Preparing for Worship

We hope this page will help prepare our hearts each week to receive and celebrate the Good News of Jesus Christ during Sunday worship. You will find here the Sermon focus, the Scripture passage and songs we will sing to give God all glory, praise and honor. For a richer experience please use the links provided. The informaton is updated each Thursday for the following Sunday.


For Sunday, June 23, 2019

Preparing to Hear God's Word

Sermon Focus: “WHERE THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS”

Scripture Passage: John 16:12-15 (Learn More)
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.


Preparing to Sing God's Praises

“Goodness of God”  (Listen)

I love You, Lord. Oh, Your mercy never fails me.
All my days I've been held in Your hands.
From the moment that I wake up until I lay my head,
I will sing of the goodness of God.

Chorus All my life, You have been faithful.
            All my life You have been so, so good.
            With every breath that I am able
            I will sing of the goodness of God

I love Your voice, You have led me through the fire.
In darkest night, You are close like no other.
I've known You as a father, I've known You as a friend.
I have lived in the goodness of God

Bridge   Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me.
             Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me.
             With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now; I give You everything.
             Your goodness is running after, It's running after me.
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“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”  (Listen)

How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son, to make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss - the Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One, bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross, my sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice, call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there, until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life - I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything, no gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart - His wounds have paid my ransom.

Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart - His wounds have paid my ransom.
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Hymn #562 “I Surrender All”     (Listen)

All to Jesus I surrender, all to him I freely give; 
may I ever love and trust him,  in his presence daily live. 

Refrain:      I surrender all, I surrender all. 
                   All to thee, my blessed Savior,  I surrender all. 

All to Jesus I surrender, humbly at his feet I bow, 
worldly pleasures all forsaken,  take me, Jesus, take me now. [Refrain] 

All to Jesus I surrender,  make me, Savior, wholly thine:
may thy Holy Spirit fill me, may I know thy pow'r divine. [Refrain] 

All to Jesus I surrender, Lord, I give myself to thee; 
fill me with thy love and power,  let thy blessing fall on me. [Refrain]

 

*Hymn #101 “Come, Thou Almighty King”   (Listen)

Come, thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing, help us to praise.
Father, all glorious, o'er all victorious, come, and reign over us, Ancient of Days.

Come, thou Incarnate Word, gird on thy mighty sword, our prayer attend.
Come, and thy people bless, and give thy Word success; Spirit of holiness, on us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter, thy sacred witness bear in this glad hour.
Thou who almighty art, now rule in every heart, and ne'er from us depart, Spirit of pow'r.

To the great One in Threeeternal praises be, hence evermore.
His sovereign majesty may we in glory see, and to eternitylove and adore.