June 13, 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!


Call to Worship:   1 Peter 1:3-5


Leader: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

People:  According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Leader:  to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

ALL:   who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


Songs of Praise:

Spirit Song (John Wimber, 1979  CCLI #27824)

O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love,

Let him fill your life and satisfy your soul.

O let him have the things that hold you, and his Spirit like a dove

Will descend upon your life and make you whole.


Chorus: Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs;

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.


O Come and sing the song of gladness, as your hearts are filled with joy;

Lift your hands in sweet surrender to his name.

O give him all your tears and sadness, give him all your years of pain,

And you’ll enter into life in Jesus’ name. (Chorus X2)


Lay Me Down (Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin, 2013 CCLI #6223577)

1.With this heart open wide, from the depths from the heights

I will bring a sacrifice.

With these hands lifted high, hear my song, hear my cry,

I will bring a sacrifice, I will bring a sacrifice.



I lay me down, I’m not my own, I belong to you alone,

Lay me down, lay me down, Oh—

Hand on my heart, this much is true: there’s no life apart from you,

Lay me down, lay me down.

(2nd time: Lay me down, lay me down.)


2.Letting go of my pride, giving up all my rights,

Take this life and let it shine,

Take this life and let it shine. (Chorus)


Bridge: It will be my joy to say, “Your will, your way,”

It will be my joy to say, “Your will, your way,”

It will be my joy to say, “Your will, your way, always!” (Repeat)



I lay me down, I’m not my own, I belong to you alone,

Lay me down, lay me down, Oh—

Hand on my heart, this much is true: there’s no life apart from you,

Lay me down, lay me down, Oh—

Lay me down, lay me down, Oh—

Lay me down, lay me down.


You Are My Hiding Place (Michael Ledner, 1981  CCLI 21442)

You are my hiding place, You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance;

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You,

I will trust in You.

Let the weak say, “I am strong in the strength of the Lord!”( Women: I will trust in You…)


Men: You are my hiding place,             Women: I will trust in You.

You always fill my heart with songs              Let the weak say, “I am strong

Of deliverance; Whenever I am afraid,         in the strength of the Lord.”

I will trust in You, I will trust in You.            You are my hiding place,

Let the weak say, “I am strong             You always fill my heart

In the strength of the Lord!”                            with songs of deliverance, whenever I am afraid,

I will trust in You…


(Repeat parts, everyone ending with “I will trust in You!”)





Respond in Praise:


Fairest Lord Jesus (Muster Gesangbuch, 1677; tune Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842)

Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,

thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.


Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,

robed in the blooming garb of spring:

Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,

who makes the woeful heart to sing.


Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,

And all the twinkling, starry host:

Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer

Than all the angels heav’n can boast.


Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!

Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, praise, adoration,

now and forevermore be thine.



Scripture Reading:    Matthew 8: 1-17 

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2 And behold, a leper[a] came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 3 And Jesus[b] stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”


The Faith of a Centurion

5 When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6 “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” 7 And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant,[c] ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 10 When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel[d] have I found such faith. 11 I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.


Jesus Heals Many

14 And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him. 16 That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”


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

Sermon:  “Community in Christ”                 

Hymn of Dedication


Living Hope (Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham, 2019 CCLI #7106807)

1.How great the chasm that lay between us,

How high the mountain I could not climb

In desperation, I turned to heaven

And spoke your name into the night.


Then through the darkness your lovingkindness

Saw through the shadows of my soul.

The work is finished, the end is written,

Jesus Christ, my Living Hope.


2.Who could imagine so great a mercy,

What heart could fathom such boundless grace?

The God of Ages stepped down from glory

To wear my sin and bear my shame.


The Cross has spoken, I am forgiven,

The King of kings calls me his own.

Beautiful Savior, I’m yours forever,

Jesus Christ, my Living Hope


Chorus: Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free,

Hallelujah, Death has lost its grip on me!

You have broken every chain,

There’s salvation in your name,

Jesus Christ, my Living Hope!


3.Then came the morning that sealed the promise,

Your buried body began to breathe.

Out of the silence, the roaring Lion

Declared the Grave has no claim on me. (Repeat verse 3)

Jesus, yours is the victory! (Chorus 2x)

Jesus Christ, my Living Hope, O God you are my Living Hope!


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:                                                                                                                       

Be Thou My Vision (Irish poem and trad. Irish melody, 8th century, tr. Mary Byrne, Eleanor Hull)

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that thou art—

Thou my best thought by day or by night,

Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.


Be thou my wisdom and thou my true word;

I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;

Thou my great Father, I thy true son;

Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.


Be thou my battle shield, sword for my fight;

Be thou my dignity, thou my delight,

Thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tower:

Raise thou me heav’n-ward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.


Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,

Thou mine inheritance, now and always:

Thou and thou only, first in my heart,

High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.


High King of heaven, my victory won,

May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.








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.

YARD SALE:   Mark your calendars for the big Yard Sale event! June 17-19, 8am to 2pm. Volunteers still needed.





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.


Would you like to grow in the joy and work of prayer? Join our women on Tuesday mornings at 10:15 or our men on Thursday mornings. These seasons of weekly prayer are rich in fellowship and in prayers. Want to know more about Women’s Prayer? Contact Linda Roberts. Would you like to join our ZOOM prayer times at 7:30 am Thursday’s?  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 Phil and Pat know at 828- 476-5130. Thanks for your faithfulness.



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