Order of Worship

Call to Worship

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Hymn #26) by Martin Luther

I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130) by Keith Getty, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker and Stuart Townend; Intro/Outro – Words, “Lord, from the Depths I Call to You” Psalter, Free Church of Scotland; Music, “Martyrdom” by Hugh Wilson 

Corporate Confession / Pastoral Prayer

Not In Me by Eric Schumacher and David Ward

Corporate Giving

Hymn of the Month: For the Beauty of the Earth by Folliott S. Pierpoint, Conrad Kocher

Sermon 1 Corinthians 8

O Church of Christ, Invincible by Matt Boswell, Stuart Townend

Benediction

 

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;

Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:

For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;

His craft and power are great and armed with cruel hate,

On earth is not his equal.

  

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;

Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:

Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;

Lord Sabaoth, His Name; from age to age the same,

And He must win the battle.

  

And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,

We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:

The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him;

His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,

One little word shall fell him.

  

That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;

The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth:

Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;

The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,

His kingdom is forever.

 

I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130)

Intro:

Lord, from the depths I call to you;

Lord, hear me from on High

And give attention to my voice

When I, for mercy cry.

 

Out of the depths I cry to You;
In darkest places I will call.
Incline Your ear to me anew,
And hear my cry for mercy, Lord.

 

Were You to count my sinful ways,
How could I come before Your throne?
Yet full forgiveness meets my gaze –
I stand redeemed by grace alone.

 

Chorus:

I will wait for You, I will wait for You,
On Your Word I will rely.
I will wait for You, surely wait for You
‘Til my soul is satisfied.

 

So put your hope in God alone,
Take courage in His power to save;
Completely and forever won
By Christ emerging from the grave.

 

Chorus:

I will wait for You, I will wait for You,
On Your Word I will rely.
I will wait for You, surely wait for You
‘Til my soul is satisfied.

 

Now He has come to make a way,

And God Himself has paid the price,
That all who trust in Him today
Find healing in his sacrifice.

 

Chorus:

I will wait for You, I will wait for You,
On Your Word I will rely.
I will wait for You, surely wait for You
‘Til my soul is satisfied.

 

I will wait for You, I will wait for You
Through the storm and through the night.
I will wait for You, surely wait for You,
For Your love is my delight.

 

Outro:

I wait, my soul waits for the Lord,

My hope is in His Word;

More than the watchman waits for dawn,

My s


Not in Me

No list of sins I have not done, 

No list of virtues I pursue, 

No list of those I am not like, 

Can earn myself a place with You. 

O God! Be merciful to me— 

I am a sinner through and through! 

My only hope of righteousness

Is not in me, but only You. 

 

No humble dress, no fervent prayer, 

No lifted hands, no tearful song, 

No recitation of the truth

Can justify a single wrong. 

My righteousness is Jesus' life, 

My debt was paid by Jesus' death, 

My weary load was borne by Him

And he alone can give me rest. 

 

No separation from the world, 

No work I do, no gift I give, 

Can cleanse my conscience, cleanse my hands; 

I cannot cause my soul to live. 

But Jesus died and rose again— 

The pow'r of death is overthrown! 

My God is merciful to me

And merciful in Christ alone. 

 

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My righteousness is Jesus' life, 

My debt was paid by Jesus' death, 

My weary load was borne by Him

And He alone can give me rest.

 

 

For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies;

 

Refrain:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the wonder of each hour

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale and tree and flower,

Sun and moon and stars of light:

Refrain

 

For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child;

Friends on earth and friends above;

For all gentle thoughts and mild:

Refrain

 

For Thy Church that evermore

Lifteth holy hands above,

Offering up on every shore

Her pure sacrifice of love:

Refrain

 

For Thou, Christ, best gift divine,

To our race so freely given;

For that great, great love of thine,

Peace on earth and joy in heaven:

Refrain

 

 

All the World for Jesus

All the world for Jesus!
Be this our earnest aim;
To spread the bless-ed tidings
Of Him who once was slain.


Refrain:

All the world for Jesus,
Let ev’ry creature sing;
All the world for Jesus,
Our great eternal king.


All the world for Jesus!
Let each one pray and give,
Until remotest nations
Shall look to Him and live.

Refrain


All the world for Jesus!
We’ll give, at His behest,
To raise the poor and helpless,
Till all have Christ confessed.

Refrain


All the world for Jesus!
And Jesus for the world!
Forever be His banner
Of victory unfurled.

Refrain

 

O Church of Christ, Invincible

O Church of Christ, invincible,

The people of the Lord,

Empowered by the Spirit’s breath

And nourished by His word.

His covenant of grace will be

Our portion evermore,

For He who called us will not change,

Our help and our reward.

 

O chosen people called by grace,

The sons of Abraham,

Who walk by faith and things unseen,

And on His promise stand,

That every nation of the earth

Will hear about this love

That causes broken hearts to heal

And pays our debts with blood.

 

O Church of Christ, in sorrow now

Where evil lies in wait;

When trials and persecutions come

This light will never fade.

For though the hordes of hell may rage,

Their power will not endure;

Our times are in the Father’s hand,

Our anchor is secure.

 

O Church of Christ, upon that day

When all are gathered in,

When every tear is wiped away

With every trace of sin;

Where justice, truth and beauty shine,

And death is passed away,

Where God and man will dwell as one

For all eternity.