Order of Worship, July 4, 2021


July 4, 2021




Musical Offering                                                             Brian Gurl


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 96


Leader:  Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!

People:   Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.

Leader:  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!

People:   For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised for the Lord made the heavens.

Leader:  Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

People:  Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Leader:  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!

ALL:   Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.


Songs of Praise:

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (Walter Smith, 1867; tune trad. Welsh hymn melody)

1.Immortal, invisible, God only wise,

In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,

Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,

Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.


2.Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,

Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;

Thy justice like mountains high soaring above

Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.



3.Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,

Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;

All praise we would render; O help us to see

‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth thee!


Blessed Be Your Name (Matt and Beth Redman, 2002)

1.Blessed be your name in the land that is plentiful,

Where your streams of abundance flow,

Blessed be your name.

Blessed be your name when I’m found in the desert place,

Though I walk through the wilderness,

Blessed be your name.


Chorus: Every blessing you pour out I’ll turn back to praise.

When the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say:

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be your name.

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be your glorious name.


2.Blessed be your name when the sun’s shining down on me,

when the world’s “all as it should be,”

blessed be your name.

Blessed be your name on the road marked with suffering,

Though there’s pain in the offering,

Blessed be your name. (Chorus)


Bridge: You give and take away, you give and take away.

My heart will choose to say, “Lord, blessed be your name.” (Repeat)


Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be your name.

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be your glorious name. (Repeat)


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

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!



ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have

followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy law. We have

left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to

have done; And there is no health in us. O Lord, have mercy upon us, such as we are. Spare those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent; According to your promises declared unto mankind In Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.,”



Respond in Praise:


‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (Augusta Stead, 1882; tune William Kirkpatrick, 1882)

1.‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at his word;

Just to rest upon his promise; just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”



Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!

How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!

Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!

O for grace to trust him more!


2.O how sweet to trust in Jesus, just to trust his cleansing blood;

Just in simple faith to plunge me ‘neath the healing, cleansing flood!



3.Yes, ‘tis sweet to trust in Jesus, just from sin and self to cease;

Just from Jesus simply taking life and rest, and joy and peace.



4.I’m so glad I learned to trust thee, precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;

And I know that thou art with me, wilt be with me to the end.


Jesus, Jesus, how I trust you! How I’ve proved you o’er and o’er!

Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust you more, O for grace to trust you more!


Scripture Reading:    Matthew 9:9-13


Jesus Calls Matthew

9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.


10 And as Jesus[a] reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”


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

Sermon:  “Called by Christ”               


Communion Hymn


All Who Are Thirsty (Brenton Brown, Glenn Robertson, 1998; CCLI #2489542)

All who are thirsty, all who are weak,

Come to the fountain, dip your heart in the stream of life.

Let the pain and the sorrow be washed away

In the waves of his mercy, as deep cries out to deep:

We sing, “Come, Lord Jesus, come; Come, Lord Jesus, come.”



“Holy Spirit, come; Holy Spirit, come.”


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


Musical Offering                                                                         Natalie Brouwer & Brian Gurl









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:   No Sunday School today

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.







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: Healing: Susan Kingshill, Malcolm Spink; Judd Heriot;  Aiyla Altman, Chuck & Carole Torpy; Glenn & Laura Glad; Thom Morgan’s mother; Lisa Rhodarmer’s brother Michael – cancer