Order of Worship August 23, 2020

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
August 23, 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 99
Pastor: The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
People: The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!
Pastor: The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity;
you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob and Israel.
People: O Lord our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them,
but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
ALL: Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!

Songs of Praise

All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above (Johann Schutz, 1675; tune Bohemian Brethren’s Gesangbuch, 1566)

All praise to God, who reigns above, the God of all creation,
the God of wonders, pow’r and love, the God of our salvation!
With healing balm my soul he fills, the God who every sorrow stills.
To God all praise and glory!

What God’s almighty pow’r hath made his gracious mercy keepeth;
by morning dawn or evening shade his watchful eye ne’er sleepeth;
within the kingdom of his might, lo all is just and all is right.
To God all praise and glory!

The Lord forsaketh not his flock, his chosen generation;
he is their refuge and their rock, their peace and their salvation.
As with a mother’s tender hand he leads his own, his chosen band.
To God all praise and glory!

Then come before his presence now and banish fear and sadness;
to your Redeemer pay your vow and sing with joy and gladness:
Through great distress my soul befell, the Lord, my God, did all things well.
To God all praise and glory!

He Has Made Me Glad (Leona von Brethorst, 1976)

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise.
I will say, “This is the day that the Lord has made!”
I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

Chorus: He has made me glad, He has made me glad,
I will rejoice for He has made me glad—
He has made me glad, He has made me glad,
I will rejoice for He has made me glad.
(Repeat all, then repeat chorus)

Lay Me Down (Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin, 2013)

With this heart open wide, from the depths from the heights
I will bring a sacrifice.
With these hands lifted high, hear my song, hear my cry,
I will bring a sacrifice, I will bring a sacrifice.

Chorus:
I lay me down, I’m not my own, I belong to you alone,
Lay me down, lay me down, Oh—
Hand on my heart, this much is true: there’s no life apart from you,
Lay me down, lay me down.
(2nd time: Lay me down, lay me down.)

Letting go of my pride, giving up all my rights,
Take this life and let it shine,
Take this life and let it shine. (Chorus)

Bridge: It will be my joy to say, “Your will, your way,”
It will be my joy to say, “Your will, your way,”
It will be my joy to say, “Your will, your way, always!” (Repeat)

Chorus:
I lay me down, I’m not my own, I belong to you alone,
Lay me down, lay me down, Oh—
Hand on my heart, this much is true: there’s no life apart from you,
Lay me down, lay me down, Oh—
Lay me down, lay me down, Oh—
Lay me down, lay me down.

Confession/Assurance

Respond in Praise:
You Are My Hiding Place (Michael Ledner, 1981)
You are my hiding place,
You always fill my heart with songs
of deliverance;
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You,
I will trust in You.
Let the weak say, “I am strong in the strength of the Lord!

You are my hiding place,
You always fill my heart with songs
of deliverance;
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You,
I will trust in You.
Let the weak say, “I am strong in the strength of the Lord!
”(Women: I will trust in You…)

Men: You are my hiding place,                         Women: I will trust in You.
You always fill my heart with songs                 Let the weak say, “I am strong
Of deliverance; Whenever I am afraid,            in the strength of the Lord.”
I will trust in You.                                                 I will trust in You…

Repeat parts, everyone ending with “I will trust in You!”

 

Scripture Reading: Jonah 1:17 – 2:10
This is the Word of the Lord.      Thanks be to God.

Sermon: “When You Bottom Out”

Hymn of Dedication:
I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130) (Keith Getty, J. Kauflin, M. Merker & Stuart Townend, 2018)

Out of the depths I cry to you,
In darkest places I will call;
Incline your ear to me anew,
And hear my cry for mercy, Lord.
Were you to count my sinful ways
How could I come before your throne?
Yet full forgiveness meets my gaze;
I stand redeemed by grace alone

Chorus: I will wait for you, I will wait for you,
On your Word I will rely.
I will wait for you, surely wait for you
till my soul is satisfied.

So put your hope in God alone,
Take courage in his power to save,
completely and forever won
by Christ emerging from the grave! (Chorus)

Now He has come to make a way,
and God himself has paid the price,
that all who trust in Him today
find healing in his sacrifice.

Chorus: I will wait for you, I will wait for you
On your Word I will rely.
I will wait for you, surely wait for you
till my soul is satisfied
I will wait for you, I will wait for you
through the storm and through the night
I will wait for you, surely wait for you,
for your love is my delight.

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:

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Chisholm, 1923; tune William Runyan, 1923)
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with thee;
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
As thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

Chorus: Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided—
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. (Chorus)

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! (Chorus)

Benediction

 

KNOW
Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, especially if you are visiting with us. We invite you to stop by our Welcome Center where you can receive more information about our church.

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

Prayer Requests: Bill & Glenda – ongoing health concerns; Robbie Hargrove – shut-in; Chuck & Carole Torpy;     Glenn & Laura Glad; Bob’s parents; Thom Morgan’s mother;  Caroline (Bev’s Mother); Terry Sloan – possible cancer; Sarah’s brother in law Dan –cancer; Barb – kidney stone procedure tomorrow.
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.