August 1, 2021




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 hosts;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Call to Worship:   Psalm 90


Leader:  Lord, you have been our dwelling place

in all generations.

People:    Before the mountains were brought forth,

or ever you had formed the earth and the world,

from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Leader:   You return us to dust

and say, “Return, O children of man!”

People:  For a thousand years in your sight

are but as yesterday when it is past,

or as a watch in the night.

Leader:   The years of our life may be seventy,

or perhaps by reason of strength eighty;

People:    yet their span is but toil and trouble;

they are soon gone, and we fly away.


Leader:   So teach us to count our days aright

that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

People:  Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,

that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Leader:   Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,

and establish the work of our hands upon us;

ALL:   yes, establish the work of our hands!






Songs of Praise:

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Robert Robinson, 1758; tune Asahel Nettleton, 1825)

Come, thou fount of ev’ry blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.

Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above;

Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of God’s unchanging love.


Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by thy help I’m come;

And I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger, wand’ring from the fold of God:

He, to rescue me from danger, bought me with his precious blood.


O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be;

Let that grace now, like a fetter, bind my wand’ring heart to thee.

Prone to wander—Lord, I feel it—prone to leave the God I love:

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above


Shout to the Lord (Darlene Zschech, 1993 CCLI #1406918)

My Jesus, my Savior

Lord, there is none like You.

All of my days I want to praise

the wonders of Your mighty love


My comfort, my shelter,

tower of refuge and strength;

let every breath, all that I am

never cease to worship You!



Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing:

power and majesty, praise to the King.

Mountains bow down and the seas will roar

at the sound of Your name!


I sing for joy at the work of Your hands;

forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand.

1st time: Nothing compares to the promise I have in You. (Repeat all)


2nd time: Nothing compares to the promise I have,

Nothing compares to the promise I have

Nothing compares to the promise I have in you.


Sing Hallelujah to the Lord (Linda Stassen-Benjamin, 1974)

Men:                                                  Women (echo):

1.Sing hallelujah to the Lord                (Sing hallelujah to the Lord)

Sing hallelujah to the Lord!                  (Sing hallelujah)

Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah,           (Hal-le-lu-jah!)

(Together:) Sing hallelujah to the Lord.


2.Sing, Christ is risen from the dead (Sing, Christ is risen from the dead)

Sing, Christ is risen from the dead                 (Sing, Christ is risen—)

Sing, Christ is risen, Sing, Christ is risen,     (Hal-le-ju-jah!)

(Together:) Sing, Christ is risen from the dead.


3.Jesus is coming back again                (Jesus is coming back again)

Jesus is coming back again                    (Jesus is coming…)

Jesus is coming, Jesus is coming          (Hal-le-lu-jah!)

(Together:) Jesus is coming back again.


4.Sing hallelujah to the Lord                (Sing hallelujah to the Lord)

Sing hallelujah to the Lord!                  (Sing hallelujah)

Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah,           (Hal-le-lu-jah!)

(Together:) Sing hallelujah to the Lord.




Respond in Praise:


Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It (Fanny Crosby, 1882; tune A.L. Butler, 1967)

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;

Redeemed through his infinite mercy, his child, and forever, I am.


Chorus: Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;

Redeemed through his infinite mercy, his child, and forever, I am.


2.Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus, no language my rapture can tell;

I know that the light of his presence with me doth continually dwell. (Chorus)


3.I think of my blessed Redeemer, I think of him all the day long;

I sing, for I cannot be silent; his love is the theme of my song. (Chorus)


Apostles Creed


Scripture Reading:    Matthew 10:16-42


Persecution Will Come

16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. 19 When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.


24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant[a] above his master. 25 It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign[b] those of his household.


Have No Fear

26 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.[c] 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?[d] And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.


Not Peace, but a Sword

34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.



40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41 The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”


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

Sermon:  “Know, Grow, Go!”             


Communion Hymn


Behold the Lamb (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend   CCLI #5003372)

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, slain for us,

And we remember

the promise made that all who come in in faith find forgiveness at the cross.

So we share in this bread of life and we drink of his sacrifice

As a sign of our bonds of peace, around the table of the King.


The body of our Savior Jesus Christ, torn for you,

Eat and remember

The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life paid the price to make us one.

So we share in this bread of life and we drink of his sacrifice

As a sign of our bonds of grace around the table of the King.


The blood that cleanses every stain of sin, shed for you,

Drink and remember

He drained death’s cup that all may enter in to receive the life of God.

So we share in this bread of life and we drink of his sacrifice

As a sign of our bonds of love around the table of the King.


And so with thankfulness and faith we rise to respond,

And to remember

Our call to follow in the steps of Christ as his body here on earth.

As we share in his sufferings, we proclaim: Christ will come again!

And we’ll join in the feast of heav’n, around the table of the King.


Lord’s Supper


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

For the Cause (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend, 2016 CCLI #7063750)

1.For the cause of Christ the King we give our lives, an offering,

‘Til all the earth resounds with ceaseless praise to the Son.

For the cause of Christ we go with joy to reap, with faith to sow,

As many see and many put their trust in the Son.


Christ we proclaim, the Name above every name:

For all Creation, every nation, God’s salvation through the Son!

2.For the King once lifted high to cries of rage, of “Crucify,”

Endured the cross, as every sin was laid on the Son.

To the King who conquered death to free the poor and the oppressed,

For lasting peace, for life and liberty in the Son. (Chorus)

3.Let it be my life’s refrain: To live is Christ, to die is gain,

Deny myself, take up my cross and follow the Son. (Repeat)

(Chorus 2X)










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 is doing a study in Acts. 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, please enjoy coffee and snacks and conversation in the Fellowship Hall.

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the entire service of worship.  We will have

childcare for children up to 6 years of age, in our downstairs Christian Ed wing (on the left) at the end of the hallway.

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.





UPCOMING NEW WED. NIGHT BIBLE STUDY!!!  Beginning Sept 8, we will begin a new Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30pm until 8pm for both men and women.  The study will be on the book of Philippians.  Our desire for Providence is to have a line-by-line Scripture based study. We will have a potluck at 5:30 for the first study on Sept. 8.  If you are interested in joining us for this time of learning and fellowship, please let Glenda Brouwer know at or 828-713-6115.  Childcare will be provided if needed.


Would you like to grow in the joy and work of prayer? Join our women on Tuesday mornings at 10:15am or our men on Thursday mornings at 6:45am. These seasons of weekly prayer are rich in fellowship and in prayers. Want to know more about Women’s Prayer? Contact Linda Roberts. Want to know more about Men’s Prayer?  Contact Sam Mitchell.



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.

Bible in our Public Schools: we have the privilege to be involved with a Bible Club program in our local schools. We don’t know if clubs will be allowed to start yet this Fall, but pray that this opportunity may continue on in God’s perfect timing.


Prayer Requests: Healing: Melanie (Mike and Rhonda’s daughter), Jill Lear, Lisa Rhodarmer; Judd and Susanne Harriot, Robbie Hargrove, Chuck & Carole Torpy; Glenn & Laura Glad; Thom Morgan’s mother; Lisa Rhodarmer’s brother Michael – cancer; Sarah Altman’s brother-in-law Dan – cancer