March 29, 2020

Good morning, Family!!

I pray everyone is safe, healthy, and blessed!

 

Opening Prayer

God, You alone are worthy of honor, glory, and praise. 
With You, we can overcome every storm—including the global impact COVID-19 is having on our world. 
Right now, we are asking You to: 
Heal those who are sick and protect those who are not.
Give our leaders extra wisdom as they navigate this pandemic and economic uncertainty.
Strengthen Your global Church. Reveal to us how we can partner together to reach the needs of those around us.
Calm our fears. Fill us with Your hope, joy, and peace as we continue to trust in You.
Use this pandemic to pave the way for spiritual renewal. We want Your glory, power, and healing to be on display.
Come, Lord Jesus, come. 
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Abide with Me (Eventide)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkXI-8no9ZE

(Start video at 2:17…)

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see—
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

I keep fighting voices in my mind
That say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me
I will never measure up

Am I more than just the sum
Of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am,
Because I need to know
(ooh, oh)

You say I am loved
When I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong
When I think I am weak

You say I am held
When I am falling short
When I don’t belong,
You say I am Yours

And I believe,
I believe
What You say of me,
I believe

The only thing that matters now
Is everything You think of me
In You, I find my worth,
In You, I find my identity
(ooh, oh)

You say I am loved
When I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong
When I think I am weak

You say I am held
When I am falling short
When I don’t belong,
You say I am Yours

And I believe,
I believe
What You say of me,
I believe

Taking all I have and now
I’m laying it at Your feet
You’ll have every failure God,
You’ll have every victory
(ooh, oh)

You say I am loved
When I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong
When I think I am weak

You say I am held
When I am falling short
When I don’t belong,
You say I am Yours

And I believe,
I believe
What You say of me,
I believe

And I believe,
I believe
What You say of me,
I believe

I’ve heard a thousand stories
Of what they think You’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whispers
Of love in the dead of night
And you tell me that You’re pleased
And that I’m never alone

You’re a good, good Father
It’s Who You are
It’s Who You are
It’s Who You are

And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

I’ve seen many searching
For answers far and wide
But I know, we’re all searching
For answers only You provide
‘Cause You know just what we need
Before we say a word

You’re a good, good Father
It’s Who You are
It’s Who You are
It’s Who You are

And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

Because, You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways to us

You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways to us

Oh, it’s love so undeniable
I, I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable
I, I can hardly think

As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
Into love, love, love

You’re a good, good Father
It’s Who You are
It’s Who You are
It’s Who You are

And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

You’re a good, good Father
It’s Who You are
It’s Who You are
It’s Who You are

And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art 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 trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Thine is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory, forever.
Amen.

Scripture

Matthew 27:15-26

Message

Against All Odds – He Was Counted Among the Rebels
https://greenwoodschurch.com/sermons-archive/he-was-counted-among-the-rebels/

Offering

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Come Thou Fount (I Will Sing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ne5hLCTks

(Song ends at 4:42)
Come Thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing 
Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home

Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

How Your kindness yet pursues me
How Your mercy never fails me
Till the day that death shall loose me
I will sing, oh I will sing 

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

How Your kindness yet pursues me
How Your mercy never fails me
Till the day that death shall loose me
I will sing, oh I will sing

How Your kindness yet pursues me
How Your mercy never fails me
Till the day that death shall loose me
I will sing, oh I will sing

Till the day that death shall loose me
I will sing, oh I will sing

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Southern Gospel Medley
I’ll Fly Away/Swing Low (Sweet Chariot)/I Saw the Light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPf8Jgx9NA4

I’ll fly away, oh glory
I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah, by and by
I’ll fly away

Some glad morning when my life is o’er
I’ll fly away
To the home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh glory
I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah, by and by
I’ll fly away

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan and What did I see
Coming for to carry home
A band of angels coming after me
Coming for to carry me home

I saw the light, I saw the light
No more darkness, no more night

When I die hallelujah, by and by
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh glory
I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah, by and by

Praise the Lord, I saw the light

Praise the Lord, I’ll fly away

Benediction

May the love of the Father, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Spirit, gladden your heart and bring peace to your soul, this day and all days, Amen.