June 14 Service
A special note from our leadership team: If you haven’t been hearing from our church leadership on a regular basis, please send an email to Pastor Andrew with your updated contact info.
For Kids & Parents!
O-ZONE KIDS (Grades 1 to 5): Join our live Virtual O-Zone on Zoom weekly at 10:30am on Sundays! Check the church eService email for login details.
PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL (pre-Kindergarten to Senior Kindergarten): Download a bible story and activity sheets for your children here, and watch the video below for Sunday School with Miss Jacquie!
Prayer of Dedication
Father, we thank you for today. We rejoice in your provision, in your blessings, in your care, and in your love for us. As we set aside time now to worship you in song, in prayer, in reading, in giving, and in the preaching of your Word, we pray that you would be glorified. We pray once again that you will use this time to grow us and shape us, and that it will be a time of renewal and rejuvenation.
We praise you, Holy God!
Call to Worship*
“Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
Praise the Lord” (Psalm 148: 1–4, 14b).
Worship in Song
Let’s take time now to listen to these songs of praise, noticing together the powerful, Scripture-soaked truths therein (click the Play button to listen).
Let the Praises Ring
“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust … May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you” (Psalm 25:1, 21).
“So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation’” (Isaiah 28:16).
Behold Our God
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness” (1 Chronicles 16:29).
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19a).
Oh Lord, you are our living hope. We thank you that the hope we have in you is certain, it is guaranteed, it is not just a feeling or wishful thinking. You, the God who cannot lie, have promised that if we believe in your Son Jesus, we will spend eternity with you. In the midst of a world that is so broken and imperfect, we long for those days that we can be in your perfect presence in your perfectly restored creation.
Father, we repent now of the times even this week that we have failed to trust in you. We repent of our idolatry, our fear, our selfishness, our greed, our dishonesty—all the ways we have sinned against others, but ultimately have sinned against you. We thank you that we can again have hope that you are faithful to forgive us when we confess.
As we continue forward into the unknown of the future, we pray again for your peace. Would your Holy Spirit fill us with confidence in your providence and your sovereignty, and would that trust bring with it joy and rejoicing! Would we praise you in the good times and the bad, in times of want and prosperity, in the sunshine and the rain.
God, you are good, and we thank you.
Worship in Giving
Even in these trying times, we are reminded of the commands in the New Testament to give generously, sacrificially, and with joy. Giving is still available online or via e-transfer (see eService email for details).
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:6–8).
Trouble watching the video? Listen to the sermon as a podcast.
Song of Response
Great is Thy Faithfulness
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him’” (Lamentations 3:22–24).
“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11).
Weekly Prayer Meeting: As a church, we know how powerful it can be when God’s people come together in prayer. To that end, we are starting a time of weekly prayer electronically. Check the church email sent out for access details, or email Andrew. Moving forward, we will no longer be taking communion during this time.
COVID-19: For congregational updates on future meeting times, cancellations, and information regarding the coronavirus, please check our church website regularly.
WORD Processing Podcast: With the help of a number of tech-savvy and servant-hearted individuals, we have created a podcast with new episodes to be released each Wednesday morning. This resource can be accessed and subscribed to via Anchor, Apple, and Spotify It’s also linked on our church website and wherever else podcasts are found.
Groceries: If you are stuck in isolation and in need of assistance with things like getting groceries, picking up medications, or other errands, please contact Josiah or Andrew, or email the church office.
*Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® unless otherwise noted.