Order of Worship for Sunday November 1, 2020

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH

    November 1, 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!  And also with you!

 

Call to worship:   Psalm 84

Pastor: How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
People: My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Pastor: Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
People: Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah

Pastor: Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
People: As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
Pastor: They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

People: O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
Pastor: Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed!

People: For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Pastor: For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
ALL:  O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!

 

Songs of Praise:

For All the Saints (William Walsham How, 1864-5; tune Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906)

For all the saints who from their labors rest,

Who thee by faith before the world confessed,

They name, O Jesus, be forever blest.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;

Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;

Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;

The saints triumphant rise in bright array;

The King of glory passes on his way.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,

Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,

Sing to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

He is Exalted (Twila Paris, 1985)

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high; I will praise Him.

He is exalted, forever exalted, and I will praise His name!

He is the Lord, forever His truth shall reign;

Heaven and earth rejoice in His holy name.

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high.

(Repeat)

Tag: He is exalted, the King is exalted on high.

 

Revelation Song (Kari Jobe, 2010)

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain; holy, holy is He.

Sing a new song to Him who sits on heaven’s mercy seat. (2X)

 

Chorus:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,

Who was and is and is to come.

With all Creation I sing praise to the King of kings;

You are my everything, and I will adore You.

 

Clothed in rainbows of living color, flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder.

Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be

to You the only wise King. (Chorus)

 

Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder, at the mention of your Name,

Jesus your name is power, breath, and living water—

such a marvelous mystery! (Chorus X2)

 

Confession/Assurance   

Musical Offering:  O Lord (Lauren Daigle)                                 Natalie Brouwer

Though times it seems like I’m coming undone
This walk can often feel lonely no matter what until this race is won
I will stand my ground where hope can be found
I will stand my ground where hope can be found

 

Oh, O’ Lord O’ Lord I know You hear my cry
Your love is lifting me above all the lies
No matter what I face this I know in time
You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right
You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right

 

Your strength is found
At the end of my road
Your grace it reaches to the hurting
Still through the tears and the questioning why
I will stand my ground where hope can be found
I will stand my ground where hope can be found

 

Oh, O’ Lord O’ Lord I know You hear my cry
Your love is lifting me above all the lies
No matter what I face this I know in time

You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right

You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right

 

I will stand my ground

I will stand my ground

I will stand my ground where hope can be found

I will stand my ground where hope can be found

 

Oh, O’ Lord O’ Lord I know You hear my cry
Your love is lifting me above all the lies
No matter what I face this I know in time

You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right

You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right,

Make it right, make it right, right.

 

Apostle’s Creed: 

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried;

He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.   Amen

 

Scripture Reading:    Revelation 2:1-7

 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’

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

 

Sermon: “First Love”                                            Pastor Edward Brouwer

 

Communion Hymn:

Behold the Lamb (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, slain for us, and we remember

the promise made that all who come in in faith find forgiveness at the cross.

So we share in this bread of life and we drink of his sacrifice

As a sign of our bonds of peace, around the table of the King.

 

The body of our Savior Jesus Christ, torn for you, eat and remember

The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life paid the price to make us one.

So we share in this bread of life and we drink of his sacrifice

As a sign of our bonds of grace around the table of the King.

 

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin, shed for you, drink and remember

He drained death’s cup that all may enter in to receive the life of God.

So we share in this bread of life and we drink of his sacrifice

As a sign of our bonds of love around the table of the King.

 

And so with thankfulness and faith we rise to respond, and to remember

Our call to follow in the steps of Christ as his body here on earth.

As we share in his sufferings, we proclaim: Christ will come again!

And we’ll join in the feast of heav’n, around the table of the King.

 

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:   

A Mighty Fortress is Our God (Martin Luther, 1529)

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;

Our helper, he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.

For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe:

His craft and pow’r are great; and armed with cruel hate,

on earth is not his equal.

 

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;

Were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing.

Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he,

Lord Sabaoth his name, from age to age the same,

And he must win the battle.

 

And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,

We will not fear, for God hath willed his truth to triumph through us.

The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him;

His rage we can endure, for lo! his doom is sure;

One little word shall fell him.

 

That Word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth;

The Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth.

Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;

The body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still;

His kingdom is forever!

 

Benediction

 

KNOW

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.

O.C.C.:  We will once again collect shoe boxes (November 15 & 22) with dedication on the 22nd. We will have shoe boxes, brochures and fill items available at the church this month.

 

GROW

The Well:  Are you hungry and thirsty for healing prayer?  For yourself, for our church, for our nation?  Come to the Well…. meeting every other Monday at the Shelton home. Contact Elenore at 828-734-6494

Thursday Night Bible Study: Meets every other Thursday from 7-8:30 pm.  Men are studying 1 Corinthians and Women are studying 2 Peter.  If you are interested in attending, contact Luke or Renee Allsbrook to get on the email list.

 

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, then the Salvation Army food truck picks it up and serving is done at another location. If you can serve in this way, please let Phil and Pat know at 828- 476-5130. Thanks for your faithfulness.  Please join us this Friday November 6th to bless and be blessed.

 

Prayer Requests: The Election; Sherry Alvarez – healing; Wally Cook; Glenda White-surgery Nov. 2; 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.