Worship Service Resources

Doxology

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

Come Thou Fount

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenzer
Hither by Thy help I come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home

Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let that goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above
 

 

Announcements

 

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 Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
      the Father almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth,
      of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      the only Son of God,
      begotten from the Father before all ages,
           God from God,
           Light from Light,
           true God from true God,
      begotten, not made;
      of the same essence as the Father.
      Through him all things were made.
      For us and for our salvation
           he came down from heaven;
           he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
           and was made human.
           He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
           he suffered and was buried.
           The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
           He ascended to heaven
           and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
           He will come again with glory
           to judge the living and the dead.
           His kingdom will never end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the Lord, the giver of life.
      He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
      and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
      He spoke through the prophets.
      We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
      We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
      We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
      and to life in the world to come. Amen.

 

 

Tis So Sweet

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord!"

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

I'm so glad I learned to trust Him,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend

And I know that He is with me,
Will be with me to the end.

 

 

All Your Works Are Good

The moon it marks the seasons
The sun knows when to go down
The ocean holds its creatures
The river knows its bounds

The birds, the trees, the cattle
And all things great and small
We find our place in creation
Your hand sustains us all

All your works are good
All your works are good
From everlasting to everlasting
All your works are good

He makes the clouds his chariot
He wraps himself in light
He stretches out the heavens
like a tent across the sky

He knows our every burden
When darkness veils our eyes
He comes with spring returning
Bringing death to life.

All your works are good
All your works are good
From everlasting to everlasting
All your works are good

As we labor until evening
There's a message on the wind
Be still and know your maker
Be satisfied in Him

All your works are good
All your works are good
From everlasting to everlasting
All your works are good

 

Scripture Passage

John 1:1-18

In the origin there was the Logos, and the Logos was present with GOD, and the Logos was god; This one was present with God in the origin. All things came to be through him, and without him came to be not a single thing that has come to be. In him was life, and this life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not conquer it. There came a man, sent by GOD, whose name was John; This man came in witness, that he might testify about the light, so that through him all might have faith—But only that he might testify about the light; he was not that light. It was the true light, which illuminates everyone, that was coming into the cosmos. He was in the cosmos, and through him the cosmos came to be, and the cosmos did not recognize him. He came to those things that were his own, and they who were his own did not accept him. But as many as did accept him, to them he gave the power to become GOD'S children—to those having faith in his name, Those born no from blood, nor from a man's desire, but of GOD. And the Logos became flesh and pitched a tent among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the Father's only one, full of grace and truth. John testifies concerning him and has cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who is coming after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.'" For we all have received from his fullness,  and grace upon grace; Because the Law was given through Moses, the grace and the truth came through Jesus the Anointed. No one has ever seen God; the one who is uniquely god, who is in the Father's breast, that one has declared him. 

Sermon

Following Jesus in the Land of Unlikeness

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!