Order of Worship, May 2, 2021

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH

May 2, 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 103

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

People:  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Leader:   The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.

People:    He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.

Leader:    The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

People:    He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

Leader:    For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

People:    as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Leader:    As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

ALL:         For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

 

Songs of Praise:

To God Be the Glory (Fanny Crosby, 1875)

To God be the glory, great things he has done!

So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,

And opened the life-gate that we may go in.

 

Chorus: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father through Jesus, his Son,

And give him the glory—great things he has done.

 

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!

To ev’ry believer the promise of God;

The vilest offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus forgiveness receives. (Chorus)

 

Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

But purer and higher and greater will be

Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. (Chorus)

 

Come, Now is the Time to Worship (Brian Doerksen, 1998   CCLI #2430948)

Come, now is the time to worship.

Come, now is the time to give your heart.

Come, just as you are, to worship.

Come, just as you are, before your God, come.

 

One day ev’ry tongue will confess you are God,

One day ev’ry knee will bow;

Still the greatest treasure remains for those who gladly choose you now. (Repeat)

 

Come, now is the time to worship.

Come, now is the time to give your heart.

Come, just as you are, to worship.

Come, just as you are, before your God, come.

 

How Great is Our God (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash, 2004   CCLI#4348399)

1.The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty,

Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.

He wraps himself in light, and darkness tries to hide,

And trembles at his voice, trembles at his voice.

 

How great is our God! Sing with me, how great is our God!

And all will see how great, how great is our God.

 

 

2.Age to age he stands, and time is in his hands,

Beginning and the end, beginning and the end.

The God-head, three in one: Father, Spirit, Son,

The Lion and the Lamb, Lion and the Lamb.

 

How great is our God! Sing with me, how great is our God!

And all will see how great, how great is our God.

 

Cause you’re the Name above all names,

You are worthy of all praise,

And my heart will sing: How great is our God.

You’re the Name above all names,

You are worthy of all praise,

And my heart will sing: How great is our God.

 

How great is our God!

Sing with me, How great is our God!

And all will see how great, how great is our God. (Repeat)

 

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee:

How great thou art, how great thou art.

Then sing my soul, my Savior God to thee:

How great thou art, how great—thou—art.

 

Confession/Assurance     

 

Respond in Praise:

 

Seek Ye First (Karen Lafferty, 1972   CCLI #1352)

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,

And all these thangs shall be added unto you—Allelu, Alleluia

 

Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find,

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you—Allelu, Alleluia

 

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word

That proceeds from the mouth of the Lord—Allelu, Alleluia

 

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,

And all these thangs shall be added unto you—Allelu, Alleluia

 

 

 

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 7:7-12

Ask, and It Will Be Given

7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

 

The Golden Rule

12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

 

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

Sermon:  “ASK”                           

Communion Hymn

 

Behold the Lamb (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend   CCLI #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:                                                                                                                       

It is Well With My Soul (Horatio Spafford, 1873; tune Philip Bliss, 1876)

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

“It is well, it is well with my soul.”

 

Chorus:

It is well…

With my soul…

It is well, it is well with my soul.

 

2.Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

let this blest assurance control:

that Christ has regarded my helpless estate

and has shed his own blood for my soul. (Chorus)

 

3.My sin—O the bliss of this glorious thought!—

my sin, not in part, but the whole,

is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more;

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! (Chorus)

 

4.And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,

the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend:

“Even so”—it is well with my soul. (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