Service Preview for March 11

Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Genesis 1:26-31(CSB17)

The God said, “Let us make man in our image,
according to our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, the whole earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”

So God created man in his own image;
he created him in the image of God;
he created them male and female.

God blessed them, and God said to them,
“Be fruitful, multiply,
fill the earth, and subdue it.
Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky,
and every creature that crawls on the earth.”

God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This will be food for you, for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth—everything having the breath of life in it—I have given every green plant for food.”

And it was so.

God saw all that he had made,
and it was very good indeed.

Our Sung Call to Worship
All Creatures of Our God and King

We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Confession
From Genesis 3:14-19, Romans 5:12 (CSB)

Sin entered the world through one man,
and death through sin…

So the Lord God said to the serpent:
Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life.
I will put hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel.

He said to the woman:
WOMEN: I will intensify your labor pains;
you will bear children with painful effort.
Your desire will be for your husband,
yet he will rule over you.

And he said to the man, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I
commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:
MEN: The ground is cursed because of you
You will eat from it by means of painful labor
all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow
until you return to the ground,
since you were taken from it.
For you are dust,
and you will return to dust.”

… in this way death spread to all people,
because all sinned.


Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From 1 Corinthians 15:1-5, 20-22 (CSB)

Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters,
the gospel I preached to you, which you received,
on which you have taken your stand and by which you are
being saved, if you hold the to the message I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I passed on to you as most important what I also received:
that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,
that he was buried,
that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

Christ has been raised from the dead,
the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

For since death came through a man,
the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man.

For just as in Adam all die,
so also in Christ all will be made alive.

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
All Things Good

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

Thanksgiving and Petition

We Give Thanks in Prayer and Offer Petitions to God
We express our gratitude to God our Father for Christ’s work on the cross for us and bring our requests before him. In bringing our requests, we confess that we believe God truly is a good father, who cares about our needs and gives us what he knows is best.

We Give Thanks by Giving
We give financial offerings to support the work of the church because of our gratitude to God. By giving we confess we are trusting in God’s provision for us as well.
On the first Sunday of each month we have two offerings—one for the general fund and a second one for the benevolence ministry of our church.

We Give Thanks in Song
Be Still My Soul

Scripture Reading
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 (ESV)

1 The words of the Preacher,
the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher,
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
3 What does man gain by all the toil
at which he toils under the sun?
4 A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but the earth remains forever.
5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
and hastens to the place where it rises.
6 The wind blows to the south
and goes around to the north;
around and around goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.
7 All streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they flow again.
8 All things are full of weariness;
a man cannot utter it;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.
9 What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already
in the ages before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things,
nor will there be any remembrance
of later things yet to be
among those who come after.

This is the Word of the Lord.
The grass withers
and the flower fades,
but the Word of the Lord endures forever. Amen!

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 – Dust in the Wind – Pastor Michael Felkins

Having heard and confessed the Gospel, we are sent into the world on mission in Christ, which we express in both song and spoken word.

Sending Song
Be Unto Your Name

From Philippians 4:7 (CSB)

The peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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