Digital Bulletin

for Sunday January 17

Call to worship

Matthew 11:28-30

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty
Maker of Heaven and Earth

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
Born of the Virgin Mary
Suffered under Pontius Pilate
Was crucified, dead, and buried
The third day he arose again from the dead

He ascended into Heaven
And is seated on the right hand of God the Father Almighty
From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead

I believe in the Holy Spirit
The holy universal church
The communion of saints
The forgiveness of sins
The resurrection of the body
And the life everlasting
Amen

Pastoral Prayer

Congregational singing

Praise the Lord ye Heavens

Verse 1
Praise the Lord Ye heavens adore Him
Praise Him angels in the height
Sun and moon rejoice before Him
Praise Him all ye stars of light

Verse 2
Praise the Lord for He hath spoken
Worlds His mighty voice obeyed
Laws which never shall be broken
For their guidance He hath made

Chorus
All creation join the song of praise
Let every tongue declare His mighty ways
And we will sing of Your goodness and mercy
All of our days

Verse 3
Praise the Lord for He is glorious
Never shall His promise fail
God hath made His saints victorious
Sin and death shall not prevail
Bridge
Glory
Glory
All glory to You Lord

Verse 4
Praise the God of our salvation
Hosts on high His power proclaim
Heaven and earth and all creation
Laud and magnify His Name

Joy to be

Chorus
O the joy to be joy to know
It's when I decrease
You fill up my soul
What a joy to see joy to hold
It's when You increase
I want nothing more

Verse 1
Open my hands
Humble my heart
All that I have is Yours
Color my prayers
Widen my eyes
Wash me in glorious light

Verse 2
Hasten my ears
Bridle my tongue
Focus my heart to hear
Settle my pace
Purge me of pride
Again and again You provide

Scripture Reading

The public reading of God's Word.

Acts 12:18-23

Sermon

The preaching of God's Word.

all glory to God alone

Communion

Consider the life and death of Jesus in your place. Remember Him who died that you might live.

Congregational Singing

Jesus is Better

Verse 1
There is no other so sure and steady
My hope is held in Your hand
When castles crumble and breath is fleeting
Upon this rock I will stand
Upon this rock I will stand

Chorus 1
Glory glory we have no other King
But Jesus Lord of all
We raise the anthem
Our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all

Verse 2
Your kindly rule has shattered and broken
The curse of sin's tyranny
My life is hidden 'neath Heaven's shadow
Your crimson flood covers me
Your crimson flood covers me

Bridge
In all my sorrows Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
In ev'ry vict'ry Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
Than any comfort Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
More than all riches Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
And our souls declaring Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
And our song eternal Jesus is better
Make my heart believe

Chorus 2
Glory glory we have no other King
But Jesus Lord of all
Glory glory we have no other King
But Jesus Lord of all
We raise the anthem
Our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all
We crown Him Lord of all

A mighty fortress is our god

Verse 1
A mighty fortress is our God
A bulwark never failing
Our Helper He amidst the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe
His craft and pow’r are great
And armed with cruel hate
On earth is not his equal

Verse 2
Did we in our own strength confide
Our striving would be losing
Were not the right Man on our side
The Man of God’s own choosing
Dost ask who that may be
Christ Jesus it is He
The Lord of hosts His name
From age to age the same
And He must win the battle

Verse 3
And though this world with devils filled
Should threaten to undo us
We will not fear for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us
The prince of darkness grim
We tremble not for him
His rage we can endure
For lo his doom is sure
One little word shall fell Him

Chorus 1
A mighty fortress a rock unfailing
The King of Glory forever amen
For endless ages enthroned in praises
The King of Glory forever amen

Verse 4
That word above all earthly pow’rs
No thanks to them abideth
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Through Him Who with us sideth
Let goods and kindred go
This mortal life also
The body they may kill
God’s truth abideth still
His Kingdom is forever

Chorus 2
A mighty fortress a rock unfailing
The King of Glory forever amen
For endless ages enthroned in praises
The King of Glory forever
Forever amen

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost
Amen

Benediction

Giving

Responding to God's generosity

The stewardship of our finances is a tremendous—and often overlooked—area of our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. We serve a generous God who want us to form His life-giving generosity in us. When we give, we do so not out of duty, but rather in glad response to what God has done for us and with excitement around getting to play a part in His grace reaching more of our city. 2 Corinthians 8-9 describes this kind of gospel-giving as joyful, sacrificial, and regular.