Service Preview for June 14

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

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Isiah 66:1-2 (CSB)

This is what the Lord says:

Heaven is my throne,
and earth is my footstool.
Where could you possibly build a house for me?
And where would my resting place be?
My hand made all these things,
and so they all came into being.

This is the Lord’s declaration.

I will look favorably on this kind of person:
one who is humble, broken in spirit,
and trembles at my word.

Our Sung Call to Worship
Speak O Lord

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

Our Spoken Confession
Based on 1 Peter 1:13-21

Heavenly Father,

We appeal to you as the Father who judges impartially
according to each one’s work.

But we have not conducted ourselves in reverence
while living as strangers in this world.

We often act as though we can save ourselves
through earthly accomplishments,
having no need of Christ’s precious blood.

Like disobedient children, we long to go back
to the desires of our former ignorance.

We praise you for being “holy, holy, holy,”
but are not holy in all our conduct.

In fact, we look for loopholes
by which we can justify ourselves
while condemning our neighbor.

Our minds are not ready for action
because they are intoxicated
with the pleasures of this age.

We have not set our hope completely
on the grace that will be brought to us
when Jesus is revealed,
because, too often, our faith and hope
are in ourselves.

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 Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22

Hear the Good News!

He has rescued us from the domain of darkness
and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.

In him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds
as expressed in your evil actions.

But now he has reconciled us
by his physical body through his death,
to present us holy, faultless, and blameless before him.

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Scripture Reading
1 Peter 1:13-21 (ESV)
13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!

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.

Elder Prayer

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 electronically at gabcames.org/giving/ or place your offering in the boxes at the back of the sanctuary or send a check in the mail.

Sermon
1 Peter 1:13-21 (ESV) “Christian Living in a Foreign Land” – 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
Nothing But the Blood

Blessing
From 1 Peter 5:10-11 (CSB)

May the God of all grace,
who called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
restore, establish, strengthen, and support you!

To him be dominion forever.

Amen.

 

Honoring the College Graduates

The graduates are:

Adler Prough- BA in English Education with endorsement in Reading

Brooklyn Prough- BS in Elementary Education with endorsement in Mathematics & Reading

Becca Savage- BS in Civil Engineering with focus in Environmental Engineering

Brandon Short- BS in Civil Engineering

Zach Streuber- BA in Journalism & History with Minor in French

 

 

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