11:15 Order of Worship

November 10, 2019

Liturgist is Rev. Cole Lescher
Themes and keywords: faith, promise, resurrection, hope

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God calls us to worship

from psalm 106:1; Ephesians 1:3-4; 1 peter 1:4

Liturgist: Praise the LORD!
All: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Liturgist: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, for an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.
All: Hallelujah! Amen!

we praise god

behold our god
(Text and tune: Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, and Stephen Altrogge © 2011 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI))

Who has held the oceans in His hands? Who has numbered ev'ry grain of sand? Kings and nations tremble at His voice. all creation rises to rejoice.

Chorus: Behold our God seated on His throne. Come, let us adore Him. Behold our King: nothing can compare, come let us adore Him!

Who has given counsel to the Lord? Who can question angry of His words? Who can teach the One who knows all things? Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds? Chorus

Who has felt the nails upon His hands, bearing all the guilt of sinful man? God eternal, humbled to the grave: Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign! Chorus

Bridge: You will reign for ever! (Let Your glory fill the earth!)


we pray for god to help us worship

Pastor: Christ is risen!
All: He is risen indeed! He died for us that we might live for him.

god calls us to confess our sin

from john 11:25; James 4:8, 10

Liturgist: Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in him, though he die, yet shall he live. Therefore, draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

we confess our sin

Liturgist: Our Father, maker of heaven and earth, you are fulfilling all of your promises to us in Christ, bringing life from the dead and making a way for us when there is no way.
All: But we confess that we are prone to forget your power and your faithfulness, and we often live as if Jesus were dead. Our faith often wavers when we face trouble, and we don't expect you to act in a powerful way. We confuse testing with punishment and pull away from you in anger and mistrust. Enduring in your ways with hope seems unbearable when pursuing our ways into sin seems to offer easy comfort. We often grasp for life in weak things that pass away and idols that cannot save or satisfy. Lord, have mercy on us.

(silent prayers of confession)

Liturgist: Our faithful Father, please lift our heads in hope and lead our faltering hearts back to you, to find our strength and hope in Christ each day, to endure in faith and serving you with resurrection life, and to wait patiently for your promises to be fulfilled by the power of your Holy Spirit.

god declares our forgiveness

from ephesians 2:4-7

Liturgist: But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved--and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For all who have turned from sin in sorry and look to God for mercy, this is God's gift. In Jesus Christ, God loves you, God forgives you, God accepts you, and God rejoices over you as beloved daughters and sons.
All: Hallelujah, Amen!

We praise god

the solid rock
(Text: Edward Mote 1834; Tune: William B. Bradbury 1863)

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name. On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale my anchor holds within the veil. On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, his covenant, his blood support me in the whelming flood. When all around my soul gives way, he then is all my hope and stay. On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found, dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne. On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

we greet one another with the peace of christ

(Children ages 3-1st grade may go to children's worship)


we pray for god to illuminate his word to us

speak, o lord
(Text and tune: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend © 2006 Thankyou Music)

Speak, O Lord, as we come to you, to receive the food of your holy word. Take your truth, plant it deep in us. Shape and fashion us in your likeness, that the light of Christ might be seen today in our acts of love and our deeds of faith. Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us all your purposes for Your glory.

god instructs us in scripture reading

romans 4:13-25
(pew Bible p. 941)


god instructs us in preaching

can god keep his promise?
Rev. Dr. Clay Smith


we offer ourselves in gifts and song

Prior to singing, we will take a moment of silence to reflect and pray.

by faith
(Text and tune: Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend © 2009 Getty Music Publishing (BMI)/Thankyou Music)

By faith we see the hand of God in the light of creation's grand design, in the lives of those who prove his faithfulness, who walk by faith and not by sight.

By faith our fathers roamed the earth with the power of his promise in their hearts of a holy city built by God's own hand, a place where peace and justice reign.

Chorus: We will stand as children of the promise. We will fix our eyes on him, our soul's reward. Till the race is finished and the work is done, we'll walk by faith and not by sight.

By faith the prophets saw a day when the longed for Messiah would appear with the power to break the chains of sin and death and rise triumphant from the grave.

By faith the church was called to go in the power of the Spirit to the lost to deliver captives and to preach good news in every corner of the earth. Chorus

By faith this mountain shall be moved, and the power of the gospel shall prevail; for we know in Christ all things are possible for all who call upon his name. Chorus



we hear testimony of god's faithfulness

Noah Brink, Central Christian School


we pray for the church and the world

Liturgist: (prayers for the church and the world)

All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. 
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

we praise god

on jordan's stormy banks
(Text: Samuel Stennett 1787; Tune: Christopher Miner © 1997 Christopher Miner Music)

On Jordan's stormy banks I stand and cast a wishful eye to Canaan's fair and happy land, where my possessions lie.

All o'er those wide extended plains shines one eternal day. There God the Son forever reigns and scatters night away.

Chorus: I am bound, I am bound, I am bound for the Promise Land. I am bound, I am bound, I am bound for the Promised Land.

No chilling winds nor poisonous breath can reach that healthful shore, where sickness, sorrow, pain, and death are felt and feared no more. Chorus

When shall I reach that happy place and be forever blessed? When shall I see my Father's face and in his bosom rest? Chorus


God blesses us and sends us out

Pastor: And all God's people said...

All: Hallelujah! Amen.

(Text: Thomas Ken 1709; Tune: Louis Bourgeois, Genevan Psalter, 1551)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav'nly hosts; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen, Amen, Amen.

Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #100150