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April 15, 2012 Worship Service

April 15, 2012 Worship Service

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The Lord’s Day Worship Service
 April 15, 2012 ~ New City Church Calgary
Welcome
We are glad you have joined us today. Whether you are a Christian seeking to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ, or a skeptic looking for answers, or someone who is strugglingto make sense of life and are looking for a caring community, you are warmly welcome here.We’re glad you came. There is a nursery available for kids aged 0-2 years. Kids are alwayswelcome in the service with us too.
After the Service
Please stay around for some refreshments after the service and meet someone new. If wehaven’t met you before, please come say “Hello.” We’d like to make that connection.
Pastors John Ferguson & Mike Ivancic
 
Reflections & Preparation for Worship
 
O God, by your power may we, together with all the saints, comprehend the breadth and lengthand height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with your fullness. Amen.
~ based on Ephesians 3:18-19
 
“The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage theattention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and theexistence of the great God whom he calls his Father.”~ Charles H. Spurgeon, minister in Victorian England“There is tremendous relief in knowing that His love to me is utterly realistic, based at every pointon prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery can no disillusion him about me, inthe way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me….There is…great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomablereason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend, and has given His son to die for mein order to realize this purpose…. Knowing God is a relationship calculated to thrill a man’sheart.”J.I. Packer,
 Knowing God 
 
 
God Calls Us To Worship
 
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
~ Psalm 150:6 
The Call to Worship
~ based on Psalm 84:1-2, 10-12Leader:Show us Your steadfast love, O God, and grant us Your salvation.
Unison: How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!Our souls long, yes, faint for the courts of the Lord.Our hearts and our flesh will sing for joy to the living God,for a single day in Your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else!
Leader:For the Lord God is our Light and our Shield;the Lord bestows favor and honour.No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Unison:O Lord Almighty, blessed are those who trust in You!Hymns of Praise & Worship“Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”
1. Praise, my soul, the King of heavenTo His feet your tribute bringRansomed, healed, restored, forgivenWho, like me, His praise should sing?Praise Him, praise Him,Praise Him, praise HimPraise the everlasting King2. Praise Him for His grace and favor To our fathers in distressPraise Him, still the same forever Slow to chide and swift to blessPraise Him, praise Him,Praise Him, praise HimGlorious in His faithfulness3. Father-like, He tends and spares usWell our feeble frame He knowsIn His hands He gently bears usRescues us from all our foesPraise Him, praise Him,Praise Him, praise HimWidely as His mercy goes4. Frail as summer’s flower we flourishBlows the wind and it is goneBut while mortals rise and perishGod endures unchanging onPraise Him, praise Him,Praise Him, praise HimPraise the High Eternal One5. Angels, help us to adore HimYou behold Him face to faceSun and moon, bow down before HimDwellers all in time and spacePraise Him, praise Him,praise Him, praise HimPraise with us the God of grace
“Forever”
Give thanks to the Lord, Our God and KingHis love endures forever For He is good, He is above all thingsHis love endures forever Sing praise, sing praiseWith a mighty hand and outstretched armHis love endures forever For the life that's been rebornHis love endures forever 
 
Sing praise, sing praiseSing praise, sing praisechorusForever God is faithfulForever God is strongForever God is with usForever and ever, forever (2X)From the rising to the setting sunHis love endures forever By the grace of God we will carry onHis love endures forever Sing praise, sing praiseSing praise, sing praise
“Better is One Day”
How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord AlmightyMy soul longs and even faints for YouFor here my heart is satisfiedWithin Your presenceI sing beneath the shadow of Your wingschorusBetter is one day in Your courtsBetter is one day in Your houseBetter is one day in Your courtsThan thousands elsewhere(repeat)One thing I ask and I would seekTo see Your beautyTo find You in the place Your glory dwells(repeat chorus)My heart and flesh cry outFor You, the living GodYour Spirit’s water for my soulI’ve tasted and I’ve seenCome once again to meI will draw near to YouI will draw near to You
 
God Graciously Renews Us in Christ
 
Have mercy on me, O God, in your faithful love, in your great tenderness wipe away my offenses;wash me thoroughly from my guilt, purify me from my sin.
~ Psalm 51:1-2
Call to Confession
~ based on Psalm 32:3-4, NLTLeader: Listen to the testimony of the psalmist,“When I refused to confess my sin,my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long.Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt.I said to myself, ‘I will confess my rebellion to the L
ORD
.’And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.”
Prayer of Confession
~ Silent confession and reflection.
The Words of the Gospel
~ Psalm 145:14; based on 1 John 1:8-9Leader:Hear the Good News:The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.

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