09.17.17 Worship Confessional

ThreeHow good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. (Psalm 133)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Only King Forever (Elevation)
  • Salvation Is Here (Hillsongs)
  • Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah (Jeremy Casella)
  • Almighty God (Sandra McCraken)
  • Vocational Commissioning
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Our Connection with One Another)

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09.10.17 Worship Confessional

Three“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34)

Here is our compete worship flow:

  • Found in You (Paul Baloche)
  • King of Love (I am THEY)
  • Almighty God (Sandra McCracken)
  • Prayers for Our World
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (3 Things: Connecting with God)
  • Communion
  • We Will Feast (Sandra McCracken)
  • 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)

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09.03.17 Worship Confessional

imagesWork is fundamental to the dignity of a person. Work, to use a metaphor, “anoints” us with dignity, fills us with dignity, makes us similar to God, who has worked and still works. (Pope Francis)

If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep the streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, “Here lives a great street sweeper; who swept their job well.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • All Things New (Brett Younker)
  • Great Are You, Lord (All Sons and Daughters)
  • King of Love ( I am THEY)
  • Almighty God (Sandra McCracken)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Take This Job and Love It)
  • Build My Life (Passion)

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08.27.17 Worship Confessional

WEBLOGOIf we listen to the Bible’s Story and pay attention to the emergence of fasting, we discover three major ideas: fasting is connected to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as the Israelite prepared for confession, atonement, and forgiveness (Lev 16: 29– 31; 23: 26– 32). Fasting also includes a spontaneous response to a grievous event, as when David interceded and prayed for the healing of his enemies (Ps 35: 11– 16). In Isaiah 58 the prophet connects the true fast to doing justice, caring for the poor, and providing food for the hungry. Overall, then, fasting is how Israel responded when God’s glory was dishonored, when God’s will was thwarted, when God’s people suffered defeat, or when one of God’s people experienced sickness, tragedy, or death. God’s people, in effect then, took up the posture of God toward grievous events when they fasted. (Scot McKnight)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Open Up the Heavens (Vertical Music)
  • Mighty Fortress (Aaron Shust)
  • Psalm 23
  • King of Love (I Am They)
  • Exalted Over All (Vertical Music)
  • A Prayer for the New School Year
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (When You Fast)
  • I Shall Not Want (Audrey Assad)

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08.20.17 Worship Confessional

WEBLOGO“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:7-8)

Because the Father is good the many words are not required; because the Father is God the information is not necessary. A lot of honest prayer is simply groaning (Dale Brunner)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • All Creatures of Our God and King (traditional)
  • Open Up the Heavens (Vertical Worship)
  • Prayer for Purity
  • Here for You (Redman and Maher)
  • Exalted Over All (Vertical Worship)
  • Vocational Commissioning (Ellie Blake)
  • Announcement and Offering
  • Message (When You Pray)
  • Lord, I Need You (Matt Maher)

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