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

February 28, 2021 – 10:30 AM

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.
 

Preparation for Worship

Shall We Gather at the River
(Arr. by Donna J. Krieger)
(Please take this time to quietly meditate on the following Scripture passage as you prepare your heart to worship the Lord.)
 
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (ESV)

Call to Worship

Psalm 133 (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:
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
 
People:
It is like the precious oil on the head, running down the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!
 
Leader:
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!
 
ALL:
For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Hymn of Praise #347

The Church’s One Foundation

(Samuel J. Stone, 1866)

 
The church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the Word;
from heav’n he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.
 
Elect from ev’ry nation,
yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses,
with ev’ry grace endued.
 
Though with a scornful wonder
men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, “How long?”
And soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.
 
The church shall never perish!
her dear Lord to defend,
to guide, sustain, and cherish,
is with her to the end;
though there be those that hate her,
and false sons in her pale,
against or foe or traitor
she ever shall prevail.
 
‘Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation
of peace forevermore;
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blest,
and the great church victorious
shall be the church at rest.
 
Yet she on earth hath union
with God the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won;
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.

Prayer of Adoration

Song of Praise

Come, People of the Risen King

(By Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend; CCLI #5232617)
 
Come, people of the risen King,
who delight to bring Him praise.
Come, all and tune your hearts
to sing to the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth
we will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach
to gather children in.
 
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Let ev’ry tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice,
O Church of Christ, rejoice!
 
Come those whose joy is morning sun,
and those weeping through the night.
Come, those who tell of battles won,
and those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change,
and His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days with
the certain hope of peace.
 
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Let ev’ry tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice,
O Church of Christ, rejoice!
 
Come, young and old from ev’ry land,
men and women of the faith.
Come, those with full or empty hands;
find riches of His grace.
Over all the world His people sing;
shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through ev’ry age:
“Our God is all in all!”
 
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Let ev’ry tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice,
O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Worship in Song

What Love Is

(By Joel Lindsey and Allen Schwamb; 2011)
 
This is
how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ
laid down His life.
 
This is
how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ
laid down His life.
 
So we should
lay down our lives
for brothers and sisters alike
so that they know the love
of God lives in us,
God lives in us.
 
Let us
not live by just words,
but also by deeds
in spirit and truth.
 
So we should
lay down our lives
for brothers and sisters alike
so that they know the love
of God lives in us
God lives in us.
 
This is
how we know that He lives:
We know it by
the Spirit He gives.
 
So we believe
in the name of His Son;
whose blood bought us back
and whose victory won
salvation for you and for me
and for all
those who believe; those who believe.
 
So we should
lay down our lives
for brothers and sisters alike
so that they know the love
of God lives in us
God lives in us

Prayer of Confession

Holy God, you have made us in your image and called us to be one as you are three in one. Yet we confess that we have failed and been fractured by sins of disunity and discord. Instead of relating to one another with humility and gentleness, we have been prideful in seeking our own way at the expense of others. Instead of patiently and lovingly bearing with one another, we have let anger, bitterness, and gossip divide us from one another, dishonor your name, and damage our witness to the watching world. Forgive us, Father, and help us come together as one body, united in Christ, pursuing peace and reconciliation by the power of your Spirit, for our good and your glory. Amen.

Comfort and Assurance of the Gospel

Ephesians 2:14-16 (ESV)
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
 
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried;
he bore the pains of hell. The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Greeting of Peace

Hebrews 12:14 (ESV)
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

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 & Our Offerings

1 Timothy 6:17-18 (ESV)
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share.

Song of Preparation

Holy Spirit
(By Keith & Kristyn Getty)
 
Holy Spirit living Breath of God
Breathe new life into my willing soul
Let the presence of the risen Lord
Come renew my heart and
make me whole
Cause Your word to come alive in me
Give me faith for what I cannot see
Give me passion for Your purity
Holy Spirit breathe new life in me
 
Holy Spirit come abide within
May Your joy be seen in all I do
Love enough to cover ev’ry sin
In each thought and deed and attitude
Kindness to the greatest and the least
Gentleness that sows the path of peace
Turn my strivings into works of grace
Breath of God show Christ in all I do
 
Holy Spirit from creation’s birth
Giving life to all that God has made
Show Your power once again on earth
Cause Your church to hunger
for Your ways
Let the fragrance of our pray’rs arise
Lead us on the road of sacrifice
That in unity the face of Christ
May be clear for all the world to see

Sermon

The Unity and Ministry of God’s People

Rev. Michael Anderson
Assistant Pastor | Spring Hills Presbyterian Church

Ephesians 4:1-16 (ESV)

1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says,

“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
and he gave gifts to men.”

9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Closing Hymn #355

We Are God’s People

(By Bryan Jeffery Leech, 1976)

We are God’s people,
the chosen of the Lord,
born of his Spirit,
established by his Word;
our cornerstone is Christ alone,
and strong in him we stand:
O let us live transparently,
and walk heart to heart
and hand in hand.
 
We are God’s loved ones,
the Bride of Christ our Lord,
for we have known it,
the love of God outpoured;
now let us learn how to return
the gift of love once giv’n:
O let us share each joy and care,
and live with a zeal
that pleases heav’n.
 
We are the Body
of which the Lord is Head,
called to obey him,
now risen from the dead;
He wills us be a family,
diverse yet truly one:
O let us give our gifts to God,
and so shall his work
on earth be done.
 
We are a temple,
the Spirit’s dwelling place,
formed in great weakness,
a cup to hold God’s grace;
we die alone, for on its own
each member loses fire:
yet joined in one the flame burns on
to give warmth and light,
and to inspire.

Benediction

Postlude

Be Thou My Vision

(Arr. by Donna J. Krieger)

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