July 25, 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 87:1-7

Leader:  On the holy mount stands the city he founded; the Lord loves the gates of Zion

more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.

People:   Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God.

Leader: Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush—“This one was born there,” they say.

People:   And of Zion it shall be said,  “This one and that one were born in her”;

for the Most High himself will establish her.

Leader:  The Lord records as he registers the peoples, “This one was born there.”

ALL:   Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you.”


Songs of Praise:

O for A Thousand Tongues to Sing (Charles Wesley, 1739; tune Carl Glaser)

O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise,

The glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace.


My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim,

To spread through all the earth abroad the honors of thy name.


Jesus, the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease;

‘tis music in the sinner’s ears, ‘tis life and health and peace.


He breaks the power of reigning sin, he sets the pris’ner free;

His blood can make the foulest clean, his blood availed for me.


He speaks and, listening to his voice, new life the dead receive;

The mournful, broken hearts rejoice; the humble poor believe.



Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb, your loosened tongues employ;

Ye blind, behold your Savior come; and leap, ye lame, for joy.


Open the Eyes of My Heart (Paul Baloche, 1997)

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, open the eyes of my heart;

I want to see You, I want to see You. (2X)


To see You high and lifted up, shining in the light of Your glory.

Pour out Your power and love, as we sing holy, holy, holy.

(Repeat all)


Holy, holy, holy—Holy, holy, holy—Holy, holy, holy; I want to see You. (2X)

(Repeat all)


Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, open the eyes of my heart;

I want to see You, I want to see You. (2X)


As the Deer (Martin Nystrom, 1984 CCLI #1431)

As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after you.

You alone are my heart’s desire, and I long to worship you.


Chorus: You alone are my strength, my shield.

To you alone may my spirit yield.

You alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship you.


You’re my friend and you are my brother, even though you are a king.

I love you more than any other, so much more than anything. (Chorus)


I want you more than gold or silver; only you can satisfy.

You alone are the real joy giver and the apple of my eye. (Chorus)




Respond in Praise:


May the Mind of Christ My Savior (Kate Wilkinson, 1925; tune A. Cyril Barham-Gould, 1925)

May the mind of Chirst 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 my as I seek the lost to win,

and may they forget the channel, seeing only him.


Scripture Reading:    Matthew 10: 1-16


The Twelve Apostles

10 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. 2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;[a] 4 Simon the Zealot,[b] and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.


Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

5 These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’[c] 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers,[d] cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. 9 Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, 10 no bag for your journey, or two tunics[e] or sandals or a staff, for the laborer deserves his food. 11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. 12 As you enter the house, greet it. 13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. 15 Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.


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.


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

Sermon:  Freely You’ve Received: Freely Give              


Hymn of Dedication

One Thing I Ask (Andy Park)

One thing I ask, one thing I seek:

that I may dwell in Your house, O Lord,

all of my days, all of my life—

that I may see You Lord.


Hear me O Lord, hear me when I cry;

Lord, do not hide Your face from me.

You have been my strength, You have been my shield,

and You will lift me up.


One thing I ask, one thing I seek:

that I may dwell in Your house, O Lord,

all of my days, all of my life—

that I may see You Lord.


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)







Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, joining us in person or via Zoom! We invite you to stop by our Welcome Center where you can receive more information about our church.

Sunday School:   Adult and Youth Sunday School is at 11:15.

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, upstairs in our new room.

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.




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 (Matthew 10:17-42)   Bring your Bible and a bagged lunch if you would like.


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.


Are you longing to grow in your connection with God through Scripture reading? Pastor Edward recommends Bible In One Year (by Alpha International), a 20 minute reading of Scripture and commentary written by Nicky Gumble leader of Alpha (an international evangelism ministry).  Just look it up under your apps on your phone/computer.




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: Surgery: Jill Lear (26th) Mike and Rhonda’s daughter-in-law, Melanie (30th) Mike and Rhonda’s daughter  Healing: Lisa Rhodarmer; Robbie Hargrove,  Aiyla Altman, Chuck & Carole Torpy; Glenn & Laura Glad; Thom Morgan’s mother; Lisa Rhodarmer’s brother Michael – cancer; Sarah Altman’s brother-in-law Dan – cancer