Order of Worship, April 25, 2021

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
April 25, 2021

Welcome

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

Call to worship: Psalm 133
Leader: 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!
Leader: It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!
ALL: For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
Songs of Praise:
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Edward Perronet, 1779; tune Oliver 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 seed of Israel’s chosen race, ye ransomed of 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 every kindred, every 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.

Bless the Lord (10,000 Reasons) (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman CCLI #6016351)
Chorus:
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul—worship his holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul, I’ll worship your holy name.

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning,
It’s time to sing your praise again.
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes. (Chorus)

You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger;
Your name is great and your heart is kind.
For all your goodness I will keep on singing:
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find. (Chorus)

And on that day, when my strength is failing,
The end draws near and my time has come,
Still my soul will sing your praise unending,
Ten thousand years and then forevermore.

Chorus:
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul—worship his holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul, I’ll worship your holy name. (Repeat)
I’ll worship your holy name,
I will worship your holy name!

What a Beautiful Name (Brooke Ligertwood & Ben Fielding, 2017 CCLI #7068424)
You were the Word at the beginning, one with God the Lord Most High;
Your hidden glory in creation now revealed in you, our Christ—

What a beautiful name it is, what a beautiful name it is,
The name of Jesus Christ my King.
What a beautiful name it is, nothing compares to this,
what a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus.

The earth was lost its own darkness,
So Jesus you brought heaven down.
My sin was great—your love was greater;
What could separate us now?

What a wonderful name it is, what a wonderful name it is,
The name of Jesus Christ my King.
What a wonderful name it is, nothing compares to this,
What a wonderful name it is, the name of Jesus,
What a wonderful name it is, the name of Jesus…

…Death could not hold you, the veil tore before you,
You silence the boast of sin and grave.
The heavens are roaring the praise of your glory,
For you are raised to life again.

You have no rival, you have no equal,
Now are forever, God, you reign.
Yours is the kingdom, yours is the glory,
Yours is the name above all names!

What a powerful name it is, what a powerful name it is,
The name of Jesus Christ my King.
What a powerful name it is, nothing can stand against,
What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus,
What a wonderful name it is, the name of Jesus,
What a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus.

Confession/Assurance Select portions of Psalm 51
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Respond in Praise:

Spirit of the Living God, Fall Fresh on Me (Daniel Iverson, 1926 CCLI #23488)
Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me;
Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me.
Break me! Melt me! Mold me! Fill me!
Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me. (Repeat)

Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:1-6
“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. 6 “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!
Sermon: “Be Helpful”

Hymn of Dedication

You Will Keep in Perfect Peace
You will keep in perfect peace
those who trust in You;
All whose minds are fixed on You,
You fill with hope and truth.

Peeling off old habits dim:
deceit and pride and greed,
we stand forgiven, shining bright
in Christ’s humility.

Chorus:
We will fix our minds on You,
tie our hearts to things above,
as the life of Christ comes flooding into
the way we live and love.

Words of blessing fill our mouths
as manna we consume;
peace replaces fearfulness
where thankful flowers bloom.

Every joy and sorrow here,
each sunrise, every storm
is seen through eyes forever changed
by gazing at the Lord. (Chorus X2)

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:
He Leadeth Me (Joseph H. Gilmore; tune William Bradbury, 1862)
1.He leadeth me, O blessed thought! O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be, still ‘tis God’s hand that leadeth me.

Chorus:
He leadeth me, he leadeth me,
By his own hand he leadeth me:
His faithful foll’wer I would be,
For by his hand he leadeth me.

2.Lord, I would clasp thy hand in mine, nor ever murmur nor repine;
Content, whatever lot I see, since ‘tis my God that leadeth me. (Chorus)

3.And when my task on earth is done, when, by thy grace, the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee, since God through Jordan leadeth me. (Chorus)

Benediction

KNOW
Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, joining us in person or via Zoom! We invite you to stop by our Welcome Center where you can receive more information about our church.
Upcoming New Worship Time: May 23rd (Pentecost Sunday) we will be moving to the new worship time of 10:45a.m. with Sunday School at 10a.m. (Note: this is all contingent upon updated COVID-19 restrictions)
Children of all ages are invited to participate in the entire service of worship. We will have
childcare for children up to 6 years of age, upstairs in our new room.
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.
Graduation Celebration: We would like to recognize and rejoice with our 2021 graduates, Charlotte Allsbrook and William Rhodarmer. Join us on Sunday May 16th, immediately following the Sunday worship service for an outdoor BBQ luncheon.
To assist us in food preparation, we ask that you either fill out the sign up sheet at the “welcome table ” in the Narthex or contact Renee Mitchell ( dvm@charter. net – Subject line : Graduation Celebration) by May 9th,2021.
YARD SALE: Mark your calendars for the big Yard Sale event! Tentative dates: June 17-19
Church Work Day: Seeking volunteers May 15, for work day at church, contact Jason Edwards jasone.gop@gmail.com

GROW
Would you like to grow in the joy and work of prayer? Join our women on Tuesday mornings at 10:15 or our men on Thursday mornings. These seasons of weekly prayer are rich in fellowship and in prayers. Want to know more about Women’s Prayer? Contact Linda Roberts. Would you like to join our ZOOM prayer times at 7:30 am Thursday’s? Contact Sam Mitchell.

Are you longing to grow in your connection with God through Scripture reading? Pastor Edward recommends Bible In One Year (by Alpha International), a 20 minute reading of Scripture and commentary written by Nicky Gumble leader of Alpha (an international evangelism ministry). Just look it up under your apps on your phone/computer.

GO
Open Door Soup Kitchen: This is an ongoing commitment of Providence Church to the least, the last, the lost and the lonely of our community. While Open Door is no longer able to serve meals, we are still volunteering to cook the meals on the first Friday of each month. If you can serve in this way, please let Phil and Pat know at 828- 476-5130. Thanks for your faithfulness.

Prayer Requests: Continued prayers for Cook family Healing: Susan, Kingshill, Judd Heriot, Aiyla Altman, Malcolm Spink, Robbie Hargrove; Chuck & Carole Torpy; Glenn & Laura Glad; Thom Morgan’s mother; Caroline (Bev’s Mom); Sarah’s brother in law Dan – cancer; Lisa Rhodarmer’s brother Michael – cancer