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Sunday Liturgy and Lyrics

June 20, 2021

Call to Worship

Psalm 86:8-10
Lord, there is no one like you among the gods, and there are no works like yours. All the nations you have made will come and bow down before you, Lord, and will honor your name. For you are great and perform wonders; you alone are God.

Songs

“Grace on Top of Grace”
Lord how You've loved me I don't deserve
Grace on top of grace
More than I've asked for more than I'm worth
Grace on top of grace

How sweet the sound once lost now found
Heaven came down and grace rescued me

Hallelujah I am free
From my sin and penalty
At the cross You took my place
With Your grace on top of grace

Lord how You've loved me I don't deserve
Grace on top of grace
More than I've asked for more than I'm worth
Grace on top of grace

How sweet the sound once lost now found
Heaven came down and grace rescued me

Hallelujah I am free
From my sin and penalty
At the cross You took my place
With Your grace on top of grace

How sweet the sound once lost now found
Heaven came down and grace rescued me

How sweet the sound once lost now found
Heaven came down and grace rescued me

How sweet the sound once lost now found
Heaven came down and grace rescued me
With Your grace on top of grace
With Your grace on top of grace
With Your grace on top of grace

Hallelujah I am free
From my sin and penalty
At the cross You took my place
With Your grace on top of grace

Hallelujah I am free
From my sin and penalty
At the cross You took my place
With Your grace on top of grace

“O God Our Help in Ages Past”

O 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 thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight
Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guard while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

Confession & Pardon

Our Father in Heaven, we confess our hands are not clean and our hearts are not pure.
Forgive our half-hearted discipleship and keep our faith constant.

Lead us always into a deeper assurance of your love and a more consistent obedience.
Mold us to the ways of Jesus Christ, whose life we honor and in whose name we hope. Amen.

Personal confession of sin
Based on Psalm 91:14-15
Those who love me, I will deliver, says the Lord; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them and show them my salvation.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.

Pastoral Prayer

Songs

“Before the Throne of God Above”
Before the throne of God above,
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest, whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there,
Who made an end to all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free,
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me!

Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Praise the One, risen Son of God

Behold Him there, the Risen Lamb,
My perfect, spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace!
One with Himself I cannot die,
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God!

One with Himself I cannot die,
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God

Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Praise the One, risen Son of God
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Praise the One, risen Son of God
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Praise the One, risen Son of God

“Living Hope”
How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation, I turned to heaven
And spoke Your name into the night

Then through the darkness, Your loving kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished, the end is written
Jesus Christ, my living hope

Who could imagine so great a mercy
What heart could fathom such boundless grace?
The God of ages stepped down from glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame

The cross has spoken, I am forgiven
The King of kings calls me His own
Beautiful Savior, I’m yours forever
Jesus Christ, my living hope

Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free!
Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me!
You have broken every chain
There’s salvation in Your name
Jesus Christ, my living hope

Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence, the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
(Repeat)

Oh Jesus, Yours is the victory!

Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free!
Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me!
You have broken every chain
There’s salvation in Your name
Jesus Christ, my living hope
(Repeat)

Jesus Christ, my living hope
Oh God, you are my only hope

Scripture Reading and Exposition

Hebrews 12

Declaration of Belief

Christian, what do you believe?
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.

Christian, what do you believe?
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

Christian, what do you believe?
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.

Song

“Only a Holy God”
Who else commands all the hosts of heaven
Who else could make every king bow down
Who else can whisper and darkness trembles
Only a holy God

What other beauty demands such praises
What other splendor outshines the sun
What other majesty rules with justice
Only a holy God

So come and behold Him,
The One and the Only
Cry out, sing holy!
Forever a holy God
Come and worship the holy God

What other glory consumes like fire
What other power can raise the dead
What other name remains undefeated
Only a holy God
(Chorus)

Who else could rescue me from my failing
Who else would offer His only Son
Who else invites me to call Him Father
Only a holy God
Only my holy God!
(Chorus)

Lord’s Supper

Song

“Because He Lives”
God sent His Son they called Him Jesus
He came to love heal and forgive
He bled and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove
My Savior lives

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because He lives

And then one day I'll cross that river
I'll fight life's final war with pain
And then as death gives way to vict'ry
I'll see the lights of glory
And I'll know He reigns
(Chorus)

Announcements

“Doxology”
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! Amen.

Benediction

“God of Our Salvation” | Wickham | 2011 Phil Wickham Music | CCLI 1141125 | 5989898
“O God our Help in Ages Past” | Watts, Croft | Public Domain | CCLI 1141125 | 43152
“Before the Throne of God Above” | Bancroft | Public Domain | CCLI 1141125 | 990391
“Living Hope” | Johnson, Wickham | 2017 Phil Wickham Music | CCLI 1141125 | 7106807
“Only a Holy God” | Smith, Robinson | 2016 CityAlight Music | CCLI 1141125 | 7073332
“Because He Lives” | Gaither | Public Domain | CCLI 1141125 | 16880
“Doxology” | Ken | Public Domain | CCLI 1141125 | 6115489