Service Preview for March 1
Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 66 (ESV)
Saints of Grand, what have you come to do this morning?
We have gathered to shout for joy to God,
to sing the glory of his name;
to give to him glorious praise!
We will say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
all the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.”
Bless our God, O peoples;
let the sound of his praise be heard!
Our Sung Call to Worship
Brethren We Have Met to Worship
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Confession
We confess that we have not loved you
with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We have gladly believed the gospel for ourselves
but too often fail to share it with our neighbors.
We are quick to speak with passion about
work and play,
family and sports,
food and entertainment.
But we are embarrassed to speak of Jesus Christ
crucified for our sins,
raised from the dead,
reigning in glory.
Forgive us for our lack of love.
Give us tears to weep over the lost.
Give us compassion to seek them.
Give us love to speak the truth.
TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION
Our Sung Confession
Did Christ Over Sinners Weep?
Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From the Nicene Creed
Who is Jesus?
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of the Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made.
What has Jesus done for us?
He, for us and for our salvation,
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary
and was made man,
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried.
And the third day He rose again
according to the Scriptures;
and ascended into heaven and
sits at the right hand of the Father.
And He shall come again with glory to judge
the living and the dead,
whose kingdom shall have no end.
Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)
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
Hosea 8:1-14 (ESV)
1Set the trumpet to your lips!
One like a vulture is over the house of the LORD,
because they have transgressed my covenant
and rebelled against my law.
2 To me they cry,
“My God, we—Israel—know you.”
3 Israel has spurned the good;
the enemy shall pursue him.
4 They made kings, but not through me.
They set up princes, but I knew it not.
With their silver and gold they made idols
for their own destruction.
5 I have spurned your calf, O Samaria.
My anger burns against them.
How long will they be incapable of innocence?
6 For it is from Israel;
a craftsman made it;
it is not God.
The calf of Samaria
shall be broken to pieces.
7 For they sow the wind,
and they shall reap the whirlwind.
The standing grain has no heads;
it shall yield no flour;
if it were to yield,
strangers would devour it.
8 Israel is swallowed up;
already they are among the nations
as a useless vessel.
9 For they have gone up to Assyria,
a wild donkey wandering alone;
Ephraim has hired lovers.
10 Though they hire allies among the nations,
I will soon gather them up.
And the king and princes shall soon writhe
because of the tribute.
11 Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sinning,
they have become to him altars for sinning.
12 Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands,
they would be regarded as a strange thing.
13 As for my sacrificial offerings,
they sacrifice meat and eat it,
but the LORD does not accept them.
Now he will remember their iniquity
and punish their sins;
they shall return to Egypt.
14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker
and built palaces,
and Judah has multiplied fortified cities;
so I will send a fire upon his cities,
and it shall devour her strongholds.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Hosea 8:1-14 – Yahweh Responds to His Hypocrite Bride – Pastor Eric Schumacher
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.
Jesus Paid It All
From Hebrews 13:20-21 (ESV)
Now may the God of peace
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great shepherd of the sheep,
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
equip you with everything good
that you may do his will,
working in us that which is pleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever and ever.