This Week

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The Threat From Within
Brady Faust
Lay Pastor
Acts 4:32-5:11

Song of Moses
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Call to Worship
Do not be agitated by evildoers

do not envy those who do wrong.
For they wither quickly like grass
and wilt like tender green plants.
Turn away from evil, do what is good,
and settle permanently.
For the Lord loves justice
and will not abandon his faithful ones.
They are kept safe forever,
but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.
The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it permanently.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;
his tongue speaks what is just.
The instruction of his God is in his heart;
his steps do not falter.

 The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord,
their refuge in a time of distress.
The Lord helps and delivers them;
he will deliver them from the wicked and will save them
because they take refuge in him.
-From Psalm 37

 Fortress (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God)
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Confession of Sin
Gracious God,

our sins are too heavy to carry,
too real to hide,
and too deep to undo.
Forgive what our lips tremble to name,
what our hearts can no longer bear,
and what has become for us
a consuming fire of judgment.
Set us free from a past that we cannot change;
open to us a future in which we can be changed;
and grant us grace
to grow more and more in your likeness and image;
through Jesus Christ, the light of the world.

Good Good Father
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Assurance of Pardon
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, because the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. What the law could not do since it was weakened by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh as a sin offering, in order that the law’s requirement would be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

-Romans 8:1-4
Thanks be to God!
We are free in Christ! 

When I Survey
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O Praise the Name
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The Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
Alleluia! Amen.
—based on Numbers 6:24-26, NIV

Power and Witness
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor
Acts 4:1-34

All Creatures
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Call to Worship
The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty;

the Lord is robed, enveloped in strength.
The world is firmly established;
it cannot be shaken.
Your throne has been established from the beginning;
you are from eternity.
The floods have lifted up, Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their pounding waves.
Greater than the roar of a huge torrent—
the mighty breakers of the sea—
the Lord on high is majestic.
Lord, your testimonies are completely reliable;
holiness adorns your house
for all the days to come.

 King Of My Heart
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Confession of Sin
Lord Jesus Christ, you came to serve.

As you came to a blind man and gave him sight,
come to us in our darkness
and show us the things we cannot see.
As you came to a man tormented in his mind
and gave him peace and healing,
come to us in our tensions and make us whole.
As you came to Lazarus, who was dead,
and brought him from the grave,
come to us in our deadness and bring us to real life
now with our living Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ, you came not to be served but to serve.
But we see life the other way round:
to get where we do not give,
to exploit whom we have not helped,
to use what we have not earned.
As you came to a dying thief and promised him paradise,
come to us now in forgiveness and give us hope.
In your name, Lord, we pray.

Lord I Need You
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Assurance of Pardon
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus—he has inaugurated for us a new and living way through the curtain (that is, through his flesh). Since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since he who promised is faithful.
-Hebrews 10:19-23

Abide With Me
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Satisfied In You
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Let us go now in the name of God the Father, the Son, and  the Holy Spirit.

Let us watch out for one another and provoke one another to love and good works until we meet again.
Peace be with you!
And also with you!

Power and Witness
Kurt Tuffendsam
Discipleship and Outreach Pastor
Acts 3:1-26

Come to the Feast
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Call to Worship
The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all peoples see his glory.
For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
Let those who love the Lord hate evil,
for he guards the lives of his faithful ones
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Light shines on the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.
-Psalm 97:1-6, 10-12

 Rock of Ages
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Confession of Sin
Father, you tell us in your Word

that whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
We confess that we have often relaxed our faith.
And allowed ourselves to become cynical,
Our cynicism has resulted in a culture of
slander, criticism, prayerlessness, and pessimism.
How easily we’ve allowed ourselves
to crumple under the stresses of our lives.
Forgive us for our smallness of faith.
In your mercy, hear us,
for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

I Have to Believe
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Assurance of Pardon
Brothers and sisters, hear the good news about what Christ has done for you:

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding. He made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ  as a plan for the right time—to bring everything together in Christ, both things in heaven and things on earth in him.
In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will, so that we who had already put our hope in Christ might bring praise to his glory.
In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed. The Holy Spirit is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory.
-Ephesians 1:7-14

How Majestic
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We Will Feast in the House of Zion
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The God of peace,

who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great shepherd of the sheep,
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
make you complete in everything good
so that you may do God’s will,
working among us that which is pleasing in God’s sight,
through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever!
—from Hebrews 13:20-21