Worship 05-24-20 | New City Presbyterian Church

Worship 05-24-20

New City’s Order of Worship | May 24th, 2020

Thank you for joining us this morning for a worship service in honor of our Almighty God! As you scroll down through the liturgy you will find links relevant to every liturgical step. Please follow along with the videos included in the links. May God be glorified in this time of scattered-congregational worship.

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CALL TO WORSHIP

GATHERING HYMN

Who else commands all the hosts of heaven
Who else could make every king bow down
Who else can whisper and darkness trembles; Only a Holy God

What other beauty demands such praises
What other splendor outshines the sun
What other majesty rules with justice; Only a Holy God

Come and behold Him
The One and the Only
Cry out sing holy
Forever a Holy God
Come and worship the Holy God

What other glory consumes like fire
What other power can raise the dead
What other name remains undefeated; Only a Holy God

Who else could rescue me from my failing
Who else would offer His only Son
Who else invites me to call Him Father
Only a Holy God; Only a Holy God

SCRIPTURE & PRAYER OF INVOCATION

CHRIST HYMN

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne
Hark, how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity

Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed over the grave
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save
His glories now we sing, who died and rose on high
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die

Crown Him the Lord of Lords, who over all doth reign
Who once on earth, the incarnate Word, for ransomed sinners slain
Now lives in realms of light, where saints with angels sing
Their songs before Him day and night; their God, Redeemer, King

Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side
Those wounds yet visible above, in beauty glorified
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou hast died for me
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity

CALL TO REPENTANCE & PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Prayer of Confession

God, our Great Shepherd, we cry out for mercy, because no day of our lives passes without proving us guilty in Your sight. We confess to You that we have been like stubborn sheep, wandering into becoming ungrateful, discontent, anxious, boastful, wayward, lustful, and bitter. We lack heart and wisdom to do what is good and refrain from evil . We have been slow to trust that You always have our best interests in mind. We plead Your forgiveness. Create in us a clean heart, O God and bury our sins in the ocean of Jesus’ reconciling blood. For we make our prayer in His wonderful Name, Amen.

Declaration Of Forgiveness: Isaiah 53:6

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

TITHES & OFFERINGS

The giving of your tithe and offerings is an act of worship that pleases the Lord. Take some time to pray and offer to the Lord, part of what he has generously given you.

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  • You can also mail your tithe or offering to our offices, at 2441 Pinecrest Dr. Ferndale, MI 48220

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE PROCLAMATION & PREACHING OF GOD'S WORD

Luke 8:40-56

40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41 And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he implored him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.
As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. 43 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone. 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. 45 And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!” 46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.” 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”
49 While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” 50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” 51 And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. 52 And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.” 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” 55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat. 56 And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.

HYMN OF RESPONSE

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

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

Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed
You are the faithful one
And from the garden to the grave
Bind us together bring shalom

BENEDICTION