Spirit and Truth: Frankfort 1/19/14
Call to Worship
We begin each week with a scripture reading known as the Call to Worship. This serves as a reminder that all true worship begins with God –He is the one who initiates this divine conversation with His people and we respond.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 98:1-4
Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Song: “How Great Thou Art” by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine
Song: “And Can It Be” Word by Charles Wesley; Music by Scott Roley
Responsive Prayer of Confession: Based on Psalm 25
Be mindful of your mercy, O LORD, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of our youth or our transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember us, for your goodness’ sake, O LORD!
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon our guilt, for it is great. Turn to us and be gracious to us, for we are lonely and afflicted.
Relieve the troubles of our hearts, and bring us out of our distress.
Consider our affliction and our trouble, and forgive all our sins. Amen.
Song: “Behold Our God” by Stephen Altrogge, Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, and Ryan Baird
Scripture Reading: Psalm 103:1-5, 8-13
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Song: “O Bless The Lord” by Lindsay McCaul Pritchett and Matthew Westerholm
The Preaching of God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:4-9
Sermon: The God of Peace; Philippians 4:8-9
Worship through Response
After the sermon, we respond in a number of ways –through singing, prayer, the Offering, and the Lord’s Supper.
The Offering: As followers of Christ and as members of The Point Community Church, we joyfully participate in giving a portion of our income in a regular sacrificial way.
The Lord’s Supper: As a church, sharing the Lord’s Supper is a significant event where we gratefully acknowledge the death of Christ as the fully payment for our sin.
Song: “Be Thou My Vision” by Mary Elizabeth Byrne and Eleanor Henrietta Hull
Prayer and Announcements
Song: “Alive” by Steve Cook and Vikki Cook
Every week before we leave, we receive a benediction, or blessing, from God’s Word. Just as the worship gathering begins with God’s call, it ends with God’s promise of his blessing over us as we leave to go and be the church.
Benediction and Sending: 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Go and be the church.