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The Lord’s Day Worship Service

January 4, 2015

Let all the moons and all the stars
In all the universe
Sing praises to the living God
Who rules them by His word

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(repeat chorus)

God Calls Us
To Worship
The Call To Worship

!Leader: We have gathered in the name

of the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit to offer up a sacrifice of praise!

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Unison: May His great Name be praised
forever.
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~ Psalm 100 ~
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Leader: Shout for joy to the Lord all the
earth. Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.

!Unison: It is He who made us and we
are His; we are His people, the sheep of
His pasture.

!Leader: Enter His gates with thanks-

giving and His courts with praise; give
thanks to Him and praise His name.

!Unison: For the Lord is good, and His
love endures forever; His faithfulness
continues through all generations.

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Prayer Of Adoration
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Songs Of Praise & Worship

!“All Creatures of our God and King”
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All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia, Alleluia
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

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Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along
O praise Him, Alleluia
Thou rising morn in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening find a voice
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Thou flowing water, pure and clear
Make music for thy Lord to hear
Alleluia, Alleluia
Thou fire so masterful and bright
That givest man both warmth and light
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

God Graciously
Renews Us In
Christ

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And all ye men of tender heart
Forgiving others take your part
O sing ye, Alleluia
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear
Praise God and on Him cast your care
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

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Let all things their Creator bless

And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him, Alleluia
Praise, praise the Father
Praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, Three in One
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

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“Our Great God”
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Eternal God, unchanging

Mysterious and unknown
Your boundless love unfailing
In grace and mercy shown
Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight
Around your glorious throne
They raise their voices day and night
In praise to You alone

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chorus
Hallelujah! Glory be to our great God
Hallelujah! Glory be to our great God

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Lord, we are weak and frail
Helpless in the storm
Surround us with Your angels
Hold us in Your arms
Our cold and ruthless enemy
His pleasure is our harm
Rise up, O Lord, and he will flee
Before our sovereign God

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(repeat chorus)
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Let every creature in the sea

And every flying bird
Let every mountain, every field
And valley of the earth

Call To Repentance &
Renewal

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“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
~ Psalm 139:23-24 ~

test me and know my thoughts. Point out
anything in me that offends you, and
lead me in the path of everlasting life.”

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“Jesus, I Come (Out of My Bondage)”
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Out of my bondage, sorrow and night

Song Of Confession

Jesus, I come; Jesus I come

Into Thy freedom, gladness and light

Jesus, I come to Thee

Out of my sickness into Thy health

Out of my wanting and into Thy wealth

Out of my sin and into Thyself

Jesus, I come to Thee

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Out of my shameful failure and loss


Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come

Into the glorious gain of Thy cross

Jesus, I come to Thee

Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm

Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm

Out of distress into jubilant psalm

Jesus, I come to Thee

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Out of unrest and arrogant pride


Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come

Into Thy blessed will to abide

Jesus, I come to Thee

Out of myself to dwell in Thy love

Out of despair into raptures above

Upward forever on wings like a dove

Jesus, I come to Thee

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Out of the fear and dread of the tomb

Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come

Into the joy and light of Thy home

Jesus, I come to Thee


Out of the depths of ruin untold

Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold

Ever Thy glorious face to behold

Jesus, I come to Thee

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~ based on 1 Timothy 1:15 &
1 Peter 2:24 ~
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Leader: Hear the Good News:

God Receives
Our Offerings

The Words Of The Gospel

This
saying is sure and worthy of full
acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into
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.

!Hearing these comforting words, if you

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!

Song Of Response

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From the brightness of His glory
“Name Above All Names”

Jesus, the Son of God descends
Takes on the nature of a servant
Jesus, obedient to death
The Father willed to crush Him
As a sacrifice for sin
He satisfied God’s justice
And in vict’ry rose again

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chorus
You are highly exalted
Name above all names
Worthy of all praise
You are reigning in glory
Jesus, You’re the King over everything
Exalted to the highest place
Given the name above all other names

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The tomb is empty, Christ has risen
Jesus, the Lamb once crucified
The angels never cease to worship
Jesus, in heaven glorified
To Him belongs the power
The wisdom, might and strength
All glory and dominion
To the Lord of every age

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bridge

(repeat chorus)
Our knees will bow
Our tongues proclaim
That You are Lord of all
Our knees will bow
Our tongues proclaim
That You are Lord of all

God Gives Us
His Words
Of Eternal Life

A Testimony of Grace

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Leader: “Let us pray….”
!Unison: “Our Father in Heaven, hallowElizabeth Matthias
Missionary to Germany

Today’s Scripture Lesson:

ed be your name. Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done, on earth as it is in
heaven.

Grace Toronto (PCA)

!“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.”

!For the kingdom, the power, and the
glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
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Presentation Of Our Tithes
& Offerings

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Song Of Preparation

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Pastor Dan MacDonald
“A Tale Of Two Feasts”
Mark 6 (excerpts)

God Feeds Us His
Covenant Meal
Songs For Communion

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Jesus, You endured my pain
“Because of Your Love”

“The Father’s Love”

Saviour, You bore all my shame
All because of Your love

How has the rebel been made clean
Or blinded eyes been made to see
How have the orphans been adopted
Who hated Your love and ran from grace
Despised and rejected all Your ways

Maker of the universe
Broken for the sins of the earth
All because of Your love
All because of Your love

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How has the sinner been forgiven
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chorus

How wonderful the Father’s love
The Father’s love for us
That He would send His only Son
To come and rescue us
He has saved us, called us blameless
Guides us now and will sustain us
Oh how wonderful the Father’s love

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Your mercy floods our lives with

kindness
Your grace has coloured all we see
And You have promised not to leave
You freely give Your Spirit to us
So we can be sure we’re sons of God
And rest in the hope of what’s to come

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bridge

Though sufferings may fill our lives
We’re confident we’re heirs with Christ
And so we cry, “Abba, Father”

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chorus
Because of Your cross
My debt is paid
Because of Your blood
My sins are washed away
Now all of my life I freely give
Because of Your love
Because of Your love I live

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Innocent and holy king
Died to set the captives free
All because of Your love
Lord You gave Your life for me
So I will live my life for You
All because of Your love
All because of Your love

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bridge

(repeat chorus)
You did it for me, You did it for love
It’s Your victory
Jesus, You are enough
(repeat)

“Amazing Grace
(My Chains Are Gone)”

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Amazing grace


How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I'm found

Was blind, but now I see

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed

chorus

My chains are gone

I've been set free

My God, my Savior has ransomed me

And like a flood His mercy reigns

Unending love, amazing grace


The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures


(repeat chorus)


The earth shall soon dissolve like snow

The sun forbear to shine

But God, Who called me here below

Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine

You are forever mine

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Our Confession Of Faith
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~ The Apostle’s Creed ~
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Leader: Christians, in whom do you
believe?
!Unison: We believe in God the Father
Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
!And we believe in Jesus Christ, His

only Son our Lord, who was conceived
by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin
Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; He
descended into hell. The third day He
rose again from the dead. He ascended
to heaven and is seated at the right hand
of God the Father Almighty. From there
He will come to judge the living and the
dead.

!And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the

Holy catholic church, the communion of
saints, the forgiveness of sins, the
resurrection of the body, and the life
everlasting. Amen.

God Sends Us
Into The World
With His Blessing

The Benediction

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Leader: “The Lord bless you and keep
~ Numbers 6:24-26 ~

you; the Lord make His face to shine
upon you and be gracious to you; the
Lord lift up His countenance upon you
and give you peace.”

!Unison: Amen!

Announcements
Guest Preacher
Today we have the pleasure of having Dan MacDonald preach at New City Church.
Dan has been the Pastor of Grace Toronto, our sister PCA church in downtown
Toronto, since 2005.

New City Church
Calgary, Alberta
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January 4, 2015

!Potluck Sunday: TODAY!

On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate a meal together after the service.
These are intentional times of meeting new friends and catching up with old friend.
We want to be intentional in seeking to build relationships and our monthly potluck
luncheons are a perfect opportunity to do so. Please bring food for yourself / your
family plus extra to share with our guests.

!Congregational Meeting TODAY

We will have a brief congregational meeting during our potluck in which Pastor John
will lay out the next steps for nominating new elders for our church. Everyone is
welcome to attend, and we especially encourage our members to attend.

!Intro to New City Church Class: Sunday, January 18

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.

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Pastor John Ferguson / 403.991.5555
john@newcitychurch.ca
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Pastor Mike Ivancic / 403.282.3454
mike@newcitychurch.ca
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Elder Don Kitchener / 403.547.4461
don@newcitychurch.ca
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Elder Darrell Wolfe / 403.247.8332

Do you want to learn more about Christianity? Do you want a clearer idea of the
beliefs & mission of New City Church? Are you interested in potentially joining
NCC? Then join us for this class exploring who NCC is as a community of faith.
Come, join others & bring your questions. The next class will be held on Saturday,
January 18th from 5-8pm. Be sure to sign up online at www.NewCityChurch.ca.
Speak to Pastor John for more details.

!Save The Date: Be Ready Conference

Faith Beyond Belief is hosting their second annual Be Ready Conference on
February 27-28, 2015 at Foothills Alliance Church in the NW. FBB’s goal is to equip
effective ambassadors for Christ for everyday conversations. Greg Koukl & his team
from Stand To Reason (www.str.org) will be presenting. Please visit
www.faithbeyondbelief.ca for more info and to register.

!Last Week’s Givings: $11,419.65

Givings for December: $31,813.15
Budgeted: $22,292.00, Difference: $9,521.15
Givings YTD (end of December): $240,781.31
Budgeted: $289,796.00, Difference: -$49,014.69!

!Servant Team Schedules

These will be sent out via email weekly, so be sure that you are receiving our emails.
You can sign up at on our website or email suzanne@newcitychurch.ca.

darrell@newcitychurch.ca

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.

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Please recycle.

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.

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‘Calgary winter approaches’

A church in the city with a heart for the city!!
www.NewCityChurch.ca