Order of Worship 8-9-2020

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
August 9, 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 92
Pastor: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
People: to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.
Pastor: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
People: How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!
Pastor: The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
People: They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God.
ALL: They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; God is my rock, My Fortress, My Salvation

Songs of Praise

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Robert Robinson, 1758; tune Asahel Nettleton, 1825)
Come, thou fount of ev’ry blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above;
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of God’s unchanging love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wand’ring from the fold of God:
He, to rescue me from danger, bought me with his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be;
Let that grace now, like a fetter, bind my wand’ring heart to thee.
Prone to wander—Lord, I feel it—prone to leave the God I love:
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.

Everlasting God (Brenton Brown & Ken Riley, 2005)
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
we will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord.
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
we will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord…

Our God, you reign forever,
Our Hope, our strong Deliverer!

You are the Everlasting God, the Everlasting God!
You do not faint, you won’t grow weary;
You’re the defender of the weak, you comfort those in need,
You lift us up on wings like eagles.
(Repeat all)

You are the Everlasting God, the Everlasting God!
You do not faint, you won’t grow weary;
You’re the defender of the weak, you comfort those in need,
You lift us up on wings like eagles.

You Have Been Good (Twila Paris, 1988)
Oh Lord, You have been good,
You have been faithful to all generations.
Oh Lord, your steadfast love
and tender mercy have been our salvation.
For by your hand—we have been fed,
And by your Spirit—we have been led. (Repeat all)

Oh Lord, Almighty God, Father unchanging, upright and holy,
Oh Lord, you have been good, you have been faithful, you have been good.

For by your hand—we have been fed,
And by your Spirit—we have been led.

Oh Lord, you have been good, you have been faithful, you have been good.
You have been faithful, you have been good,
You have been faithful, you have been good.

Confession/Assurance

Respond in Praise:

Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (Fanny Crosby, 1869; tune William Doane, 1869)
Jesus, keep me near the cross; there a precious fountain,
Free to all—a healing stream—flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.

Chorus:
In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find rest beyond the river.

Near the cross, a trembling soul, love and mercy found me;
There the Bright and Morning Star shed its beams around me. (Chorus)

Near the cross! O Lamb of God, bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day with its shadow o’er me. (Chorus)

Near the cross I’ll watch and wait, hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand just beyond the river. (Chorus)

 

Scripture Reading: Jonah 1:1-10
             This is the Word of the Lord.

Sermon: “Where is Your Identity”

Hymn of Dedication:

At the Name of Jesus (Caroline Noel, 1870; tune, Jonathan Gilley, 1996)
At the name of Jesus ev’ry knee shall bow,
ev’ry tongue confess Him King of glory now.
‘Tis the Father’s pleasure we should call him Lord,
Who from the beginning was the mighty Word.

At His voice Creation sprang at once to sight;
all the angel faces, all the hosts of light,
Thrones and dominations, stars upon their way,
All the heav’nly orders in their great array.

Humbled for a season to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came.
Faithfully He bore it, spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious, when from death he passed.

In your hearts enthrone Him; there let Him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true.
Crown Him as your Captain in temptation’s hour.
Let His will enfold you in its light and pow’r.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus shall return again,
with his Father’s glory o’er the earth to reign.
For all earthly powers meet upon His brow,
and our hearts confess Him King of Glory now.

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:

Blessed Assurance (Fanny Crosby, 1873; tune Phoebe Knapp, 1873)
Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

Chorus:
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. (Chorus)

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with his goodness, lost in his love. (Chorus 2X)

Benediction