Sunday Worship Gathering 11 AM @ North Community Lutheran Church

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What's Happening this Sunday: December 15, 2013

December 12, 2013 by Mike Juday 0 comments

Posted in: Preparation for Gathered Worship

SERMON

We will be wrapping up our sermon series on the first 5 books of Acts. Jay O'Brien will be preaching from Acts 5:33-42. What does it mean for us to join God's story rather than us inviting God to join our own story? What makes the church and God's story so powerful today?

 

LITURGY

Every Sunday, we take time to recall the person and character of God. During the Christmas season, we can get wrapped up in the tradition of the season but it's vital that we continue to realign our focus on the story of God coming to us through Jesus Christ.

God is here! The Messiah has come!
We open our eyes to see him and lift our hearts to worship him.
We have come to exalt the name of Jesus, our Savior and King, and to bring glory to God the Father.
In our worship we demonstrate the mind of Christ
in declaring to God that He is the supreme authority in our lives.
We bow before him in submission to our Lord and King.
Come, worship the Lord!
- The Worship Sourcebook

 

WORSHIP SONGS

Joy to the World - Words written by Isaac Watts in 1719. Watts had a deep love for the Psalms, this hymn was inspired by Psalm 98:6-9. From this inspiration came one of the most well-known Christmas hymns. This hymn boldly claims both the first and second advents of our Lord!

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Words written by Charles Wesley in 1745. This song right communicates the season of advent where we acknowledge our need for a savior that has come and is to come in Jesus Christ.

Rock of Ages - Words written by Augustus Montague Toplady in 1776. This hymn declares that salvation and righteousness is only possible through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:4. This is a new version of this hymn. SCC will typically have multiple arrangements for the same songs. We do this in order to make the words and message new to us over and over again.

Rejoice - As we wrap up our series in Acts, we must recall all the reasons we are able to rejoice in the Lord. The chorus says, "Rejoice! Come and lift your hands and raise your voice! [God] is worthy of our praise. Rejoice! Sing of mercies of your King and with trembling, rejoice!". When we sing this song, we are calling ourselves and each other to worship our King and our God. Psalm 145:8-11, Philippians 4:4

 

Please join us at 10am to pray together for our worship gathering. All are welcome. See you on Sunday morning!!!

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