March 7, 2021

Luke 23:39-43

  • Order of Worship

    Sunday, March 7, 2021

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

     

    Call to Worship

     

     

    Scripture Reading:                                                       Ephesians 2:1-10

    By Grace Through Faith

     

    1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

    2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

    3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

    4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

    5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

    6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

    7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

    8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

    9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

    10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

     

     

    Prayer of Invocation

     

     

    Have Mercy Upon Me, O God

    Have mercy upon me, O God,

    according to your loving kindness,

    according to your tender mercy.

    Blot out my transgressions

    and wash me thoroughly.

    O cleanse me from my sin.

    I hate my transgressions, O God,

    and I repent my sins before you.

    Against you only have I sinned

    and done what is evil

    within your sight, O God.

    Wash me and make me clean.

    For I have rebelled from my birth;

    My very bones have gone against you.

    O teach me all your truth in secret

    And purge me with hyssop;

    And then I shall be clean.

    O fill me with your joy.

    Create in me now a clean heart;

    Renew your Spirit in me wholly.

    O cast me not away to darkness

    And take not your Spirit

    from me, O Blessed One.

    O Lord, restore my soul.

    Open now my lips with praise

    And let my mouth show forth your greatness.

    Do not despise my broken spirit;

    Have mercy upon me,

    O God of hosts, I cry.

    Cleanse me and make me whole.

    Words: Gracia Grindal ©1993 Selah Publishing Company, Inc. Music: Clayton J. Schmit ©1998 Clayton J. Schmit.

     

     

    Children’s Sermon

    (11:00 a.m. Only)

     

     

     

    We Respond to God’s Presence

     

     

    Merciful God

    Verse 1      Merciful God, O abounding in love,

    faithful to all who draw near You;

    Hearing the cries of the humble in heart,

    showing the Cross they may cling to.

    Helpless I come, broken in sin;

    found at the feet of Your mercy.

    Father, forgive; may my sin be remembered no more.

    Verse 2      Merciful God, O abounding in love;

    faithful through times we have failed You.

    Selfish in thought and uncaring in deed,

    foolish in word and ungrateful.

    Spirit of God, conquer our hearts,

    with love that flows from forgiveness.

    Cause us to yield and return to the mercy of God.

    Verse 3      Merciful God, O abounding in love;

    faithful to keep us from falling.

    Guiding our ways with Your fatherly heart,

    growing our faith with each testing.

    God speed the day struggles will end;

    Faultless we’ll gaze on Your glory.

    Then we will stand overwhelmed by the mercy of God.

    Word and Music by: Keith and Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend. Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music/Adm. by worshiptogether.com songs, excl. UK & Europe, adm. by  Kingsway Music. tym@kingsway.co.uk. Used by permission.

     

     

     

    Pastoral / Offertory Prayer:

    The basket to receive His tithes and our offerings

    is located on the left as you leave the Sanctuary.

  • We Worship Through Hearing

     

    Sermon:                    Series:  From the Cross

     

    Today’s Message:  “Today Paradise” – Luke 23:39-43

     

    Notes

     

    I. Today with Me

    a. Immediate ____________

     

    b.  Immediate ____________

     

    II. Paradise with Me

    a. Lost in the ____________

     

    b. Limited in the _______________________

     

    c. Led in by _____________

     

    III. You will be with Me

     

     

     

    Communion

     

    Prayer of Contrition

     

    Sharing of the Elements

     

    We invite to the Lord’s Table all those who are baptized disciples of Jesus Christ and are under the authority of Christ and His body, the Church. By eating the bread and drinking the wine with us as a visitor, you are acknowledging to the elders of this local church that you are in covenant with God and an active member of a congregation in which the gospel is faithfully confessed, taught, and believed. You also acknowledge that you are a sinner, without hope except in the sovereign mercy of God, and that you are trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. If you have any doubt about your participation, please speak to the elders before or after the service.

     

    Declaration of Forgiveness

     

    We Are Sent Forth in Worship

    to Share the Gospel

     

    There is a Higher Throne

    Verse 1

    There is a higher throne than all this world has known,

    Where faithful ones from ev’ry tongue will one day come.

    Before the Son we’ll stand, made faultless through the Lamb;

    Believing hearts find promised grace; Salvation comes.

    Chorus: 

    Hear Heaven’s voices sing; Their thund’rous anthem rings

    Through emerald courts and sapphire skies; Their praises rise.

    All glory, wisdom, pow’r, strength,  thanks and honour are to God, our King,

    Who reigns on high forevermore.

    Verse 2

    And there we’ll find our home; Our life before the throne.

    We’ll honour Him in perfect song where we belong.

    He’ll wipe each tear stained eye as thirst and hunger die.

    The Lamb becomes our Shepherd King; We’ll reign with Him.

    Repeat Chorus

    Copyright © 2002 Thankyou Music/Adm. by worshiptogether.com songs. excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Kingsway Music. tym@kingsway.co.uk. Used by permission. CCLI #172212

     Benediction

     

  • Order of Worship

    Sunday, March 7, 2021

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

     

    Call to Worship

     

     

    Scripture Reading:                                                       Ephesians 2:1-10

    By Grace Through Faith

     

    1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

    2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

    3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

    4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

    5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

    6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

    7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

    8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

    9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

    10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

     

     

    Prayer of Invocation

     

     

    Have Mercy Upon Me, O God

    Have mercy upon me, O God,

    according to your loving kindness,

    according to your tender mercy.

    Blot out my transgressions

    and wash me thoroughly.

    O cleanse me from my sin.

    I hate my transgressions, O God,

    and I repent my sins before you.

    Against you only have I sinned

    and done what is evil

    within your sight, O God.

    Wash me and make me clean.

    For I have rebelled from my birth;

    My very bones have gone against you.

    O teach me all your truth in secret

    And purge me with hyssop;

    And then I shall be clean.

    O fill me with your joy.

    Create in me now a clean heart;

    Renew your Spirit in me wholly.

    O cast me not away to darkness

    And take not your Spirit

    from me, O Blessed One.

    O Lord, restore my soul.

    Open now my lips with praise

    And let my mouth show forth your greatness.

    Do not despise my broken spirit;

    Have mercy upon me,

    O God of hosts, I cry.

    Cleanse me and make me whole.

    Words: Gracia Grindal ©1993 Selah Publishing Company, Inc. Music: Clayton J. Schmit ©1998 Clayton J. Schmit.

     

     

    Children’s Sermon

    (11:00 a.m. Only)

     

     

     

    We Respond to God’s Presence

     

     

    Merciful God

    Verse 1      Merciful God, O abounding in love,

    faithful to all who draw near You;

    Hearing the cries of the humble in heart,

    showing the Cross they may cling to.

    Helpless I come, broken in sin;

    found at the feet of Your mercy.

    Father, forgive; may my sin be remembered no more.

    Verse 2      Merciful God, O abounding in love;

    faithful through times we have failed You.

    Selfish in thought and uncaring in deed,

    foolish in word and ungrateful.

    Spirit of God, conquer our hearts,

    with love that flows from forgiveness.

    Cause us to yield and return to the mercy of God.

    Verse 3      Merciful God, O abounding in love;

    faithful to keep us from falling.

    Guiding our ways with Your fatherly heart,

    growing our faith with each testing.

    God speed the day struggles will end;

    Faultless we’ll gaze on Your glory.

    Then we will stand overwhelmed by the mercy of God.

    Word and Music by: Keith and Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend. Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music/Adm. by worshiptogether.com songs, excl. UK & Europe, adm. by  Kingsway Music. tym@kingsway.co.uk. Used by permission.

     

     

     

    Pastoral / Offertory Prayer:

    The basket to receive His tithes and our offerings

    is located on the left as you leave the Sanctuary.

  • We Worship Through Hearing

     

    Sermon:                    Series:  From the Cross

     

    Today’s Message:  “Today Paradise” – Luke 23:39-43

     

    Notes

     

    I. Today with Me

    a. Immediate ____________

     

    b.  Immediate ____________

     

    II. Paradise with Me

    a. Lost in the ____________

     

    b. Limited in the _______________________

     

    c. Led in by _____________

     

    III. You will be with Me

     

     

     

    Communion

     

    Prayer of Contrition

     

    Sharing of the Elements

     

    We invite to the Lord’s Table all those who are baptized disciples of Jesus Christ and are under the authority of Christ and His body, the Church. By eating the bread and drinking the wine with us as a visitor, you are acknowledging to the elders of this local church that you are in covenant with God and an active member of a congregation in which the gospel is faithfully confessed, taught, and believed. You also acknowledge that you are a sinner, without hope except in the sovereign mercy of God, and that you are trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. If you have any doubt about your participation, please speak to the elders before or after the service.

     

    Declaration of Forgiveness

     

    We Are Sent Forth in Worship

    to Share the Gospel

     

    There is a Higher Throne

    Verse 1

    There is a higher throne than all this world has known,

    Where faithful ones from ev’ry tongue will one day come.

    Before the Son we’ll stand, made faultless through the Lamb;

    Believing hearts find promised grace; Salvation comes.

    Chorus: 

    Hear Heaven’s voices sing; Their thund’rous anthem rings

    Through emerald courts and sapphire skies; Their praises rise.

    All glory, wisdom, pow’r, strength,  thanks and honour are to God, our King,

    Who reigns on high forevermore.

    Verse 2

    And there we’ll find our home; Our life before the throne.

    We’ll honour Him in perfect song where we belong.

    He’ll wipe each tear stained eye as thirst and hunger die.

    The Lamb becomes our Shepherd King; We’ll reign with Him.

    Repeat Chorus

    Copyright © 2002 Thankyou Music/Adm. by worshiptogether.com songs. excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Kingsway Music. tym@kingsway.co.uk. Used by permission. CCLI #172212

     Benediction

     

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Bulletin Date: 2021-03-07