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This Week

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Sermon
The First Christian in Africa
Acts 8:26-40
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor

Service
Doxology/ Amen
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Call to Worship
Clap your hands, all you peoples;
shout to God with loud songs of joy.
For the LORD, the Most High, is awesome,
a great king over all the earth.
God has gone up with a shout,
the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Psalm 47:1-2, 5-6

 Come And See
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Confession of Sin
Merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you
with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us change what we are,
and direct what we shall be,
so that we may delight in your will
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your holy name.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Psalm 34 (Taste And See)
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Assurance of Pardon
Surely he has borne our infirmities
and carried our diseases;
yet we accounted him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the punishment that made us whole,
and by his bruises we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have all turned to our own way,
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:4-6

The Lord’s Supper
We do not presume to come to your table, merciful Lord, trusting in our own goodness, but in your all-embracing love and mercy. We are not worthy even to gather up the crumbs under your table, but it is your nature always to have mercy. So feed us with the body and blood of Jesus Christ, your Son, that we may forever live in him and he in us. Amen.

Hallelujah! What a Savior
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Give Reviving
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Benediction
The blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be upon you, and remain with you forever.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.

 

 

Sermon
God’s Power Is Not For Sale
Acts 8:1-25
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor

Service
God Is Good
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Call to Worship
Loving God,
we come to you in worship and thanksgiving.
You are greater than we can understand;
open our eyes that we may see the wonderful truths
you have shown to us in Jesus.

You are more loving than our hearts can respond to;
help us to give ourselves to you in worship
so that we learn what you want us to be.

You are wiser than we can know;
still our minds as we worship you
so that we can understand the things you are saying to us.

 Loving God, in Jesus
you chose to come to the world in humility.
You chose the path the world saw as foolish.
You used what the world considered weak.
We worship and adore you. Amen.

 Be Thou My Vision
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Confession of Sin
Eternal God, you do not change.
You have revealed yourself to us in your Word.
You call us to worship you in spirit and in truth.
But we confess that we often worship
not your true self but who we wish you to be.
We too often ask you to bless what we do
rather than seeking to do what you bless.
Forgive us for seeking concessions
when we should be seeking guidance.
Forgive us when our worship shapes you into what we want
instead of shaping us into what you want.
Help us to meet you here, that we might bow
before your unspeakable majesty
and so live for you now and ever, in Christ.
Amen.

Though You Slay Me
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Assurance of Pardon
But you are a chosen race,a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a person for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1 Peter 2:9-10

How Majestic
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Hope Has A Name
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Benediction
Go out into the world in peace: have courage;
hold on to what is good; return no one evil for evil; help the suffering;
honor all; love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
With God’s help we will. Amen.

 

Sermon
Local Mission
Kris Brossett
Urban Church Planter

Service
Come To The Feast
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Call to Worship
This is the day that you have made, Lord.
Help us to rejoice and be glad in it!
Remind us of the privileges we enjoy as your people:

to come to you in these moments,
to confess our sins,
to receive forgiveness and give it,
to pray and sing and listen,
to renew our tired spirits,
to rest in all your promises.
Open our eyes to see you, Lord.
Make your presence known by the Holy Spirit,
and help us to celebrate our faith. Amen.

-based on Psalm 118:24

 Shine Into Our Night
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Confession of Sin
Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.
-Joel 2:12-13

Loving God, we confess before you and each other that our lives are not pure and holy
apart from the cleansing we have in the cross of Christ.
Open our eyes, that we may see your image in those around us.
Open our ears to hear and believe your words of truth.
Open our mouths, to speak good rather than evil.
Open our hands, in generosity and forgive us out clinched fists.
Open our hearts, to follow Jesus in full obedience.

I Have To Believe
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Assurance of Pardon
If God is for us, who is against us?
He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us,
will he not also give us everything else with him?

Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised,
who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ?
Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-Romans 8:31-39

Hope Has A Name
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I Surrender All
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Benediction
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way,
and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless
until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24