Use this as a resource to guide you through worship on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Welcome Back and Call to Worship
Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries
Here for You | by Matt Maher, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, and Tim Wanstall
Jonathan Hancock, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
You Alone Can Rescue | by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman
Goodness Of God | by Ed Cash and Jenn Johnson
Prayers of the People
Leader: I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
People: Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
Leader: Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
People: One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.
Leader: They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
People: They tell of the power of your awesome works—and I will proclaim your great deeds.
Leader: They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
People: The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
Leader: The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
People: All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.
Leader: They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
People: So that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Leader: Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.
People: The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
Leader: The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
People: The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
Leader: You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
People: The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.
Leader: The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
People: He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
Leader: The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
People: My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.
And Can It Be | by Charles Wesley
Text for meditation:
And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
’Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love Divine!
’Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace;
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me.
Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness Divine,
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
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The Ministry of Reconciliation | Chris Griggs, Senior Pastor
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Invitation to Reflection
To God Be the Glory | by F. J. Crosby
Andrew Sedlacek, guitar and vocals; Kathryn Profitt, piano; Beverly Hancock, violin; Hannah Sedlacek, vocals; and members of the Sanctuary Choir