March 6, 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:   Jeremiah 32:17-22

Leader:  Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

Congregation:  Thou showest lovingkindness unto thousands, Thou art the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, Holy is Your name,

Leader:  Great in counsel, and mighty in deeds: for Thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:

Congregation:  Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among others; and hast made Thee a name, as at this day;

Leader:  And hast brought forth Thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great awe;

ALL:  And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;


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.


Everlasting God (Brenton Brown & Ken Riley, 2005  CCLI Song #4556538)

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,

we will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord.

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,

we will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord…


Our God, you reign forever,

Our Hope, our strong Deliverer!


You are the Everlasting God, the Everlasting God!

You do not faint, you won’t grow weary;

You’re the defender of the weak, you comfort those in need,

You lift us up on wings like eagles.

(Repeat all)


You are the Everlasting God, the Everlasting God!

You do not faint, you won’t grow weary;

You’re the defender of the weak, you comfort those in need,

You lift us up on wings like eagles.


Seek Ye First (Karen Lafferty, 1972   CCLI #1352)

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,

And all these thangs shall be added unto you—Allelu, Alleluia


Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find,

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you—Allelu, Alleluia


Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word

That proceeds from the mouth of the Lord—Allelu, Alleluia


Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,

And all these thangs shall be added unto you—Allelu, Alleluia




1 Corinthians 11:23-32


23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for[a] you. Do this in remembrance of me.”[b] 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.[c] 31 But if we judged[d] ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined[e] so that we may not be condemned along with the world.



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; dry, 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.


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


Apostles 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:    Matthew 19:13-30


Let the Children Come to Me

13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, 14 but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.


The Rich Young Man

16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.


23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” 26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 27 Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world,[a] when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold[b] and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.


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

Sermon:   Repent and Believe”                                                                                                     


Communion Hymn


My Worth is Not in What I Own (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Graham Kendrick, 2017  CCLI #7024758)

My worth is not in what I own,

not in the strength of flesh and bone,

but in the costly wounds of love

at the Cross.


My worth is not in skill or name,

in win or lose, in pride or shame,

but in the blood of Christ that flowed

at the Cross.



I rejoice in my Redeemer,

Greatest Treasure, Wellspring of my soul.

I will trust in Him, no other;

My soul is satisfied in Him alone.


As summer flowers we fade and die;

fame, youth and beauty hurry by.

But life eternal calls to us

at the Cross


I will not boast in wealth or might,

or human wisdom’s fleeting light.

But I will boast in knowing Christ

at the Cross. (Chorus)


Two wonders here that I confess:

my worth and my unworthiness.

My value fixed, my ransom paid

at the Cross (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

Jesus, Priceless Treasure (Lyrics Johann Franck, 1655; tune and arrangement, Renée Allsbrook)

Jesus, priceless treasure, source of purest pleasure, truest friend to me:

Lord, how long in anguish shall my spirit languish, yearning, after thee?

Yours I am, O spotless Lamb!  Quietly I wait alone for thee;

Nothing ask beside thee, nothing ask beside Thee.


In your arms I rest me; foes who would possess me cannot reach me here.

Though the earth be shaking, every heart be quaking, Jesus calms my fear.

Lightnings flash and thunders crash; yet, though sin and hell assail me,

Jesus will not fail me, Jesus will not fail me.


Satan, I defy you; death, I now decry you; fear, I bid you cease.

World, you shall not harm me, nor your threats alarm me while I sing of peace.

God’s great power guards every hour; earth and all its depths adore him,

Silent bow before him, silent bow before him.


Go, then, earthly treasure! Christ is all my pleasure, Jesus, all my choice.

Go, you empty glory!  Empty is your story, told with tempting voice.

Pain or loss or shame or cross shall not from my Savior move me,

Since he chose to love me, since he chose to love me.


Leave me, fear and sadness, for the Lord of gladness—Jesus—enters in.

Those who love the Father, though the storms may gather, still have peace within.

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.





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 of The Risen Lord for couples/singles. Bill/Jerry are leading the Youth SS in a classic book by CS Lewis.

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!





Pastor Bible Study – meets each Tuesday at noon in the fellowship hall to discuss the previous week’s sermon as well as the upcoming sermon.   Bring your Bible and a bagged lunch if you would like.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – From 6:30pm until 8:00pm, we are excited to hold our Wednesday night bible study. The study will be on selections from the book of John. We will also have a short praise and prayer time. Childcare provided if needed. Contact the Allsbrooks or the Mitchells with any questions.

Women’s Prayer Group – 10:15am Tuesday mornings, contact Linda Roberts for more info

Men’s Prayer Group – 6:45am Thursday mornings, contact Sam Mitchell for more info.




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.  If you can serve in this way, please let Linda Wilson know at 901-230-7178.  Thanks for your faithfulness.



Prayer Requests: Deaths:  Dan, Sarah Altman’s brother-in-law(please pray for the family)  For Mercy and Grace: Glenda White, Judd and Susanne Heriot, Robbie Hargrove, Mike and Rhonda Lear, Chuck & Carole Torpy; Lisa Rhodarmer’s mother Ruth