Welcome to our Online Worship Service

In-person worship services resume Sunday, June 7th @ 10:30am. You can find out more and let us know you’re coming at www.springhillspca.org/regather.
We will continue offering an online worship option for those who are unable or prefer not to attend in-person at this time.
Here is a short guide called How to Worship Online that can help you with logistics.

Worshiping the God of Grace

October 18, 2020 – 10:30 AM

Preparation for Worship

O Worship the King
(Please take this time to quietly meditate on the following Scripture passage as you prepare your heart to worship the Lord.)
 
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Romans 8:20-21 (ESV)

Welcome to Online Worship at Spring Hills!

If you are new to Spring Hills, we’re glad that you’re worshiping online with us.
We would love to get to know you more and follow up with you.
Please take a few moments to fill out our online guest card.
 

Call to Worship

Psalm 145:8-9, 13a (ESV)

(As God’s Word calls us to worship, let’s shout these words to one another recognizing that our worship is a response to God’s gracious call.)
 
Leader:
The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
 
People:
The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.
 
ALL:
The LORD always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does.

Hymn of Praise #692

To You, O Lord, I Fly

(From The Psalter (Psalm 16), 1912)
 
To you O Lord I fly
and on your help depend;
you are my Lord and King Most High;
great God, my soul defend.
A heritage for me
Jehovah will remain;
my portion rich and full is he,
my right he will maintain.
 
The lot to me that fell
is beautiful and fair;
the heritage in which I dwell
is good beyond compare.
I praise the Lord above
whose counsel guides aright;
my heart instructs me in his love
in seasons of the night.
 
I keep before me still
the Lord whom I have proved;
at my right hand he guards from ill,
and I shall not be moved.
Life’s pathway you will show,
to your right hand will guide,
where streams of pleasure ever flow,
and boundless joys abide.

Prayer of Adoration

Worship in Song

Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul

(By Anne Steele and Kevin Twit)
 
Dear refuge of my weary soul,
on Thee, when sorrows rise
on Thee, when waves of trouble roll,
my fainting hope relies.
To Thee I tell each rising grief,
for Thou alone canst heal
thy Word can bring a sweet relief,
for every pain I feel.
 
But oh! When gloomy doubts prevail,
I fear to call Thee mine
the springs of comfort seem to fail,
and all my hopes decline.
Yet gracious God, where shall I flee?
Thou art my only trust
and still my soul would cleave to Thee
though prostrate in the dust.
 
Hast Thou not bid me seek Thy face,
and shall I seek in vain?
And can the ear of sovereign grace,
be deaf when I complain?
No still the ear of sovereign grace,
attends the mourner’s prayer
oh may I ever find access,
to breathe my sorrows there.
 
Thy mercy seat is open still,
here let my soul retreat
with humble hope attend Thy will,
and wait beneath Thy feet,
Thy mercy seat is open still,
here let my soul retreat
with humble hope attend Thy will,
and wait beneath Thy feet.

Worship in Song

Lord, I Need You

(By Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher; CCLI #5925687)
 
Lord I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
And without You I fall apart
You’re the one that guides my heart.
 
Lord I need You, oh I need You
Ev’ry hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You.
 
Where sin runs deep
Your grace is more
Where grace is found
Is where You are
 
And where You are Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me
Where You are Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me.
 
Lord I need You, oh I need You
Ev’ry hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You.
 
So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus You’re my hope and stay
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus You’re my hope and stay.
 
Lord I need You, oh I need You
Ev’ry hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You.
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You.

Confession of Faith

Heidelberg Catechism, Questions 1 & 2

Leader:
What is your only comfort in life and in death?
 
People:
That I am not my own, but belong-body and soul, in life and in death-to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to Him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.
 
Leader:
What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?
 
ALL:
Three things: first, how great my sin and misery are; second, how I am set free from all my sins and misery; third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.

Prayer of Confession

 
Spirit of God, you are the breath of creation, the wind of change that blows through our lives, opening us up to new dreams and new hopes, new life in Jesus Christ. Forgive us our closed minds, which barricade themselves against new ideas, preferring the past to what you might want to do through us tomorrow. Forgive our closed eyes, which fail to see the needs of Your world, blind to opportunities of service and love. Forgive our closed hands, which clutch our gifts and our wealth for our own use alone. Forgive us our closed hearts, which limit our affections to ourselves and our own. Spirit of new life, forgive us and break down the prison walls of our selfishness, that we might be open to Your love and open for service in Your world, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen!

Comfort and Assurance of the Gospel

Isaiah 1:18 (ESV)

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Greeting of Peace

1 Thessalonians 5:13 (ESV)

Esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

Congregational Prayer

Ephesians 6:18 (ESV)

[Pray] at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
 

Worshiping the Lord with His Tithes and Our Offerings

(The offering is a vital part of our response to God and God’s Word. It helps us connect our adoration for God with our life of discipleship.)
 
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:6, 8 (ESV)
 

Song of Preparation

All I Have Is Christ
(By Jordan Kauflin)

Scripture Reading

Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 (ESV)

1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
 
2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher,
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
3 What does man gain by all the toil
at which he toils under the sun?
4 A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but the earth remains forever.
5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
and hastens to the place where it rises.
6 The wind blows to the south
and goes around to the north;
around and around goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.
7 All streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they flow again.
8 All things are full of weariness;
a man cannot utter it;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.
9 What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already
in the ages before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things,
nor will there be any remembrance
of later things yet to be
among those who come after.
 
12 I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 14 I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.
 
15 What is crooked cannot be made straight,
and what is lacking cannot be counted.
 
16 I said in my heart, “I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me, and my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.” 17 And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a striving after wind.
 
18 For in much wisdom is much vexation,
and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Sermon

Chasing the Wind

Rev. Jeff Kuebler

Hymn of Response #165

Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

(By Charles Wesley, 1744)

Ye servants of God,
your Master proclaim,
and publish abroad
His wonderful name;
the name, all victorious,
of Jesus extol;
His kingdom is glorious
and rules over all.
 
God ruleth on high,
almighty to save;
and still he is nigh
His presence we have.
The great congregation
His triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation
to Jesus, our King.
 
Salvation to God,
who sits on the throne!
Let all cry aloud
and honor the Son.
The praises of Jesus
the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces
and worship the Lamb.
 
Then let us adore,
and give Him his right,
all glory and pow’r,
and wisdom and might,
all honor and blessing,
with angels above,
and thanks never ceasing
for infinite love.

Benediction

Postlude

Take My Life and Let It Be
(Arr. by Fettke)

Thank You for Worshiping Online at Spring Hills!

If you are new to Spring Hills, we’re glad that you’re worshiping online with us.
We would love to get to know you more and follow up with you.
Please take a few moments to fill out our online guest card.
 
Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #2522243