Worship Preparation

April 22, 2018 

Call to Worship  I Chronicles 16:8-11 

Leader:Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

 

All: Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

 

Leader:Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!

 

All: Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

 

Father, Let Your Kingdom Come

Behold Our God

 

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

 

He Will Hold Me Fast

Great is Thy Faithfulness

 

Vision Moment - Men's Retreat Recap and Worship at Wesleyan

Church Life Announcements

Offertory - Oh the Depth of the Riches

Doxology

Galatians 5:1-12

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law.       4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. 7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.   11 But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. 12 I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

Sermon 

Hymn of Rejoicing

Jesus With Thy Church Abide

 

Full bulletin available here

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Further Reflection

*Take some time to read the words and sing the songs before Sunday and rejoice in the Lord. This will help you to engage in the singing, especially if the songs are unfamilar.

*Sin has separated us from God, but Jesus has done away with our sin by his death and resurrection and therefore we can have a full, intimate relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Do you come to the worship service as someone who is separated from God? 

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More resources on worship

Songs We Sing Together Blog Post

Then Sings My Soul Blog Post

Storied Worship Blog Post

Music at Peace Blog Post

Worship Reformation - Sermon from 10/8/17

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