Virtual Church: Sunday, JANUARY 24- “Where is Our Help?”

January 24, 2021 - Where is Our Help?

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Majesty

Majesty, worship His majesty.
Unto Jesus be all glory, honour, and praise.
Majesty, kingdom authority
Flow from His throne unto His own;
His anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus.
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus the King.
Majesty, worship His majesty;
Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all Kings.

(Words & Music: Jack Hayford © 1981 Rocksmith Music. CCLI#2458953)

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changes not; Thy compassions they fail not;
as Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.
Great is Thy faithfulness; great is Thy faithfulness;
morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in eloquent witness
to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Great is Thy faithfulness; great is Thy faithfulness;
morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow:
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
Great is Thy faithfulness; great is Thy faithfulness;
morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.

(Words: Thomas O. Chisholm, Music: William M. Runyan. Words & Music: © Hope Publisng Co., as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996, Church CCLI # 2458953)

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake
in the heart of the sea;

3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad
the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.

6 The nations are in an uproar,
the kingdoms totter;
He utters his voice, the earth melts.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord;
see what desolations He has brought on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
He burns the shields with fire.

10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

SUNG RESPONSE:

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way,
still You’re there right beside me,
and nothing will I fear,
as long as You are near.
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

(Words: Amy Grant, Music: Michael W. Smith © Meadowgreen Music/Word Music Church CCLI #2458953)

SOLO: Blessed Assurance – Evelyn McCarthy

I to the Hills Will Lift My Eyes

I to the hills will lift my eyes;
from whence shall come my aid?
My help is from the Lord alone,
who heaven and earth has made.

God will not let your foot be moved;
your Guardian never sleeps.
God’s watchful and un-slumbering care
protects and safely keeps.

Your faithful keeper is the Lord,
your shelter and your shade;
’neath sun or moon, by day or night
you shall not be afraid.

From evil, God will keep you safe,
provide for all you need;
your going out, your coming in,
God will forever lead.

(Words: Psalm 121, Music: Scottish Psalter. Words and Music: Public Domain, Church CCLI #2458953)

BENEDICTION: GO NOW IN PEACE

Virtual Church: Sunday, JANUARY 17 – “Waiting”

January 17, 2021 - Waiting

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Gathering Chorus – We Have Come Into His House

We have come into His house
and gathered in His name to worship Him.
We have come into His house
and gathered in His name to worship Him.
We have come into His house
and gathered in His name to worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

So forget about yourself
and concentrate on Him, and worship Him.
So forget about yourself
and concentrate on Him, and worship Him.
So forget about yourself
and concentrate on Him, and worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

Let us lift up humble hearts
and magnify His name, and worship Him.
Let us lift up humble hearts
and magnify His name, and worship Him.
Let us lift up humble hearts
and magnify His name, and worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

(Words & Music: Bruce Ballinger © 1976 Sound III, Inc. CCLI#2458953)

Let Us With a Gladsome Mind

Let us with a gladsome mind
praise the Lord, so good and kind,
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us blaze God’s name abroad;
of all gods the Lord is God,
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

God with all-commanding might
filled the new-made world with light,
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

All things living God doth feed;
with full hand supplies their need,
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us then with gladsome mind
praise the Lord, so good and kind,
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

(Words: John Milton, Music: Hymn Tunes of the United Brethren.
Words & Music: Public Domain
Church CCLI # 2458953)

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 33 – The Greatness and Goodness of God

1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.
Praise befits the upright.
2 Praise the Lord with the lyre;
make melody to Him with the harp of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

4 For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all His work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
and all their host by the breath of His mouth.
7 He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle;
He put the deeps in storehouses.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9 For He spoke, and it came to be;
He commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the thoughts of His heart to all generations.
12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom He has chosen as his heritage.

13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
He sees all humankind.
14 From where He sits enthroned He watches
all the inhabitants of the earth—
15 He who fashions the hearts of them all,
and observes all their deeds.

16 A king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The war horse is a vain hope for victory,
and by its great might it cannot save.

18 Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love,
19 to deliver their soul from death,
and to keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and shield.
21 Our heart is glad in Him,
because we trust in His holy name.
22 Let Your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in You.

Sung Response: Thy Word

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way,
still You’re there right beside me,
and nothing will I fear,
as long as You are near.
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

(Words: Amy Grant, Music: Michael W. Smith © Meadowgreen Music/Word Music Church CCLI #2458953)

In the Bulb There is a Flower

In the bulb there is a flower,
in the seed, an apple tree,
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be;
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing,
in our life, eternity;
in our death, a resurrection,
at the last, a victory;
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

(Words & Music: Natalie Sleeth © Hope Publishing Co. as in the PCC Hymnal, Church CCLI #2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, JANUARY 10 – “The Road Less Travelled”

January 10, 2021 - The Road Less Travelled

 

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We Three Kings

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star. (Refrain)

Refrain:
O star of wonder, star of night
star of royal beauty bright,
westward leading, still proceeding,
guide us to thy perfect light.

Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,
gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never,
over us all to reign. (Refrain)

Frankincense to offer have I;
incense owns a Deity nigh,
prayer and praising, voices raising,
worshipping God on high. (Refrain)

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
breathes a life of gathering gloom,
sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
sealed in a stone-cold tomb. (Refrain)

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and sacrifice:
hallelujah, hallelujah,
sounds through the earth and skies. (Refrain)

(Words: John H. Hopkins Jr., Music: Traditional Carol; Words & Music: Public Domain; Church CCLI # 2458953)

The People that in Darkness

The people that in darkness pined
have seen a glorious light;
the people dwell in day, who dwelt
in death’s surrounding night.

To hail Your rise, O better Sun,
the gathering nations come,
Rejoicing as when reapers bear
the harvest treasures home.

To us a Child of hope is born,
to us a Son is given,
and on His shoulders ever rests
all power in earth and heaven.

His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
for evermore adored,
the Wonderful, the Counsellor,
the great and mighty Lord.

His reign of righteous government
shall over all extend,
for peace and justice shall abound
in this world without end.

(Words: John Morison, Music: Scottish Psalter. Words & Music: Public Domain Church CCLI#2458953)

Responsive Reading – PSALM 72:1-14

1 Give the king your justice, O God,
and your righteousness to a king’s son.
2 May he judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice.
3 May the mountains yield prosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness.
4 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the needy,
and crush the oppressor.

5 May he live while the sun endures,
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth.
7 In his days may righteousness flourish
and peace abound, until the moon is no more.

8 May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
9 May his foes bow down before him,
and his enemies lick the dust.
10 May the kings of Tarshish and of the isles
render him tribute,
may the kings of Sheba and Seba
bring gifts.
11 May all kings fall down before him,
all nations give him service.

12 For he delivers the needy when they call,
the poor and those who have no helper.
13 He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
14 From oppression and violence he redeems their life;
and precious is their blood in his sight.

 

As With Gladness Men of Old

As with gladness men of old
did the guiding star behold;
as with joy they hailed its light,
leading onward, beaming bright:
so, most gracious Lord, may we
evermore be led to Thee.

As they offered gifts most rare
at Thy cradle rude and bare,
so may we with holy joy,
pure and free from sin’s alloy,
all our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King.

Holy Jesus, every day
keep us in the narrow way,
and when earthly things are past,
bring our ransomed souls at last
where they need no star to guide,
where no clouds of glory hide.

In that heavenly country bright
need they no created light:
Thou its light, its joy, its crown,
Thou it’s sun which goes not down;
there forever may we sing
hallelujahs to our King.

(Words: William Chatterton Dix, Public Domain. Music: Conrad Kocher, harmony: William H. Monk, descant: Sydney H. Nicholson; Public Domain, Descant: © The Royal School of Church Music. Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, JANUARY 3 – “TRUST”

January 3, 2021 - Trust

 

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What Child Is This?

What child is this, who laid to rest,
on Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
while shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
haste, haste to bring Him laud,
the babe, the son of Mary.

Why lies He in such mean estate
where oxen now are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
the silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
the Cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
the babe, the son of Mary.

(Words: William Chatterton Dix, Music: English Traditional; Words & Music: Public Domain; Church CCLI # 2458953)

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Go, tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go, tell it on the mountain,
that Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
o’er silent flocks by night,
behold, throughout the heavens
there shone a holy light.
Go, tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go, tell it on the mountain,
that Jesus Christ is born.

The shepherds feared and trembled,
when lo, above the earth
rang out the angel chorus
that hailed our Saviour’s birth!
Go, tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go, tell it on the mountain,
that Jesus Christ is born.

Down in a lowly manger
the humble Christ was born,
and God sent us salvation
that bless-ed Christmas morn.
Go, tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go, tell it on the mountain,
that Jesus Christ is born.

(Words & Music: African American Traditional, adaptation: John W. Work. © John W. Work, 1940.  Church CCLI#2458953)

Responsive Reading – PSALM 147:1-11

1 Praise the Lord!
How good it is to sing praises to our God;
for He is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted,
and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars;
He gives to all of them their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
His understanding is beyond measure.
6 The Lord lifts up the downtrodden;
He casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre.
8 He covers the heavens with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He gives to the animals their food,
and to the young ravens when they cry.
10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;
11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
in those who hope in His steadfast love.

SOLO: The Colours of Winter Meghan McCarthy  © 2016 Hal Leonard, Milwin Music Corporation. Church CCLI#2458953

Come In, Come In, New Year

Come in, come in, New Year
with sparkling winter day!
Your promise calls us here
to celebrate and pray,
through January’s open door
to stride with hopeful step once more.

For though December dies,
still Christmas keeps the light,
the hope in children’s eyes,
the star that shatters night;
now Simeon and Anna see
the child who rules all time to be.

The calendar of Christ
will mark the seasons’ turn;
His story claim our trust;
His love be ours to learn.
For all the world,
for young and old,
we pray a year of peace unfold!

(Words: Shirley Erena Murray © 1996 Hope Publishing Co.; Music: John Darwall; Harmony: William Henry Monk. Music: Public Domain Descant: Sydney H. Nicholson © Hope Publishing Co.
Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, DECEMBER 27 – “Keeping Christmas in Our Hearts”

December 27, 2020 - Keep Christmas in Your Heart

 

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Oh Come All Ye Faithful 

Oh come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant;
Oh come ye, oh come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
born the King of angels:
Oh come, let us adore Him;
oh come, let us adore Him;
oh come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation;
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above:
“Glory to God
in the highest!”
Oh come, let us adore Him;
oh come, let us adore Him;
oh come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

(Words: F. Oakeley, Music: Anonymous
Words & Music: Public Domain; Church CCLI # 2458953)

’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

‘Twas in the moon of wintertime,
when all the birds had fled,
that mighty Gitchi Manitou sent angel choirs instead;
before their light the stars grew dim,
and wandering hunters heard the hymn:
Jesus your King is born,
Jesus is born, in excelsis Gloria.

Within a lodge of broken bark
the tender Babe was found;
a ragged robe of rabbit skin
enwrapped His beauty round,
but, as the hunter braves drew nigh
the angel song rang loud and high:
Jesus your King is born,
Jesus is born, in excelsis Gloria.

(Words: Huron, Jean de Brebeuf, Translation: J. Edgar Middleton. Music: Anonymous, arrangement: Frederick Jackisch.
Words: © The Frederick Harris Music Co. Ltd. Music: arrangement © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship/Augsburg Fortress. Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

Good Christians, All Rejoice

Good Christians, all rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now give heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ is born today,
oxen before Him bow,
and He is in the manger now.
Christ is born today;
Christ is born today.

Good Christians, all rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now you hear of endless bliss:
Jesus Christ was born for this.
He has opened heaven’s door,
and we are blest for evermore.
Christ was born for this;
Christ was born for this.

Good Christians, all rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now you need not fear the grave:
Jesus Christ was born to save,
calls you one and calls you all
to gain the everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save;
Christ was born to save.

(Words: translation, John Mason Neale, Music: German Carol Melody  / Words & Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI#2458953)

 

DUET: In the Bleak Mid-Winter – Dr. Tom and Susie

(Words: Christina G. Rossetti, Music: Gustav T. Holst
Words: Public Domain; Music: © Oxford University Press. Church CCLI # 2458953)

DUET: Is There Room in Your Heart? Tracy & Vivian Lo

Joy to the World

Joy to the world! The Lord is come:
let earth receive its King;
Let every heart, prepare Him room
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns:
let us our songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
far as the curse is found,
far as the curse is found,
far as, far as the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of
His righteousness
and wonders of His love,
and wonders of His love,
and wonders, wonders of His love.

(Words: Isaac Watts, Music: Lowell Mason  Words & Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI#2458953)