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Sunday March 22nd, Hearing

If you're following John's Sunday School class, he's provided notes for a lesson on the book of Jeremiah

 

Order of Service for Worship at Home

March 22nd, 2020

 

Moment of Silence - Pray silently, remember that you are in the presence of God and humble yourself before him.

Opening Reading: Psalm 90

Prayer of Praise

Some suggestions for a prayer of praise:

  • We praise you because you do not change, no matter what happens in the world
  • We thank you for making yourself our dwelling place, a refuge for us in trouble, our home; no matter where we are or what happens, we have you
  • We thank you for providing for us day by day, our food, our health, our help
  • We praise you because from everlasting to everlasting, you are God

Song 1: Our God our Help in Ages Past, #30 (lyrics and song resources below)

Reading: Ephesians 5:15-21 (read in preparation for confession)

Prayer of Confession

Some suggestions for a prayer of confession:

  • As we consider our days and the use of our time we confess our poor stewardship; too much time and attention given to entertainment, to self-indulgence, to worry. Forgive us.
  • We have been foolish and acted as if we do not know your will; neglected your word, prayer, care for one another. Forgive us. 
  • We have been anxious, not trusting you as we ought. Like Israel grumbling in the wilderness, we have worried, “What will we do?” Forgive us. 

Assurance of Pardon: Ephesians 1:7 (remember that the gospel is true and that God loves to save sinners)

Song 2: There is a Fountain Filled With Blood, #253 (lyrics and song resources below)

Song 3: Jesus Thank You (lyrics and song resources below)

Prayer of Intercession

Some suggestions for a prayer of intercession

  • Ask God to have mercy on those who are weak and suffering
  • Ask God to have mercy on our brothers and sisters overseas
  • Ask God to bless his people throughout our valley as they worship today
  • Ask God to sustain our church through this trial
  • Ask God to help us to hear his voice in his word

Video Devotional (or read Mark 4:1-20)

Prayer of Response (ask God to sanctify us and make us doers of his word)

Song 4: Speak O Lord (lyrics and song resouces below)

Closing Prayer

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise him all creatures here below 

Praise him above ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

 

 

Song 1: Our God our Help in Ages Past, #30

Sheet music: https://hymnary.org/text/our_god_our_help_in_ages_past_watts

Video with lyrics: https://youtu.be/jOewYw3ejkM

 

Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, 

our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home: 

 

Under the shadow of your throne your saints have dwelt secure; 

sufficient is your arm alone, and our defense is sure. 

 

Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame, 

from everlasting you are God, to endless years the same. 

 

A thousand ages in your sight are like an evening gone; 

short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun. 

 

The busy tribes of flesh and blood, with all their lives and cares,

are carried downward by your flood, and lost in foll'wing years.

 

Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons away; 

they fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the op'ning day. 

 

Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come:

O be our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home.

 

 

Song 2: There is a Fountain Filled With Blood, #253

Sheet music: https://hymnary.org/text/there_is_a_fountain_filled_with_blood_dr

Video with lyrics: https://youtu.be/vKAMsC2jrL4

 

There is a fountain filled with blood

Drawn from Immanuel's veins;

And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,

Lose all their guilty stains x3

And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,

Lose all their guilty stains.

 

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood

Shall never lose its pow'r,

Till all the ransomed Church of God

Be saved, to sin no more x3

Till all the ransomed Church of God

Be saved to sin no more.

 

E'er since by faith I saw the stream

Thy flowing wounds supply,

Redeeming love has been my theme,

And shall be till I die x3

Redeeming love has been my theme,

And shall be till I die.

 

When this poor lisping, stamm'ring tongue

Lies silent in the grave,

Then in a nobler, sweeter song

I'll sing Thy pow'r to save x3

then in a nobler, sweeter song

I'll sing Thy pow'r to save.

 

Song 3: Jesus Thank You 

Sheet music:https://sovereigngracemusic.org/music/songs/jesus-thank-you/

Video with lyrics: https://youtu.be/D_35IPrjzq8


The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend

The agonies of Calvary

You the perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son

Who drank the bitter cup reserved for me

 

CHORUS
Your blood has washed away my sin, Jesus, thank You

The Father’s wrath completely satisfied, Jesus, thank You

Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table, Jesus, thank You


By Your perfect sacrifice I’ve been brought near

Your enemy You’ve made Your friend

Pouring out the riches of Your glorious grace

Your mercy and Your kindness know no end

 

BRIDGE
Lover of my soul

I want to live for You

 

Song 4: Speak O Lord

Sheet music: https://www.gettymusic.com/speak-o-lord

Video with lyrics: https://youtu.be/4o-l7k-Xdgc

 

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You

To receive the food of Your Holy Word.

Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;

Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,

That the light of Christ might be seen today

In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.

Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us 

All Your purposes for Your glory.

 

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,

Holy reverence, true humility;

Test our thoughts and our attitudes

In the radiance of Your purity.

Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see

Your majestic love and authority.

Words of pow’r that can never fail—

Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

 

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;

Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us—

Truths unchanged from the dawn of time

That will echo down through eternity.

And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises,

And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.

Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built

And the earth is filled with Your glory.

 

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