Order of Worship 8-30-2020

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH

  August 30, 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:   Psalm 103

Pastor: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

People: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

Pastor: who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

People: who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Pastor:  who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

People: As for us, our days are like grass; we flourish like a flower of the field;

Pastor: for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

ALL:  But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children.

 

Songs of Praise

I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Isaac Watts, 1709; tune Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784)

I sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise;

That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.

I sing the Wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;

The moon shines full at his command, and all the stars obey.

 

I sing the goodness of the Lord, that filled the earth with food;

He formed the creatures with his Word, and then pronounced them good.

Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye:

If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky!

 

There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes thy glories known;

And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from thy throne;

While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in thy care,

And everywhere that man can be, Thou, God, art present there.

 

Jesus, Only Jesus (Nathan & Christy Nockels/Matt Redman/Kristian Stanfill/Chris Tomlin/Tony Wood, 2013)

Who has the power to raise the dead? Who can save us from our sin?

He is our hope, our righteousness—Jesus, only Jesus.

 

Who can make the blind to see? Who hold the keys that set us free?

He paid it all to bring us peace—Jesus, only Jesus.

 

Chorus: Holy King, Almighty Lord, saints and angels all adore;

I join with them and bow before Jesus, only Jesus.

 

Who can command the highest praise? Who has the name above all names?

You stand alone, I stand amazed—Jesus, only Jesus. (Chorus X2)

 

Bridge: You will command the highest praise;

Yours is the name above all names.

You stand alone, I stand amazed—Jesus, only Jesus…Jesus, only Jesus.

 

You will command the highest praise;

Yours is the name above all names.

You stand alone, I stand amazed—Jesus, only Jesus…Jesus, only Jesus

I worship Jesus, only Jesus.

 

Here I Am, Lord (Daniel Schutte, 1981)

I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in deepest sin my hand will save.

I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

 

Chorus: Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go, Lord, if you lead me.

I will hold your people in my heart.

 

I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them; they turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone,

I will speak my word to them…Whom shall I send? (Chorus)

 

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them, my hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide, till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them…whom shall I send? (Chorus)

 

Confession/Assurance   

 

Respond in Praise: 

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (John Newton, 1779; tune Alexander Reinagle, 1836)

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer’s ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, and drives away his fear.

 

It makes the wounded spirit whole, and calms the troubled breast;

‘tis manna to the hungry soul, and to the weary rest.

 

Dear Name! the rock on which I build, my shield and hiding place,

my never-failing treas’ry filled with boundless stores of grace.

 

Jesus, my Shepherd, brother, Friend, my Prophet, Priest, and King,

my Lord, my Life, my way, my End, accept the praise I bring.

 

Weak is the effort of my heart, and cold my warmest thought;

but when I see thee as thou art, I’ll praise thee as I ought.

 

Till then I would thy love proclaim with every fleeting breath;

and may the music of thy name refresh my soul in death.

 

Scripture Reading:     Jonah 3:1-10

This is the Word of the Lord.              Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon: “The God of Second Chances”

 

Musical Offering:    Natalie Brouwer

Shadowfeet (Brooke Fraser, 2007)

Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet
toward home, a land that I’ve never seen;
I am changing—less and less asleep,
Made of different stuff than when I began.

And I have sensed it all along
fast approaching is the day

When the world has fallen out from under me,
I’ll be found in you, still standing.

When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
when time and space are through
I’ll be found in you.

There’s distraction buzzing in my head,
saying in the shadows it’s easier to stay;
But I’ve heard rumors of true reality,
whispers of a well-lit way. (Chorus)

You make all things new

You make all things new

You make all things new

You make all things; you make all things…

When the world has fallen out from under me,
I’ll be found in you, still standing;
When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
When time and space are through,
I’ll be found in you.

When the world has fallen out from under me,
I’ll be found in you, still standing.
Every fear and accusation under my feet;

When time and space are through,
I’ll be found in you;

When time and space are through, I’ll be found in you;

When time and space are through, I’ll be found in you.

 

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:   

For the Cause (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend, 2016)

For the cause of Christ the King we give our lives, an offering,

‘Til all the earth resounds with ceaseless praise to the Son.

For the cause of Christ we go with joy to reap, with faith to sow,

As many see and many put their trust in the Son.

 

Chorus:

Christ we proclaim, the Name above every name:

For all Creation, every nation, God’s salvation through the Son!

 

For the King once lifted high to cries of rage, of “Crucify,”

Endured the cross, as every sin was laid on the Son.

To the King who conquered death to free the poor and the oppressed,

For lasting peace, for life and liberty in the Son. (Chorus)

 

Let it be my life’s refrain: To live is Christ, to die is gain,

Deny myself, take up my cross and follow the Son. (Repeat)

(Chorus)

 

Benediction

 

 

KNOW

Tithes and Gifts: An offering plate is not passed during the service.  Plates for your tithes and offerings are located at the back of the sanctuary. If you are joining us via Zoom, your tithes and gifts can be mailed to P.O. Box 65, Clyde.  We thank you for your prayerful financial support for our church.

 

The Well: Are you longing for soaking prayer and fresh encouragement?  The Well will meet Monday August 31 at 5 pm at the Shelton home.  Please let Eleonore know if you are interested.  828-734-6494  or elliemshelton@gmail.com

 

Welcome Eagle’s Nest Remote Learning and School Age Program!

Our new renters, Aaron and Nicole Smith begin teaching tomorrow morning.  Classes will be from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday.  We pray success for them and blessings for all the children that they impact.

 

Prayer Requests: Wally Cook – tests; Bill & Glenda – ongoing health concerns; Robbie Hargrove – shut-in; Chuck & Carole Torpy; Glenn & Laura Glad; Bob’s parents – moving back to Wisconsin this week; Thom Morgan’s mother; Caroline (Bev’s Mother); Terry Sloan – 2 possible cancerous situations; Sarah’s brother in law Dan – cancer; Barb – kidney stone, next procedure Sept. 14th.

That justice and mercy would flow down for the oppressed and downtrodden and that the gospel would transform us, our nation and the world.

Continue to pray for all our fellow Christians under persecution or in chains for the gospel.