NOTE: Given the online only format for this Sunday, I added a few extra songs that fit the theme and time of year. We hope they bless you and maybe expose you to some songs you didn’t previously know or artists you weren’t familiar with.
Call To Worship
(Scripture to set a tone for worshipping the Lord)
How long, Lord? Will you hide forever?
Will your anger keep burning like fire?
Remember how short my life is.
Have you created everyone for nothing?
What courageous person can live and never see death?
Who can save himself from the power of Sheol?Selah
Lord, where are the former acts of your faithful love
that you swore to David in your faithfulness?
Remember, Lord, the ridicule against your servants—
in my heart I carry abuse from all the peoples—
how your enemies have ridiculed, Lord,
how they have ridiculed every step of your anointed.
Blessed be the Lord forever.
Amen and amen.
Worship In Song
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
He Shall Reign Forevermore
The Reading Of God’s Word
Hebrews 12:25-29 (Jerome Han)
See to it that you do not reject the one who speaks. For if they did not escape when they rejected him who warned them on earth, even less will we if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven. 26 His voice shook the earth at that time, but now he has promised, Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens. 27 This expression, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what is not shaken might remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire.
The Proclamation Of God’s Word
Jesus As Maker [Creator] (Sean Nolan)
Songs Of Response
Worship Through Giving:
Those who call Engage home are encouraged to worship through giving. In order to ensure minimal contact, those giving by cash or check are encouraged to drop in the collection box near the info table. To read more about what we believe about giving or to submit an offering online click HERE.
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(Closing words from Scripture)
When you send your breath,
they are created,
and you renew the surface of the ground.
May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works.
He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
he touches the mountains,
and they pour out smoke.
I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live.
May my meditation be pleasing to him;
I will rejoice in the Lord.
May sinners vanish from the earth
and wicked people be no more.
My soul, bless the Lord!