Service Preview for June 9

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

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 148:1-3, 5, 7-14 (CSB17)

Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights.

Praise him, all his angels!

Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.

Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded, and they were created.

Praise the LORD from the earth,
all sea monsters and ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and cloud,
stormy wind that executes his command,
mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all cattle,
creatures that crawl and flying birds,
kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all judges of the earth,
young men as well as young women,
old and young together.

Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted.


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 Psalm 51:5, 7-11 (CSB17)

Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;
I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

Turn your face away from my sins
and blot out all my guilt.

God, create a clean heart for me
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not banish me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.


Our Sung Confession
Abide With Me

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From Acts 2:1-2, 4, 14, 16018, 21;
Ephesians 2:13, 18 (CSB17)

When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all
together in one place. Suddenly a sound like that of a
violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying.

Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them.

Then Peter proclaimed to them that this was
what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

“And it shall be in the last days, says God,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
I will even pour out my Spirit on my servants in those days,
both men and women and they will prophesy.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved.”

In Christ Jesus, you who were far away
have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

For through him we all have access
in one spirit to the Father.

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
O Christ, My Life – No lyric video available at this time.

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
O God the Holy Spirit

Scripture Reading
Luke 17:20-37 (ESV)

20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”
22 And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.23 And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. 24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building,29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— 30 so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. 35 There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.”37 And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them,
“Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

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

Luke 17:20-37 –  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
My Jesus I Love Thee

From 2 Corinthians 13:13 (CSB17)

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.

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