I Am Not The Hero
Ara Torosian
Senior Pastor, Grace Iranian Church

For the Beauty of the Earth
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Call to Worship
My soul, bless the Lord, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
My soul, bless the Lord, and do not forget all his benefits.

He redeems your life from the Pit; he crowns you with faithful love and compassion.
He satisfies you with good things; your youth is renewed like the eagle.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his faithful love toward those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
-Psalm 103:1-5,11-13

 A God Who Saves
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Confession of Sin
So he told them this parable: “What man among you, who has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open field and go after the lost one until he finds it? When he has found it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders, and coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep!’ I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who don’t need repentance.

-Luke 15:3-7
Lord, we confess that we are prone to wander away like lost sheep
Help us hear your voice and turn back to you

Raise Our Song

Assurance of Pardon
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
-2 Corinthians 1:20-22

O Come To The Altar
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Worthy Is The Lamb
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May the grace of Christ, which daily renews us, and the love of God, which enables us to love all, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, which unites us in one body, make us eager to obey the will of God until we meet again, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

-based on 2 Corinthians 13:13