Worship Bulletin 1.22.23

The Gathering Lyrics

Holy Spirit Come

I’m coming with a heart of worship
I’m bringing in a brand new song
I’m ready to see the unthinkable
I’m ready for a miracle

Hearts praying for a fresh encounter
Souls looking to the living god
I’m ready for a real revival
O Holy Spirit come

Like a flood
Like a fire
Holy spirit
Fall in this place
Fill our hearts
Holy Spirit come
Like a flood
Like a fire
Holy spirit come
Oh Holy Spirit come

Ooh
We’re on the edge of a new beginning
God we know you have so much more
We’re looking to a new horizon
We’re praying for your rain to pour

An overflowing of true redemption
An overflowing of your kingdom
We’re ready for a real revival
O Holy Spirit come

Like a flood
Like a fire
Holy spirit
Fall in this place
Fill our hearts
Holy Spirit come
Like a flood
Like a fire
Holy spirit come
Oh Holy Spirit come

Oh can you feel it
Heaven is reaching
Oh can you hear it
Our God is speaking
Oh can you see it
He’s got your healing
Oh just receive it
Receive the freedom

Oh can you feel it
Heaven is reaching
Oh can you hear it
Our God is speaking
Oh can you see it
He’s got your healing
Oh just receive it
Receive the freedom

Come
Like a flood
Like a fire
Holy spirit
Fall in this place
Fill our hearts
Holy Spirit come
Like a flood
Like a fire
Holy spirit come
Oh Holy Spirit come
Oh come

 

Graves Into Gardens

I searched the world
But it couldn’t fill me
Man’s empty praise
And treasures that fade
Are never enough

Then You came along
And put me back together
And every desire
Is now satisfied
Here in Your love (hey)

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

I’m not afraid
To show You my weakness
My failures and flaws
Lord, You’ve seen ’em all
And You still call me friend

‘Cause the God of the mountain
Is the God of the valley
There’s not a place
Your mercy and grace
Won’t find me again

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

You turn mourning to dancing
You give beauty for ashes
You turn shame into glory
You’re the only one who can

You turn graves into gardens
You turn bones into armies
You turn seas into highways
You’re the only one who can
You’re the only one who can

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

 

Heart of God

I know you’re hurtin’, I can see it in your eyes
So pull back the curtain and take off your disguise
Whoever told you, you ain’t worth the fight
The cross tells a story that’ll change your mind

‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are
And there’s only love in the heart of God

Come, prodigal children, it’s never too late
Run home to the Father, let Him clothe you with grace
And bury your burdens, break free from your fear
Step out of the shadows, there’s no judgment here

There’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are
And there’s only love in the heart of God

No, He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Writin’ you off, leavin’ you lost
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Wishin’ He’d never went to that cross
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Writin’ you off, leavin’ you lost
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
He went to that cross, He went to that cross

‘Cause He loves you so much
Ooh-ooh, yeah

There’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
He makes beauty from ashes, so come as you are (come as you are)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God (heart of God)

No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are (come as you are)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God (heart of God)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God

 

Crowded Table

You can hold my hand
When you need to let go
I can be your mountain
When you’re feeling valley-low
I can be your streetlight
Showing you the way home
You can hold my hand
When you need to let go

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done

If we want a garden
We’re gonna have to sow the seed
Plant a little happiness
Let the roots run deep
If it’s love that we give
Then it’s love that we reap
If we want a garden
We’re gonna have to sow the seed

Yeah I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done

The door is always open
Your picture’s on my wall
Everyone’s a little broken
And everyone belongs
Yeah, everyone belongs

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done
And bring us back together when the day is done

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
January 22, 2023 | 11:00 am

“Holy Humility”
Matthew 4:1-11

Rev. Samuel Macias, Associate Pastor preaching
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Lance Marshal, Senior Pastor

Prelude: “Make Me An Instrument” (Prayer of St. Francis)
David Grant, composer
Crossroad Singers

*Call to Worship
One: No matter how far we wander from You, O God,
All: Your steadfast love finds us.
One: No matter how unjust the world seems to us, O God,
All: Your steadfast righteousness sustains us.
One: No matter how vulnerable our lives seem to us, O God,
All: Your steadfast presence gives us hope.
One: No matter how unloved and uncared for we feel, O God,
All: You hear our cries and answer our prayers.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

*Hymn 154: “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” (vv. 1, 2, 4, & 6)
1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
ye ransomed from the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.

4. Let every kindred, every tribe
on this terrestrial ball,
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.
To him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.

6. O that with yonder sacred throng
we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown him Lord of all.

*Affirmation of Faith 881
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*Gloria Patri 70
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

**Please be seated

Sacrament of Baptism
Monroe Mae Earnest, daughter of Margaret and Sage Earnest

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Congregational Response
With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example
of Christ that Monroe Mae, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 396: “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
1. O Jesus, I have promised
to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me,
my Master and my friend.
I shall not fear the battle
if thou art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway
if thou wilt be my guide.

2. O let me feel thee near me!
The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle,
the tempting sounds I hear;
my foes are ever near me,
around me and within;
but Jesus, draw thou nearer,
and shield my soul from sin.

3. O let me hear thee speaking
in accents clear and still,
above the storms of passion,
the murmurs of self-will.
O speak to reassure me,
to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
thou guardian of my soul.

4. O Jesus, thou hast promised
to all who follow thee
that where thou art in glory
there shall thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised
to serve thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow,
my Master and my Friend.

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11
Melody Shepherd, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: Holy Humility
Rev. Samuel Macias, Associate Pastor

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Offertory: “Jesus Fasted Forty Days”
David Grant, composer

*Doxology 95
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*Benediction
One: Our gathering will soon be ended. Where will we go, and what will we do?
All: We will go out to be God’s people in the world.
One: May grace, peace, hope, love, and joy forever accompany you. Amen.

*Congregational Benediction: “To God Be the Glory” refrain
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son
and give him the glory, great things he has done!

*Postlude: “Shine, Jesus, Shine”
David Blackwell, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

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