11:15 Order of Worship

March 5, 2023

Series: Heart Songs
Sermon: God Who Builds
Scripture: Psalm 122
Preaching: Rev. Dr. Clay Smith

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My Hope Is Built (arr. D. Grotenhuis)
Central Brass Ensemble

God calls us to worship

Psalm 50:15; 34:8, 10

Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Suffering Servant,
the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
The sovereign Lord says,
“Call upon me in the day of trouble
and I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
Blessed is the one who takes refuge in him,
for those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

we praise god

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
(Text: Edward Perronet, 1780; Tune: FOliver Holden, 1793)  

All hail the power of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all.

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail him who saves you by his grace, and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace, and crown him Lord of all.

Let ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tribe, on this terrestrial ball,
to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all;
to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all.

O that with yonder sacred throng we at his feet may fall.
We'll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all.
We'll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all.

we pray for god to help us worship

Christ humbled himself to give his life for us. 
Therefore God has highly exalted him!

god calls us to confess our sin

from Psalm 24:3-4; James 4:7-8, 10

Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. 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

Prince of peace,
you have promised us peace as we seek it in you.
But we often seek peace in everything but you.
We often live without prayer in unceasing busyness,
and we suffer anxious fear that we do not bring to you.

You came to draw us together in your peace.
But we are prone to draw apart,
to live in conflict and division
behind high walls of fear and shame.
We devour each other in bitterness,
we love to take revenge,

and our wounds often fester unforgiven.

You have promised us an eternal future filled with peace
when you make all things new.
But we often forget your faithfulness to past promises
and take little comfort in the hope of future grace
when the conflicts of the present overwhelm us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

(silent prayers of confession)

Father, forgive us for refusing the path of true peace in you. In the midst of our turmoil and trial, lift our eyes to you and lead us to pray so that we find constant strength in your presence. Let your peace to rule in our hearts so that we become a healing and peacemaking people filled with trust and hope in your provision and your promises. Amen.

god declares our forgiveness

from Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 2:16

Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. For he himself is our peace and has reconciled us to God in one body through the cross.

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

Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
(Text and tune: Keith Getty, Matt Papa, Matt Merker, Matt Boswell ©2020 Getty Music Publishing (BMI))

What is our hope in life and death? Christ alone, Christ alone.
What is our only confidence? That our souls to him belong.
Who holds our days within His hand? What comes, apart from His command?
And what will keep us to the end? The love of Christ, in which we stand.
O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal.
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death.

What truth can calm the troubled soul? God is good, God is good.
Where is his grace and goodness known? In our great Redeemer’s blood.
Who holds our faith when fears arise? Who stands above the stormy trial?
Who sends the waves that bring us nigh unto the shore, the rock of Christ?


Unto the grave, what shall we sing? “Christ, he lives; Christ, he lives!”
And what reward will heaven bring? Everlasting life with him.
There we will rise to meet the Lord, Then sin and death will be destroyed.
And we will feast in endless joy, when Christ is ours forevermore.


Chancel Choir
Total Praise
(Words and music by Richard Smallwood; arr. Carol Cymbala)

Lord, I will lift my eyes to the hills,
Knowing my help is coming from You.
Your peace You give me in time of the storm.
You are the source of my strength,
You are the strength of my life,
I lift my hands in total praise to You.

god instructs us in scripture reading

Psalm 122

god instructs us in preaching

 “God Who Builds” - Rev. Dr. Clay Smith

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Psalm 122
        (Text: Psalter, 1912, alt.; Tune: ELLACOMBE, Wittenberg Gesangbuch, 1784)

With joy and gladness in my soul I hear the call to prayer!
Let us go up to God's own house and bow before him there.
We stand within thy sacred walls, O Zion, all our days,
wherein the people of the Lord delight to give him praise.
They come to learn Jehovah's will, his mighty deeds to own,
for there is judgment's royal seat, Messiah's kingly throne.
O pray that Zion may be blest and have abundant peace.
For all that love thee in their hearts shall prosper and increase.

I pray the Lord that peace may still within thy walls abound,
and ever in thy palaces prosperity be found.
Now for my friends' and brethern's sakes my heart desires thy peace,
and for the house of God the Lord my care shall never cease.

O Alpha and Omega, reign forever One in Three.
Ascribe all honor to your name, unchanging Trinity.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, immortal glory be.
As was, is now, and shall be still for all eternity.

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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 Feeds Us at His Table

Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to the Lord!
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise!
Therefore, with the whole company of heaven and the whole church on earth,
we give you thanks for your great glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(prayer of thanks & words of institution)

Now let us celebrate the feast of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

we praise god

Behold the Lamb
(Text and tune: Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend ©2006 Thankyou Music)           

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, slain for us – and we remember
the promise made that all who come in faith find forgiveness at the cross.
So we share in this bread of life, and we drink of his sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of peace around the table of the King.

The body of our Savior Jesus Christ, torn for you – eat and remember.
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life paid the price to make us one.
So we share in this bread of life, and we drink of his sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of love around the table of the King.

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin, shed for you – drink and remember.
He drained death’s cup that all may enter in to receive the life of God.
So we share in this bread of life, and we drink of his sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of grace around the table of the King.

And so with thankfulness and faith we rise to respond, – and to remember
our call to follow in the steps of Christ as his body here on earth.
As we share in his suffering, we proclaim Christ will come again!
And we’ll join in the feast of heaven around the table of the King.

God blesses us and sends us out

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

Lenten Doxology

This is my Father's world, O let me ne'er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father's world: the battle is not done.
Jesus who died shall be satisfied, And earth and heav'n be one.


(A. Campra)

Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #100150