October 25, 2020


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 24
Pastor: The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.
People: Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?
Pastor: The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.
People: They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior.
Pastor: Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.
People: Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Pastor: Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
People: Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Pastor: Who is he, this King of glory?
ALL: The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.

Songs of Praise

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Henry Lyte, 1834; tune John Goss, 1869)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven; to his feet your tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven—who, like me, his praise should sing?
Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise the everlasting King.

Praise him for his grace and favor to our fathers in distress;
Praise him, still the same forever, slow to chide and swift to bless.
Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us; well our feeble frame he knows;
In his hands he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes;
Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, widely as his mercy goes.

Frail as summer’s flow’r we flourish, blows the wind and it is gone;
But while mortals rise and perish, God endures unchanging on.
Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise the High Eternal One.

Angels, help us to adore him; you behold him face to face;
Sun and moon bow down before him, dwellers all in time and space;
Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise with us the God of grace.

You Are My All in All (Dennis Jernigan, 1991)
You are my strength when I am weak, You are the treasure that I seek,
You are my all in all.
Seeking you as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up I’d be a fool,
You are my all in all.

Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is Your name;
Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is Your name!

Taking my sin, my cross, my shame, rising again, I bless Your name,
You are my all in all.
When I fall down You pick me up, when I am dry You fill my cup,
You are my all in all. (Chorus)

You are my strength when I am weak, You are the treasure that I seek,
You are my all in all.
Seeking you as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up I’d be a fool,
You are my all in all. (Chorus X2)

No Longer Slaves (Bethel Music)
You unravel me with a melody, You surround me with a song
of deliverance from my enemies ‘til all my fears are gone.

I’m no longer a slave to fear; I am a child of God.
I’m no longer a slave to fear; I am a child of God.
From my mother’s womb, You have chosen me; Love has called my name.
I’ve been born again into a family; your blood flows through my veins. (Chorus)

Oh–oh, oh, oh. Oh—oh oh oh (2X)

You split the sea so I could walk right through it;
My fears are drowned in perfect love.
You rescued me so I could stand and sing: “I am a child of God!” (2X)

I am a child of God, Yes, I am a child of God!

Respond in Praise:

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts (Bernard of Clairvaux, ca. 1150; tune Henry Baker, 1854)
Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts, thou fount of life, thou light of men.
From the best bliss that earth imparts we turn unfilled to thee again.

Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood; thou savest those that on thee call;
to them that seek thee thou art good, to them that find thee all in all.

We taste thee, O thou living bread, and long to feast upon thee still;
we drink of thee, the fountainhead, our thirsty souls in thee are filled.

Our restless spirits yearn for thee, where e’er our changeful lot is cast;
Glad when thy gracious smile we see, blessed when our faith can hold thee fast.

O Jesus, ever with us stay, make all our moments calm and bright;
Chase the dark night of sin away, shed o’er the world thy holy light.

Scripture Reading: Revelation 1:9-20
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Sermon: “Christ Speaks”

Hymn of Dedication:

Be Unto Your Name (Lynn De Shazo & Gary Sadler, 1998)
We are a moment, you are forever, Lord of the ages, God before time.
We are a vapor, you are eternal, Love everlasting, reigning on high.

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.
Highest praises, honor and glory be unto your name,
Be unto your name.

We are the broken, you are the healer: Jesus, Redeemer, mighty to save.
You are the love song we’ll sing forever, bowing before you, blessing your name.
(Chorus X2)

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:

Jesus Shall Reign (Isaac Watts, 1719; Chorus Keith & Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash, 2017)
1.Jesus shall reign where e’er the sun does His successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2.Blessings abound where e’er He reigns; the pris’ner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest, and all the sons of want are blessed.

To our King be highest praise,
Rising through eternal days.
Just and faithful He shall reign:
Jesus shall reign!

3.Where He displays His healing power, Death and the curse are found no more.
In Him the tribes of Adam boast more blessings than their father lost.

4.People and realms of every tongue dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim their early praises to His name. (Chorus)

5.Let every creature rise and bring blessing and honor to our King;
Angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud Amen! (Chorus)


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.

Daylight Savings Time Ends November 1st: Don’t forget to turn your clocks back next weekend.

Communion Sunday: Next Sunday, November 1st we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

O.C.C.: We will once again collect shoe boxes (November 15 & 22) with dedication on the 22nd. We will have shoe boxes, brochures and fill items available at the church this month.

The Well: Are you hungry and thirsty for healing prayer? For yourself, for our church, for our
nation? Come to the Well…. meeting every other Monday at the Shelton home. Contact Elenore
at 828-734-6494 Next meeting on Monday October 26th

Thursday Night Bible Study: Meets every other Thursday from 7-8:30 pm. Men are
studying 1 Corinthians and Women are studying 2 Peter. If you are interested in attending,
contact Luke or Renee Allsbrook to get on the email list.

Open Door Soup Kitchen: This is an ongoing commitment of Providence Church to the least, the last, the lost and the lonely of our community. While Open Door is no longer able to serve meals, we are still volunteering to cook the meals on the first Friday of each month, then the Salvation Army food truck picks it up and serving is done at another location. Please join us on Friday November 6th to bless and be blessed.

Prayer Requests: Sherry Alvarez – healing; Wally Cook; Glenda White-surgery Nov. 2; 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.
Pray that justice and mercy would flow down for the oppressed and downtrodden 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.