Service Preview for May 31
Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Call to Worship
Reading from Psalm 137:1; 40:1, 3; 122:1; 134 (CSB)
By the rivers of Babylon—
there we sat down and wept
when we remembered Zion.
We waited patiently for the Lord,
and he turned to me and heard our cry for help.
I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let’s go to the house of the Lord.”
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and they will trust in the Lord.
Now bless the Lord,
all you servants of the Lord
who stand in the Lord’s house!!
Lift us your hands in the holy place
and bless the Lord!
Hallelujah! Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Our Sung Call to Worship
Holy, Holy, Holy
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Confession
Reading based on Matthew 12:34, Galatians 5:19-26
O Lord, you have said that the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.
These past two months have revealed much about what dwells within our hearts.
We have spoken words of
immorality and impurity,
enmity, strife, and jealousy,
dissension, division, and envy,
conceit, deceit, and provocation.
Even this morning, we have failed to speak
love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control.
In these words, we have sinned against you and against our neighbor.
Forgive us, O Lord!
Time of silent confession.
Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
Reading from The Nicene Creed
There is Good News for us today!
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 gain
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
In Christ Alone
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.
You may give your offering online at gabcames.org/giving, deliver it to the church office or send it through the mail.
1 Peter 1:1-9 (ESV)
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:
May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:6-9 – Suffering in the True Grace of the Gospel – 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.
We Will Feast
Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.