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This Week

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Sermon

The Practice of Gratitude
Luke 4:1-4
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor

Service
All Creatures
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Call to Worship
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”
-Luke 2:10-14

Church, the Lord has done great things for us!
And we are filled with joy!

Our God has turned our weeping into singing,
He’s turned our tears into songs of joy!
Emmanuel, come anew in our hearts this day,
and remain in us forever.
-based on Psalm 126

 Angels We Have Heard On High
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Confession of Sin
God of salvation, in Christ you have done great things-
our hearts are filled with joy.
By your power you lifted us out of the wasteland of sin
and brought us with joy and laughter into your kingdom.
Salvation is your gift to us.
But we confess that we often try to replace your gift with our own efforts.

We try to complete what is already perfect;
we try to add to what is already full;
we try to earn what we already have;
we look for joy in things that are lifeless.
Forgive us for our foolishness and idolatry.

Help us to focus on your grace.
Help us to live grateful lives in return.
Amen.

Realms Of Glory
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Assurance of Pardon
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, 
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Through him we have also obtained access by faith 
into this grace in which we stand,
and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
-Romans 5:6-8, 1-2

In Tenderness
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Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery
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Benediction
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
-Romans 15:13
Peace be with you all.

And also with you.

 

Sermon

Practical Witnessing
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Eric Tuffendsam
Lay Pastor

Service
All Glory Be to Christ
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Call to Worship
“And again, Isaiah says, ‘The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.’  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:12-13”

 O Come All Ye Faithful
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Confession of Sin
*Moment Of Silence*

Hope Has a Name
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Assurance of Pardon
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.””
-John 8:12

Evermore
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Hallelujah, What A Savior
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Benediction
May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus.
-1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

Peace be with you all.

And also with you.

 

 

Sermon

Shipwrecked and Snakebit
Acts 27-28
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor

Service
Is He Worthy
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Call to Worship
Let us worship God, our light and our salvation. 
The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.
We are not afraid!
We desire to live in God’s house
and to seek God in his holy temple.
We have come with shouts of joy,
to sing and to make music to the Lord.
Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.
Teach us your ways and make straight our paths 
in this hour of worship and always.
-Based on Psalm 27, John 4:23

 A God Who Saves
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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 frequently relaxed our faith.
We have allowed ourselves to become cynical,
and our cynicism has boiled over
with 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.

It Is Finished
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Assurance of Pardon
Since we have been delivered from our misery
by grace through Christ without any merit of our own,
why then should we do good works?

Because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood,
is also restoring us by his Spirit into his image,
so that with our whole lives
we may show that we are thankful to God
for his benefits,
so that he may be praised through us,
so that we may be assured of our faith by its fruits,
and so that by our godly living
our neighbors may be won over to Christ
–Heidelberg Q&A 86

Jesus Paid It All 
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How Majestic
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Benediction
May God the Father bless you,
God the Son heal you,
God the Holy Spirit give you strength.
May God the holy and undivided Trinity
guard your body, save your soul,
and bring you safely to his heavenly country,
where he lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Peace be with you all 
And also with you