Order of Worship Sunday September 13, 2020

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH

September 13, 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!

Call to worship:
Pastor: Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
People: Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
Pastor: Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
People: Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.
Pastor: Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us.
People: Fill my heart with joy as in harvest, as when the grain and new wine abound.
ALL: In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Songs of Praise:

Come, Thou Almighty King (Anon., circa 1757; tune Felice de Giardini, 1769)
Come, thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing, help us to praise.
Father, all glorious, o’er all victorious, come and reign over us, Ancient of Days.

Come, thou Incarnate Word, gird on thy mighty sword, our prayer attend.
Come, and thy people bless, and give thy Word success: Spirit of holiness, on us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter, thy sacred witness bear in this glad hour.
Thou who almighty art, now rule in every heart, and ne’er from us depart, Spirit of pow’r.

To the great One in Three eternal praises be, hence evermore.
his sovereign majesty may we in glory see, and to eternity love and adore.

Ancient of Days (Jamie Harvill & Gary Sadler, 1992),
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto the Ancient of Days.
From every nation, all of creation, bow before the Ancient of Days.
Every tongue in heaven and earth shall declare your glory
Every knee shall bow at your throne in worship,
You will be exalted, O God, and your kingdom shall not pass away,
O Ancient of Days. (Repeat)

Your kingdom shall reign over all the earth; sing unto the Ancient of Days!
For none can compare to your matchless worth; sing unto the Ancient of Days!

Every tongue in heaven and earth shall declare your glory
Every knee shall bow at your throne in worship,
You will be exalted, O God, and your kingdom shall not pass away,
O Ancient of Days.

King of Kings (Brooke Ligertwood & Jason Ingram, 2019)
In the darkness we were waiting, without hope, without light
till from heaven you came running—there was mercy in your eyes.
To fulfill the law and prophets to a virgin came the Word,
from a throne of endless glory to a cradle in the dirt.

Chorus:
Praise the Father, praise the Son, praise the Spirit, three in one.
God of glory, majesty, praise forever to the King of kings!

To reveal the kingdom coming and to reconcile the lost,
to redeem the whole creation you did not despise the cross.
For even in your suffering, you saw to the other side,
knowing this was our salvation, Jesus for our sake you died. (Chorus)

And the morning that your rose, all of heaven held its breath
Till that stone was moved for good, for the Lamb had conquered Death.
And the dead rose from their tombs, and the angels stood in awe,
For the souls of all who’d come to the Father are restored.

And the church of Christ was born, and the Spirit lit the flame.
Now this gospel truth of old shall not kneel, shall not faint.
By his blood and in his name, in his freedom, I am free
for the love of Jesus Christ, who has resurrected me.
Chorus:
Praise the Father, praise the Son, praise the Spirit, three in one.
God of glory, majesty, praise forever to the King of kings,
praise forever to the King of kings!

Confession/Assurance

Respond in Praise:

This is My Father’s World (M. Babcock, 1901; tune F. Sheppard, 1915)
This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears,
all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise,
the morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world: he shines in all that’s fair;
in the rustling grass I hear him pass, he speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world, O let me ne’er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done;
Jesus who died shall be satisfied, and earth and heav’n be one.

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: 1 Corinthians 11:23-33
This is the Word of the Lord.      Thanks be to God

Sermon: “The Meaning of Communion”

Communion Hymn:
Behold the Lamb (Keith and Kristyn Getty)

Behold the Lamb who takes our sins away, slain for us, and we remember
the promise made that all who come 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 Savor 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 suffering, we proclaim: Christ will come again!
And we’ll join in the feast of heav’n, around the table of the King.

The 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:

There is A Redeemer (Melody Green, 1982)
There is a Redeemer, Jesus, God’s own Son,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.

Chorus:
Thank you, O my Father, for giving us your Son,
and leaving your Spirit till the work on earth is done.

Jesus, my Redeemer, name above all names.
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, O, for sinners slain. (Chorus)

When I stand in glory, I will see his face,
And there I’ll serve my King forever in that holy place. (Chorus)

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.

Today is Communion Sunday: We welcome all believers to partake. It is our custom that for both elements we hold them and take it together, as a symbol of our unity. Grace to you.

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.

Prayer Requests: Recovering from surgery: Lynn (Bill & Glenda), Mike Lear and Carole Torpy; Wally Cook – tests; Bill & Glenda – ongoing health concerns; White’s nephew
Brian Hinson in Oregon – wild fires; Robbie Hargrove – shut-in; Glenn & Laura Glad; Thom Morgan’s mother; Caroline (Bev’s Mother); Terry Sloan – 2 possible cancerous
situations; Sarah’s brother in law Dan – cancer; Barb – kidney stone procedure tomorrow.
That justice and mercy would flow down for the oppressed and down trodden 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.