May 28 2017 Joint Worship: Grace Presbyterian Church & Christian Life Church

The May 28, 2017 joint worship service gathering with Grace Presbyterian Church & Christian Life Church in Grenada, Mississippi. Pastors Jonathan Moore and Chris Accardy will be leading the service together.

Gathering in God’s Presence

†Songs of Praise – 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) 

Bless the Lord oh my soul, Oh my soul Worship His Holy name Sing like never before, Oh my soul I’ll worship Your Holy name

The sun comes up, It’s a new day dawning It’s time to sing Your song again Whatever may pass, And whatever lies before me Let me be singing, When the evening comes

You’re rich in love, And You’re slow to anger Your name is great,  And Your heart is kind, For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing Ten thousand reasons, For my heart to find

 And on that day, When my strength is failing The end draws near, And my time has come Still my soul will, Sing Your praise unending Ten thousand years, And then forevermore

Stand Up and Bless the Lord (#15)

†Our Scriptural Response                                                                                      Isaiah 65:17-19

Pastor: Thus says the Lord our God: “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.”

Congregation: “I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.”

†Invocation

†Greet One Another                                                                                                                 

Celebrating the Gospel

Call to Repentance                                                                                                         1 John 1:8-9

Pastor: I we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Congregation: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Song of Confession – My Chains are Gone (Amazing Grace) 

 Amazing grace, How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me, I once was lost, but now I’m found Was blind, but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved How precious did that grace appear, The hour I first believed

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy rains, Unending love, Amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures He will my shield and portion be, As long as life endures

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy rains, Unending love, Amazing grace

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine But God, Who called me here below, Will be forever mine Will be forever mine, You are forever mine

Silent Prayer of Confession

†Assurance of Pardon                                                                                          Ephesians 2:4-10

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—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages 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.

†Song of Celebration – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (#53)

The Ministries of Giving, Prayer & Proclamation

Offeratory                                                                     A Heart for this City (Jonathan Moore)

Give us a heart for this City, Its people its pain Restoring its birthright, proclaiming Your name, Taking back territory, street after street, Blessing the lives of the faces we meet, Declaring salvation and Your Kingdom come, Reclaiming Your vision, we’re ready to run, For Your Spirit is on us to set captives free, In the heart, in the heart of this city!

We cast down the pride of power And call forth the gifts of grace So all that is not Holy, Will swiftly be replaced. As we cry out for this City, First we pray for us….

 Tithes & Offerings                                                                                               2 Corinthians 9:6

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully

 Intercessory Prayer

Sermon Text                                                                                                           Revelation 21:1-4

Sermon                                                                   “Walking the Streets of Gold: Home at Last!

†Prayer of Dedication

†Confessing Faith                                                                                                     Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker 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; he descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into 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, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,  the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

Words of Institution                                                                                           Matthew 26:26-30

Communion Prayer                                                                                    Hippolytus (c. 215 AD)

We give thanks to you God, through your beloved son Jesus Christ, whom you sent to us in former times as Savior, Redeemer, and Messenger of your Will, who is your inseparable Word, through whom you made all, and in whom you were well-pleased, whom you sent from heaven into the womb of a virgin, who, being conceived within her, was made flesh, and appeared as your Son, born of the Holy Spirit and the virgin.

It is he who, fulfilling your will and acquiring for you a holy people, extended his hands in suffering, in order to liberate from sufferings those who believe in you.

Who, when he was delivered to voluntary suffering, in order to dissolve death, and break the chains of the devil, and tread down hell, and bring the just to the light, and set the limit, and manifest the resurrection, taking the bread, and giving thanks to you, said, “Take, eat, for this is my body which is broken for you.”

Likewise the cup, saying, “This is my blood which is shed for you. Whenever you do this, do this in memory of me.”

Therefore, remembering his death and resurrection, we offer to you the bread and the cup, giving thanks to you, who has made us worthy to stand before you and to serve as your priests.

And we pray that you would send your Holy Spirit to this offering of your Holy Church.

In our gathering together, give to all those who partake of your holy mysteries the fullness of the Holy Spirit, toward the strengthening of the faith in truth, that we may praise you and glorify you, through your son Jesus Christ, through whom to you be glory and honor, Father and Son, with the Holy Spirit, in your Holy Church, now and throughout the ages of the ages. Amen.

The Lord’s Supper

†Departing Song                                                             ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (#679)

 †Commissioning                                                                                                  Matthew 28:18-20

 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”