It’s week two of three in this year’s Mission series, an annual discussion of who we are and what we do as a church. This year, we’ll focus each week on a particular aspect of spiritual growth. Here’s how you can prepare for this week and our discussion of the spiritual journey:
1. Read through our text, Matthew 28.
The resurrection of Jesus and the giving of the Great Commission mark the beginning of the “church age” as we know it. Jesus’ charge to us is one of faithful movement and action; persistent going, telling, and baptising.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Matthew 28:18–20, 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,
Doxology (Amen) (Bourgeois, Ken, Owens, Wickham addl. verses JD Raab)
Holy Spirit (Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt arr. Jesus Culture)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook
Lord, You have called us to worship You. We gladly gather!
As we praise You, though,
our own inadequacy reminds us
of how we have broken our relationship with You.
Because we have sinned against You,
even our worship fails to be what it could.
We often treat it as a show.
We simply go through motions,
failing to recognize that You want to engage us deeply.
Renew us, we pray, according to Your steadfast love.
Remind us of Your covenant faithfulness
and have mercy on us in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Romans 8:31–34
Jesus What A Savior (Kirby Kaple)
GREETING, SERMON, BAPTISM, & COMMUNION
O Come To The Altar (Brock, Brown, Furtick, Joye)
Kids: Joshua 1:9 (John Petterson)