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

September 27, 2020 – 10:30 AM

2020 Spring Hills Mission Conference | Be the Light

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV)

Preparation for Worship

The Light of the World Is Jesus
(Arr. by Mark Hayes)
 
(Please take this time to quietly meditate on the following Scripture passage as you prepare your heart to worship the Lord.)
 
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:5-7 (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.
 

Introit

Go Light Your World
(By Chris Rice; CCLI #1829337)

Call to Worship

Psalm 105:7-10 (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:
Oh give thanks to the LORD;
 
People:
call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
 
Leader:
Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
 
ALL:
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!

Hymn of Praise #476

The Light of the World Is Jesus

(By Philip P. Bliss, 1875)
 
The whole world was lost
in the darkness of sin;
the light of the world is Jesus;
like sunshine at noonday
his glory shone in,
the light of the world is Jesus.
 
Come to the light,
‘tis shining for thee;
sweetly the light
has dawned upon me;
once I was blind,
but now I see;
the light of the world is Jesus.
 
No darkness have we
who in Jesus abide,
the light of the world is Jesus;
we walk in the light
when we follow our Guide,
the light of the world is Jesus.
 
Come to the light,
‘tis shining for thee;
sweetly the light
has dawned upon me;
once I was blind,
but now I see;
the light of the world is Jesus.
 
Ye dwellers in darkness
with sin-blinded eyes,
the light of the world is Jesus;
wash at his bidding,
and light will arise,
the light of the world is Jesus.
 
Come to the light,
‘tis shining for thee;
sweetly the light
has dawned upon me;
once I was blind,
but now I see;
the light of the world is Jesus.
 
No need of the sunlight
in heaven, we’re told,
the light of the world is Jesus;
the Lamb is the light
in the City of Gold,
the light of the world is Jesus.
 
Come to the light,
‘tis shining for thee;
sweetly the light
has dawned upon me;
once I was blind,
but now I see;
the light of the world is Jesus.

Prayer of Adoration

Worship in Song

This Is My Father’s World

(By Maltie D. Babcock, 1901)
 
This is my Father’s world,
and to my listening ears,
all nature sings,
and round me rings
the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees,
of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.
 
This is my Father’s world,
the birds their carols raise,
the morning light, the lily white,
declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
He shines in all that’s fair;
in the rustling grass
I hear Him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.
 
This is my Father’s world,
O let me ne’er forget
that though the wrong
seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
Why should my heart be sad;
the Lord is King
let the heavens ring
God reigns let the earth be glad.
The Lord is King,
let the heavens ring
God reigns let the earth be glad.

Worship in Song

You Said

(By Reuben Morgan; CCLI #2582810)
 
You said, “ask and you will receive
whatever you need.”
You said,
“pray and I’ll hear from heaven,
and I’ll heal your land,
I’ll heal your land, I’ll heal your land.”
 
You said,
“Your glory will fill the earth
like water the sea.”
You said, “lift up your eyes;
the harvest is here,
the kingdom is near.”
 
You said,
“ask and I’ll give the nations to you.“
Oh Lord, that’s the cry of my heart.
Distant shores and the islands will see
Your light as it rises on us.
 
You said,
“ask and you will receive whatever
you need.“
You said,
“pray and I’ll hear from heaven,
and I’ll heal your land.”
 
You said,
“Your glory will fill the earth
like water the sea.”
You said, “lift up your eyes;
the harvest is here,
the kingdom is near.”
 
You said,
“ask and I’ll give
the nations to you.”
Oh Lord, that’s the cry of my heart.
Distant shores and the islands will see
Your light as it rises on us.

Prayer of Confession

 
Holy Lord, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief; of failure to find Your mind in Your Word; and of neglect to seek You in my daily life. My transgressions and short-comings present me with a list of accusations. But I bless You, that they will not stand against me, for all have been laid on Christ. Go on to subdue my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them. Do not let the passions of the flesh nor the lusts of the mind bring my spirit into subjection; but rule over me in liberty and power. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Comfort and Assurance of the Gospel

1 Peter 3:18 (ESV)

For Christ also suffered once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh and made alive in the spirit.

Greeting of Peace

Jude 1:2 (ESV)

May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Missions Update

Presentation of 2021 Faith Promise Missions Goals

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.)
 
Beware lest you say in your heart, “My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.” You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth.
Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (ESV)
 

Song of Preparation

God Loves Us
(By Rob Howard)

Scripture Reading

Matthew 28:16-20 (ESV)

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Sermon

The Problem with Widgets

Rev. Russ St. John
Senior Pastor, Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church

Hymn of Response #441

Jesus Shall Reign

(By Isaac Watts, 1719)

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from
shore to shore,
till moons shall wax
and wane no more.
 
To him shall endless prayer be made,
and praises throng to crown his head;
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise
with every morning sacrifice.
 
People and realms of every tongue
dwell on his love with sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his name.
 
Blessings abound where’er he reigns;
the pris’ner leaps to lose his chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all the sons of want are blest.
 
Let every creature rise and bring
peculiar honors to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen!

Benediction

Postlude

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
(Arr. by Melody Bober)

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