Service Preview for June 11, 2023

Service Preview for June 11, 2023

Download: Readings and Song Lyrics for June 11, 2023

Pre-service Song

See Him in Jerusalem, walking where the crowds are.
Once these streets had sung to Him, now they cry for murder.
Such a frail and lonely Man holding up the heavy cross.
See him walking in Jerusalem on the road to save us

See Him there upon the hill, hear the scorn and laughter;
Silent as a lamb He waits, praying to the Father.
See the King who made the sun and the moon and shining stars.
Let the soldiers hold and nail Him down, so that He could save them.

See Him there upon the cross, now no longer breathing;
Dust that formed the watching crowds, takes the blood of Jesus.
Feel the earth is shaking now, see the veil is split in two,
And He stood before the wrath of God, shielding sinners with His blood.

See the empty tomb today, death could not contain Him.
Once the Servant of the world, now in vict’ry reigning.
Lift your voices to the One who is seated on the throne.
See Him in the New Jerusalem, praise the One who saved us.

Lift your voices to the One who is seated on the throne.
See Him in the New Jerusalem, praise the One who saved us.

Words and Music by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson and Tiarne Tranter
©2014 CityAlight Music

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

Our Spoken Call to Worship
Psalm 24:7-10 (CSB)

Lift up your heads, you gates!
Rise up, ancient doors!
Then the King of glory will come in.

Who is this King of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, you gates!
Rise up, ancient doors!
Then the King of glory will come in.

Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord of Armies,
he is the King of glory.

Our Sung Call to Worship
Come and Hear the Story
Come and hear the story! See our Savior’s glory!
Know that our Champion has won!
O, come, and join the chorus. Sing! Our God is for us!
Praise to the risen, reigning Son!

We were dead in sin when Christ came down from heaven,
Died in our place upon that tree.
But death could not contain him. He was not forsaken—
God raised him up for all to see! (Chorus)

Where, O Death, now is your sting?
Christ is raised in victory!
He is risen! He is risen!

Hear the words the angel said:
“He is risen from the dead!”
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Praise Jesus!

Now, in heaven reigning — soon, he is returning.
Then, resurrection he will bring.
So we, though outward dying, live by faith that’s finding
Hope in our song of victory: (Chorus)

Life has come!
Sin and death are done!
Christ the Lord has won!
He is risen from the dead! (Repeat)

Go proclaim the story! Share our Savior’s glory!
Shout that our Champion has won!
We go and take this chorus: “Sing! Our God is for us!
Praise to the risen, reigning Son!” (Chorus)

Words by Eric Schumacher and Ashley Hoobler, Music by Ashley Hoobler

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

Our Spoken Confession
Psalm 51:1-4, 7-9 (CSB)

Be gracious to me, God,
according to your faithful love;
according to your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion.

Completely wash away my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.

For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me.
Against you—you alone—I have sinned
and done this evil in your sight.

So you are right when you pass sentence;
you are blameless when you judge.
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.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ,
our crucified and risen Lord. Amen.

Time of silent confession.

Our Sung Confession
All Gone

Sins against the Holy One,
Sins against his loving Son,
Sins against his law we’ve done.
Sins against both God and man,
Sins that we have boldly planned,
Sins outnumbering the sand—

What grace! No trace remains. (Chorus)

They’re all gone, all gone.
Far as the east is from the west,
Into the ocean they are cast.
They’re all gone, all gone.
He has removed our ev’ry debt,
Covered our shame and our regret,
They’re all gone.

All the justice we deserved,
All the punishment we earned,
Holy wrath without reserve,
Poured upon the righteous one,
Once for all the work is done,
Now the victory is won.

What grace! No trace remains. (Chorus 2 X’s)

Music and words by Eric Schumacher and David Ward
© 2018 Hymnicity

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Remember the Gospel
Galatians 3:10-13; 2:20; 6:14

Remember the Gospel!

All who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, “Everyone who does not do everything written in the book of the law
is cursed.” Now it is clear that no one is justified before God by the law, because “the righteous
will live by faith.” But the law is not based on faith; instead, “the one who does these things will live by them.”

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

I have been crucified with Christ,
and I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me.

The life I now live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.

I will never boast about anything
except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Nothing But the Blood (Distribution Song)

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Chorus)

Oh! Precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing, this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Chorus)

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Chorus)

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Chorus 2X’s)

Music and Words by Robert Lowry
©Public Domain

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper


My hope is built on nothing less,
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. (Chorus)

Christ alone. Cornerstone.
Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love.
Through the storm, He is Lord.
Lord of all.

When darkness seems to hide his face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In ev’ry high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil.
My anchor holds within the veil. (Chorus)

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone.
Faultless stand before the throne. (Chorus 2 X’s)

Words and music by Edward Mote, Jonas Myrin, Rueben Morgan, Eric Liljero, William Batchelder Bradbury
©2011 Hillsong MP Songs, Hillsong Music Publishing Australia, Hillsong Music Publishing UK

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 a Mission Moment to highlight the different missions giving
opportunities we have at Grand. Members are encouraged to give to GABC Missions to support these missions.

You may give electronically at or place your offering in the boxes at the back of the sanctuary or send a check in the mail.

Scripture Reading
Matthew 5:8 & Psalm 24:3-6 (CSB)

5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
24:3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who has not appealed to what is false,
and who has not sworn deceitfully.
5 He will receive blessing from the LORD,
and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 Such is the generation of those who inquire of him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

This is the word of the Lord.
The grass withers and the flower falls
but the word of the Lord endures forever.

Matthew 5:8 – Poured Out (Part Two): The Pure in Heart – Pastor Eric Schumacher

Sermon Discipleship Questions
1. What encouraged you?
2. What convicted you?
3. Is there anything in your life that needs to change?

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

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art:
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord:
Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High king of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Words by Mary E. Byrne & Eleanor H. Hull, Music: Traditional Irish Melody
©Public Domain

Psalm 67:1-3 (CSB)

May God be gracious to us and bless us;
may he make his face shine upon us —
so that your way may be known on earth,
your salvation among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, God;
let all the peoples praise you.

Scripture text for next Sunday: Matthew 5:9