Worship Service Resources

God Himself is With Us

God himself is with us:
Let us now adore him,
And with awe appear before him.

God is in his temple—
All within keep silence,
Prostrate lie with deepest rev'rence

Him alone
God we own,
Him, our God and Saviour
Praise his Name forever

God himself is with us:
Hear the harps resounding!
See the crowds the throne surrounding!

"Holy, Holy, Holy"—
Hear the hymn ascending,
Angels, saints, their voices blending!

Bow thine ear
To us here:
Hear, O Christ, the praises
That thy church now raises.

 

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

 

 

 

Discovering Jesus From Beginning to End

Ephesians 4:1-16 (NRSV)

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said,

“When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive;
    he gave gifts to his people.”

(When it says, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended[a] into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.

10,000 Reasons

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your songs again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

You're rich in love and You're slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing
Your praise unending
Ten thousand years 
And then forever more, forever more

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I worship Your holy name

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I worship Your holy name 

I worship Your holy name
I worship Your holy name 

 

 

 

 

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 13:36-14:14 (CSB)

“Lord,” Simon Peter said to him, “where are you going?”

Jesus answered, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later.”

“Lord,” Peter asked, “why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.”

Jesus replied, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly I tell you, a rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times.

“Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe[a] in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also. You know the way to where I am going.”[b]

“Lord,” Thomas said, “we don’t know where you’re going. How can we know the way?”

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will also know[c] my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

“Lord,” said Philip, “show us the Father, and that’s enough for us.”

Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time and you do not know me, Philip? The one who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who lives in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Otherwise, believe[d] because of the works themselves.

“Truly I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me[e] anything in my name, I will do it.[f]

Sermon 

The Way
Gospel of John

 

 

When I Survey

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
save in the death of Christ, my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them through his blood.

See, from  his head, his hands, his feet, 
sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were a present far too small.
Love so amazing, so divine
demands my soul, my life, my all. 

 

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!