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Worshiping the God of Grace

June 20, 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.
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Preparation for Worship

Here I Am to Worship
(Arr. by C. Tornquist)
 
(Please take this time to quietly meditate on the following Scripture passage as you prepare your heart to worship the Lord.)
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)

Call to Worship

Isaiah 52:7-10 (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:
Therefore my people shall know my name. Therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here I am.
 
Response:
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace,
 
Leader:
who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
 
Response:
The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion.
 
Leader:
Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people; he has redeemed Jerusalem.
 
ALL:
The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Hymn of Praise #479

Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling

(By Will L. Thompson, 1880)

 
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals
he’s waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.
Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home;
earnestly, tenderly,
Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!
 
Why should we tarry
when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger
and heed not his mercies,
mercies for you and for me?
Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home;
earnestly, tenderly,
Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!
 
Time is now fleeting,
the moments are passing,
passing from you and from me;
shadows are gathering,
deathbeds are coming,
coming for you and for me.
Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home;
earnestly, tenderly,
Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!
 
Oh! For the wonderful
love he has promised,
promised for you and for me;
though we have sinned,
He has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me.
Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home;
earnestly, tenderly,
Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!

Prayer of Adoration

Song of Praise

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

(By Stuart Townend; CCLI #1558110)
 
How deep the Father’s love for us,
how vast beyond all measure,
that he should give his only Son
to make a wretch his treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss,
the Father turns his face away,
as wounds which mar the Chosen One
bring many sons to glory.
 
Behold the man upon the cross,
my guilt upon his shoulders;
ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life,
I know that it is finished.
 
I will not boast in any thing,
no gifts, no pow’r, no wisdom;
but I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from his reward?
I cannot give an answer,
but this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Song of Praise

Thy Mercy My God

(By John Stocker and Sandra McCracken; CCLI #3422560)
 
Thy mercy my God
is the theme of my song,
the joy of my heart
and the boast of my tongue.
Thy free grace alone,
from the first to the last
hath won my affection
and bound my soul fast.
 
Without Thy sweet mercy
I could not live here
sin would reduce me
to utter despair.
But through Thy free goodness
my spirits revive
and He that first made me
still keeps me alive.
 
Thy mercy is more
than a match for my heart.
Which wonders to feel
its own hardness depart.
Dissolved by Thy goodness,
I fall to the ground
and weep to the praise
of the mercy I’ve found.
 
Great Father of mercies!
Thy goodness I own
and the covenant love
of Thy crucified Son.
All praise to the Spirit
whose whisper divine
seals mercy and pardon
and righteousness mine!

Prayer of Confession

From The Worship Sourcebook
Eternal God, You do not change. You have revealed Yourself to us in Your Word. You call us to worship You in spirit and in truth. But we confess that we often worship a god made in our image and who we wish You to be. We frequently ask You to bless what we do, rather than seeking to do what You bless. Forgive us for seeking concessions when we should be seeking guidance. You command us to be generous with our love and resources, for the sake of the church and the lost. But we have been selfish and insensitive to the needs and opportunities around us. Display Your glory before us. That we might bow before Your unspeakable majesty and so live for You now and forever in Christ. Amen.

Comfort and Assurance of the Gospel

Psalm 51:7, 10, 13 (ESV)
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.

Greeting of Peace

1 John 16:33 (ESV)
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Congregational Prayer

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Worshiping the Lord with His Tithes and Our Offerings

Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
 

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Song of Preparation

Your Words

(By Third Day)

Genesis 12:1-4 (ESV)

1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” 4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

Hebrews 11:8-12 (ESV)

8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. 11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.

Sermon

The Unexpected, Unavoidable, Unmistakable Call of God

Dr. Steve Spencer

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.
 
Jesus, the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
‘tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘tis life and health and peace.
 
He breaks the pow’r of reigning sin,
He sets the pris’ner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.
 
He speaks and, list’ning to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
the humble poor believe.
 
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.

Benediction

Postlude

This Is My Father’s World

(Arr. by M. Hayes)

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