July 21, 2019
This is week seven of Christ in the Psalms 2019 at Park Church. This annual summer series dates back to 2012. Why do we do this? The Psalms give us a vocabulary and a “hymnal” for relating to God through the full range of human experience and emotion, ultimately pointing us to Jesus.
As another way to engage with the Psalms, we have a different artist in our community make a piece each week to be displayed in the foyer. Last week, our piece for Psalm 95 was done by Taylor Powers. Read more about that here. See and read about all past Christ in the Psalms artwork pieces here (they go back as far as Psalm 41). Lastly, be sure to visit the side gallery (where you get coffee) each week to see all the originals for this year’s Christ in the Psalms series displayed together.
Here’s how you can prepare this week:
1. Read through our text, Psalm 96.
This Psalm calls us to praise God, not as dictated by the circumstances of life, but for His great acts in creation and redemption. It also points us forward to the future coming of Christ Jesus who will judge all with righteousness and truth, making all things new for good.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 96:1–4, Welcome (From Immanuel Nashville):
To all who are weary and need rest,
To all who mourn and long for comfort,
To all who feel worthless and wonder if God cares,
To all who fail and desire strength,
To all who sin and need a Savior,
This church opens wide her doors
with a welcome from Jesus Christ,
the Ally of His enemies, the Defender of the guilty,
the Justifier of the inexcusable, the Friend of sinners,
10,000 Reasons (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)
Great Are You Lord (Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan, David Leonard)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Based on The Worship Sourcebook:
We confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You
with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In Your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be,
so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your holy name.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Romans 5:8–9
His Mercy Is More (Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
Kids: Joshua 1:9 (John Petterson)
GREETING, SERMON, RESPONSE & COMMUNION:
O Praise The Name (Anástasis) (Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher)