Order of Worship – June 14, 2020

Preliminaries: Welcome and Announcements

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

Activity 1: Past, Present, Future 

Ask your kids to draw a picture of themselves in the past, present and in the future.  

SAY- What do you think you will look like in the future? Where do you think you will live? God’s people, the Israelites, might have had some ideas about what their future would look like, but only God knew for certain what was ahead of them. Today, we will find out what happened when Solomon turned away from God-the only One who knows the past, present and future.  

Activity 2: Crowd Favorites
Have your kids name a category (ice cream flavor, song, movie, game, snack, etc) and each parent announce a choice that fits the category.  Tell your kids that they have to choose a winner by applause.  The choice that earns the loudest applause wins.  Play several times, each with different categories. 

SAY- You clapped loudest for the choice that you loved the most.  If you love something with your whole heart, it shows! In the Bible story we will hear today, it was obvious that King Solomon did not love God with his whole heart.  Let’s find out what happened. 

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We Give Glory to God

 Call to Worship: Proverbs 1:2-7                                                               

To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Hymn of Redemption: “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
Martin Luther, 1527?                                                                                                     

 A mighty fortress is our God
A bulwark never failing
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing
For still our ancient foe
Does seek to work us woe
His craft and power are great
And armed with cruel hate
On earth is not his equal

If we in our own strength confide
Our striving would be losing
Were not the right Man on our side
The Man of God’s own choosing
You ask who that may be
Christ Jesus it is He!
The Lord of Hosts His name
From age to age the same
And He must win the battle 

And though this world with devils filled
Should threaten to undo us
We will not fear for God has willed
His truth to triumph through us
And though this world with devils filled
Should threaten to undo us
We will not fear for God has willed
His truth to triumph through us

Call: A Mighty Fortress is our God
Response: His Kingdom is forever (REPEAT)

His Kingdom is forever! (REPEAT)

If we in our own strength confide
Our striving would be losing

We Mourn the Reality of Sin

Hymn of Confession: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Robinson, 1758 

Come, thou fount of every blessing; 
tune my heart to sing thy grace.
Streams of mercy, never-ceasing, 
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet 
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it. 
Mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer; 
hither by thy help I’ve come.
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, 
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, 
wandering from the fold of God.
He to rescue me from danger, 
interposed his precious blood.

O, to grace, how great a debtor 
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, 
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it! 
Prone to leave the God I love!
Here’s my heart, Lord: Take and seal it. 
Seal it for thy courts above.

Corporate Confession 
Adapted from the Worship sourcebook

 Lord God,
we praise you for sending light into this world.
We confess that we live as though the light had never defeated darkness.
We confess that we ignore the Savior you sent to be among us and to live in us, and do not yearn for his coming each moment in our waiting hearts.

Forgive us for not opening our eyes to Jesus.
Prepare us for His return. Help us rejoice in the light,

so that your grace can illuminate the darkened places of our hearts.  Amen.

[Moment of silent reflection]

We Celebrate Christ as Our Redeemer

Assurance of Pardon: 1 Peter 2:9-10                                                           

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Hymn of Redemption: “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!)

Reading: Psalm 90                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed. You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh. 10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. 11 Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you? 12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 13 Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants! 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. 16 Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. 17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

Prayer for the Proclamation of God’s Word 

“Coronavirus: Reflection on the Past, Responses in the Future” Davis Lacey – Psalm 90

Main Takeaway: Wisdom is “numbering our days” – orienting our lives – based on what lasts, not what passes…Things that pass:

  • Human Life (v. 3, v. 10)
  • The Pleasures of Sin (vv. 7-11)

The One who lasts: God, who is:

  • Eternal in existence (vv. 2-6)
  • Eternal in knowledge (v. 8)
  • Eternal in grace

The lasting rewards we need are the lasting rewards God gives to his people:

  • Lasting relationship (with God) (vv. 13-14)
  • Lasting prosperity (v. 15)
  • Lasting legacy – with our children (v. 16) and with the work of our hands (v. 17)

The good news of the gospel is that the Eternal God gives these things to his children through the Person and Work of Jesus.

We Respond to the Gospel

Hymn of Response: “Jesus, Thank You”
Sczebel, 2003

The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend,
The agonies of Calvary.
You, the Perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son,
Drank the bitter cup reserved for me.

CHORUS
Your blood has washed away my sin,
Jesus, thank You.
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied,
Jesus, thank You.
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table,
Jesus, thank You.

By Your perfect sacrifice I’ve been brought near,
Your enemy you’ve made Your friend.
Pouring out the riches of Your glorious grace,
Your mercy and your kindness know no end.

REPEAT CHORUS

Lover of my soul – I want to live for you (REPEAT)

REPEAT CHORUS 

Commissioning of the Church

Hymn of The New Creation: “We Will Feast (In the House of Zion)” McCracken, 2015

CHORUS
We will feast in the house of Zion 
We will sing with our hearts restored 
He has done great things, we will say together 
We will feast and weep no more

We will not be burned by the fire 
He is the LORD our God 
We are not consumed, by the flood 
Upheld, protected, gathered up

REPEAT CHORUS 

In the dark of night, before the dawn 
My soul, be not afraid 
For the promised morning, oh how long? 
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength

REPEAT CHORUS

Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed 
You are the Faithful One 
And from the garden to the grave 
Bind us together, bring shalom.

REPEAT CHORUS

Benediction and Sending

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