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What's Happening this Sunday: November 10, 2013

November 7, 2013 by Mike Juday 0 comments

Posted in: Preparation for Gathered Worship

SERMON

Gabe deGarmeaux will be preaching from Acts 3:1-10. In this passage, we'll look at the story of Peter and John healing a lame man. Why does the church have the power to perform miracles? What is our role, today, in being agents of mercy as Peter and John were in this passage? On Sunday, we'll look at how the bible reveals that the miracles performed by the church always point to the greater miracle of salvation provided through the work of Christ. 

 

LITURGY

On Sunday, we will pray this prayer together as our time of commitment and sending. This prayer has been in the church since 1912. When we pray this prayer, we are linking arms with those who have gone before and those who will come after us, pursuing the mission of God. 

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- unknown 1912

 

WORSHIP SONGS

Rejoice - A new song for Scarlet City Church. This song is an amazing call to worship our God. 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

Doxology - One of the most famous hymns in English speaking churches. The first stanza was written by Thomas Ken in 1695. This hymn has been sung by Christians for more than 3 centuries, during times of joy and times of pain. The word "doxology" comes from two Greek words - one meaning "opinion, praise, glory" and the other meaning "to speak". James 1:17

Made Alive - This song celebrates that we have been brought into life with Christ. Ephesians 2:5

Beautiful Things - We were once filthy and dead in our sins. But through the sacrifice of Christ, we have been made into beautiful things. Just as God breathed life into dust, forming Adam (Genesis 2:7), God breaths life into us, making us beautiful. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Open Up - Based off of our prayer of commitment and sending, the song asks God to make us instruments of mercy. Are we able to do good apart from God? We are only able to be agents of mercy through the power of God in us. John 15:5

 

It is always a joy to celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ as a family. Please join us at 10am to pray for the worship gathering, all are welcome. The worship gathering starts at 10:30am. See you all on Sunday morning.

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