9:00 Order of Worship

August 14, 2022

Series: Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet
Sermon: A Severe Mercy
Scripture: Jonah 2
Preaching:
 Pastor Clay Smith

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prelude

Prelude and Bouree in G
(G.F. Handel)

 

God calls us to worship

Psalm 33:1, 5, 18-19

Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who gives us life in Christ by his Spirit.                              
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death.

we praise god

O Worship the King
(Text: Robert Grant, 1833 Tune: William Gardner’s Sacred Melodies, 1815; attr. J. Michael Haydn)

O worship the King, all glorious above,
And grateful we sing Hi wonderful love;
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space!
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder clouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light,
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend.

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 Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

we confess our sin

Almighty and merciful Father, you have created and saved us to follow you in doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with you.
But we have strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
You alone know how often we have sinned
in wandering from your way, in wasting your gifts,
in forgetting your love.
We are prone to do evil and slow to do good.
We have willingly broken your holy laws.
We have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
Lord, we are truly sorry, and we humbly repent.
Have mercy on us.

(silent prayers of confession)

Lord, in your mercy, please convict us and lead us into godly grief for our sin so that we truly repent. Teach us to hate our rebellious acts, and cleanse us from our secret faults. Turn our wandering hearts back to you, and set us free to walk in your holy ways of righteousness, holiness, and truth in the strength of life in Christ.

god declares our forgiveness
from Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like our God, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. He will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

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

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesusv

(Text: Samuel Trevor Francis, 1890, alt. Tune: Thomas J. Williams, 1890)

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a might ocean
in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me,
is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward
to Thy glorious rest to come!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Spread his praise from shore to shore;
how he loveth, ever loveth,
changeth never, nevermore;
how he watches o'er his loved ones,
died to call them all his own;
how for them he intercedeth,
watcheth o'er them from the throne.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Love of ev'ry love the best:
'tis an ocean vast of blessing,
'tis a haven sweet of rest.
O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
'Tis a heav'n of heav'ns to me;
and it lifts me up to glory,
for it lifts me up to thee.

god instructs us in scripture reading

Jonah 1:17 - 2:10

The grass withers and the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.

god instructs us in preaching

A Severe mercy

Pastor Clay Smith

 

we offer ourselves in gifts and song

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His Mercy Is More
(Text and tune: Matt Boswell and Matt Papa ©2016 Getty Music Songs, Messenger Hymns, and Love Your Enemies Publishing)

What love could 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 every 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

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

 

 

We Hear Testimony Of God’s Mission

Michael Darmadi

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.
  

we praise god

Great Is Thy Faithfulness
(Text: Thomas O. Chisholm, 1923 Tune: William M. Runyan, 1923)


Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine with 10, 000 beside
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

 

God blesses us and sends us out

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

doxology
(Text: Thomas Ken, 1709; 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

Trumpet Tune
(C. Callahan)

 

Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #100150