Worship 06-07-20 | New City Presbyterian Church

Worship 06-07-20

New City’s Order of Worship | June 7th, 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

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity

Holy, Holy, Holy! All the saints adore Thee
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea
All the kings and rulers falling down before Thee
Who was and is and evermore shall be

Holy, Holy, Holy! Though the darkness hide Thee
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see
Only Thou art Holy; There is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love and purity

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity
Jesus our Savior, mighty King of kings

SCRIPTURE & PRAYER OF ADORATION

HYMN OF MERCY

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart. and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affections, and bound my soul fast.

Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through Thy free goodness, my spirits revive,
And He that first made me still keeps me alive.

Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;
Dissolved by Thy goodness, I fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I’ve found.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I own,
And the covenant love of Thy crucified Son;
All praise to the Spirit, Whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.

CALL TO REPENTANCE & PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Prayer of Confession

Merciful God, to know You is the fulfillment of our deepest longings and the satisfaction of our desires. Yet foolishly we have sought our pleasures elsewhere. We have put the seeking of idols, which are bound to leave us insecure and empty, above seeking You. We have failed to love You with our whole heart, soul, and mind. We have failed to love our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive us. Cleanse us. Renew our hearts and lead us into newness of life for the sake of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Declaration Of Forgiveness: Psalm 103:12-13

12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

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

THE LORD'S PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE PROCLAMATION & PREACHING OF GOD'S WORD

Luke 24:44-53

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple blessing God.

HYMN OF RESPONSE

In days of peace and days of rest
In times of loss and loneliness
Though rich or poor, Your Word is true
That all my ways are known to You

No trial has come beyond Your hand
No step I walk beyond Your plan
The path is dark outside my view
Still all my ways are known to You

And oh what peace that I have found
Wherever I may be
For all my ways are known to You
Hallelujah, they are known to You!

I do not fear the final night
For death will be the door to life
You take my hand and lead me through
For all my ways are known to You

Open up my eyes so I may see
That You have made these ways for me
Open up my eyes so I may see
That You my God, will walk with me

BENEDICTION