Service Preview for May 26

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

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Revelation 11:15, 17 (ESV)

The kingdom of the world has become
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,
and he shall reign forever and ever.

We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
who is and who was,
for you have taken your great power
and begun to reign.

Our Sung Call to Worship
Rejoice The Lord Is King

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

Our Spoken Lament
Hear us, we pray!

Lord, have mercy!
Christ, have mercy!
Lord, have mercy on us!

TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION

Our Sung Confession
Lord I Need You

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
The Gospel Song

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Joy To The World

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
Let the Nations Be Glad

Scripture Reading
Luke 16:19-21
19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

This is the Good News of Jesus.
O come, let us adore him!

Sermon
Luke 16:19-31 – “The Billionaire and the Beggar – Pastor Michael Felkins

Sending
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
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

Blessing
Based on Ephesians 1:18-19

May you go out from here knowing
the hope to which God has called you,
the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and the immeasurable greatness of his power
toward us who believe.

Amen.

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