November 13, 2022



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!



Praise God from whom all blessings flow,

Praise him all creatures here below,

Praise him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.



Call to Worship:   Psalm 100

Leader:  Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Congregation:  Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Leader:  Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Congregation:  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

ALL:  For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Songs of Praise:

When Morning Gilds the Skies (German, ca. 1800; tune Joseph Barnby, 1865)

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.


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.


In heaven’s eternal bliss the loveliest strain is this:

May Jesus Christ be praised.

The powers 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.


Revelation Song

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Holy, holy is He

Sing a new song to Him who sits on

Heaven’s mercy seat



Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,

Who was and is and is to come

With all Creation I sing praise to the King of kings

You are my everything and I will adore You


Clothed in rainbows of living color

Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder

Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be

To You the only wise King (Chorus)


Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder

At the mention of your Name

Jesus, your Name is power, breath, and living water

Such a marvelous mystery (Chorus 2X)


Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (J. Robinson, R. Thompson, M. Farren, 2018  CCLI #7121852)

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


Confession/Assurance    Psalm 103:1-17

Bless the Lord, O my soul,  and all that is within me, bless his holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.   The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.  He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.   The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.   He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.   As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.   For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.   As for man, his days are like grass;  he flourishes like a flower of the field;  or the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.   But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,     and his righteousness to children’s children

Respond in Praise: 

Give Thanks (Henry Smith, 1978 CCLI #20285)

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. (Repeat)


And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”

Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us. (Repeat)


Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. (Repeat)


And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”

Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us.

And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”

Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us.

Give thanks…give thanks…give thanks.



Scripture Reading:   2 Thessalonians 3 


Pray for Us

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.   But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.  And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.   May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.


Warning Against Idleness

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.   For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.   It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.   For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.   For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.   Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.


As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.   If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.   Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.



Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.


I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write.   The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.


This is the Word of the Lord.   Thanks be to God!

Sermon:   Work as Unto the Lord”                                                                                                          


Hymn of Dedication


Song for A Child of God (Renee Allsbrook)

My heart’s pulsing out a signal, searching for a match

To fill the empty place inside, a box without a latch

A million rhinestones sparkle, but they’re plastic through and through

Jesus, fill me with the treasure of You



You are Hope, You are Light

Your eyes see me through the fog and dark of night

You are Strength, You are Love

I am safe—my life is bound with Yours above


When the lures of dull distraction cause my head to turn

When my fears and sad anxieties like fire within me burn

I’ll speak the name of Jesus, come to Him who knows me best

Just be still and let my weary soul find rest (Chorus)


You gently formed and made me with a smile upon Your face

Now You’ve given me a job to do, You’ve set for me a race

So I will run with You, Lord, as all shame and darkness flee

Keep in step with You, for You have set me free (Chorus 2X)



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

It is Well With My Soul (Horatio Spafford, 1873; tune Philip Bliss, 1876)

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

“It is well, it is well with my soul.”



It is well…

With my soul…

It is well, it is well with my soul.


Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

let this blest assurance control:

that Christ has regarded my helpless estate

and has shed his own blood for my soul. (Chorus)


My sin—O the bliss of this glorious thought!—

my sin, not in part, but the whole,

is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more;

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! (Chorus)


O Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,

the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend:

“Even so”—it is well with my soul. (Chorus)





Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, joining us in person or via Zoom!.

Sunday School:   Adult and Youth Sunday School is at 11:15. Paula Rhodarmer will be teaching.   Will/Christina are leading a study in Exodus.  Children’s Sunday School – K-3 downstairs and 4-6 upstairs at the end of the hall.

Fellowship Time: Between the end of our worship service and before SS

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the entire service of worship.  Childcare for children up to 6 years of age, in our downstairs Christian Ed wing (on the left) at the end of the hallway.

Nursery Worker Needed –     Providence is looking to hire a part time nursery worker for each Sunday from 9:45 to 12noon.  Please contact Edward Brouwer 828-550-4615, or Linda Wilson, 901-230-7178,, if you are interested or know of anyone that might be.  Also, please be in prayer that God will guide this process. Thank you!

Providence Mission Yard Sale– Nov. 17- 19 , Thursday – Saturday. Mark your calendars to come help as many hands make light and profitable work for Missions at home and around the globe!  Please bring your gently used items to donate to the church before Nov. 8th if possible.



WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – From 6:30pm until 8:00pm, we are excited to hold our Wednesday night bible study. The study will continue every other week until Advent season.  We will also have a short praise and prayer time. Childcare provided if needed. Contact the Luke       Allsbrook with any questions.

Women’s Prayer Group – 10:15am Tuesday mornings, contact Linda Roberts for more info        828) 506-3101

Men’s Prayer Group – 6:45am Thursday mornings, contact Sam Mitchell for more info              (828) 734-1392



Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox gifts:   Once again we have the joy to collect a small shoebox of items to send to a child who needs to know the true joy of Christmas. Samaritan’s Purse OCC project uses these small boxes of happiness which YOU can pack to bring eternal joy through a discipleship program, The Greatest Journey Ever to bring the Good News of the Gospel to children around the globe. Collection dates for Providence shoeboxes are Sunday Nov. 13 and Nov.20.

OCC Shoebox Packing Center Opportunity– Mark your calendar to reserve Dec. 2 , 2022 for a trip to the OCC shoebox area packing center in Charlotte.  We have 14 slots available and a sign up sheet will be on the mission table in the Foyer.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  It’s that time of year! We have the privilege of ringing the bell for Salvation Army donations.  Providence has the date of December 6th, from 10:00am to 8:00pm.  Location will be Wal-Mart, pharmacy/grocery entrance. Each slot is for one hour, preference is 2 volunteers each hour.  The sign up sheet is available today.  If we have a large turn-out, time slots can be shortened to 30 minutes. Let’s show up with Providence pride!


Prayer Requests:   Healing: LuAnn Davis surgery recovery, Tim and Becky Brittain illness recovery    For Mercy and Grace:  Bill Silverthorne, Glenda White, Robbie Hargrove, Mike and Rhonda Lear, Chuck & Carole Torpy