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The Lords Day Worship Service

February 8, 2015
God Calls Us
To Worship
The Call To Worship

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~ based on Revelation 15 & Psalm 9 ~
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Leader: Great and marvellous are Your

deeds, Lord God Almighty! Just and


true are Your ways, King of the ages.
Who will not fear You, O Lord, and
bring glory to Your name? For you
alone are holy. All nations will come
and worship You!

!Unison: We will give thanks to You, O

Lord, with our whole heart; we will tell


of all Your wonderful deeds. We will be
glad and exult in You. We will sing
praise to Your name, O Most High.

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Prayer Of Adoration
Songs Of Praise & Worship

Praise, My Soul, the King of


Heaven

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Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

To His feet thy tribute bring


Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven
Who like thee His praise should sing
Praise Him, praise Him
Praise Him, praise Him
Praise the everlasting King

Praise Him for His grace and favour


To our fathers in distress
Praise Him, still the same forever
Slow to chide and swift to bless
Praise Him, praise Him
Praise Him, praise Him
Glorious in His faithfulness

Frail as summers flower we flourish


Blows the wind and it is gone
But while mortals rise and perish
God endures unchanging on
Praise Him, praise Him
Praise Him, praise Him
Praise the High Eternal One

Father-like, He tends and spares us


Well our feeble frame He knows
In His hands He gently bears us
Rescues us from all our foes
Praise Him, praise Him
Praise Him, praise Him
Widely as His mercy goes
Angels help us to adore Him
Ye behold Him face to face
Sun and moon, bow down before Him
Dwellers all in time and space
Praise Him, praise Him
Praise Him, praise Him
Praise with us the God of grace

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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
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 Graciously
Renews Us In
Christ
Call To Repentance &
Renewal

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~ Isaiah 55:6-7 ~

!Leader: The prophet Isaiah declared,


!Seek the Lord while he may be found;

call on Him while He is near. Let the


wicked forsake His way and the evil man
his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord,
and He will have mercy on him, and to
our God, for He will freely pardon.

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Prayer Of Confession
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Leader: Most holy and gracious Father,

we acknowledge and confess before You


that our sinful natures are prone to evil
and slow to do good. You alone know
how often we have sinned in wandering
from your ways, in wasting your gifts,
and in forgetting Your love. We are
ashamed and sorry of all the ways in
which we have displeased You.

~ Silent Confession & Reflection ~

Unison: Merciful Lord, teach us to hate


our errors. Cleanse us from our wandering ways, and forgive our sins through
Jesus Christ our Saviour. Grant us Your
power that we might live in Your light
and walk in Your ways, according to the
commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord,
we pray. Amen.

Grace unmeasured, vast and free


That knew me from eternity
That called me out before my birth
To bring You glory on this earth
Grace amazing, pure and deep
That saw me in my misery
That took my curse and owned my blame
So I could bear Your righteous name

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chorus

Grace (grace, grace)


Paid for my sins
And brought me to life
Grace (grace, grace)
Clothes me with power
To do what is right
Grace (grace, grace)
Will lead me to heaven
Where Ill see Your face
And never cease
To thank You for Your grace

Grace abounding, strong and true


That makes me long to be like You
That turns me from my selfish pride
To love the cross on which You died
Grace unending all my days
Youll give me strength to run this race
And when my years on earth are through
The praise will all belong to You

(repeat chorus)

God Receives
Our Offerings
The Prayers Of The People
For The Church & City

Leader: Let us pray.

!Unison: Our Father in Heaven, hallow-

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ed be your name. Your Kingdom come,
The Words Of The Gospel
Your will be done, on earth as it is in
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heaven.
~ Psalm 103:8, 12 ~
!Give us this day our daily bread, and
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Leader: I declare this sure promise: The
Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow
to anger, abounding in love For as high
as the heaves are above the earth, so great
is His love for those who fear Him; as far
as the east is from the west, so far has He
removed our transgressions from us.

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Song Of Response
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Grace Unmeasured

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

Song Of Preparation

Jesus Is Better
There is no other so sure and steady
My hope is held in your hand
When castles crumble
And breath is fleeting
Upon this rock I will stand
Upon this rock I will stand

God Feeds Us His


Covenant Meal

chorus
Glory, glory, we have no other king
But Jesus Lord of all
Raise the anthem
Our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all

Songs For Communion

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Your kindly rule has


Shattered and broken
The curse of sins tyranny
My life is hidden
Neath Heavens shadow
Your crimson flood covers me
Your crimson flood covers me

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bridge

(repeat chorus)
In all my sorrows, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
In all my victories, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
Than any comfort, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
More than all riches, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
Our souls declaring, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
Our song eternal, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe

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ending

Glory, glory, we have no other king


But Jesus Lord of all
(repeat)
Raise the anthem
Our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all
We crown Him Lord of all

God Gives Us
His Words
Of Eternal Life

Behold the Lamb

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Behold the Lamb

Who bears our sins away


Slain for us, and we remember
The promise made that all
Who come in faith
Find forgiveness at the cross
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

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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

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The blood that cleanses every stain of sin

Shed for you: drink and remember


He drank deaths 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

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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 well join in the feast of heaven
Around the table of the King

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Sing to the King

Sing to the King

Todays Scripture Lesson:

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Luke 11:14-26
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Pastor John Ferguson

The Clash of Kingdoms & The Only


Hope For The World

Who is coming to reign


Glory to Jesus, the Lamb that was slain
Life and salvation
His empire shall bring
And joy to the nations
When Jesus is King

chorus
Come, let us sing a song
A song declaring
That we belong to Jesus
He is all we need
Lift up a heart of praise
Sing now with voices raised to Jesus
Sing to the King

you with everything good that you may do


His will, working in us that which is
pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever and ever.

We will be ready the dawn of that day


We'll join in singing
With all the redeemed
'Cause Satan is vanquished
And Jesus is King

Thanks For
Joining Us For
Worship Today

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For His returning we watch and we pray
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Our Confession Of Faith
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~ Philippians 2:5-11 ~
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Leader: Let us confess our faith
together
!Unison: We believe in our hearts and

!Unison: Amen!

Vision/AGM Meeting: Sunday, February 15th

(repeat chorus)

confess with our lips that Christ Jesus,


being in very nature God did not
consider equality with God something
to be grasped but made Himself
nothing, taking the very nature of a
servant, being made in human likeness.

!And being found in appearance as a

man, He humbled Himself and became


obedient to deatheven death on a
cross!

!Therefore

God exalted Him to the


highest place and gave Him the name
that is above every name, that at the
name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the
earth, and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God
the Father. Amen.

God Sends Us
Into The World
With His Blessing

The Benediction

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Leader: Now may the God of peace who
~ Hebrews 13:20-21 ~

brought again from the dead our Lord


Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by
the blood of the eternal covenant, equip

Announcements

Were 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 dont
hesitate to ask us.

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Pastor Mike Ivancic / 403.282.3454
mike@newcitychurch.ca
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Pastoral Assistant David Fletcher

Pastor John Ferguson / 403.991.5555


john@newcitychurch.ca

403.606.7536
david@newcitychurch.ca

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Elder Darrell Wolfe / 403.247.8332

Elder Don Kitchener / 403.547.4461


don@newcitychurch.ca
darrell@newcitychurch.ca

Please make plans to attend a brief Vision/AGM meeting immediately after the
service on Sunday, February 15th. We'll be acting on a motion to change Pastor
Mike's call from an Assistant to an Associate Pastor.

New City Church


Calgary, Alberta
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February 8, 2015

Lent Series

During our times of worship on Sunday mornings, we will focus on whats become
known as The Lords Prayer. It was a prayer that the Lord Jesus gave when he was
teaching the disciples and a multitude of people in his famous message known as
The Sermon on the Mount. In this message, Jesus gave his followers a model of
prayer that has served Christians well over the last 2,000 years, and is often
considered part of the basic discipleship that every Christian should master.
February 22: Our Father in Heaven

Ash Wednesday Service: February 18th, 7-8pm

We will mark the beginning of the Season of Lent with a special service on Ash
Wednesday. The threefold aim of Lent: (1) to meditate on our mortality, sinfulness,
and need of a Saviour; (2) to renew our commitment to daily repentance in all of
life; and (3) to remember with confidence and gratitude that Jesus Christ conquered
sin and death. Make plans now to join our community of faith in this journey
towards the celebration of Easter.

Heart To Heart: Saturday, February 21st

Women (18+) are invited to Gayle Eng's home on Saturday, February 21st at 7:00
pm. Heart to Heart Women's Ministry will occur on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Please talk to Gayle for more details and for her address.

Pray Great Things: Seek God for the City 2015

Join with New City in a special season of prayer for our great city. This guided
prayer book will help us pray with a united vision for the people of Calgary. We will
join together in praying for our city during the 40 days of Lent leading up to Palm
Sunday (February 18th to March 29). Booklets are available in the Lobby. Suggested
Donation: $4 each.

Next Session Meeting: February 14

Please be in continual prayer for the elders of the church as they attend to the
ministry of shepherding the flock. If you have any prayer requests that you would
like the elders to be praying for, please email the clerk of the Session, Elder Don
Kitchener, at don@newcitychurch.ca.

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Last Weeks Givings: $4,499.85
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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.

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