Worship – April 5, 2020

John 14.8-14

Dear Church Family,

Another week, another streamed service. While it is not perfect, I hope that it will do some good for your soul. If you would rather use a print version of this order to follow, you can find a word document here or a PDF here. I also hope that you try, to the best of your ability, to go through the whole service, including the prayers or adoration and repentance. As these are focusing on Psalms 90 and 91, they give focused calm and reassurance to us in these days. If we were to pick out Psalms to meditate on, we could hardly do better! And, by God’s providence, these were the Scriptures that were already planned. These Psalms will do your souls good to pray through and meditate on.

With affection from the exile,

Pastor Doug

Soli Deo Gloria


ORDER OF WORSHIP – SUNDAY, April 5

Responsive Reading – Psalm 91:1-8

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.

Prayer of Adoration

Crown Him with Many Crowns:

 

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed over the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

Crown Him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end, and round His piercéd feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us:

 

How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure.
That He should give His only Son, to make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turns His face away.
As wounds which mar the chosen One, bring many sons to glory.

Behold the Man upon a cross, my sin upon His shoulders.
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice, call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there, until it was accomplished.
His dying breath has brought me life, I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything – no gifts, no power, no wisdom.
But I will boast in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart, His wounds have paid my ransom.

Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart, His wounds have paid my ransom.

Scripture Reading: Mark 4:35-41

Christ, the Sure and Steady Anchor:

 

Christ the sure and steady anchor,
In the fury of the storm;
When the winds of doubt blow through me,
And my sails have all been torn.
In the suffering, in the sorrow,
When my sinking hopes are few;
I will hold fast to the anchor,
It shall never be removed.

Christ the sure and steady anchor,
While the tempest rages on;
When temptation claims the battle,
And it seems the night has won.
Deeper still then goes the anchor,
Though I justly stand accused;
I will hold fast to the anchor,
It shall never be removed.

Christ the sure and steady anchor,
Through the floods of unbelief;
Hopeless somehow, O my soul, now,
Lift your eyes to Calvary.
This my ballast of assurance,
See his love forever proved.
I will hold fast to the anchor,
It shall never be removed.

Christ the sure and steady anchor,
As we face the wave of death;
When these trials give way to glory,
As we draw our final breath.
We will cross that great horizon,
Clouds behind and life secure;
And the calm will be the better,
For the storms that we endure.

Christ the shore of our salvation,
Ever faithful, ever true!
We will hold fast to the anchor,
It shall never be removed.

Prayer of Repentance: Psalm 90:7-11

Gospel Assurance: Psalm 91:14-16

We Are Listening:

 

Father, I long to be wise, to see with new eyes,
The truth that was written by your hand.
Father, speak, your truth into me,
Because I still believe, that you will help me understand.
We are listening to your word;
We are listening to your word!

Morning and evening we come,
To delight in the words of our God,
Give us eyes to see, give us faith to hear,
That Your Word has come, that Your Word is here.

Father, I long to see Christ—
The Truth and New Life, the Word that made the universe.
Father, speak; now I believe:
I have been set free, by the Word that lived and died for me.
We are listening to your word;
We are listening to your word!

Morning and evening we come,
To delight in the words of our God.
Give us eyes to see, give us faith to hear,
That Your Word has come, that Your Word is here.

We are listening to your word;
We are listening to your word!

Morning and evening we come,
To delight in the words of our God,
Give us eyes to see, give us faith to hear,
That the Word has come, that the Word is here.

Morning and evening we come,
To delight in the words of our God,
Give us eyes to see, give us faith to hear,
That the Word has come, that the Word is here.

Sermon by pastor Doug Wallaker: John 14:8-14

All I Have Is Christ:

 

I once was lost in darkest night, yet thought I knew the way.
The sin that promised joy and life had led me to the grave.
I had no hope that You would own a rebel to Your will.
And if You had not loved me first, I would refuse You still.

But as I ran my hell-bound race, indifferent to the cost,
You looked upon my helpless state and led me to the cross.
And I beheld God’s love displayed. You suffered in my place.
You bore the wrath reserved for me. Now all I know is grace.

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ. Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ. Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone, and live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands could never come from me.
O Father, use my ransomed life in any way You choose.
And let my song forever be my only boast is You!

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ. Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ. Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ. Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.

Benediction: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17