February 5, 2023 · 10:30am
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Call to Worship
Psalm 46
Nursery Information

Hymn+
Rejoice in All Your Works
+Please stand as you are able.

Every mouth that cries for food,
every lung that yearns for breath,
every eye that searches through
the dark for light—
all creation looks to you
for its breath and for its food.
From the goodness of your hand
we’re satisfied.
Oh rejoice in all your works,
King of Heaven, King of Earth!
Every creature you have made
declares your praise.
We rejoice in all you’ve made,
God of all-sustaining grace!
With the mountain, sky, and sea,
we sing your praise!


Every tree that thirsts for rain,
every bird that seeks its nest,
every heart that waits in hope
to be made glad—
all creation looks to you
for its breath and for its food.
From the goodness of your hand
we’re satisfied.
Oh rejoice in all your works,
King of Heaven, King of Earth!
Every creature you have made
declares your praise.
We rejoice in all you’ve made,
God of all-sustaining grace!
With the mountain, sky, and sea,
we sing your praise!


May the pond’rings of my heart,
and the song upon my lips,
with the chorus of creation join in praise:
to the God who made all things,
to the Spirit who sustains,
to the Son who over all creation reigns.
Oh rejoice in all your works,
King of Heaven, King of Earth!
Every creature you have made
declares your praise.
We rejoice in all you’ve made,
God of all-sustaining grace!
With the mountain, sky, and sea,
we sing your praise!

Text and Music: Wendell Kimbrough, after Psalm 104
Copyright © 2014 Wendell Kimbrough.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Invocation+

Coming Clean

Call to Confession
1 Corinthians 15:1–4

Confession of Sin

Father, you are the God of all grace; everything we need comes from you. You are the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. We know we need you and we need your grace. But sometimes standing in grace is hard. We doubt your goodness. We grumble at what seems to us unfair. We despair of any real change in our circumstances. We feel alone in our pain. Worst of all, we wonder if you love us in the midst of it all. But, Father, to give the lie to all these things, we need only look at the cross. We thank you for Jesus, who was falsely charged and unjustly convicted. He set his face not to an easy and comfortable life, but to a cross of wood. His followers abandoned him. And so he faced death alone. Worst of all, at the moment of his greatest need, you turned your back on him and poured out on him the wrath and anger that we deserved. If that were the end, it would confirm for us our worst fears, that you might be a God who is out to get us. But that was not the end. Thank you, Father, for the resurrection, when death began to work backwards and all things began to be put right. Help us to see that in Jesus’ resurrection we have your love and approbation, the justice of a happy verdict in Christ, the hope of all things made new, and the promise that by his Spirit he will be with us always and one day, we will see you face to face. Father, help us revel in the resurrection. When things get hard, help us, by your Spirit, to cling all the more to grace, to stand on grace and stand by grace for your glory and our joy. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Made New

Assurance of Grace
1 Peter 5:8–11

Hymn No. 520
Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
Sheet Music

Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
my beauty are, my glorious dress;
’midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
with joy shall I lift up my head.

Bold shall I stand in thy great day;
for who aught to my charge shall lay?
Fully absolved through these I am
from sin and fear, from guilt and shame.

When from the dust of death I rise
to claim my mansion in the skies,
ev’n then this shall be all my plea,
Jesus hath lived, hath died, for me.

Jesus, be endless praise to thee,
whose boundless mercy hath for me—
for me a full atonement made,
an everlasting ransom paid.

O let the dead now hear thy voice;
now bid thy banished ones rejoice;
their beauty this, their glorious dress,
Jesus, thy blood and righteousness.

Text: Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1739),
tr. by John Wesley (1740), alt.
Music: William Gardiner’s Sacred Melodies (1815)
Public Domain.


Confession of Faith+
from The Heidelberg Catechism

54. What do you believe concerning “the holy catholic church”?

I believe that the Son of God through his Spirit and Word, out of the entire human race, from the beginning of the world to its end, gathers, protects, and preserves for himself a community chosen for eternal life and united in true faith. And of this community I am and always will be a living member.

Drawn Near

Scripture Reading
Hebrews 11:17–19

Prayer for the Church

Hymn+
When Trials Come
Parents may escort children up to the age of 4 to the nursery at this time.

When trials come no longer fear;
for in the pain, our God draws near
to fire a faith worth more than gold;
and there His faithfulness is told,
and there His faithfulness is told.

Within the night I know Your peace;
the breath of God brings strength to me,
and new each morning mercy flows
as treasures of the darkness grow,
as treasures of the darkness grow.

I turn to wisdom not my own,
for ev’ry battle You have known;
my confidence will rest in You.
Your love endures; Your ways are good,
Your love endures; Your ways are good.

When I am weary with the cost,
I see the triumph of the cross.
So in its shadow I shall run
till You complete the work begun,
till You complete the work begun.

One day all things will be made new;
I’ll see the hope You called me to,
and in Your kingdom paved with gold
I’ll praise Your faithfulness of old,
I’ll praise Your faithfulness of old.

Text and Music: Keith Getty and Kristyn Getty
Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Scripture Reading
Genesis 22

Sermon
Facing Trials

  • • Believe God’s promises.
  • • Know God’s love.
  • • Rest in Christ’s righteousness.


  • Hymn+
    We Will Feast in the House of Zion

    We will feast in the house of Zion;
    we will sing with our hearts restored;
    “He has done great things,”
    we will say together;
    we will feast and weep no more.


    We will not be burned by the fire;
    He is the Lord our God;
    we are not consumed by the flood—
    upheld, protected, gathered up.
    We will feast in the house of Zion;
    we will sing with our hearts restored;
    “He has done great things,”
    we will say together;
    we will feast and weep no more.


    In the dark of night before the dawn,
    my soul, be not afraid,
    for the promised morning—oh, how long?
    O God of Jacob, be my strength.
    We will feast in the house of Zion;
    we will sing with our hearts restored;
    “He has done great things,”
    we will say together;
    we will feast and weep no more.


    Every vow, we’ve broken and betrayed.
    You are the faithful one,
    and, from the garden to the grave,
    bind us together; bring shalom.
    We will feast in the house of Zion;
    we will sing with our hearts restored;
    “He has done great things,”
    we will say together;
    we will feast and weep no more.
    We will feast and weep no more.

    Text and Music: Sandra McCracken and Joshua Moore
    Copyright © 2015 Drink Your Tea (ASCAP)/Joshmooreownsthis Music (ASCAP).
    Used by permission. All rights reserved.


    Communion

    What is the Lord’s Supper?
    The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament, in which, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ’s appointment, His death is showed forth; and the worthy receivers are, not after a physical and bodily manner, but by faith, made partakers of His body and blood, with all His benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.

    What is required for the worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper?
    It is required of those who would worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper, that they examine themselves about their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body, about their faith to feed upon him, about their repentance, love, and new obedience; so they do not, by coming in an unworthy manner, eat and drink judgment to themselves.

    from The Westminster Shorter Catechism


    Offering
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    Doxology+

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
    praise him, all creatures here below,
    O praise him, alleluia!
    Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
    and praise the Spirit, three in one.
    O praise him, O praise him,
    alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

    Text: Based on Thomas Ken (1709), mod.
    Music: Geistlich Kirchengesäng (1623)
    Public Domain.



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    Nursery: Children of all ages are welcome throughout the service. For children up to the age of 4, a staffed nursery in the hallway west of the sanctuary will be available beginning before the sermon until the end of the service.

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