Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Call to Worship

Psalm 96:7-10(ESV)

 

Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!  Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!  Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”

Worshiping God by Singing

O Father, You Are Sovereign

 

O Father, you are sovereign in all the worlds you made;

your mighty word was spoken and light and life obeyed.

Your voice commands the seasons and bounds the ocean’s shore,

sets stars within their courses and stills the tempest’s roar.

 

O Father, you are sovereign in all affairs of man;
No pow’rs of death or darkness can thwart your perfect plan.

All chance and change transcending, supreme in time and space,

you hold your trusting children secure in your embrace.

 

O Father, you are sovereign, the Lord of human pain,

transmuting earthly sorrows to gold of heav’nly gain.

All evil overruling, as none but Con-qu’ror could,

your love pursues its purpose - our souls’ eternal good.

 

O Father, you are sovereign! We see you dimly now,

but soon before your triumph earth’s every knee shall bow.

With this glad hope before us our faith springs up a-new;

our sovereign Lord and Savior, we trust and worship you!

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Worshiping God by Confessing Our Faith

Romans 8:28-39 (ESV)

 

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.  For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. 

 

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?  Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.  Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died-- more than that, who was raised-- who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 

 

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  As it is written, "For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

 

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform;

He plants His footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm.

You fearful saints, fresh courage take: the clouds you so much dread

Are big with mercy, and shall break in blessings on your head.

                                                                                         

O, bless the Lord with heart and soul, let all within me sing

And trust the wisdom of my God, my Father, Lord, my King.

 

With deepest wisdom, highest love, and never failing skill

He masterminds His bright designs and works His sovereign will.

His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour;

The bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower.

 

O, bless the Lord with heart and soul, let all within me sing

And trust the purpose of my God, my Father, Lord, my King.

 

Blind unbelief is sure to err and scan His work in vain;

God is His own interpreter, and He will make it plain.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust Him for His grace;

Behind a frowning providence he hides a smiling face.

 

O, bless the Lord with heart and soul, let all within me sing

And trust the goodness of my God, my Father, Lord, my King.

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Worshiping God through Prayer

 

Missionary of the Week:

Pastor Ayub

Bangladesh

 

Community Church of the Week:

Westside Baptist Church
Rev. Aaron Reed

Presbytery Church of the Week:

Surfside Presbyterian Church
Rev. Brian Peterson

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

James 1:2-4(ESV)

Series: Church in the Time of Covid-19

Sermon: When Things are Uncertain, Count It All Joy

 

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete,

lacking in nothing.

 

 

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

 

 

As we face these various kinds of troubles, we are to “____________ ____________ ____________ ____________”.

 

 

This doesn’t mean we ____________ or ____________ the weight of our pain and suffering.

 

 

What it means is that we look at the ____________ ____________ of what God is doing and find our joy in ____________ ____________ in us.

 

 

As God’s children, whatever problems we face, he is working those issues for ____________ ____________.

 

 

And that good is our ____________ in ____________.

 

 

So by the power of the Spirit let’s view our troubles as a ____________ of ____________ in ____________.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Sovereign Over Us

There is strength within the sorrow, there is beauty in our tears

and You meet us in our mourning with a love that casts out fear

 

You are working in our waiting, sanctifying us

When beyond our understanding you're teaching us to trust

 

Your plans are still to prosper, you've not forgotten us

You're with us in the fire and the flood, faithful forever perfect in love

You are sov'reign over us

 

You are wisdom unimagined, who could understand Your ways

Reigning high above the heavens, reaching down in endless grace

 

You're the lifter of the lowly, compassionate and kind

You surround and You uphold me,  and Your promises are my delight

 

Your plans are still to prosper, you've not forgotten us

You're with us in the fire and the flood, faithful forever perfect in love

You are sov'reign over us

 

Even what the enemy means for evil, you turn it for our good

You turn it for our good, and for Your glory

Even in the valley You are faithful,

You're working for our good

You're working for our good

And for Your glory

 

Your plans are still to prosper, you've not forgotten us

You're with us in the fire and the flood, faithful forever perfect in love

You are sov'reign over us

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Benediction

 

The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

         

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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