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Worshiping the God of Grace

October 3, 2021 – 10:30 AM

Welcome to Online Worship at Spring Hills!

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Preparation for Worship

O, Zion Haste
(Arr. by Roger House)
 
(Please take this time to quietly meditate on the following Scripture passage as you prepare your heart to worship the Lord.)
“Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Revelation 15:3-4 (ESV)

Introit

Come, All You People

Call to Worship

Psalm 103:8-14, 21-22 (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 gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
 
Response:
He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
 
Leader:
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
 
Response:
as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
 
Leader:
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
 
Response:
For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
 
Leader:
Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!
 
Response:
Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion.
 
ALL:
Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Hymn of Praise #454

Our God Is Mighty, Worthy of All Praising

(By Margaret Clarkson, 1976)

 
Our God is mighty,
worthy of all praising;
sing unto him a glad,
triumphant song;
He is the Lord,
supreme in earth and heaven;
to him all strength and
majesty belong.
 
Declare His glory among the nations;
through all creation His triumph sing,
till all earth’s peoples bow in adoration
and Jesus Christ be everlasting King.
 
Our God is gracious,
infinite in mercy;
He bridged the hopeless
gulf our sin had made;
He gave His Son to
purchase our salvation –
in Jesus Christ we
meet God unafraid!
 
Declare His glory among the nations;
through all creation His triumph sing,
till all earth’s peoples bow in adoration
and Jesus Christ be everlasting King.
 
Our God is faithful;
He will work within us,
fulfilling all the
purpose he has planned,
cleansing our hearts and
filling with his Spirit,
making us strong to
keep His last command.
 
Declare His glory among the nations;
through all creation His triumph sing,
till all earth’s peoples bow in adoration
and Jesus Christ be everlasting King.
 
Our God is sov’reign
over all creation,
and soon his earth shall
hear his mighty voice:
with shout of joy the
King shall come in splendor –
lift up your hearts,
confess him, and rejoice!
 
Declare His glory among the nations;
through all creation His triumph sing,
till all earth’s peoples bow in adoration
and Jesus Christ be everlasting King.

Prayer of Adoration

Song of Praise

This Is My Father’s World

(By Maltbie Babcock, 1915)
 
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.

Song of Praise

He Shall Reign Forevermore

(By Chris Tomlin)
 
In the bleak mid-winter,
all creation groans
For a world in darkness,
frozen like a stone
Light is breaking,
in a stable for a throne.
 
And he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.
And he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.
Unto us a child is born!
The King of kings and Lord of lords
and he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.
 
If I were a wise man,
I would travel far.
And if I were a shepherd,
I would do my part.
But poor as I am,
I will give to Him my heart.
 
And he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.
And he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.
Unto us a child is born!
The King of kings and Lord of lords
and he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.
 
Here within a manger lies
the One who made the starry skies.
This baby born for sacrifice,
Christ, the Messiah.
Into our hopes, into our fears,
that Savior of the world appears.
The promise of eternal years
Christ, the Messiah.
 
And he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.
And he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.
Unto us a child is born!
The King of kings and Lord of lords
and he shall reign
forevermore, forevermore.

Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, we are unworthy to come into your presence, because of our many sins. We do not deserve any grace or mercy from you, if you dealt with us as we deserve. We have sinned against you, O Lord, and we have offended you. And yet, O Lord, as we acknowledge our sins and offenses, so also do we acknowledge you to be a merciful God, a loving and favorable Father, to all who turn to you. And so we humbly ask you, for the sake of Christ your son, to show mercy to us, and forgive us all our offenses. Forgive the sins of our youth, and the sins of our old age. By your Spirit, O God, take possession of our hearts, so that, not only the actions of our life, but also the words of our mouths, and the smallest thought of our minds, may be guided and governed by you. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

Comfort and Assurance of the Gospel

John 3:16-17 (ESV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Greeting of Peace

Romans 5:1-2 (ESV)
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand.

Congregational Prayer

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Worshiping the Lord with His Tithes and Our Offerings

Psalm 96:7-9 (ESV)
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!
 

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Offertory

Good News Celebration!

(By Dale Wood)

Acts 1:1-8 (ESV)

1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
 
4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
 
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Sermon

The Call, Power, and Direction of Missions

Dr. Robert Smart
Pastor, Christ Church PCA – Normal, IL

Hymn of Response #164

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

(By Charles Wesley, 1739)
 
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of His grace.
 
My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honors of Thy Name.
 
Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
your loosen’d tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Savior come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy.

2022 Faith Promise Missions Pledges

Closing Song

May the Peoples Praise You

(By Getty, Getty, Townend, Cash, and Zimmer)
 
You have called us out of darkest night
Into Your glorious light
That we may sing the wonders of
The risen Christ
May our every breath retell the grace
That broke into our strife
With boundless love and deepest joy
With endless life
 
May the peoples praise You
Let the nations be glad
All Your blessing comes
That we may praise
May praise the Name of Jesus
 
All the earth is Yours and all within
Each harvest is Your own
And from Your hand we give to You
To make Christ known
May the seeds of mercy grow in us
For those who have not heard
May songs of praise build lives of grace
To spread Your Word
 
May the peoples praise You
Let the nations be glad
All Your blessing comes
That we may praise
May praise the Name of Jesus
 
This our holy priv’lege to declare
Your praises and Your Name
To every nation tribe and tongue
Your church proclaims
 
May the peoples praise You
Let the nations be glad
All Your blessing comes
That we may praise
May praise the Name of Jesus
 
Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty
Worthy worthy
is the Lamb who was slain
Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty
All creation praise Your glorious Name
 
May the peoples praise You
Let the nations be glad
All Your blessing comes
That we may praise
May praise the Name of Jesus
 
May the peoples praise You
Let the nations be glad
All Your blessing comes
That we may praise
May praise the Name of Jesus

Benediction

Postlude

Onward, Christian Soldiers

(Arr. by Nancy Lau)

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.
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Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #2522243