09.24.17 Worship Confessional

connecting-with-the-heart-of-the-worldGod does not make junk, and we dishonor the Creator if we take a negative view of the work of his hands when he himself takes such a positive view. In fact, so positive a view did he take of what he had created that he refused to scrap it when humankind spoiled it, but determined instead, at the cost of his Son’s life, to make it new and good again. God does not make junk, and God does not junk what God has made. (Al Wolters, Creation Regained)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Song of Hope (Robbie Seay Band)
  • This Is Amazing Grace (Phil Wickham)
  • A Time of Prayer
  • Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone (Chris Tomlin)
  • Gracefully Broken (Matt Redman)
  • Message (Connecting with Our World)
  • This Is My Father’s World (arr. Tommy Walker)

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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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