Order of Worship Sunday October 4th. Communion Sunday

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
October 4, 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: Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
People: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
Pastor: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters.
People: The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Pastor: The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
ALL: May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Songs of Praise

Like A River Glorious (Frances Havergal, 1878; tune james Mountain, 1890)
Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace,
Over all victorious in its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth fuller ev’ry day,
Perfect, yet it growth, deeper all the way.

Chorus: Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blessed,
Finding, as he promised, perfect peace and rest.

Hidden in the hollow of his blessed hand,
never foe can follow, never traitor stand;
not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,
not a blast of worry touch the spirit there. (Chorus)

Ev’ry joy or trial falleth from above,
traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love.
We may trust him fully, all for us to do;
They who trust him wholly find him wholly true (Chorus)

Blessed Be Your Name (Matt and Beth Redman, 2002)
Blessed be your name in the land that is plentiful,
Where your streams of abundance flow,
Blessed be your name.
Blessed be your name when I’m found in the desert place,
Though I walk through the wilderness,
Blessed be your name.

Chorus: Every blessing you pour out I’ll turn back to praise.
When the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say:
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be your name.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be your glorious name.

Blessed be your name when the sun’s shining down on me,
when the world’s “all as it should be,”
blessed be your name.
Blessed be your name on the road marked with suffering,
Though there’s pain in the offering,
Blessed be your name. (Chorus)

Bridge: You give and take away, you give and take away.
My heart will choose to say, “Lord, blessed be your name.” (Repeat)

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be your name.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be your glorious name. (Repeat)

Living Hope (Phil Wickham, 2019)
How great the chasm that lay between us,
How high the mountain I could not climb.
In desperation, I turned to heaven
And spoke your name into the night.

Then through the darkness your lovingkindness
Saw through the shadows of my soul.
The work is finished, the end is written,
Jesus Christ, my Living Hope.

Who could imagine so great a mercy,
What heart could fathom such boundless grace?
The God of Ages stepped down from glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame.

The Cross has spoken, I am forgiven,
The King of kings calls me his own.
Beautiful Savior, I’m yours forever,
Jesus Christ, my Living Hope

Chorus: Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free,
Hallelujah, Death has lost its grip on me!
You have broken every chain,
There’s salvation in your name,
Jesus Christ, my Living Hope!

Then came the morning that sealed the promise,
Your buried body began to breathe.
Out of the silence, the roaring Lion
Declared the Grave has no claim on me. (Repeat verse 3)
Jesus, yours is the victory! (Chorus 2x)
Jesus Christ, my Living Hope, O God you are my Living Hope!

Confession/Assurance

Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:                                                                         for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:                                                                                            thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:                                                                                                and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Respond in Praise:
Give Me Jesus (Traditional American Spiritual, 1867)
In the morning, when I rise,
In the morning, when I rise,
In the morning, when I rise, give me Jesus.

Chorus: Give me Jesus, give me Jesus.
You can have all this world, give me Jesus.

And when I am alone,
O when I am alone,
And when I am alone, give me Jesus. (Chorus)

And when I come to die,
O when I come to die,
And when I come to die, give me Jesus. (Chorus)

Scripture Reading: John 14:15-27
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

Sermon: “Peace Be With You”

Communion Hymn :

We Adore Thee (Bob Smith)
Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace, Jesus, our Emmanuel:
We adore thee, we adore thee, we adore thee.

Lamb of God, who takes away your people’s sins, great is our redemption.
You gave for us a very pleasing sacrifice.
We adore thee, we adore thee, we adore thee.

Bread of Life who satisfies our deepest needs, great is our rejoicing.
You are for us the fountain of abundant life.
We adore thee, we adore thee, we adore thee.

Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace, Jesus, our Emmanuel:
We adore thee, we adore thee, we adore thee…we adore thee.

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:

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (Edward Mote, 1834; tune William Bradbury, 1863)
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

Chorus: On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace;
in every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. (Chorus)

His oath, his covenant, his blood support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way, he then is all my hope and stay. (Chorus)

When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found:
dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne. (Chorus)

Benediction