Service Preview for June 23

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

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 29 (CSB17)

Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.

The God of glory thunders—
the voice of the LORD in power,
the voice of the LORD in splendor.

The voice of the LORD flashes flames of fire.
The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness.

The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD sits enthroned, King forever.

The LORD gives his people strength;
the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Our Sung Call to Worship
Speak O Lord

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

Our Spoken Confession
From Isaiah 64:6-9 (CSB17)

All of us have become like something unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment;
all of us wither like a leaf
and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.

No one calls on your name,
striving to take hold of you.
For you have hidden your face from us
and made us melt because of our iniquity.

Yet LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we all are the work of your hands.

LORD, do not be terribly angry
or remember our iniquity forever.

TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION

Our Sung Confession
Not In Me

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From 1 John 4:9-10 (ESV)

In this the love of God was made manifest among us,
that God sent his only Son into the world,
so that we might live through him.

In this is love,
not that we have loved God
but that he loved us
and sent his Son to be
the propitiation for our sins.

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

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
Who You Say I Am

Scripture Reading
Luke 18:31-43 (ESV)

31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon.33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” 34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.
35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant.37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.”
42 And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

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

Sermon
Luke 18:31-43 “I Once Was Blind But Now I See” Pastor Eric Schumacher

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
Be Thou My Vision

Blessing
May the Lord who opened your eyes
open your mouth to declare his gospel
so that all people might give praise to God.

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