Worship Guideline

For Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Call to Worship

1 Chronicles 16:31-34 (ESV)

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!"  Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it!  Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.  Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

(listen here)

Hail to the Lord’s anointed, great David’s greater Son! 
Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!
 
He comes to break oppression, to set the captive free, 
To take away transgression, and rule in equity. 
 
Hail to the Lord’s anointed, great David’s greater Son! 
Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!
 
He comes to comfort speedy to those who suffer wrong, 
To help the poor and needy, and bid the weak be strong.
 
To give them songs for sighing, their darkness turn to light, 
Whose souls, condemned and dying, are precious in His sight. 
 
Hail to the Lord’s anointed, great David’s greater Son! 
Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!
 
He shall come down like showers upon the fruitful earth, 
Love, joy, and hope, like flowers, spring in His path to birth. 
 
Hail to the Lord’s anointed, great David’s greater Son! 
Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!
 
The tide of time shall never His covenant remove. 
His Name shall stand forever, That Name to us is Love. 
 
Hail to the Lord’s anointed, great David’s greater Son! 
Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

© 2012 Drink Your Tea Music (ASCAP) Admin. by Simpleville, INC
James Montogery|Sandra McCracken

CCLI License # 1243365

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Sins

Almighty God, we acknowledge and confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed; we have not loved you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength; we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. Deepen within us our sorrow for the wrong we have done, and the good we have left undone. Lord, you are full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy; there is always forgiveness with you! Restore to us the joy of your salvation; bind up that which is broken, give light to our minds, strength to our wills, and rest to our souls. Speak to each of us, and let your word abide with us until it has wrought in us your holy will. Amen.

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Hope

Ephesians 5:25-27 (ESV)

Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

The Love Of Christ Is Rich And Free

(listen here)

The love of Christ is rich and free, fixed on His own eternally
Nor earth, nor hell, can it remove, long as He lives, His own He'll love

His loving heart engaged to be their everlasting surety
'Twas love that took their cause in hand, and love maintains it to the end

 

Love cannot from its post withdraw, nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law
Can turn the Surety's heart away, He'll love His own to endless day


Love has redeemed His sheep with blood, and love will bring them safe to God
Love calls them all from death to life, and love will finish all their strife

He loves through every changing scene, nor aught from Him can Zion wean
Not all the wanderings of her heart can make His love for her depart

 

Love cannot from its post withdraw, nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law
Can turn the Surety's heart away, He'll love His own to endless day

At death beyond the grave He'll love, in endless bliss His own shall prove
The blazing glory of that love which never could from them remove

Which never could from them remove

© 2001 Same Old Dress Music
Sandra Webb | William Gadsby

CCLI License #1243365

Not What my Hands

(listen here)

Not what my hands have done can save my guilty soul;
not what my toiling flesh has borne can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God;
not all my prayers and sighs and tears can bear my awful load.

These guilty hands are raised, filthy rags are all I bring
And I have come to hide beneath your wings
These holy hands are raised, washed in the fountain of your grace

And now I wear your righteousness. 

 

Thy work alone, oh Christ, can ease this weight of sin
Thy blood alone, oh Lamb of God, can give me peace within
Thy love to me, oh God, not mine, oh Lord, to thee
Can rid me of this dark unrest and set my spirit free

 

These guilty hands are raised, filthy rags are all I bring
And I have come to hide beneath your wings
These holy hands are raised, washed in the fountain of your grace
And now I wear your righteousness

Thy grace alone, oh God, to me can pardon speak
Thy power alone, oh Lamb of God, can this sore bondage break
No other work save thine, no other blood will do
No strength but that which is divine can bear me safely through

 

These guilty hands are raised, filthy rags are all I bring
And I have come to hide beneath your wings
These holy hands are raised, washed in the fountain of your grace
And now I wear your righteousness


I praise the God of grace; I trust his truth and might
He calls me his, I call him mine, My God, my Joy, my Light
My Lord has saved my life and freely pardon gives;
I love because he first loved me, I live because he lives.

© 1997 Karl Digerness Music

Words by Horatius Bonar, Music & alt. text by Karl Digerness

CCLI License #1243365

Prayer

 

Missionary of the Week:

Ben and Heidi Thomas

England

Community Church of the Week:

Sumter First Church of God

Rev. Steve Williams

Presbytery Church of the Week:

Andrews Presbyterian Church

Rev. Mark Horne

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

Matthew 22:34-40

Series: Church in the Time of COVID-19

Sermon: When Things are Uncertain, Love

(watch online)

 

Even in uncertain times, we can be certain of our calling to ____________ ____________ and ____________.

Love is the ____________ of ____________ that God ____________.

We love because ____________ ____________ ____________ us.

As disciples of the Lord Jesus, our love is to ____________ ____________ and ____________.  

So by the power of the Spirit, let’s continue to ____________ in our love for ____________ and for the ____________ around us.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

O Love that Will Not Let Me Go

(listen here)

O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe
That in Thine ocean’s depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.
 
O Light that followest all my way
I yield my flickering torch to Thee,
My heart restores its borrowed ray
That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.
 
O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be
 
O Cross that liftest up my head
I dare not ask to fly from Thee
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be

George Matheson | Christopher Miner

© 1997 Christopher Miner Music

CCLI License #1243365

Benediction

1 Thessalonians 3:12 (ESV)

May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all.

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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