WORSHIP TOGETHER

Summer Schedule
9:30AM Worship Service

Outside Service

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

WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP

FROM 1 PETER 2

Beloved, you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession,

That we may proclaim the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people.

Once we had not received mercy, but now we have received mercy.

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers,

They may see our good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

COME THOU FOUNT

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 God’s unchanging love!

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’ve 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.

O to grace how great a debtor,
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace now 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, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.

Words: Robert Robinson, 1758; Music: American folk tune, arr. Matthew S. Smith; © 2006 Detuned Radio Music; CCLI License #11029770

HAIL TO THE LORD’S ANOINTED

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free,
To take away transgression,
and rule in equity!

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

He comes with comfort, speedy,
to those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong!
To give them songs for sighing—
their darkness turn to light—
Whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight!

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

To him shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing—
a kingdom without end!
O’er every foe victorious,
he on his throne shall rest
From age to age more glorious;
all-blessing and all-blessed!

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

The tide of time shall never
his covenant remove!
His name shall stand forever;
that name to us is Love!

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

Words: James Montgomery, 1821; Music: Sandra McCracken; © 2012 Drink Your Tea Music; CCLI License #11029770

MISSIONS MOMENT

CITY TO CITY – Rudy Barlow

NEW TESTAMENT READING

MATTHEW 5:17–20

Jesus opened his mouth and taught his disciples, saying, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

“Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

PASTORAL PRAYER

GIVING

JESUS WITH THY CHURCH ABIDE

Jesus, with thy Church abide,
Be her Savior, Lord, and Guide,
While on earth her faith is tried.
We beseech thee, hear us,
We beseech thee, hear us.

Keep her life and doctrine pure,
Grant her patience to endure,
Trusting in thy promise sure.
We beseech thee, hear us,
We beseech thee, hear us.

May she one in doctrine be,
One in truth and charity,
Winning all to faith in thee.
We beseech thee, hear us,
We beseech thee, hear us.

May she guide the poor and blind,
Seek the lost until she find,
And the brokenhearted bind.
We beseech thee, hear us,
We beseech thee, hear us,
We beseech thee, hear us,

Words: Thomas Pollock, 1871; Music: Christopher Miner; © 1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770

SERMON

SERIES: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE
SERMON: WE SAT DOWN AND WEPT
SCRIPTURE: PSALM 137

1 By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
2 On the willows there
we hung up our lyres.
3 For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

4 How shall we sing the LORD’s song
in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!

7 Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites
the day of Jerusalem,
how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,
down to its foundations!”
8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who repays you
with what you have done to us!
9 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones
and dashes them against the rock!

OUTLINE

1. Psalm 137 in its context

2. Jesus and Psalm 137

3. Psalm 137 and us

ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY

Now the days and hours and moments
Of our suff’ring seem so long;
And the toilsome wait and wond’ring
Threaten silence to our song.
Now our pain is real and pressing
Where our faith is thin and weak,
But our hope is set on Jesus;
And we cling to him, our strength.

Oh eternal weight of glory!
Oh inheritance divine!
We will see our Lord redeeming
Every past and future time.
All our pains will be transfigured,
Like the scars of Christ our Lord.
We will see the weight of glory,
And our broken years restored.

For behold! I tell a myst’ry:
At the trumpet sound we’ll wake
“Death is swallowed up in vict’ry!”
When we meet our King of Grace
Every year we thought was wasted
Every night we cried “How long?”
All will be a passing moment
In our Savior’s vict’ry song!

We will see our wounded Savior.
We’ll behold him face to face;
And we’ll hear our anguished stories
Sung as vict’ry songs of grace.

For behold! I tell a myst’ry:
At the trumpet sound we’ll wake
“Death is swallowed up in vict’ry!”
When we meet our King of Grace
Every year we thought was wasted
Every night we cried “How long?”
All will be a passing moment
In our Savior’s vict’ry song!

Words/Music: Wendell Kimbrough; © 2015 Wendell Kimbrough; CCLI License #11029770

BENEDICTION

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