Creation

March 22nd, 2020

Opening Scripture:

| 1 John 1:1-4 |

 

The Incarnation of the Word of Life

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.

 

Creation Song:

| Praise to the Lord |

Citizens

Verse 1

Praise to the Lord,
The almighty the King of creation
O my soul praise him
For he is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near
Join me in glad adoration

Verse 2

Praise to the Lord,
Who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth
Sheilded thee under his wings,
Yea so gently sustaineth
Hast thou not seen, How thy desires have been
Granted in what he ordaineth

Verse 3

Praise to the Lord,
O let all that is in me adore him
All that hath life and breath,
Come now with praises before him
Let the amen, sound from his people again
Let the amen, sound from his people again
Let the amen, sound from his people again
Gladly forever adore him

 

Fall Reading:

LEADER:

As God’s creatures we are made in his image

to represent him on earth

and to live in loving communion with him.

By sovereign appointment we are

earth-keepers and caretakers:

loving our neighbor,

tending the creation,

and meeting our needs.

God uses our skills

in the unfolding and well-being of his world.

Yet often we neglect our task.

 

TOGETHER:

Recalling our task, Father leads us to confess our sin

and to yearn for God’s forgiveness.

 

Fall Song:

| Forgiven |

Sovereign Grace Music

Verse 1
Lord, forgive us for our pride
When our faith becomes a show
Dressed in righteous deeds to hide
All the stains below
We have judged Your sons and daughters
For the sin that is our own
May we now forgive each other
And lay down our stones

Chorus
Forgiven, forgiven
Through the blood of Christ
We are forgiven

Verse 2
Lord, forgive us for our love
Of the things we wish to own
We forsake the feast above
For all the crumbs below
Though You’ve made us sons and daughters
We do not the world disown
May we find our greatest treasure
Is in You alone

Chorus

Forgiven, forgiven

Through the blood of Christ

We are forgiven

Verse 3
Lord, forgive us for our shame
When we can’t release the past
When we’re quick to take the blame
But forget we’re free at last
We avoid Your sons and daughters
For the fear we don’t belong
Give us eyes to see each other
Through Your only Son

Chorus

Forgiven, forgiven

Through the blood of Christ

We are forgiven

 

Redemption Song:

| Lord. I Need You |

Matt Maher

Verse 1

Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart

Chorus

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Verse 2

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
Where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Chorus

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Bridge

So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
When I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay

When I cannot stand I'll fall on You

Jesus, You're my hope and stay

Chorus

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

 

You're my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

 

Restoration Song:

| Jesus is Better |

Austin Stone Worship

Verse 1

There is no other, so sure and steady
My hope is held in Your hand
When castles crumble, and breath is fleeting
Upon this rock I will stand,

upon this rock I will stand

Chorus

Glory, glory, we have no other king
But Jesus Lord of all
We raise the anthem our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all

Verse 2

Your kindly rule has shattered and broke
The curse of sin’s tyranny
My life is hidden ‘neath Heaven’s shadow
Your crimson flood covers me
Your crimson flood covers me

Chorus

Glory, glory, we have no other king
But Jesus Lord of all
We raise the anthem our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all

Bridge

In all my sorrows
Jesus is better

Make my heart believe


In every vict’ry
Jesus is better

Make my heart believe


Than any comfort
Jesus is better

Make my heart believe


More than all riches
Jesus is better

Make my heart believe


Our souls declaring:
Jesus is better

Make my heart believe


Our song eternal:
Jesus is better

Make my heart believe

Chorus

Glory, glory, we have no other king
But Jesus Lord of all

 

Glory, glory, we have no other king
But Jesus Lord of all
We raise the anthem our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all

We crown Him Lord of all

We crown Him Lord of all

 

Closing Blessing:

 

May God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who is the source of all goodness and growth,

pour His blessing upon all things created,

and upon you, His children,

that you may use them to His glory and the welfare of all peoples.