Order of Worship Sunday November 22, 2020

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
November 22, 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:
Pastor: Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.
People: He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever.
Pastor: He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.  The Lord sets prisoners free,
People: the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
Pastor: The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
ALL: The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord.

Songs of Praise

Now Thank We All Our God (Martin Rinkart, 1636, tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1858; tune Johann Cruger, 1647)
Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath done, in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms, hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
with ever-joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us in his grace, and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills in this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
the Son, and him who reigns with them in highest heaven—
the one eternal God, whom earth and heav’n adore;
for thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

Shine, Jesus, Shine (Graham Kendrick, 1987)
Lord, the light of your love is shining, in the midst of the darkness shining.
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us, set us free by the truth you now bring us:
Shine on me, shine on me!

Chorus:
Shine, Jesus, shine, fill this land with the Father’s glory.
Blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy—
Send forth your Word, Lord, and let there be light.

Lord, I come to your awesome presence, from the shadows into your radiance.
By the blood I may enter your brightness; search me, try me, consume all my darkness:
Shine on me, shine on me! (Chorus)

As we gaze on your kingly brightness, so our faces display your likeness.
Ever changing from glory to glory, mirrored here may our lives tell your story:
Shine on me, shine on me! (Chorus X2)

My Heart is Filled With Thankfulness (Stuart Townend)
My heart is filled with thankfulness to him who bore my pain,
who plumbed the depths of my disgrace and gave me life again,
who crushed my curse of sinfulness and clothed me in his light,
and wrote his law of righteousness with power upon my heart

My heart is filled with thankfulness to him who walks beside,
who floods my weaknesses with strength, and causes fears to fly;
whose every promise is enough for every step I take,
sustaining me with arms of love and crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness to him who reigns above,
whose wisdom is my perfect peace, whose every thought is love.
For every day I have on earth is given by the King,
so I will give my life, my all to love and follow him,
to love and follow him.

Confession/Assurance

Respond in Praise:

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.

 

Scripture Reading: Revelation 2:18-28

To the Church in Thyatira
18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.
19 “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, 23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works. 24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden. 25 Only hold fast what you have until I come. 26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, 27 and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star.

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

Sermon: “A Jezebel Throwdown”

 

Hymn of Dedication:

Give Thanks (Henry Smith, 1978)
Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,
give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. (Repeat)

And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”
Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us. (Repeat)

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,
give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. (Repeat)

And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”
Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us.
And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”
Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us.
Give thanks…give thanks…give thanks.

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)
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
Tithes and Gifts: 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.

Nominations: We have come to that time of year when the Nominating Committee is in prayerful consideration to bring forward names for the position of Elder. Members of the Congregation may also put forth a name for leadership but must ask the individual first before submitting the suggestion to the nominating committee. You may contact Sam Mitchell, Jeffery Alt, LuAnn Davis or Linda Roberts with suggestions. We have two positions open for next year and voting will occur during our Congregational Meeting in January 2021.

GROW
The Well & Thursday Night Bible Study: both of these gatherings have wrapped up for the year.

GO
Open Door Soup Kitchen: First Friday of every month – December 4th. This is an ongoing
commitment of Providence Church to the least, the last, the lost and the lonely of our community. We prepare a meal, then the Salvation Army food truck picks it up and serving is done at another location. Thanks for your faithfulness. Please join us to bless and be blessed.

Prayer Requests: Eleonore Shelton – surgery Dec. 4; Sherry Alvarez – healing; Sam Mitchell and his brother Bob; Wally Cook; Bill & Glenda White; 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.