Worship Service Resources

Here I Am To Worship

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days, oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came to the earth You created
All for love's sake became poor

Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

And I'll never know how much it costs
To see my sin upon that cross
And I'll never know how much it costs
To see my sin upon that cross 
(x2)

Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me 
(x2)

 

Hold On To Me

When the best of me is barely breathing
When I'm not somebody I believe in, hold on to me
When I miss the light the night has stolen
When I'm slamming all the doors You've opened 
Hold on to me, hold on to me

Hold on to me when it's too dark to see You
When I am sure I have reached the end
Hold on to me when I forget I need You
When I let go, hold me again

When I don't feel like I'm worth defending
When I'm tired of pretending, hold on to me
When I start to break in desperation
Underneath the weight of expectations 
Hold on to me, hold on to me

Hold on to me when it's too dark to see You
When I am sure I have reached the end
Hold on to me when I forget I need You
When I let go, hold me again

I could rest here in Your arms forever
'Cause I know nobody loves me better 
Hold on to me, hold on to me

 

Discovering Jesus From Beginning to End

Acts 6:8-15; 7:51-60 (CSB)

Now Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people. Opposition arose, however, from some members of the Freedmen’s Synagogue, composed of both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, and they began to argue with Stephen. But they were unable to stand up against his wisdom and the Spirit by whom he was speaking.

Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God.” They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; so they came, seized him, and took him to the Sanhedrin. They also presented false witnesses who said, “This man never stops speaking against this holy place and the law. For we heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses handed down to us.” And all who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at him and saw that his face was like the face of an angel.

“You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit. As your ancestors did, you do also. Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They even killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become. You received the law under the direction of angels and yet have not kept it.”

When they heard these things, they were enraged and gnashed their teeth at him. Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. He said, “Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”

They yelled at the top of their voices, covered their ears, and together rushed against him. They dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. And the witnesses laid their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” He knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” And after saying this, he fell asleep.

 

Luke 23:33-34a, 46(CSB)

When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided his clothes and cast lots. 

And Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit. Saying this, he breathed his last.

 

Christ Is Mine Forevermore

Mine are days that God has numbered
I was made to walk with Him
Yet I look for worldly treasure
And forsake the King of kings
But mine is hope in my redeemer
Though I fall His love is sure
For Christ has paid for every failing
I am His forevermore

Mine are tears in times of sorrow
Darkness not yet understood
Through the valley I must travel
Where I see no earthly good
But mine is peace that flows from heaven
And the strength in times of need
I know my pain will not be wasted
Christ completes His work in me

Mine are days here as a stranger
Pilgrim on a narrow way
One with Christ I will encounter
Harm and hatred for His name
But mine is armour for this battle
Strong enough to last the war
And He has said he will deliver
Safely to the golden shore

And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore

Come rejoice now, oh my soul
For His love is my reward
Fear is gone and hope is sure
Christ is mine forevermore (x3)

And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore

Christ is mine forevermore
Christ is mine forevermore

 

 

Prayers of the People

LEADER :
The Spirit of God be with you.

ALL :
And also with you.

LEADER :
Lift up your hearts to heaven!

ALL :
Where Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father!

LEADER :
In your eternal love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit – You are Righteous and strong to save. You came among us in Jesus Christ, Our crucified and living Lord. You make all things new! In Christ's sufferings,cross, and resurrection, You reveal Your glory and reconcile all peoples to Yourself. We entrust ourselves to You because You have given Yourself to us.  Please hear us as we pray to You in the power of Your Spirit...

We pray for all, through their own or others' actions, who are deprived of the fullness of life

ALL :
For prisoners, refugees, the handicapped, the elderly and all who are sick;

LEADER :
For those who lead over us, those in medical sciences, social, cultural relief work, and in education;

ALL :
For all who seek to bring life to others.

LEADER :
We pray for the needs of our families, our neighbors in Oak Cliff, Dallas, and in the world;

ALL :
Hear us Lord, as we pray ...

[Prayer]


LEADER :
God, our Father, show us Your way. Jesus, our Redeemer, renew us. Holy Spirit, strengthen and guide us. Amen.

 

 

The Apostles' Creed

LEADER :
Christians, what do you believe?

ALL :
I believe in God
the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth

LEADER :
Do you believe in Jesus?

ALL :
I believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand
of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come 
to judge the living and the dead.

LEADER :
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

ALL :
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

 

 

Scripture Passage

John 6:1-40 (NRSV)

After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.

When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”

 

Sermon 

Alimentary Jesus
Gospel of John

 

You Have Redeemed My Soul

You have redeemed my soul
From the pit of emptiness
You have redeemed my soul from death
(x2)

I was a hungry child...a dried up river
I was a burned out forest...
And no one could do anything for me
You put food in my body...water in my dry bed
And to my blackened branches
You brought the springtime green and new life
And nothing is impossible for you

You have redeemed my soul
From the pit of emptiness
You have redeemed my soul from death
(x2)

I was a hungry child...a dried up river
I was a burned out forest...
And no one could do anything for me
You put food in my body...water in my dry bed
And to my blackened branches
You brought the springtime green and new life
And nothing is impossible for you

 

Now to Him

Now to Him who is able,
to keep you from falling,
To Him who will keep you to the end

To Him be the glory,
the honor and power,
forever and ever amen.

Forever and ever amen,
forever and ever amen.

 

Benediction

Go with God, everyone!