Worship In Person

9:30 am
Sunday, august 21, 2022

Outside Service

Hemby Program Center
9760 Happy Valley Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28270

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Welcome and Call to Worship

All Creatures of Our God and King

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou, burning sun with golden beam
Thou, silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, Three-in-One
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

All the redeemed washed by His blood
Come and rejoice in His great love
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Christ has defeated every sin
Cast all your burdens now on Him
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

He shall return in pow’r to reign
Heaven and earth will join to say:
“O praise Him! Alleluia!”
Then who shall fall on bended knee?
All creatures of our God and King
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Words: (v. 1-2) St. Francis of Assisi, translated by William Henry Draper; Add. words (v. 3-4) Jonathan Baird and Ryan Baird; Music: 16th Century German tune, adapted by Jonathan Baird and Ryan Baird; © 2013 Sovereign Grace Worship; CCLI License #11029770

Good Shepherd of My Soul

Good Shepherd of my soul,
come dwell within me;
Take all I am and mould
your likeness in me.
Before the cross of Christ,
this is my sacrifice:
A life laid down and ready to follow.

The troubled find their peace
in true surrender;
The prisoners their release
from chains of anger.
In springs of living grace
I find a resting place
To rise refreshed and ready to follow.

I’ll walk this narrow road
with Christ before me;
Where thorns and thistles grow,
and cords ensnare me.
Though doubted and denied,
He never leaves my side,
But lifts my head and calls me to follow.

And when my days are gone,
my strength is failing,
He’ll carry me along
through death’s unveiling.
Earth’s struggles overcome,
heaven’s journey just begun:
To search Christ’s depths and ever to follow.
To search Christ’s depths and ever to follow.

Words/Music: Fionan de Barra, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend; © 2014 Townend Songs and Getty Music Publishing; CCLI License #11029770

Confession of Faith

Heidelberg Catechism 26

(commenting on The Apostles’ Creed)

Q. What do you believe when you say, “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth”?

A. That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and everything in them, who still upholds and rules them by his eternal counsel and providence, is my God and Father because of Christ the Son. I trust God so much that I do not doubt he will provide whatever I need for body and soul, and will turn to my good whatever adversity he sends upon me in this sad world.

God is able to do this because he is almighty God and desires to do this because he is a faithful Father.

Pastoral Prayer

Giving

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand
Bread of heaven,
Feed me now and evermore!
Bread of heaven,
Feed me now and evermore!

Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing waters flow.
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer,
Be thou still my Strength and Shield!
Strong Deliverer,
Be thou still my Strength and Shield!

When I tread the verge of Jordan
Bid my anxious fears subside.
Death of deaths, and hell’s destruction!
Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises
I will ever give to thee!
Songs of praises
I will ever give to Thee!

Land me safe on Canaan’s side,
Bid my anxious fears;
Bid my anxious fears;
Land me safe on Canaan’s side,
Bid my anxious fears, goodbye!

Words: William Williams, Jeremy Casella; Music: Jeremy Casella; ©2002 2037 Music. The Loving Company; CCLI License #11029770

Sermon

Series: David the King
Sermon: A Prayer In Pain That Leads To Trust
Psalm 55

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David.

1 Give ear to my prayer, O God,
and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
2 Attend to me, and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
3 because of the noise of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they drop trouble upon me,
and in anger they bear a grudge against me.

4 My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
5 Fear and trembling come upon me,
and horror overwhelms me.
6 And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest;
7 yes, I would wander far away;
I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah
8 I would hurry to find a shelter
from the raging wind and tempest.”

9 Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues;
for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go around it
on its walls,
and iniquity and trouble are within it;
11 ruin is in its midst;
oppression and fraud
do not depart from its marketplace.

12 For it is not an enemy who taunts me—
then I could bear it;
it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—
then I could hide from him.
13 But it is you, a man, my equal,
my companion, my familiar friend.
14 We used to take sweet counsel together;
within God’s house we walked in the throng.
15 Let death steal over them;
let them go down to Sheol alive;
for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

16 But I call to God,
and the Lord will save me.
17 Evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
18 He redeems my soul in safety
from the battle that I wage,
for many are arrayed against me.
19 God will give ear and humble them,
he who is enthroned from of old, Selah
because they do not change
and do not fear God.

20 My companion stretched out his hand against his friends;
he violated his covenant.
21 His speech was smooth as butter,
yet war was in his heart;
his words were softer than oil,
yet they were drawn swords.

22 Cast your burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.

23 But you, O God, will cast them down
into the pit of destruction;
men of blood and treachery
shall not live out half their days.
But I will trust in you.

Outline

This is Painful (1-8)

This is Personal (9-15)

This is Powerful (16-23)

His Love Can Never Fail

I do not ask to see the way
my feet will have to tread,
But only that my soul may feed
upon the living Bread.
‘Tis better far that I should walk
by faith, close to his side.
I may not know the way I go,
but oh, I know my Guide!

His love can never fail, his love can never fail!
My soul is satisfied to know
his love can never fail!
My soul is satisfied to know
his love can never fail!

And if my feet would go astray?
They cannot, for I know
That Jesus guides my falt’ring steps
as joyfully I go!
And tho’ I may not see his face,
my faith is strong and clear
That, in each hour of sore distress,
my Savior will be near!

His love can never fail, his love can never fail!
My soul is satisfied to know
his love can never fail!
My soul is satisfied to know
his love can never fail!

I will not fear––tho’ darkness come
abroad o’er all the land––
If I may only feel the touch
of his own loving hand.
And tho’ I tremble when I think,
“How weak I am, and frail,”
My soul is satisfied to know
his love can never fail!

His love can never fail, his love can never fail!
My soul is satisfied to know
his love can never fail!
My soul is satisfied to know
his love can never fail!

Words: E. S. Hall; Music: Christopher Miner; © 2004 Christopher Miner; CCLI License #11029770

Officer Installation

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