Sunday, July 12 – 8:00am
Thank you for joining us in worship this morning! Here are the congregational lyrics and prayers for our 8:00am All Church Worship service. You can tune into the service at 89.5 FM on your car radio.
Responsive Call to Worship: From Isaiah 40:1-11
Leader: The God who speaks comfort to us calls us here.
People: The God who addresses us with tenderness meets us here.
Leader: The God who guides us with gentleness cares for us here.
People: We come to prepare a way for the Lord.
Leader: We come to ready ourselves for the transformation of our lives.
People: For the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it.
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (478)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
To his feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Evermore his praises sing.
Praise the everlasting King!
Praise him for his grace and favor
To his people in distress.
Praise him, still the same as ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Glorious in his faithfulness!
Father-like he tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows.
In his hand he gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes.
Widely yet his mercy flows!
Angels, help us to adore him;
You behold him face to face.
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
Dwellers all in time and space.
Praise with us the God of grace!
Unison and Silent Prayers of Confession
Lord, we have come to see that our lives fall far short of your glory. Lord, you have given your life for us, and poured out your Spirit, yet we fail to return your love with all our heart. Too often we are selfish and proud, ignoring you, Lord, and neglecting others. Lord, when we do not truly trust and obey you, we are overwhelmed by self-pity, fear and worry. In Christ we are given a sure hope and secure love, yet we follow the false hopes and desires of this world. Father, through the redeeming death of your Son on the cross, by your Spirit and through your word, transform and renew us to follow you with joy.
Response: Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak (426 vs 4)
O fill me with Your fullness, Lord,
Until my very heart o’erflow
In kindling thought and glowing word,
Your love to tell, Your praise to show.
Message: Big Tent Church (Isaiah 43:4-13)
Pastor Malcolm Davis
Be Thou My Vision 339
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Nought be all else to me, save that Thou art–
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
Great God of heaven, my treasure Thou art.
Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
Offering: Steal Away | African-American Spiritual
Ann Marie Robinson, piano
Closing Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.
Unresting, Unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish; but nought changeth thee.
Thou reignest in glory, Thou rulest in light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render; O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth thee!