Order of Worship, March 7, 2021

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH

 March 7, 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 116: 12-19

Leader:  What can I give back to God for all the blessings he’s poured out on me?

People:    I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—an offering to God!                                                                             I’ll pray in the name of God;

Leader:  I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do, and I’ll do it together with his people.

People:   When they arrive at the gates of death, God welcomes those who love him.

Leader:  Oh, God, here I am, your servant, your faithful servant: set me free for your service!

People:   I’m ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice and pray in the name of God.

Leader:  I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do, and I’ll do it in company with his people,

People:   In the place of worship, in God’s house,   in Jerusalem, God’s city.

All:          Hallelujah! Praise the Name of the Lord

 

Songs of Praise:

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Henry Lyte, 1834; tune John Goss, 1869)

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven; to his feet your tribute bring;

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven—who, like me, his praise should sing?

Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise the everlasting King.

 

Praise him for his grace and favor to our fathers in distress;

Praise him, still the same forever, slow to chide and swift to bless.

Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, glorious in his faithfulness.

 

Father-like, he tends and spares us; well our feeble frame he knows;

In his hands he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes;

Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, widely as his mercy goes.

 

Frail as summer’s flow’r we flourish, blows the wind and it is gone;

But while mortals rise and perish, God endures unchanging on.

Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise the High Eternal One.

 

Angels, help us to adore him; you behold him face to face;

Sun and moon bow down before him, dwellers all in time and space;

Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise with us the God of grace

 

Everlasting God (Brenton Brown & Ken Riley, 2005  CCLI Song #4556538)

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.

 

 

Jesus, Cast a Look on Me (John Berridge, ca. 1760)

Jesus, cast a look on me; give me sweet simplicity.

Make me poor and keep me low, seeking only Thee to know.

 

All that feeds my busy pride, cast it evermore aside.

Bid my will to thine submit, lay me humbly at thy feet.

 

Make me like a little child; of my strength and wisdom spoil,

seeing only in thy light, walking only in thy might.

 

Leaning on thy loving breast, where a weary soul can rest,

feeling well the peace of God flowing from his precious blood.

 

In this posture let me live, and hosannas daily give;

in this temper let me die, and hosannas ever cry…

in this temper, let me die, and hosannas every cry.

 

Confession/Assurance   

 

Respond in Praise:

 

How Marvelous (Charles Gabriel, 1905)

1.I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,

And wonder how He could love me, a sinner condemned unclean.

 

Chorus: How marvelous, how wonderful, and my song shall ever be—

How marvelous, how wonderful is my Savior’s love for me.

 

2.He took my sins and my sorrows, He made them his very own;

He bore the burden to Calvary, and suffered and died alone. (Chorus)

 

3.When with the ransomed in glory, his face I at last shall see;

‘Twill be my joy through the ages to sing of his love for me! (Chorus)

 

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:    Matthew 6:1-4

 

Giving to the Needy

1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

 

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

Sermon:  “Truly Blessed Giving

 

Communion Hymn:

 

Behold the Lamb (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend  CCLI Song #5003372)

 

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 Supper

 

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:                                                                                                                       

Jesus Shall Reign (Isaac Watts, 1719; Chorus Keith & Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash, 2017)

1.Jesus shall reign where e’er the sun does His successive journeys run;

His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.

 

2.Blessings abound where e’er He reigns; the pris’ner leaps to lose his chains;

The weary find eternal rest, and all the sons of want are blessed.

 

 

Chorus:

To our King be highest praise,

Rising through eternal days.

Just and faithful He shall reign:

Jesus shall reign!

 

3.Where He displays His healing power, Death and the curse are found no more.

In Him the tribes of Adam boast more blessings than their father lost.

 

4.People and realms of every tongue dwell on His love with sweetest song;

And infant voices shall proclaim their early praises to His name. (Chorus)

 

5.Let every creature rise and bring blessing and honor to our King;

Angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud Amen! (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.

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.

 

Missions

Reminder for the Mountain Area Pregnancy Services (MAPS) Missions opportunity, baby bottle banks are available at the entrance to the sanctuary to assist with giving, one more week.  We ask that you sign it out and return it on March 14th.  If you write a check please make it payable to MAPS.

 

 

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 call Sam Mitchell and he will send you the link to the meeting.

 

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: Surgery:  Malcolm Spink (gallbladder)     Healing: Wally, 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