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

August 2, 2020 – 10:30 AM

Preparation for Worship

Song Without Words Op. 88 No. 4
(By Felix Mendelssohn)
 
(Please take this time to quietly meditate on the following Scripture passage as you prepare your heart to worship the Lord.)
 
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.  For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
Romans 8:28-30 (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 145:17-21 (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 righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.
 
People:
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
 
Leader:
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.
 
People:
The LORD preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
 
ALL:
My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Hymn of Praise #115

All Creatures of Our God and King

(By Francis of Assisi, ca. 1225; tr. by William H. Draper, 1926)
 
All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
 
And all ye men of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye, alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and on him cast your care,
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
 
Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father,
praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, three in one
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Prayer of Adoration

Worship in Song

You Are So Good to Me

(By Ben Pasley, Don Chaffer, Robin D. Pasley; CCLI #2757944)
 
You are so good to me
You heal my broken heart
You are my Father in heaven (2X)
 
You are beautiful my sweet,
sweet, song (3X)
I will sing again
 
You ride upon the clouds
You lead me to the truth
You are the Spirit inside me (2X)
 
You are beautiful my sweet,
sweet, song (3X)
I will sing again
 
You are my strong melody
You are my dancing rhythm
You are my perfect rhyme
And I want to sing forever
 
You poured out all your blood
You died upon the cross
You are my Jesus who loves me (2X)
 
You are beautiful my sweet,
sweet, song (3X)
I will sing again
 
You are my Father in heaven
You are the Spirit inside me
You are my Jesus who loves me

Worship in Song

Your Love Is Extravagant

(By Darrell Evans; CCLI #2612711)
 
Your love is extravagant
Your friendship, it is intimate
I feel I’m moving
to the rhythm of your grace.
Your fragrance is intoxicating
In our secret place.
Your love is extravagant.
 
Spread wide in the arms of Christ
is the love that covers sin.
No greater love have I ever known
You considered me a friend;
capture my heart again.
 
Your love is extravagant
Your friendship, it is intimate
I feel I’m moving
to the rhythm of your grace.
Your fragrance is intoxicating
In our secret place.
Your love is extravagant.
 
Spread wide in the arms of Christ
is the love that covers sin.
No greater love have I ever known.
You considered me a friend;
capture my heart again.
 
Your love is extravagant!

Greeting of Peace

Luke 2:14 (ESV)

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.

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.)
 
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Money.
Luke 16:13 (ESV)
 

Song of Preparation

Saints Bound for Heaven
(Arr. by Lloyd Larson)

Scripture Reading

Acts 28:1-16 (ESV)

1 After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta. 2 The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold. 3 When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. 4 When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.” 5 He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. 6 They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.
 
7 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us and entertained us hospitably for three days. 8 It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him, healed him. 9 And when this had taken place, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases also came and were cured. 10 They also honored us greatly, and when we were about to sail, they put on board whatever we needed.
 
11 After three months we set sail in a ship that had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the twin gods as a figurehead. 12 Putting in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. 13 And from there we made a circuit and arrived at Rhegium. And after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli. 14 There we found brothers and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome. 15 And the brothers there, when they heard about us, came as far as the Forum of Appius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them, Paul thanked God and took courage. 16 And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who guarded him.

Sermon

Rome At Last

Rev. David Stain
Pastor, Spring Hills Presbyterian Church

Hymn of Response #439

Christ Shall Have Dominion

(From Psalm 72:8-14, 17-19; The Psalter, 1912)

 
Christ shall have dominion
over land and sea,
earth’s remotest regions
shall his empire be;
they that wilds inhabit
shall their worship bring,
kings shall render tribute,
nations serve our King.
 
Christ shall have dominion
over land and sea,
earth’s remotest regions
shall his empire be.
 
When the needy seek him,
he will mercy show;
yea, the weak and helpless
shall his pity know;
he will surely save them
from oppression’s might,
for their lives are precious
in his holy sight.
 
Christ shall have dominion
over land and sea,
earth’s remotest regions
shall his empire be.

Prayer of Confession

From “The Valley of Vision”
 
O God of grace, You have imputed my sin to my substitute and have imputed His righteousness to my soul, clothing me with a bridegroom’s robe, decking me with jewels of holiness. But in my Christian walk I am still in rags; my best prayers are stained with sin. I have no robe to bring to cover my sins, no loom to weave my own righteousness; I am always standing clothed in filthy garments, and by grace am always receiving a change of garments, for You always justify the ungodly. Father, forgive me, for You are always bringing forth the best robe. In Christ’s Name, Amen!

Comfort and Assurance of the Gospel

Romans 5:8-9 (ESV)

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

The Lord’s Supper

Hymn of Response #439

Christ Shall Have Dominion

(From Psalm 72:8-14, 17-19; The Psalter, 1912)

 
Ever and forever
shall his name endure,
long as suns continue
it shall stand secure;
and in him forever
all men shall be blest,
and all nations hail him
King of kings confessed.
 
Christ shall have dominion
over land and sea,
earth’s remotest regions
shall his empire be.
 
Unto God Almighty
joyful Zion sings;
he alone is glorious,
doing wondrous things.
Evermore, ye people,
bless his glorious name,
his eternal glory
through the earth proclaim.
 
Christ shall have dominion
over land and sea,
earth’s remotest regions
shall his empire be.

Benediction

Postlude

Onward, Christian Soldiers
(Arr. by Lloyd Larson)

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