Sunday June 14, 2020 Order of Worship

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH
JUNE 14, 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!

Doxology:
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Call to worship: 1 Peter 2 (selected)
Pastor: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession,
People: that we may proclaim the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Pastor: Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people;
People: once we had not received mercy, but now we have received mercy
Pastor: Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
ALL: Let us keep our conduct honorable, (living as we do in this world) so that should those in this world ever speak against us, they may see our faith and our good deeds and so glorify God on the day of coming.

Songs of Praise:
When Morning Gilds the Skies (German, ca.1800, tune Joseph Barnby, 1868)
When morning gilds the skies, my heart awaking cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised.
Alike at work and prayer to Jesus I repair:
May Jesus Christ be praised.

When sleep her balm denies, my silent spirit sighs:
May Jesus Christ be praised.
When evil thoughts molest, with this I shield my breast:
May Jesus Christ be praised.

Does sadness fill my mind? A solace here I find:
May Jesus Christ be praised.
Or fades my earthly bliss? My comfort still is this:
May Jesus Christ be praised.

I heav’n’s eternal bliss the loveliest strain is this:
May Jesus Christ be praised.
The pow’rs of darkness fear, when this sweet chant they hear:
May Jesus Christ be praised.

Be this, while life is mine, my canticle divine:
May Jesus Christ be praised.
Be this th’eternal song, through all the ages on:
May Jesus Christ be praised.

 

Waiting Here for You (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Martin Smith, 2011)
If faith can move the mountains, let the mountains move.
We come with expectation, waiting here for you. (2X)

Chorus: Waiting here for you, with our hands lifted high in praise.
And it’s you, we adore, singing Al-le-lu-ia.

You’re the Lord of all Creation, and still you know my heart.
You’re the Author of salvation, you’ve loved us from the start. (Chorus)

You are everything you’ve promised, your faithfulness is true.
We’re desperate for your presence; all we need is you. (Chorus X2)

 

Amen (Charity Gayle, Joshua Sherman, Steven Musso, 2017)

Behold, Jehovah, seated on the throne,
Abba, Father, the wealth that overflows;
the God who was and…is and…shall be forevermore:
Holy is the Lord.

Chorus: Amen, Amen! Blessing and honor and glory and power, Amen.
Amen, Amen! Blessing and honor and glory and power, Amen.

Behold, the Way, the Truth and the Life,
perfect Savior, the blood that washed us white;
the God who was and…is and…shall be forevermore:
Holy is the Lord. (Chorus)
Bridge: Holiness has a name, and it’s Jesus.
Victory has a name, and it’s Jesus.
The Word has a name, and it’s Jesus.
Redemption has a name, and it’s Jesus! (2X)

Amen, Amen! Blessing and honor and glory and power, Amen.
Amen, Amen! Blessing and honor and glory and power, Amen.
Amen….Amen! Amen…Amen.

Confession/Assurance

Respond in Praise:

May the Mind of Christ My Savior (Kate Wilkinson, 1925; tune A. Cyril Barham-Gould, 1925)
May the mind of Christ my Savior live in me from day to day,
by his love and pow’r controlling all I do and say.

May the Word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour,
so that all may see I triumph only through his pow’r.

May the peace of God my Father rule my life in everything,
that I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.

May the peace of God my Father rule my life in everything,
him exalting, self-abasing, this is victory.

May his beauty rest upon me as I seek the lost to win,
and may they forget the channel, seeing only him.

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:1-11
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
This is the Word of the Lord.

Sermon

Hymn of Dedication:
Breathe (Marie Barnett, 1995)
This is the air I breathe, this is the air I breathe, Your holy presence living in me.
This is my daily bread, this is my daily bread, Your very Word spoken to me.
And I, I’m desperate for You.
And I, I’m lost without You. (Repeat all)

And I, I’m desperate for You.
And I, I’m lost without You,
I’m lost without you,
I’m lost without you.

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:

Be Thou My Vision (Irish poem and trad. Irish melody, 8th century, tr. Mary Byrne, Eleanor Hull)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art—
thou my best thought by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father, I thy true son;
thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Be thou my battle shield, sword for my fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tower:
raise thou me heav’n-ward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always:
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Benediction