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March 24, 2019

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We continue to walk through the season of Lent this week with a focus on the holiness of God. The word "Holy" means exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness. In its essence, when we sing that God is "Holy," we are proclaiming the truth that he is unlike anyone or anything else. He is far different than we are or the gods we create...

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March 17, 2019

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We'll continue to move through Lent this week. After looking last week at repentance and the great love of God that draws us to it, we'll look this week at the provision and sufficiency of Christ to forgive sin. (Matt. 9:1-8) Prelude - "Only a Holy God" We are so excited to begin teaching this new song this week that we'll all formally sing next week. It's by a newer gro...

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March 10, 2019

Repentance

We'll observe our first Sunday of Lent this weekend and our sermon is entitled "The Shock of Love" fromLuke 10:25-37. Our focus musically for the next few weeks will be on the themes of Lent: prayer, sin, repentance, etc. This week, we'll focus specifically on repentance and the great love of Christ that leads us to it and that finds us in it. "Come, Ye Sinners, Poor an...

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March 3, 2019

MissionsBlog

We welcome the orchestra back for our formal Missions Sunday this week! Our songs will focus on Christ's work which gives us the joy and confidence to proclaim the good news of the gospel both here and around the world. (Matt. 28:18-20) Prelude - "This Is My Father's World" This will be an instrumental played by the orchestra but let the words of the final verse be prese...

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February 24, 2019

MissionsBlog

This week marks the beginning of our Missions week so our theme for the morning is, of course, missions! Our songs this week center around the proclamation of the gospel. A sub-theme for the morning is in response to our human nature when persecution comes for preaching the gospel. (Matt. 10:16-23) What are we to do? From where can we draw our confidence? The songs seek to...

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February 17, 2019

Prayer

This week we'll focus on prayer as our liturgical theme. Our songs will then be comprisedof prayers that have been set to music whether in part or in whole. An overarching sub-theme is that our prayers are heard in a powerful way because of our union with Christ. (Romans 8:1-4; 1 Cor. 1:30-31; 2 Cor. 5:17) (Further Reading Link: What is Union with Christ?) Prelude - "What...

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February 10, 2019

Love 1

This week our liturgical theme is "love," part II. Last week we established the theme by showing the contrast between our love for God and his love for us. This week, we'll really hone in on the great love of God shownfully through the story of the gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4). "Living Hope" We introduced this song to you on November 18th as the offertory. We will formally tea...

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February 3, 2019

Love 1

We welcome back our orchestra for the first time this year in this week's service. Our liturgical focus for the morning is "love." Sometimes to grasp a concept, it is helpful to show contrasting elements. We seek to do that through song this morning. By showing that our love for God as real and genuine as it can be is also "prone to wander," we can then see the amazing a...

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January 27, 2019

Glory

This week our liturgical focus is on "Glory" and "Heaven." We'll sing songs that focus an eternal perspective and on our basis for believing that one day we'll worship the Lord forever. Prelude - "This I Believe" This song is a great summary statement of some key elements of our faith and is appropriately nicknamed, "The Creed." It gives us the opportunity to affirm the ...

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January 20, 2019

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This week's theme is on "Redemption." We'll focus then on singing about Christ as the Redeemer. Prelude - "Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)" This song speaks to God's truly amazing grace that reaches down and makes broken people like you and me whole and new. It quotes the beloved hymn, "Amazing Grace," and sets up a response to a new chorus that ends with, "Raising up t...

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