Service Preview for November 25
Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Call to Worship
Based on Psalm 95:1-2
O come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving, singing joyful songs of praise.
Our Sung Call to Worship
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Confession
Father in heaven, forgive us.
We have frequently done that which is wrong.
And we have frequently failed to do that which is right.
In our sin, rather than repenting and seeking forgiveness,
we have sought to hide, excuse, or boast in our sin.
We have shamed others, without offering clear forgiveness.
And we have judged others to be worse off than ourselves.
The one who has been forgiven much loves much.
The one who has been forgiven little loves little.
Father in heaven, forgive us.
TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION
Our Sung Confession
I Am One of Those
Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
Based on 1 Timothy 1:15 and 1 Peter 2:24
Hear the good news!
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance,
that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
He himself bore our sins
in his body on the cross,
that we might be dead to sin,
and live to righteousness.
To all who have repented of their sin,
and put their faith in Jesus Christ,
you are forgiven!
Amen. All glory and thanks be to our God!
Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Nothing But the Blood
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
We Stand And Worship
36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at
table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”
41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.”
44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon,
“Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Luke 7:1-50 – The Compassion of the King – 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.
All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
Based on Philippians 1:27-28
Let your manner of life be worthy of the
gospel of Christ,
standing firm in one spirit,
with one mind striving side by side for the
faith of the gospel,
and not frightened in anything by your