June 6, 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:   Psalm 40 (select verses)

Leader: I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

People:  He drew me up from the desolate pit,  out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a             rock, making my steps secure.
Leader:  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
People:  Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Leader: Happy are those who make the Lord their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods.
ALL:       You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;


Songs of Praise:

Holy, Holy, Holy (Reginald Heber, 1800; tune John Dykes, 1861)

1.Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!


2.Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

Who wert , and art, and evermore shalt be.


3.Holy, holy, holy! Through the darkness hide thee,

Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,

Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.


4.Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!


You Are My All in All (Dennis Jernigan, 1991 CCLI #825356)

You are my strength when I am weak, You are the treasure that I seek;

You are my all in all.

Seeking You as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up, I’d be a fool.

You are my all in all.


Chorus: Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name!

Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name!


Taking my sin, my cross, my shame, rising again, I bless Your name;

You are my all in all.

When I fall down You pick me up, when I am dry You fill my cup.

You are my all in all. (Chorus)


You are my strength when I am weak, You are the treasure that I seek;

You are my all in all.

Seeking You as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up, I’d be a fool.

You are my all in all. (Chorus 2X)


Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (Joseph Hart; Traditional American melody, 1835)

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, weak and wounded, sick and sore;

Jesus ready stands to save you, full of pity, love and power.


Chorus: I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in his arms;

In the arms of my dear Savior, O, there are ten thousand charms.


Come, ye thirsty, come,a nd welcome, God’s free bounty glorify;

True belief and true repentance, every grace that brings you nigh. (Chorus)


Let not conscience make you linger, nor of fitness fondly dream;

All the fitness He requireth is to feel your need of Him. (Chorus)


Come, ye weary, heavy laden, lost and ruined by the fall;

If you tarry till you’re better, you will never come at all (Chorus)




Gracious loving Heavenly Father we have come to worship you together as you people in this place. We thank you for Your presence and confess in humility that we have not done all that You have asked us to and have left undone many things You have called us to. Forgive us we pray. As we celebrate communion today we know that You have called us to partake in a worthy fashion, discerning Your body, represented by the wine and the bread, and to discern our relationships within Your Body the Church. Forgive us when we have been unkind or ungracious to our fellow believers. Forgive us our trespasses as we also have forgiven those who trespass against us. Hear now our silent confession.


Respond in Praise:


My Faith Looks Up to You (Renee Allsbrook, 2008)

My faith looks up to you, O Lamb upon the cross;

There you exchanged righteous robes for my rags.

Nothing I feel or do can make it come untrue—

I am your child, I am your child.


Let your rich grace flow down and melt my heart of stone.

Kindle my love, since your love bled for me.

In me this flame will grow; our world your love will know—

a living fire, a living fire.


Anxious thoughts cloud my mind and grip my heart with fear;

Dark threats alarm, cold waves splash, gale winds blow.

My faith smiles up at you; your voice of hope is true—

Jesus, my peace, Jesus, my peace…


I will hold on; I will hold on; I will hold on to the One who’s holding me!


When shadows of this world fade in heaven’s light—

All my life long just the hour before dawn—

All things will be made new; I will be there with you

forevermore, forevermore.



Apostle’s Creed: 

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead and buried;

He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.   Amen



Scripture Reading:    Matthew 8:18-27

The Cost of Following Jesus

18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19 And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” 20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 21 Another of the disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 22 And Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”


Jesus Calms a Storm

23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”


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

Sermon:  “With Christ in My Vessel”                                 

Communion Hymn


My Worth is Not in What I Own (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Graham Kendrick, 2017  CCLI #7024758)

My worth is not in what I own,

not in the strength of flesh and bone,

but in the costly wounds of love

at the Cross.


My worth is not in skill or name,

in win or lose, in pride or shame,

but in the blood of Christ that flowed

at the Cross.



I rejoice in my Redeemer,

Greatest Treasure, Wellspring of my soul.

I will trust in Him, no other;

My soul is satisfied in Him alone.


As summer flowers we fade and die;

fame, youth and beauty hurry by.

But life eternal calls to us

at the Cross


I will not boast in wealth or might,

or human wisdom’s fleeting light.

But I will boast in knowing Christ

at the Cross. (Chorus)


Two wonders here that I confess:

my worth and my unworthiness.

My value fixed, my ransom paid

at the Cross (Chorus 2x)


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:                                                                                                                       

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Chisholm, 1923)

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;

there is no shadow of turning with thee;

Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;

as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.



Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see:

all I have needed thy hand hath provided—

great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

sun, moon and stars in their courses above,

join with all nature in manifold witness

to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. (Chorus)


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,

strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow:

blessings all mine with ten thousand beside! (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.

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


Today is D-Day anniv.( Bruce will share during announcement time) Bruce’s dad Howard Kingshill/Heinz Koningsberger landed at Utah Beach on D-Day.  He spoke fluent German, French, and English.  Howard’s father was on the Supreme Court in Germany and totally read Hitler as a bad guy.  The grandfather managed to get his three adult children out of Germany in the late ’30s.  Two of Howard’s siblings went to England where the English changed their last name to Kingsley.  Bruce’s dad made it to the US to work with a family business in NYC.  While entering his new country at Ellis Island, his name was changed/Americanized to Howard Kingshill.  The grandfather and his wife were placed under house arrest for the rest of the war as enemies of their Fatherland (Germany) for sending the three children away.  The family properties were later taken away from them by the Communists.  A friend took Bruce/me back to his hometown of Berlin, Germany, about 15 years ago.  We managed to find most of the properties.  Howard Kingshill was raised in a sailing family and was in the Olympics in the early ’30s. He continued to sail Thistles in a small yacht club in New Castle, Delaware, as a lifetime hobby.  He was a true American patriot who worked hard and loved our freedoms!  Howard’s brother, Gunther, became a medical court reporter in England.  Gunther was sent by England to the trials at Nuremberg as a professional reporter.  Our family has those reports which are primary sources.  We are very proud of this family who stood their ground against evil.



Pastor Bible Study – PLEASE NOTE the study will not be held this Tuesday, 6-8-21


Women’s Prayer Group on Tuesday mornings at 10:15 or our men on Thursday mornings on 7:30am.



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