9:00 Order of Worship

January 17, 2021

Sermon: Taylor Bruce
Themes and Keywords: rest, weary, presence, shepherd

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prelude

still, still with thee
(F. Mendelssohn/Forrest)

Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Sandy Weltman, Harmonica (J.S. Bach)

 

God calls us to worship

from psalm 106:1; 34:3, 8, 10; 116:13

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the Lord.
Come, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together,
for those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

we praise god

all creatures of our god and king
(Text: St. Francis of Assisi, 1225; para. William H. Draper; Tune: LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Geistliche Kirkengesänge, 1623)

All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing Alleluia, Alleluia! Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam, O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong, ye clouds that sail in heav'n along O praise Him, alleluia! Thou rising morn in praise rejoice! Ye lights of evening, find a voice! O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

And all ye men of tender heart, forgiving others, take your part. O sing ye, alleluia! Ye who long pain and sorrow bear praise God and cast on Him your care.  O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless and worship Him in humbleness. O praise Him, alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, three in one!  O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

we pray for god to help us worship

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

god calls us to confess our sin

from john 10:14-15; matthew 11:28-30

Jesus said, "I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own, and my own know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

we confess our sin

Lord Jesus, you have come to us in love as the bread of heaven
to give life to the world and to satisfy our deepest hunger.
But we often look away from you, seeking life from other sources,
as if we need neither your presence or provision.
We try to feed our souls instead
with pleasures that pass away
and possessions that cannot satisfy.
You made us to rest freely from our work with hearts of contentment.
But our hearts are restless and weary when we do not rest in you.
We are prone to look to ourselves rather than looking to you,
and our lives are full of work that is frantic and anxious
because we do not receive rest from you.

(silent prayers of confession)

Bread of Life, help us look to you in our weariness
for you are good and those who seek you will lack no good thing.
Open our eyes to realize your powerful provision.
Open our hearts to rest in your steadfast love.
Open our hands to receive your generous gifts with gratitude,
that we might be set free to serve and to rest
with all boldness, peace, and joy.

god declares our forgiveness
from romans 8:31-32; 2 peter 1:3

If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? God's divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.
 
For all who have turned from sin in sorrow 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.

Hallelujah, Amen!

We praise god

his mercy is more
(Text and Tune: Matt Boswell & Matt Papa © 2016 Getty Music Songs, Messenger Hymns & Love Your Enemies Publishing)

What love can remember no wrongs we have done?
Omniscient, all knowing he counts not their sum,
thrown into a sea without bottom or shore.
Our sins they are many. His mercy is more.

CHORUS
Praise the Lord! His mercy is more,
stronger than darkness, new ev'ry morn.
Our sins they are many. His mercy is more.

What patience would wait as we constantly roam?
What Father so tender, is calling us home?
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor.
Our sins they are many. His mercy is more.

CHORUS

What riches of kindness he lavished on us.
His blood was the payment; his life was the cost.
We stood 'neath a debt we could never afford.
Our sins they are many. His mercy is more.

CHORUS

god instructs us in scripture reading

mark 6:30-44

 

god instructs us in preaching

jesus, our rest
Taylor Bruce

 

we offer ourselves in gifts and song

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jesus, i am resting, resting
(Text: Jean S. Pigott, 1876; Tune: David B. Hampton © 2004 New Spring Publishing, Inc.)

Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art.
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee, and Thy beauty fills my soul.
For by Thy transforming power Thou hast made me whole.
Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art.
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart.

O, how great Thy loving kindness, vaster broader than the sea!
O, how marvelous Thy goodness lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved, know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise and have made it mine. 
Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art.
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart.

Ever lift Thy face upon me as I work and wait for Thee.
Resting 'neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus, earth's dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father's glory, sunshine of my Father's face,
keep me ever trusting, resting; fill me with Thy grace. 
Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art.
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart.

we pray for the church and the world

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(prayers for the church and the world)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy 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 evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 

God blesses us and sends us out

And all God's people said...Hallelujah! Amen.

doxology
(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.

postlude

prelude in a classical style
(G. Young)

 

Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #100150