Order of Worship – April 26, 2020

Preliminaries: Welcome and Announcements

Ridge Kids – see today’s Order of Worship online at (www.AutumnRidgeCommunityChurch.com) to access a Bible lesson, and activity sheet!

Activity 1: Complete the DAVID SPARES SAUL activity sheet.

Activity 2:  Since the lesson for this week is about MERCY, have your child(ren) memorize the following Bible verse and reference and send a video to Allison Bogue (allison.bogue@yahoo.com) before next Sunday and she will send you a surprise!

Younger kids: Exodus 34:6 “The Lord God is merciful and gracious.” 

Older kids: Exodus 34:6 “The Lord God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” 

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We Give Glory to God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 40:30-31                                                                                   

30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Hymn of Acclamation: “All Creatures of our God and King” St. Francis of Assisi, 1225 – Trans. Draper 

All creatures of our God and King, 
lift up your voice and with us sing 
O praise him, alleluia! 
Thou burning sun with golden beam, 
thou silver moon with softer gleam, 
O praise him, O praise him, 
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong, 
ye clouds that sail in heaven along, 
O praise him, alleluia! 
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, 
ye lights of evening, find a voice, 
O praise him, O praise him, 
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, three in one. 
O praise him, O praise him, 
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

We Mourn the Reality of Sin

Exercise of confession:  

What unhealthy or unhelpful things have you turned to as a way of filling up the down time you’re experiencing during this coronavirus pandemic?

[Pause for time of reflection]

Prayer of confession: (adapted from Teresa of Avila, 1515-1582): 

O my God! Source of all mercy!
I acknowledge Your sovereign power.
While recalling the wasted times that are already past,
I believe that You, Lord,
can redeem this loss into gain.
Miserable as I am,
I firmly believe that You can do all things.
Please restore to me the time lost,
giving me Your grace,
both now and in the future,
that I may appear before You in spotless righteousness through the merits of your Son Jesus.
Amen.

Hymn of confession: “Sovereign Over Us” 
keyes, 2011                                                                                                                

There is strength within the sorrow
There is beauty in our tears
And You meet us in our mourning
With a love that casts out fear
You are working in our waiting
You’re sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding
You’re teaching us to trust

[Chorus]

Your plans are still to prosper
You have not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
You’re faithful forever
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us

You are wisdom unimagined
Who could understand Your ways
Reigning high above the Heavens
Reaching down in endless grace
You’re the lifter of the lowly
Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me
And Your promises are my delight

Chorus

Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good
You turn it for our good and for Your glory
Even in the valley, You are faithful
You’re working for our good
You’re working for our good and for Your glory

Chorus

We Celebrate Christ as Our Redeemer

Assurance of Redemption: “Joel 2:25-32”                                                         

 25 I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. 26 “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. 27 You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame. 28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. 29 Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit. 30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 32 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

Scripture Reading:“2 Kings 12:1-3″                                                                                                                                                                                        

In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba. And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the people continued to sacrifice and make offerings on the high places.

Prayer for the Proclamation of God’s Word 

Sermon: “Don’t waste your waiting”
Davis Lacey – 2 kings 12:1-3

 We Respond to the Gospel

Hymn of Response: “Jude Doxology”
Huxford, 2013

Remember, Jesus brought you out of Egypt
Remember, He has sought you as His people
Remember, He has saved you from your sin
Remember, remember Him

Remember, Jesus brought you through the Red Sea
Remember, mighty miracles that you have seen
Remember, you were slaves and now are free
Remember that He is King

CHORUS
To the only God, our Savior Jesus Christ
Be glory, honor, power and dominion
Before all time, and now and evermore

Remember, Jesus reigns above the heavens
He’s coming, He is coming with His Kingdom
Do not forget, He is seated on the throne
Remember, what He has done

CHORUS

Commissioning of the church

Hymn of the new creation: “Is He Worthy?”
Peterson and Shive, 2018

Do you feel the world is broken? (We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do)
But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through? (We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new? (We do)

Is all creation groaning? (It is)
Is a new creation coming? (It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst? (It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this? (It is)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy of this? (He is!)

Does the Father truly love us? (He does)
Does the Spirit move among us? (He does)
And does Jesus, our Messiah hold forever those He loves? (He does)
Does our God intend to dwell again with us? (He does)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
From every people and tribe, Every nation and tongue
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God
To reign with the Son
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this? (He is!)
Is He worthy? Is He worthy? (He is!)

Benediction and Sending

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