JUNE 28, 2020




Passing of the Peace: Though we are separated by distance our hearts are one in Christ. The peace of Christ be 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:   1 Peter 5:4-11

Pastor: And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.  Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders.

People: Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Pastor: Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

People: Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Pastor:  Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

People: And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

ALL:  To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.


Songs of Praise


Here I Am to Worship   (Tim Hughes, 2001)

Light of the World, you stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes, let me see.

Beauty that made this heart adore you, hope of a life spent with you…


Chorus: Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, here I am to say that you’re my God.

You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.


King of all days, oh so highly exalted, glorious in heaven above,

humbly you came to the earth you created, all for love’s sake became poor. (Chorus)


And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.

And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross. (Chorus X2)



Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord (Bob Hudson, 1978)

Men: Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord (women echo)

Men: Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord (women echo)

And he (and he) will lift (will lift) you up, higher and higher,

And he (and he) will lift (will lift) you up. (Repeat 2X)



King of Kings   (Jason Ingram, Brooke Ligertwood & Scott Ligertwood, Hillsong, 2019)

In the darkness, we were waiting without hope, without light,

till from heaven you came running; there was mercy in your eyes.

To fulfill the law and prophets to a virgin came the Word

from a throne of endless glory to a cradle in the dirt.


Chorus: Praise the Father, praise the Son, praise the Spirit, three in one.

God of glory, Majesty, praise forever to the King of Kings!


To reveal the kingdom coming and to reconcile the lost,

to redeem the whole Creation you did not despise the cross.

For even in your suffering you saw to the other side,

knowing this was our salvation, Jesus, for our sake you died. (Chorus)


And the morning that you rose all of heaven held its breath,

‘til that stone was moved for good for the Lamb had conquered Death.

And the dead rose from their tombs, and the angles stood in awe,

for the souls of all who’d come to the Father are restored.


And the church of Christ was born, and the Spirit lit the flame.

Now this Gospel truth of old shall not kneel, shall not faint.

By his blood and in his name, in his freedom I am free,

for the love of Jesus Christ who has resurrected me. (Chorus)




Respond in Praise: 


I Need Thee Every Hour    (Annie Hawks, 1872; tune Robert Lowry)

I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord;

no tender voice like thine can peace afford.


Chorus: I need thee, O I need thee, every hour I need thee;

O bless me now, my Savior, I come to thee.


I need thee every hour; stay thou nearby;

Temptations lose their power when thou art nigh. (Chorus)


I need thee every hour, in joy or pain;

Come quickly, and abide, or life is vain. (Chorus)


I need thee every hour; teach me thy will,

And thy rich promises in me fulfill. (Chorus)


Scripture Reading:      Colossians 3:18 – 4:1

This is the Word of the Lord


Sermon: “House Rules”  

Hymn of Dedication:

Speak, O Lord  (Keith Getty & Stuart Townend, 2005)

Speak, O Lord, as we come to you to receive the food of your Holy Word.

Take your truth, plant it deep in us; shape and fashion us in your likeness.

That the light of Christ might be seen today in our acts of love an our deeds of faith.

Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us all your purposes for your glory.


Teach us, Lord, full obedience, Holy reverence, true humility.

Test our thoughts and our attitudes In the radiance of your purity.

Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see your majestic love and authority.

Words of pow’r that can never fail—let their truth prevail over unbelief.


Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds, Help us grasp the heights of your plans for us.

Truths unchanged from the dawn of time That will echo down through eternity.

And by grace we’ll stand on your promises, and by faith we’ll walk as you walk with us.

Speak, O Lord ‘til your Church is built and the earth is filled with your glory.


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:   


Fairest Lord Jesus   (Münster Gesangbuch, 1677, tr. 1850, 1873; tune Silesian folk song)

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 by thine.