Call to Worship from Psalm 148
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens.Praise God from the heights!
Praise the Lord, you angels.Sing praise, you heavenly host!
Praise the Lord, O sun and moon.Join in song, O shining stars!
Praise the Lord, snow and rain.Blow loud, wind and storm!
Praise the Lord, O trees.Dance with joy, O birds!
Praise the Lord, women and men.Rejoice, children and rulers!
Praise the Lord, weak and strong.Sing for joy, timid and bold!Let all creation praise God’s name!Praise the Lord!
Song 1: God is Great
All creation cries to youWorshipping in Spirit and in truthGlory to the faithful one Jesus Christ God's sonAll Creation gives you praiseYou alone are truly greatYou alone are God who reigns for eternityGod is great and His praise fills the earth fills the heavensAnd Your name will be praised through all the worldGod is great sing his praise all the earth all the heavens'cause we’re living for the Glory of Your name the glory of your nameAll to you Oh God we bringJesus teach us how to liveLet your fire burn in usThat all may hear and all may seeHoly is the LordThe whole earth singsThe whole earth sings [x4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y_6IFvXJD4 http://www.higherpraise.com/lyrics/wonderful/God_Is_Great _(D).html
Lord I stand in the midst of a multitudeOf those from every tribe and tongueWe are Your people redeemed by Your bloodRescued from death by Your loveThere are no wordsGood enough to thank YouThere are no words to express my praiseBut I will lift up my voiceAnd sing from my heartWith all of my strengthHallelujah hallelujah hallelujahTo the LambHallelujah hallelujahBy the blood of Christ we standEvery tongue every tribeEvery people every landGiving glory giving honor Giving praise unto the Lamb of GodLord we stand by grace in Your presenceCleansed by the blood of the LambWe are Your children called by Your nameHumbly we bow and we prayRelease Your power To work in us and through usTill we are changedTo be more like YouThen all the nations will seeYour glory revealedAnd worship YouEvery knee shall bowEvery tongue confessThat You are Lord of allGiving praise unto the Lamb of GodGiving praise unto the Lamb of GodJesus Christ Lamb of Godhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8zR3DA4DfA
Prayer of Confession
Proverbs 28:13; Hebrews 4:16; Psalm 130“He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but hewho confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.”“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help inthe time of need.”
Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real tohide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble toname, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free froma past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which wecan be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more inyour likeness and image, through Jesus Christ, the light of theworld. Amen.From the PCUSA Book of Common WorshipGod dwells among us,giving to all who believethe repentance that leads to life.Rejoice in the Lord,for we are a forgiven people.
Song 3: Jesus Paid It All
I hear the Savior say,“Your strength indeed is small;Child of weakness, watch and pray,Find in Me your all in all.”
Jesus paid it all,All to Him I owe;Sin had left a crimson stain,He washed it white as snow.