The Lord’s Day Worship Service Easter Sunday

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia Christ has opened Paradise, Alleluia Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia Foll’wing our exalted Head, Alleluia Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia “God So Loved The World”

God Graciously Renews Us In Christ
Call to Repentance & Renewal
~ from Isaiah 30:15, 18 (NIV) ~

! Hearing these comforting words, if you

the world to save sinners. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might be dead to sin and alive to all that is good.

Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings

God Calls Us To Worship
Call to Worship ! ~The based on Colossians 2:3 & Revelation 5:12 ~ ! Leader: We gather this morning

! ! ! Leader: In the ancient book of Isaiah we
read, ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…’ The Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him.”

sincerely turn from your sins by turning in trust to the Lord Jesus Christ who came to save sinners, I declare to you in the name of Jesus Christ that you are indeed forgiven!

Through the skies to worlds unknown Glorious there He ever reigns Object of all Heaven’s praise See Him lift His hands above See the scars of His great love He has conquered death and sin Saving all who hope in Him chorus Hallelujah, hallelujah The King of Love is on His throne Hallelujah, hallelujah His grace will lead us safely home Though He dwells beyond the stars His redeemed are on His heart Even now He intercedes Jesus cares for all our needs

! Song of Preparation ! “Hail the Day” ! Hail the day that Christ arose ! ! !

So we share in this bread of life And we drink of His sacrifice As a sign of our bonds of peace Around the table of the King The body of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, Torn for you: eat and remember The wounds that heal The death that brings us life Paid the price to make us one So we share in this bread of life And we drink of His sacrifice As a sign of our bonds of love Around the table of the king The blood that cleanses every stain of sin, Shed for you: drink and remember He drank death’s cup that all may Enter in to receive the life of God So we share in this bread of life And we drink of His sacrifice As a sign of our bonds of grace Around the table of the king And so with thankfulness and faith we Rise to respond and to remember Our call to follow in the steps of Christ As His body here on earth As we share in His suffering We proclaim: Christ will come again! And we’ll join in the feast of heaven Around the table of the King. “We Hunger and Thirst”


“I Stand Amazed (How Marvellous)” Of Jesus the Nazarene And wonder how He could love me A sinner, condemned, unclean. Singing, chorus How marvellous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be: How marvellous! How wonderful! Is my Saviour's love for me! He took my sins and my sorrows He made them His very own And He bore the burden to Calvary And suffered and died alone His face I at last shall see ’Twill be my joy through the ages To sing of His love for me

! ! I stand amazed in the presence ! !

Song of Response


to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. For us, and for our salvation, He lived, and died, and rose again from the grave. Now are gathered in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, glory and power. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, and is worthy of all praise. Therefore, with all the saints and martyrs of all the ages, we say…

! ! God so loved the world, that He gave
God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son Worthy is the Lamb that was slain Worthy is the Lamb that was slain He is risen! He’s high and lifted up Heaven and earth adore

! ! He’s risen from the dead

! Prayer of Confession ! Leader: Almighty God, in raising Jesus ! You have raised Jesus from the grave and


from the grave, You shattered the power of sin and death. Yet we confess that we often remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. crowned Him the King of the universe. Yet we confess that we have not always lived in light of this truth, and have been reluctant to acknowledge His lordship in every area of our lives. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his or her own way. In mercy, Lord, hear our prayers, as we confess our sins to You…

! Unison: “Worthy is the Lamb, who ! ! Leader: Christ is risen! ! Unison: Christ is risen, indeed! ! of Praise & Worship ! Songs “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” ! Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia ! Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia Dying once He all doth save, Alleluia Where thy victory, O grave, Alleluia Songs of men and angels say, Alleluia Raise your joys and triumphs high Alleluia Sing ye heav’ns, and earth reply Alleluia

was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise!”

Prayer of Adoration


You know every star by name! Awesome power is revealed In all your works! And forever You will reign! ! Righteous Sovereign over history & time! Wholly God yet, fully man! What a mystery, that You left Your throne on high! To return with nail-scarred hands! ! And one day every knee Will humbly bow! And every tongue confess aloud that! ! chorus Jesus is the name above all names! He is worthy of all praise! Jesus is the name above all names! King of kings for endless days! ! Perfect wisdom in the mercy of the Cross! Still I’ll never understand! Why a rebel, so unworthy of such cost! Would be ransomed by Your hand

! ! Great Creator of the heavens & the earth!
“Jesus Is the Name Above All Names”

! When with the ransomed in glory

God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life
Today’s Scripture Lesson:

! ! Exalted Son of glory humbly came down
Wounded for the broken Bore the sinner’s crown Through the willing death You died You became our Bread of Life chorus Jesus, we hunger and thirst for You, Lord As we remember Your sacrifice We see the wounds from Your hands And pierced side Extravagant love! Oh how great the price Now our lives are Yours The priceless blood of Jesus This gracious cup A life spring overflowing Poured out for us He has conquered every sin For the ones who trust in Him bridge The cup we drink, the bread we eat Reminds us You are all we need And makes us long for Your wedding feast

! ~ Silent confession & reflection ~ ! Unison: Create in us clean hearts, O

God Receives Our Offerings
The Prayers of the People for the Church and City
Leader: “Let us pray….”

“The Resurrection of the Son of God”

! ! Romans 1:1-4 ! Pastor John Ferguson


God, and renew a right spirit within us. Cast us not away from Your presence, and take not Your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation, and grant us a willing spirit to follow You, our God and our Lord, all the days of our lives, we pray in the name of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

! The Words of the Gospel ! ~ based on 1Timothy 1:15; 1Peter 2:24 ~ ! Leader: Hear the Good News: This
saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into

! Unison: “Our Father in Heaven, hallow-


God Feeds Us His Covenant Meal
Songs for Communion


ed be your name. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. “Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

! For the kingdom, the power, and the

away, slain for us, and we remember The promise made that all who come In faith find forgiveness at the cross

! “Behold the Lamb” ! Behold the Lamb who bears our sins

! ! !

“I Will Rise” There's a peace I've come to know ! Though my heart and flesh may fail ! There's an anchor for my soul ! I can say "It is well" ! ! Jesus has overcome ! And the grave is overwhelmed ! The victory is won ! He is risen from the dead ! ! chorus ! And I will rise when He calls my name ! No more sorrow, no more pain ! I will rise on eagles' wings ! Before my God fall on my knees ! And rise, I will rise ! ! There's a day that's drawing near ! When this darkness breaks to light ! And the shadows disappear ! And my faith shall be my eyes ! ! Jesus has overcome ! And the grave is overwhelmed ! The victory is won ! He is risen from the dead ! ! bridge And I hear the voice Of many angels sing, ! "Worthy is the Lamb" ! And I hear the cry Of every longing heart, ! "Worthy is the Lamb" !


God Sends Us Into The World With His Blessing

Servant Teams Need You!

! ! ! Last Week’s Givings: $1,670.25 Leader: “The grace of the Lord Jesus ! Christ and the love of God and the
~ 2 Corinthians 13:13 ~ fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all”.

The Benediction

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April 20, 2014

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! Unison: Amen

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! Leader: Let us together profess our faith by saying… ! Unison: This is the good news which
we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved, if we hold fast: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared to Peter, then to the Twelve, and then he appeared to over five hundred witnesses at one time.

Matthew16:16; Revelation 22:13; John 20:28 ~

! Our Confession of Faith ! ~ from 1 Corinthians 15:1-6;

We’re delighted to have had you with us today. If you are looking for a place to explore Christianity and its lifechanging relevance, we hope that you will find New City Church to be a safe place to ask questions and to grow in your understanding of the person and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you have any questions about New City Church, Christianity, or the uniqueness of Jesus of Nazareth, please don’t hesitate to ask us.

! ! Pastor John Ferguson / 403.991.5555 ! Pastor Mike Ivancic / 403.282.3454 ! Elder Don Kitchener / 403.547.4461 ! Elder Darrell Wolfe / 403.247.8332

! We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the ! !

Son of the living God. He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; He is our Lord and our God. Amen.

All songs used by permission. CCLI license #273300. Parts of the worship service are adapted from or reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, c. 2004, CRC Publications.

To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest, to all who mourn and long for comfort, to all who struggle and desire victory, to all who sin and need a Saviour, to all who are strangers and want fellowship, to all who are broken and long for healing, to all who hunger and thirst for righteousness, and to whosoever would come, New City Church opens wide her doors and offers welcome in the Name of Jesus Christ.
A church in the city with a heart for the city!!
image credit: flickr/Lawrence OP “He Is Risen!”