people.

    He gives the barren woman a home,

    making her a joyous mother of children.

    Praise the Lord!

 

 

Indescribable

 

    From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea

    Creation’s revealing Your majesty

    From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring

    Every creature unique in the song that it sings, all exclaiming

 

        Indescribable, uncontainable, 

        You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name

        You are amazing, God

        All powerful, untamable, Awestruck we fall to our knees

        As we humbly proclaim, You are amazing God

 

    Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go

    Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow

    Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light

    Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night none can fathom

 

        Indescribable, uncontainable, 

        You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name

        You are amazing, God

        All powerful, untamable, Awestruck we fall to our knees

        As we humbly proclaim, You are amazing God

 

        Indescribable, uncontainable, 

        You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name

        You are amazing, God

        Incomparable, unchangeable, 

        You see the depths of my heart

        And You love me the same, You are amazing God.

    “Indescribable” Words and Music by Jesse Reeves and Laura Story

    ©2004 Laura Stories sixsteps Music worshiptogether.com songs CCLI. No. 11258550.

 

 

Agnus Dei

 

    Alleluia, Alleluia

    For the Lord God Almighty reigns

    Alleluia, Alleluia

    For the Lord God Almighty reigns

    Alleluia

 

        Holy, holy, 

        Are You Lord God, Almighty

        Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is Lamb, Amen.

 

    Alleluia, Alleluia

    For the Lord God Almighty reigns

    Alleluia, Alleluia

    For the Lord God Almighty reigns

    Alleluia

 

        Holy, holy, 

        Are You Lord God, Almighty

        Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is Lamb

 

        You are holy, holy, 

        Are You Lord God, Almighty

        Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is Lamb

 

        You are holy, holy, 

        Are You Lord God, Almighty

        Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is the Lamb

        Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is Lamb, Amen.

    “Agnus Dei” Words and Music by Michael W. Smith ©1990 Sony/ATV Milene Music CCLI No. 11258550.

 

 

Welcome & Announcements

 

 

Death Was Arrested

 

    Alone in my sorrow, and dead in my sin

    Lost without hope, with no place to begin

    Your love made a way to let mercy come in

    When death was arrested, and my life began

 

    Ash was redeemed, only beauty remains

    My orphan heart was given a name

    My mourning grew quiet, my feet rose to dance

    When death was arrested, and my life began

 

        Oh your grace so free, washes over me

        You have made me new, now life begins with You

        It's your endless love, pouring down on us

        You have made us new, now life begins with you

    Released from my chains, I'm a prisoner no more 

    My shame was a ransom, He faithfully bore
    He cancelled my debt, and He called me his friend
    When death was arrested, and my life began 

 

        Oh your grace so free, washes over me

        You have made me new, now life begins with You

        It's your endless love, pouring down on us

        You have made us new, now life begins with you

 

    Our Savior displayed on a criminal's cross

    Darkness rejoiced, as though heaven had lost

    But then Jesus arose, with our freedom in hand

    That's when death was arrested, and my life began

 

        Oh your grace so free, washes over me

        You have made me new, now life begins with You

        It's your endless love, pouring down on us

        You have made us new, now life begins with you

    “Death Was Arrested”  Words and music by Adam Kersh/Brandon Coker/Heath Balltzglier/Paul Taylor 

    ©2015 Adam Kersh Music/Bcoker Music/Music At North Point/Music At Northpoint/Paul Taylor Smith Publishing/Seems Like Music 

    CCLI No. 11258550.

 

 

We Will Run

 

    Create in me a clean heart, a clean heart

    For I have turned my face from You

    Teach us of Your ways oh God, oh God

    For we have turned away from You

    Lord have mercy

 

        We will run to you, We will run to you, 

        Turning from our sin we return to You

        Father heal your world, make all things new

        Make all things new

 

    Your love and mercy build and shape us

    Break us and recreate us now

    Lord have mercy

 

        We will run to you, We will run to you, 

        Turning from our sin we return to You

        Father heal your world, make all things new

        Make all things new

 

    Oh, bring us back to You

    Oh, bring us back to You

    Oh, bring us back to You, oh 

 

        We will run to you, We will run to you, 

        Turning from our sin we return to You

        Father heal your world, make all things new

        Make all things new

    “We Will Run” Words and Music by Lisa Gungor  ©2009 worshiptogether.com songs CCLI No. 11258550

 

 

Affirmation of Faith

(from Heidelberg Catechism 54)

 

 

P:           I believe that the Son of God

    through his Spirit and Word,

    out of the entire human race,

    from the beginning of the world to its end,

    gathers, protects, and preserves for himself

    a community chosen for eternal life

    and united in true faith.

    And of this community I am and always will be

    a living member. 

 

 

Prayer for the City

Mr. Tom Homans

Christian Community Center

 

 

Gifts                     

(Text any dollar amount to 84321 to give.)    

(Elementary-aged kids are dismissed for the City Kids Program)

 

 

Scripture Reading        

Romans 9:1-29 (ESV)

    

    1 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

    6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, 7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. 9 For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” 10 And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls— 12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

 

 

    19 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” 20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— 24 even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? 25 As indeed he says in Hosea,

 

“Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’

    and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”

26 “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’

    there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”

 

    27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved, 28 for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.” 29 And as Isaiah predicted,

 

“If the Lord of hosts had not left us offspring,

    we would have been like Sodom

    and become like Gomorrah.”

 

 

Scripture Meditation                

“God’s Chosen”

Rev. Patrick Donohue

 

 

Confession of Sin

(from the Worship Sourcebook)

       

P:           Lord, we are like sheep, and we get lost.

    We forget the needs of our neighbors

    and do not love you above all else.

    We need a Savior, so we long for Jesus.

    Come, fill our lives, Jesus. Amen. 

 

 

Assurance of Grace              

(from Acts 13, Ephesians 1)

 

L:           Through Jesus Christ forgiveness of sins

    is proclaimed to you.

    In Christ we have redemption through his blood,

    the forgiveness of our trespasses,

    according to the riches of his grace. 

 

 

The Lord’s Table

 

 

In Christ Alone

 

    In Christ alone my hope is found;

    He is my light, my strength, my song;

    This cornerstone, this solid ground,

    Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

    What heights of love, what depths of peace,

    When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

    My comforter, my all in all

    Here in the love of Christ I stand.

 

    No guilt in life, no fear in death

    This is the pow'r of Christ in me;

    From life's first cry to final breath,

    Jesus commands my destiny.

    No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,

    Can ever pluck me from His hand;

    Till He returns or calls me home

    Here in the power of Christ I stand.

    “In Christ Alone” Words and Music by Keith Getty/Stuart Townend ©2001 Thankyou Music CCLI No. 11258550.

 

 

Doxology

 

    Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

    Praise Him, all creatures here below

    Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

    “Doxology” Words and Music by Louis Bourgeois/Thomas Ken ©Public Domain CCLI. No. 11258550.

 

 

Benediction