November 14, 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 66:1-4

Leader: Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name;

give to him glorious praise!

People: Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!

Leader: So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.

All: All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;

they sing praises to your name.


Songs of Praise:

When Morning Gilds the Skies (German, ca. 1800; tune Joseph Barnby, 1865)

When morning gilds the skies, my heart awaking cries:

May Jesus Christ be praised.

Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair:

May Jesus Christ be praised.


Does sadness fill my mind? A solace here I find:

May Jesus Christ be praised.

Or fades my earthly bliss? My comfort still is this:

May Jesus Christ be praised.


In heav’n’s eternal bliss the loveliest strain is this:

May Jesus Christ be praised.

The pow’rs of darkness fear, when this sweet chant they hear:

May Jesus Christ be praised.


Be this, while life is mine, my canticle divine:

May Jesus Christ be praised.

Be this th’eternal song, through all the ages on:

May Jesus Christ be praised.


Shine, Jesus, Shine Shine, Jesus, Shine (Graham Kendrick, 1987  CCLI # 30426)

Lord, the light of your love is shining, in the midst of the darkness shining.

Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us, set us free by the truth you now bring us:

Shine on me, shine on me!



Shine, Jesus, shine, fill this land with the Father’s glory.

Blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy—

Send forth your Word, Lord, and let there be light.


Lord, I come to your awesome presence, from the shadows into your radiance.

By the blood I may enter your brightness; search me, try me, consume all my darkness:

Shine on me, shine on me! (Chorus)


As we gaze on your kingly brightness, so our faces display your likeness.

Ever changing from glory to glory, mirrored here may our lives tell your story:

Shine on me, shine on me! (Chorus X2)


Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (J. Robinson, R. Thompson, M. Farren, 2018  CCLI #7121852)

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




Respond in Praise:


Give Thanks (Henry Smith, 1978 CCLI #20285)

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. (Repeat)


And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”

Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us. (Repeat)


Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. (Repeat)


And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”

Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us.

And now, let the weak say, “I am strong!”

Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us.

Give thanks…give thanks…give thanks.





Scripture Reading:    Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43


Parable of the Weeds


He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds[a] among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants[b] of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.


The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.


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

Sermon:  ” Mysteries of the Kingdom; the Withholding & the Witness”                                                    Josh Schatzle                    


Hymn of Dedication

You Will Keep in Perfect Peace (Renee Allsbrook, 2021  CCLI #7178755)

You will keep in perfect peace

Those who trust in You

All whose minds are fixed on You

You fill with hope and truth


Peeling off old habits dim

Deceit and pride and greed

We stand forgiven, shining bright

In Christ’s humility



We will fix our minds on You

Tie our hearts to things above

As the life of Christ comes flooding into

The way we live and love


Words of blessing fill our mouths

As manna we consume

Peace replaces fearfulness

Where thankful flowers bloom


Anchor ‘neath the raging sea

Solid rock ‘neath mud

Our God is working everything

Together for our good (Chorus)


Every joy and sorrow here

Each sunrise, every storm

Is seen through eyes forever changed

By gazing at the Lord. (Chorus 2X)


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

It is Well With My Soul (Horatio Spafford, 1873; tune Philip Bliss, 1876)

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

“It is well, it is well with my soul.”



It is well…

With my soul…

It is well, it is well with my soul.


2.Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

let this blest assurance control:

that Christ has regarded my helpless estate

and has shed his own blood for my soul. (Chorus)


3.My sin—O the bliss of this glorious thought!—

my sin, not in part, but the whole,

is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more;

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! (Chorus)


4.And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,

the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend:

“Even so”—it is well with my soul. (Chorus)




Welcome Josh Schatzle!.  Josh is married to Jessi and they have two teenage children.  Josh has been an EPC pastor for 17 years and their family is close friends with the Brouwers.  They have recently relocated to the Black Mountain area




Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, joining us in person or via Zoom!.

Sunday School:   Adult and Youth Sunday School is at 11:15. Paula Rhodarmer will be teaching.   Will/Christina are leading a study of The Risen Lord for couples/singles. Bill/Jerry are leading the Youth SS in a classic book by CS Lewis.

Fellowship Time: Between the end of our worship service and before SS

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the entire service of worship.  Childcare for children up to 6 years of age, in our downstairs Christian Ed wing (on the left) at the end of the hallway.

Church Christmas Decorating – NEED HELP decorating the church for Christmas on Nov 21, after SS.  This is a great family event to start the holiday cheer!

Nursery Worker Needed –     Providence is looking to hire a part time nursery worker for each Sunday from 9:45 to 12noon.  Please contact Edward Brouwer 828-550-4615, or Linda Wilson, 901-230-7178,, if you are interested or know of anyone that might be.  Also, please be in prayer that God will guide this process. Thank you!




Wed. Night Bible Study:  Wednesday Night Bible study meets in Fellowship Hall from 6:30-8:00

Women’s Prayer Group – 10:15am Tuesday mornings, contact Linda Roberts for more info

Men’s Prayer Group – 6:45am Thursday mornings, contact Sam Mitchell for more info.



OCC Collection Center Volunteer Opportunity:  If you are interested in processing OCC boxes at the Charlotte collection center on Nov. 22, 1-6 please contract Renee Mitchell,  828-734-8791, we have only 8 spaces available.

Haywood Children’s Outreach:  Would you like to help Christ love shine in a special way this Christmas for children in Haywood County? Providence Church is donating a Storybook Bible for those children affected by the flooding in Cruso.  The Bibles will be distributed at an event December 4, “Hope for the Holidays”, a workshop for those who have suffered loss during the past year.  To make a monetary gift donation, mark it for “Haywood Children’s Outreach”.   Any surplus funds from this collection, along with other mission funds will be used to help purchase Bibles for the Junaluska Bible Club’s Christmas party.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  It’s that time of year! We have the privilege of ringing the bell for Salvation Army donations.  Providence has the date of December 7th, from 10:00am to 8:00pm.  Each slot is for one hour.  The sign up sheet is in the Narthex.  You can also contact Bill Allsbrook, 828-734-4536.

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: Glenda White, Judd and Susanne Harriot, Robbie Hargrove, Mike Lear, Chuck & Carole Torpy; Glenn & Laura Glad; Thom Morgan’s mother; Lisa Rhodarmer’s mother Ruth and brother Michael; Sarah Altman’s brother-in-law Dan