Order of Worship 7-19-2020

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
July 19, 2020

Welcome

Passing of the Peace: Though we are separated by distance our hearts are one in Christ. The peace of Christ be with you!

Call to Worship:
Pastor: Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
People: It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!
ALL: It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Songs of Praise

Great is the Lord (Michael W. & Deborah Smith, 1982)
Great is the Lord, He is holy and just,
By his power we trust in his love.
Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,
By his mercy He proves He is love.

Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory,
Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise!
Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,
Now lift up your voice:
Great—is the Lord!
Great—is the Lord!
(Repeat all)

Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory,
Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise!
Great is the Lord, I lift up my voice,
I lift up my voice:
Great—is the Lord!
Great—is the Lord!

Amazing Love (You Are My King) (Billy James Foote, 1999)
I’m forgiven because You were forsaken
I’m accepted, You were condemned
I’m alive and well, Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again
(Repeat, first time only)

Chorus:
Amazing love, how can it be,
That You my King would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true—
It’s my joy to honor You;
In all I do, I honor You.
(Repeat all)

You—are my King
Jesus, You—are my King
Jesus, You—are my King
Jesus, You—are my King

Chorus:
Amazing love, how can it be,
That You my King would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true—
It’s my joy to honor You;
In all I do, I honor You,
In all I do, I honor You,
In all I do, I honor You.

Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus (Augusta Stead, 1882; tune William Kirkpatrick, 1882)

‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at his word;
Just to rest upon his promise; just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”

Chorus:
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!
How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more!

O how sweet to trust in Jesus, just to trust his cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me ‘neath the healing, cleansing flood!
(Chorus)

Yes, ‘tis sweet to trust in Jesus, just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking life and rest, and joy and peace.
(Chorus)

I’m so glad I learned to trust thee, precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that thou art with me, wilt be with me to the end.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust you! How I’ve proved you o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust you more, O for grace to trust you more!

Confession/Assurance

Respond in Praise:

Spirit of God, Descend Upon my Heart (George Croly, 1823; tune Frederick Atkinson, 1870)

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
And make me love thee as I ought to love.

I Ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel visitant, no op’ning skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

Hast thou not bid us love thee, God and King?
All, all thine own, soul, heart, and strength and mind.
I see thy cross—there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek thee, and O let me find.

Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
On holy passion filling all my frame;
The baptism of the heavn’-descended Dove,
My heart the altar and thy love the flame.

Scripture Reading: Colossians 4:7-19
 This is the Word of the Lord.

Sermon: “The Gospel Reconciles”

Hymn of Dedication:

Awake, My Soul (A Thousand Tongues) (Matt Maher, 2017)
O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace.

A thousand songs are not enough to say how great you are,
The glories of your Majesty, the triumphs of your love.

Chorus:
Awake, my soul, to sing
The glories of my God and King!
Arise and praise the One
Worthy of the songs of a thousand tongues.

You name, Lord Jesus, casts out fear, and bids our sorrows cease;
It’s music in the sinner’s ear, it’s life and health and peace.

You break the power of all our sin, you set the captive free,
You make the broken heart rejoice, new life the dead receive. (Chorus)

Bridge:
Forever you are—forever you are worthy
Forever you are—forever you are worthy
Forever you are—forever you are worthy
Forever you are—

Chorus:
Awake, my soul, to sing
The glories of my God and King!
Arise and praise the One
Worthy of the songs of a thousand tongues. (Repeat Chorus)
Tag: You are worthy of the songs of a thousand tongues.

Lord’s Prayer:
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.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:
for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Amen

Hymn of Thanksgiving:

Before the Throne of God Above (Charitie Lees Bancroft, 1863; tune Vikki Cook, 1997)Before the throne of God above, I have one strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is Love, whoever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on his hands, my name is written on his heart,
I know that while in heav’n he stands, no tongue can bid me thence depart,
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair and tells me of the wrong within,
Upward I look and see him there, who made an end to all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free,
For God the Just is satisfied to look on him and pardon me,
To look on him and pardon me.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Praise the One, the Risen Son of God!
Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Praise the One, the Risen Son of God!

Behold him there! The risen Lamb, my perfect, spotless Righteousness,
The Great unchangeable I Am, the King of Glory and of grace.
One with himself, I cannot die; my soul is purchased by his blood.
My life is hid with Christ on high, with Christ my Savior and my God,
With Christ my Savior and my God.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Praise the One, the Risen Son of God!
Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Praise the One, the Risen Son of God!

Benediction