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This Week

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Sermon
The Work of Elders
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor
Titus 1:9-16

Service

Grace Alone
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Call to Worship
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.

He set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
He makes springs gush forth in the valleys.
He causes the grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for man to cultivate.

He spread out the lights in the heavens,
and the wild beasts are fed by his hand.
O LORD, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
Praise the LORD!
From Psalm 104

Fortress (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God)
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Confession
Almighty God, we confess how hard it is to be your people.
You have called us to be the church,
But we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
O Lord, have mercy upon us.

You have equipped us for every good work in the body
Yet we confess that we have been dim lights in the world
And often the world has shown brighter in our churches than the church in the world.
O Lord, have mercy upon us.

And grant, O merciful God, for the sake of the gospel and your glory,
that we may live holy, just, and humble lives.
Let your word shine brightly in our hearts and minds
And expose the hidden places where we have grown comfortable with sin and error.
Christ have mercy upon us.

My God
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Assurance of Pardon
We  were dead in the trespasses and sins and followed the course of this world.
We all once lived in the passions of our flesh,
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,
and
were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.

By grace you have been saved.
He raised us up with him and seated us with him
in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

so that he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace
in
kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing;
it is the gift of God,
not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
From Ephesians 2:1-10

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
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How Great Thou Art
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Benediction
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Sermon
The Qualifications for Elders
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor
Titus 1:5-8

Service

Be Thou My Vision
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Call to Worship
Our Father, you are in heaven, high and lifted up,
higher than our highest thoughts!
Holy is your name; beside you there is no other!

You are God, and you alone!
Receive us into your kingdom, the kingdom of your anointed Son,
Jesus, whose name we bear.

Receive us, for we come to you in his name
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
—based on Matthew 6:9-10, 13

King of My Heart
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Confession
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;
On the third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
One holy church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness,
we lie and do not practice the truth.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
-1 John 1:5-9

In Christ Alone
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How Majestic
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Worthy of Your Name
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Benediction
As you go in the love of the Father,
the grace of the Son, and the hope of the Holy Spirit,
may you do justice, love mercy,
and walk humbly with our Lord until we return.
Peace be with you all.

Sermon
A Truth Believed is a Truth Lived
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor
Titus 1:1-4

Service

God Is Good
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Call to Worship
Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens.
You have done such wonderful things.
Who can compare with you, O God?
You have allowed me to suffer much hardship,

but you will restore me to life again
and lift me up from the depths of the earth.
You will restore me to even greater honor
and comfort me once again.

Then I will praise you with music on the harp,
because you are faithful to your promises, O my God.
I will sing praises to you with a lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.
I will shout for joy and sing your praises,
for you have ransomed me.
-Psalm 71:19-23

O Praise The Name (Anástasis)
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Confession
O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
-Psalm 139:1-6, 23-24

Assurance of Pardon
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
-Lamentations 3:22-23

I Have to Believe
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When I Survey
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Nothing But the Blood
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Benediction
As you go, remember that you go in the power and love of Jesus Christ,
knowing he is faithful to keep you in his perfect care.
Peace be with you all.