Sunday, January 23, 2022

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“Whatever Comes”
Lord, whatever comes make me steadfast, make me rooted.
A cedar planted firm, deeply grounded in Your goodness. Whatever comes.

Lord, whatever comes be my bedrock, keep me steady.
Loyal to Your throne, whatever stands against me. Whatever comes.

Be my bravery when I am trembling. Be my courage when my heart is caving in.
Be the fireside when I am wandering. Be my Father, whatever comes.

Lord, whatever comes be my soul, be strong as iron
Bending only when, when I kneel before the "I Am". Whatever comes.

Be my bravery when I am trembling. Be my courage when my heart is caving in.
Be the fireside when I am wandering. Be my Father, whatever comes.

Whatever Comes lyrics ©Capitol Christian Music Group | Rend Collective Experiment

‡The Call to Worship — (Isaiah 6 and 42)
Pastor:   The LORD goes out like a mighty man, like a man of war He stirs up His zeal.
Congregation:  He cries out, He shouts aloud, He shows Himself mighty against His foes.

Pastor:  "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!"
Congregation:  Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, let them shout from the top of the mountains. 

Pastor and Congregation:  Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth!

‡The Hymn No. 2 - “O Worship the King”
O worship the King all glorious above, O gratefully sing his pow’r and his love;
Our shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days, pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

O tell of his might, O sing of his grace, whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder clouds form, and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

Your bountiful care what tongue can recite? It breathes in the air; it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills; it descends to the plain; and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, in you do we trust, nor find you to fail;
Your mercies how tender, how firm to the end, our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

O measureless Might! Ineffable Love! While angels delight to hymn you above,
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays, with true adoration shall lisp to your praise.

‡The Prayer of Invocation and Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.”  Amen.

The Old Testament Reading
Psalm 42:1-5; 63:1-8 --- Matthew Waldrop
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation

63:1-8 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

‡The Hymn – “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”
My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds and within the veil. (Refrain)

His oath, His covenant, His blood, support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay. (Refrain)

When he shall come with trumpet sound, o may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone. Faultless to stand before the throne. (Refrain)

CCLI Song # 2836463/ Edward Mote

The New Testament Reading and Congregational Prayer
John 4:7-15; 6:35-40; 7:37-39 --- Josh Reagan
A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

6:35-40 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

7:37-39 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

‡Confession of Faith (Heidelberg Catechism #1)
Pastor:  What is your only comfort in life and death?

Congregation:  That I, with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ;who with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation,wherefore by His Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me heartily willing and ready, henceforth, to live untoHim.

‡The Hymn No. 585 – “Take My Life, and Let It Be”
Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Offertory Prayer

Children dismissed for Little Worship at this time
(K4 – K5)

Reading of the Holy Scripture: Luke 6:20-26
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. 24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25 “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26 “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

The Sermon – “Luke Part 18:  Basic Training” - Rev. Richard Owens

‡The Hymn - “All the Poor and Powerless”
All the poor and powerless, and all the lost and lonely,
All the thieves will come confess and know that You are holy,
And know that You are holy.

And all will sing out, Hallelujah!
And we will cry out, Hallelujah!

All the hearts who are content, and all who feel unworthy,
And all who hurt with nothing left will know that You are holy.

And all will sing out Hallelujah!
And we will cry out, Hallelujah!
(sing twice)

Shout it.  Go on scream it from the mountains,
Go on and tell it to the masses that He is God. (sing twice)

We will sing out, Hallelujah!
And we will cry out Hallelujah! (sing twice)

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‡Congregation standing