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The Lords Day Worship Service

February 7, 2016

God Calls Us
To Worship
The Call To Worship
~ based on Psalm 86 & 73 ~
Leader: There is none like You, O Lord,
nor are there any works like Yours.
Unison: All nations You have made
shall come and bow down before You,
O Lord, and glorify Your name.
Leader: For You are great and do
wondrous things. You alone are God!
Unison: Whom have I in heaven but
You? And earth has nothing I desire
besides You. My flesh and my heart
may fail, but God is the strength of my
heart and my portion forever!

Prayer Of Adoration
Songs Of Praise & Worship
Sing Alleluia
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Sun, moon, and stars rejoice on high
Praise to the Lord of light divine
chorus
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia
Praise the Father above
Sing alleluia
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia
For His infinite love
Sing alleluia
Praise to the Giver of good things
Merciful Father, Holy King
Join with the angels sing out loud
Praise Him who reigns above the clouds
(repeat chorus)

bridge

Women:
Men:
O praise Him when the morning comes
Alleluia
for the rising sun
O praise Him
when the day is done
Alleluia
praise the Lord of love
O praise Him
alleluia
Alleluia
alleluia
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
(repeat chorus)
Our Great God
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
chorus
Hallelujah! Glory be to our great God
Hallelujah! Glory be to our great God
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
(repeat chorus)
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

God Graciously
Renews Us In
Christ

Call To Repentance &


Renewal
~ based on Isaiah 30 ~
Leader: The Lord God, the Holy One of
Israel, spoke through the prophet Isaiah
saying, In repentance and rest is your
salvation, in quietness and trust is your
strength.
Isaiah pleaded with the people, Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to
you; He rises to show mercy to you.
He will surely be gracious to you at the
sound of your cry. As soon as He hears
it, He answers you.

Prayer Of Confession
~ based on Psalm 25 ~
Unison: Remember Your mercy, O Lord,
and Your steadfast love, for they have
been of old. Remember not the sins of
my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast love remember me
for the sake of Your goodness.

Song Of Response

Praise the Father, Praise the Son

How Deep the Fathers Love For Us

Completely Done

O sovreign God, O matchless King


The saints adore, the angels sing
And fall before the throne of grace
To You belongs the highest praise

How deep the Fathers love for us


How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

These sufferings, this passing tide


Under Your wings I will abide
And every enemy shall flee
You are my hope and victory

How great the pain of searing loss


The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

chorus
Praise the Father, praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, Three in One
Clothed in power and in grace
The name above all other names

Behold the Man upon a cross


My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

What reason have I to doubt


Why would I dwell in fear
When all I have known is grace
My future in Christ is clear
My sins have been paid in full
There's no condemnation here
I live in the good of this
My Father has brought me near
I'm leaving my fears behind me now
chorus
The old is gone, the new has come
What You complete is completely done
We're heirs with Christ, the victory won
What You complete is completely done
I don't know what lies ahead
What if I fail again
You are my confidence
You'll keep me to the end
I'm leaving my fears behind me now
(repeat chorus)

~ Silent Confession & Reflection ~


Unison: For Your names sake, O Lord,
pardon my guilt, for it is great. Turn to
me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely
and afflicted. The troubles of my heart
are enlarged; bring me out of my distress.
Consider my affliction and trouble and
forgive all my sins. Amen.

The Words Of The Gospel


~ Isaiah 53; 1 Peter 1 ~
Leader: Isaiah the prophet spoke about
the coming Saviour of the world, Jesus
Christ, when he said, Surely He has
borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by
God, and afflicted. But He was wounded
for our transgressions; He was crushed
for our iniquities; upon Him was the
chastisement that brought us peace, and
with His stripes we are healed.
Understand then that you were
ransomed not with perishable things such
as silver or gold, but with the precious
blood of Christ. He suffered for sins, the
righteous for the unrighteous, to bring us
to God.

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

To the valley, for my soul


Thy great descent has made me whole
Your word my heart
Has welcomed home
Now peace like water ever flows
(repeat chorus)

Why should I gain from His reward?


I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

(repeat chorus)

Jesus, Only Jesus

God Gives Us
His Words
Of Eternal Life

Unison: Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done, on earth as it is in
heaven.

Todays Scripture Lesson:

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.

Luke 12:49-59

Presentation Of Our Tithes


& Offerings
Song Of Preparation

I will not boast in anything


No gifts, no powr, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

bridge
Yours is the kingdom
Yours is the power
Yours is the glory forever
(repeat)

Leader: Let us pray.

For the kingdom, the power, and the


glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

It was my sin that held Him there


Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

Reality Check(s) Ahead

Pastor John Ferguson

God Feeds Us His


Covenant Meal
Songs For Communion

Who has the power to raise the dead


Who can save us from our sin
He is our hope, our righteousness
Jesus, only Jesus
Who can make the blind to see
Who holds the keys that set us free
He paid it all to bring us peace
Jesus, only Jesus
chorus
Holy King, Almighty Lord
Saints and angels all adore
I join with them and bow before
Jesus, only Jesus
Who can command the highest praise
Who has the name above all names
You stand alone; I stand amazed
Jesus, only Jesus
(repeat chorus)
bridge
You will command the highest praise
Yours is the Name above all names
You stand alone; I stand amazed
Jesus, only Jesus

I Stand Amazed (How Marvellous)


I stand amazed in the presence
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
When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see
Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me

Our Confession Of Faith


~ Heidelberg Catechism #60 ~
Leader: Christian, how are you made
right with God?
Unison: Only by true faith in Jesus
Christ. Even though my conscience
accuses me of having grievously sinned
against all Gods commandments and of
never having kept any of them, and
even though I am still inclined to all
evil, nevertheless, without my deserving
it at all, out of sheer grace God grants
and credits to me the perfect
satisfaction, righteous-ness, and
holiness of Christ, as if I had never
sinned nor been a sinner, as if I had
been as perfectly obedient as Christ was
obedient for me. All I need to do is to
accept this gift of God with a believing
heart.

God Sends Us
Into The World
With His Blessing

Leader: May the God of hope fill you


with all joy and peace in believing, so
that by the power of the Holy Spirit you
may abound in hope.

Announcements

Unison: Amen!

Save the Date: Ash Wednesday Service on February 10th, 7-8pm

Thanks For
Joining Us For
Worship Today

We will mark the beginning of Lent with a special service on Ash Wednesday. The
threefold aim of Lent: (1) to reflect on our mortality and need for 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 to
join our community of faith in this journey towards celebration of Easter.

New City Church


Calgary, Alberta
February 7, 2016

AGM Meeting: February 21st

NCC will hold its AGM immediately after the service on Sunday, February 21. This
is an opportunity to renew our vision, plan for the future & review the 2016 budget.

Upcoming Series for Lent


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.
Pastor John Ferguson / 403.991.5555
john@newcitychurch.ca
Pastor Mike Ivancic / 403.828.2241
mike@newcitychurch.ca
Elder Tom Dekker / 403.807.6687
tom@newcitychurch.ca
Elder Calvin Van Hill / 403.312.9173
calvin@newcitychurch.ca
Ministry Intern Kevin Schwittai
403.852.6817
kevin@newcitychurch.ca

The season of Lent (spring) is a time set aside by Christians everywhere to prepare
for the celebration of Easter. Lent covers the six Sundays leading up to Easter and it
is usually a time for deeper reflection on why Jesus came to die for our sins. Lent
kicks off on Ash Wednesday (Feb 10th), and the first Sunday of Lent is Feb 14th.
During our Sunday mornings together, we will go through a series of studies
called, Licensed to Kill, which is a look at on what it means to live more
intentionally for Christ by actively putting sin to death in our lives. On Sunday
evenings, well join together for a DVD series & discussion based on the book,
Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart by Kyle Idleman.

Relationship Seminars: February 10th & 11th

By Gods grace, Gary Thomas is changing the way Christians look at their faith and
family life. He is the author of: Sacred Marriage, Sacred Parenting, Sacred Pathways
and Authentic Faith. His books and ministry focus on spiritual formation: how we
can integrate Scripture, church history, and the time-tested wisdom of the Christian
classics into our modern lives. Marriage seminar on the 10th; Singles talk on the
11th - both at 7:30pm. For info & tickets visit: www.funandfaith.ca/garythomas.

Focus on the Family Presents: Date Night Challenge - Comedy Edition

Our sister church in South Calgary, Woodgreen Presbyterian Church, is hosting a


couples event on Saturday, February 13th from 7-9pm. They will be presenting a 2hr
DVD by Dr Greg & Erin Smalley which also features a lineup of comedians.
Desserts & beverages will be served. Childcare available for kids 10 and under.
Please email wkbakkers@gmail.com for more info and to RSVP.

Be Ready Conference: March 4th-5th

Faith Beyond Belief is hosting their third annual Be Ready Conference on March 4th
& 5th at Foothills Alliance Church in the NW. FBBs goal is to equip effective
ambassadors for Christ for everyday conversations. Brochures are available in the
lobby. For more info and to register, please visit www.faithbeyondbelief.ca.

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.

Last Weeks Givings: $4,710.10

The Benediction

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.

~ Romans 15:13 ~

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