Order of Worship

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
October 18 , 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: Psalm 119:41-48
Pastor: May your unfailing love come to me, Lord, your salvation, according to your promise; then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
People: Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws. I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
Pastor: I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
People: for I delight in your commands because I love them.
ALL: I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.

Songs of Praise

To God Be the Glory  (Fanny Crosby, 1875; tune William Howard Doane, 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)

Jesus, Messiah (Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves)
He became sin who knew no sin,
that we might become his righteousness.
He humbled himself and carried the cross—
Love so amazing, love so amazing

Chorus: Jesus, Messiah, name above all names,
Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel,
the Rescue for sinners, the Ransom from heaven:
Jesus, Messiah, Lord of all!

His body the bread, his blood the wine,
Broken and poured out all for love.
The whole earth trembled and the veil was torn—
Love so amazing, love so amazing (Chorus)

All our hope is in You, all our hope is in You!
All the glory to You, God, the Light of the world!

Chorus: Jesus, Messiah, name above all names,
Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel,
the Rescue for sinners, the Ransom from heaven:
Jesus, Messiah, Lord of all!
Jesus, Messiah, Lord of all,
Lord of all—the Lord of all!

Holy Spirit (Bryan and Katie Torwalt, 2011)
There’s nothing worth more that could ever come close,
No thing can compare, you’re our living hope:
Your presence, Lord.

I’ve tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves,
Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone:
Your presence, Lord.

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here;
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for—
To be overcome by your presence, Lord, *(2nd time to next section)
Your presence, Lord.
(Repeat all)

*Holy Spirit, you are welcome here;
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for—
To be overcome by your presence, Lord,
Your presence, Lord…your presence—
Your presence, Lord…

Let us become more aware of your presence,
Let us experience the glory of your goodness. (4X)

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here;
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for—
To be overcome by your presence, Lord.

Confession/Assurance

Respond in Praise:

Fairest Lord Jesus (Muster Gesangbuch, 1677; tune Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842)
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,
thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling, starry host:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heav’n can boast.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
now and forevermore be thine.

Scripture Reading: Revelation 1:1-8
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God

Sermon: “A Kingdom of Priests to Our God”

Hymn of Dedication:
Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (J. Robinson, R. Thompson, M. Farren, CityAlight 2018)
1. What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

2. The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Savior He will stay
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

3. No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

4. With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me! (Repeat section)

Tag: When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me,
Yet not I, but through Christ in me,
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

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:

We Come, O Christ, to You (E. Margaret Clarkson, 1957, 1985; tune John Darwall, 1770)
1.We come, O Christ, to you, true Son of God and man,
by whom all things consist, in whom all life began:
In you alone we live and move, and have our being in your love.

2.You are the Way to God, your blood our ransom paid:
In you we face our Judge and Maker unafraid.
Before the throne absolved we stand, your love has met your law’s demand.

3.You are the living Truth! All wisdom dwells in you,
the Source of every skill, the one eternal True!
O great I Am! In you we rest, sure answer to our every quest.

4.You only are true Life, to know you is to live
the more abundant life that earth can never give:
O risen Lord! We live in you: in us each day your life renew!

5.We worship you, Lord Christ, our Savior and our King,
to you our youth and strength adoringly we bring:
So fill our hearts, that all may view your life in us, and turn to you.

Benediction