Order of Worship – February 20th, 2022

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We Give Glory to God

Call to Worship: “Romans 11:33-36”

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord,
    or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Or who has given a gift to him
    that he might be repaid?”

36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Hymn of Acclamation: “Romans 11 Doxology”
Peterson, 2006

VERSE
Oh the depth of the riches
Of the wisdom and knowledge of God
How unsearchable his judgment
How unknowable his paths
Who knows the mind of our God
And who can bring counsel to Him?
Who has given to God
That God should repay?

CHORUS
For from Him, through Him
To Him, is everything.
To God be the glory forever and ever
To God be the glory forever, amen.

REPEAT VERSE

REPEAT CHORUS

For from Him, through Him
To Him, is everything.
From Him, through Him
To Him, is everything.

To God be the glory forever and ever.
To God be the glory forever, amen.
To God be the glory forever and ever.
To God be the glory forever, amen.

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.

Confession: “1 John 1:8-9”

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. 

We Celebrate Christ as Our Redeemer

Prayer of Assurance: “Hallelujah! What a Savior!”
Adapted from The Valley of Vision

O God of our Exodus – Great was the joy of Israel when Egypt died upon the shore. Far greater the joy when our Redeemer’s foe lay crushed in the dust!

Jesus strides forth from the grave as the victor: conqueror of death, hell, and all opposing forces. He bursts the bands of death, tramples the powers of darkness down, and lives forever.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

He payed our debts; rose from the grave; and triumphed over sin, Satan, and death. The claims of the Father’s justice are satisfied. The devil’s rule is shriveled up! His wrongful throne is overturned.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

O Holy Spirit, give us assurance that in Christ we died, and that in Christ we rose again! In his life we live; in his victory we triumph; and in his ascension we will be glorified when he comes again.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Jesus: you who were once lifted up on a cross are now lifted to the Father’s side in heaven. You – a man of sorrows crowned with thorns – are now Lord of Life wreathed in eternal glory.

Once, no shame was as deep as yours. No agony was more bitter; no death was more cruel. Now, no exaltation is more high; no life more glorious; no advocate more effective.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

What more can be done than what you have already done! You death is our life; your resurrection is our peace; your ascension is our hope; and your prayers are our comfort.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Hymn of Redemption: “Hallelujah! What a Savior!”
Bliss, 1876                                                                                                                       

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim
Hallelujah! What a Savior!                                         

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood
He sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless me;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
Full atonement! can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!                                        

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heaven exalted high
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Reading: “Hebrews 1:1-3”  

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high

Prayer for the Proclamation of God’s Word 

Sermon: “The Glory and Power of Jesus”
Ian Conrey –  Hebrews 1:1-3

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 New Creation: “yet not I, but through Christ in me”
City Alight, 2018

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to His
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Saviour He will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Benediction and Sending