February 7, 2021 – Closer to Christ

PreludeAmazing Grace

Tolling of the Hour

Means of Grace

Welcome and Announcements

*Songs of Gathering

God of Wonders

Lord of all creation
Of water earth and sky
The heavens are Your tabernacle
Glory to the Lord on high

God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy holy
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy holy
Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth

Early in the morning
I will celebrate the light
When I stumble in the darkness
I will call Your name by night

Chorus
God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy holy
Precious Lord reveal Your heart to me
Father hold me hold me
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy holy holy holy

Hallelujah (to the Lord of heaven and earth)
Hallelujah (to the Lord of heaven and earth)
Hallelujah (to the Lord of heaven and earth)
You are holy

Chorus x2

How Deep the Fathers Love for Us

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

I will not boast in anything
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

CCLI Song # 1558110

Draw Me Close

Draw me close to You never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I’m Your friend
You are my desire no one else will do
‘Cause nothing else could take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace
Help me find the way bring me back to You

Chorus
You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know You are near
Draw me close to You never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I’m Your friend
You are my desire no one else will do
‘Cause nothing else could take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace
Help me find the way bring me back to You

Chorus

Help me know You are here

CCLI Song # 1459484

Prayer of Confession

The Lord shelters and protects us. The Lord gives us Life! Yet, we need to bring our burdens and Sin and leave them at the foot of the cross. Let us pray:

Gracious God, in times of struggle and distress, we forget your steadfast love. We complain that you have not met our needs and we question your care for us. We rush to other saviors who make quick and easy promises, rather than patiently waiting for your salvation. For give us for not trusting your eternal promises of goodness, mercy, and justice. (Let us confess in silence to God the burdens of our hearts)
Hear the Good News! This day and every day, in Christ we are made new. Thanks be to God!

Moments with the Children

Scripture Readings

Sermon Closer to Christ
The Rev. Elizabeth Lockhart

“Lift High The Cross”

Chorus
Lift high the cross the love of Christ proclaim
Till all the world adore His sacred name

Come brethren follow where our Savior trod
Our King victorious Christ the Son of God

Chorus

Led on their way by this triumphant sign
The hosts of God in conqu’ring ranks combine

Chorus

So shall our song of triumph ever be
Praise to the Crucified for victory

Chorus

CCLI Song # 5169

*Affirmation of Faith

The Apostle’s 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Prayers of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Communion of the People

Offering of Gifts

Offertory Song

Prayer

*Benediction

-Postlude

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