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Prelude     Blessed Be Your Name                        Audio

Blessed be Your name
in the land that is plentiful,
where Your streams of abundance flow,
Blessed be Your name.

Blessed be Your name
when I’m found in the desert place,
though I walk through the wilderness,
Blessed be Your name.

Every blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise.
When the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say:
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Blessed be Your name.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Blessed be Your glorious name.

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

You give and take away,
You give and take away.
My heart will choose to say,
“Lord, blessed be Your name.”

Silent Meditation             Ephesians 6:15

And on your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong.     
                                                    (International Children’s Version)

G O D   C A L L S   U S   T O   W O R S H I P

Call to worship                II Corinthians 8:9

...you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

At the Name of Jesus   Trinity Hymnal 163          Sheet music          Audio

At the name of Jesus ev'ry knee shall bow,
ev'ry tongue confess him King of glory now.
'Tis the Father's pleasure we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning was the mighty Word.

At his voice creation sprang at once to sight,
all the angel faces, all the hosts of light,
thrones and dominations, stars upon their way,
all the heav'nly orders in their great array.

Humbled for a season to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious, when from death he passed.

In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true;
crown him as your Captain in temptation's hour:
let his will enfold you in its light and pow'r.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus shall return again,
with his Father's glory, with his angel train;
for all wreaths of empire meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him King of glory now.

Prayer of adoration

G O D   C A L L S   U S   T O   R E N E W A L

Call to confession         Psalm 51:9-10

Hide your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.

Prayer of confession       followed by a time of silent confession

Declaration of forgiveness          Romans 1:16

“...I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes....”

Come, Holy Ghost           Sheet music       Audio

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our hearts take up Thy rest;
Come with thy grace and heav’nly aid
To fill our hearts which thou hast made,
To fill our hearts which Thou hast made.

O Comforter, to thee we cry,
Thou heav’nly gift of God most high;
Thou fount of life, and fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above,
And sweet anointing from above.

Be not afraid,
where you go there I am with you.

O Holy Ghost, through thee alone,
Know we the Father and the Son;
Be this our firm unchanging creed,
That thou dost from them both proceed,
That thou dost from them both proceed.

Praise we the Lord, Father and Son,
And Holy Spirit with them one;
And may the Son on us bestow
all gifts that from the Spirit flow,
All gifts that from the Spirit flow.

Be not afraid,
where you go there I am with you.

G O D ’ S   W O R D   G I V E N   T O   U S

Scripture reading              Philippians 1:12-18

I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.

Yes, and I will rejoice,

Reader: The Word of the Lord
All: Thanks be to God!


Sermon     Participating in a Story of Joy        Audio    Pastor Addison Hawkins
Main point: Jesus is the true source of joy, so we cling to the hope of the gospel.

Cling Amidst Our Situations
Cling through Our Relationships
Cling as Our Strength

D E D I C A T I N G   O U R S E L V E S   T O   G O D

Yet Not I, But Through Christ in Me          Sheet music          Audio

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Savior He will stay
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Prayers of the People       Link to the prayer letter.   

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Offertory        Have Mercy on Me                  Audio                 The Porter’s Gate

The goodness of the Lord is the kindness of the Lord
With every breath we take, the gift of life and grace
The power of the Lord is the meekness of the Lord
Who bore humanity with brave humility

Let Your mercy flow through us
Your mercy, Your mercy
Let Your mercy flow through us
Your mercy, Your mercy

The beauty of the Lord is the suffering of the Lord
Is Christ upon a tree, stripped of dignity
The glory of the Lord is the mercy of the Lord
Gives life for us to see a new humanity

When they see us, may they see
Your mercy, Your mercy
When they know us, may they know
Your mercy, Your mercy

Bless the hands and feet
Of those who serve in need
Of the broken and ashamed
Bless the weary soul
The Lord will make us whole
God, speak peace to those afraid
May the words we speak
Build a bridge for peace
Your loving kindness shows the way
Open up our doors
Giving refuge for
All the weary and afraid
Let Your mercy flow through us
Your mercy, Your mercy

Doxology            Audio

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Benediction         2 Thess 2: 16-17

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himselfand God our Fatherwho loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

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Worship musicians
Cassaundra Wolf, Leah Quinn, song leaders
Craig Kooienga, song leader & guitar
Susan Guerra, piano
Tucker Besch, cajon

Kelsey Pray (Blessed Be Your Name)
Emma Bukovietski (At the Name of Jesus)
Bryant McGee & Guerra family (Come, Holy Ghost)
Scofield family (Doxology)