Order of Worship for Sunday October 11th.

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
October 11th, 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: Acts 17: 24-28
Leader: The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.
Congregation: And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
Leader: From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
Congregation: God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
All: For in him we live and move and have our being.

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.
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.

I Will Call Upon the Lord (Michael O’Shields, 1981)
I will call upon the Lord (Echo: I will call upon the Lord)
who is worthy to be praised, (Echo: Who is worthy to be praised)
So shall I be saved from my enemies (Echo: So shall I be saved from my enemies)
(All:) I will call upon the Lord

The Lord liveth, and blessed be the Rock,
And may the God of my salvation be exalted!
The Lord liveth, and blessed be the Rock,
And may the God of my salvation be exalted!

Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (J. Robinson, R. Thompson, M. Farren, CityAlight 2018)
What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

2.The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Savior He will stay
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

3.No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

4.With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me! (Repeat section)

Tag: When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me,
Yet not I, but through Christ in me,
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Confession/Assurance

Respond in Praise:

Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It (Fanny Crosby, 1882; tune A.L. Butler, 1967)
Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through his infinite mercy, his child, and forever, I am.

Chorus: Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through his infinite mercy, his child, and forever, I am.

2.Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus, no language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of his presence with me doth continually dwell. (Chorus)

3.I think of my blessed Redeemer, I think of him all the day long;
I sing, for I cannot be silent; his love is the theme of my song. (Chorus)

 

Scripture Reading: John 6:60-69

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

Sermon: “Hard Words of King Jesus”       Pastor Thomas Davis

Hymn of Dedication:

My Stronghold (John Michael Talbot)
1.Only in God is my soul at rest; in Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock, my strength, and my salvation.

Chorus: My stronghold, my Savior!
I shall not be afraid at all.
My stronghold, my Savior!
I shall not be moved.

2.Only in God is found safety, when the enemy pursues me.
Only in God is found glory, when I am found meek and lowly. (Chorus)

3. Only in God is my soul at rest; in Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock, my strength, and my salvation. (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:

Crown Him With Many Crowns (Matthew Bridges, 1851; tune George Elvey, 1868)
1.Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne;
hark! How the heav’nly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
and hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

2.Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, who died and rose on high,
who died, eternal life to bring, and lives that Death may die.

3.Crown Him the Lord of peace, whose pow’r a scepter sways
from pole to pole that wars may cease and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end, and ‘round his pierced feet
fair flowers of paradise extend, their fragrance ever sweet.

4.Crown Him the Lord of love: behold his hands and side,
those wounds yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou hast died for me!
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

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.

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 starting today, 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.

GROW

Pastor’s Circle Resumes October 12th: Come meet with Pastor Edward to discuss both the previous sermon and the upcoming sermon. We will meet at noon this Tuesday in the Fellowship hall. Bring a bag lunch and your bible.

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 home of Mike and Eleonore Shelton; 167 Burning Bush Trail, Waynesville. Contact Elenore at 828-734-6494 Next meeting is tomorrow, October 12th.

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. Please join us to bless and be blessed.

Prayer Requests:

Sherry Alvarez – mini strokes/tests; Barb & Bob’s niece Sarah- passed away; Wally Cook – tests; Bill & Glenda – ongoing health concerns; Robbie Hargrove – shut-in; Chuck & Carole Torpy; Glenn & Laura Glad; Thom Morgan’s mother; Caroline (Bev’s Mom); Sarah’s brother in law Dan – cancer; Terry Sloan – 2 possible cancerous situations;
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.