The Remnant – CRC Sunday Sermon

December 29, 2019 
(links to sermon and hymns are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 98
Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
    have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made known his salvation;
    he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
    to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
    break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
    with the lyre and the sound of melody!
6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
    the world and those who dwell in it!
8 Let the rivers clap their hands;
    let the hills sing for joy together
9 before the Lord, for he comes
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.

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It’s All of Grace – CRC Sunday Sermon

November 24, 2019
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Pastoral Reading
Psalm 16 
Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.”
3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
    in whom is all my delight.
4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
    or take their names on my lips.
5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me
8 I have set the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
    or let your holy one see corruption.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Opening Hymn
Give Praise to God (CRC #1)

Prayer
Focus this week:  Rite

Congregational Hymns

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No Favorites in Christ’s Kingdom – CRC Sunday Sermon

November 17, 2019
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Pastoral Reading
Psalm 15
O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
    Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
    and speaks truth in his heart;
3 who does not slander with his tongue
    and does no evil to his neighbor,
    nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4 in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
    but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 who does not put out his money at interest
    and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.

Opening Hymn
Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah (Trinity Hymnal #57)
Lyrics link
Organ link

Prayer 
Focus this Week: Pastor

Congregational Hymns
Grace Unmeasured (HMA #44)

My God, How Wonderful Thou Art (HMA #87)

My God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thy majesty, how bright;
How beautiful Thy mercy seat
In depths of burning light!

How dread are Thine eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
By prostrate spirits day and night
Incessantly adored!

How wonderful, how beautiful,
The sight of Thee must be;
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power,
And awful purity!

Yet, I may love Thee, too, O Lord,
Almighty as Thou art;
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me
The love of my poor heart!

Father of Jesus, love’s Reward!
What rapture it will be
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
And gaze and gaze on Thee!

Offering Hymn
O Word of God Incarnate (HMA #100)

1 O Word of God incarnate,
O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth, unchanged, unchanging,
O Light of our dark sky!
We praise you for the radiance
That from the hallow’d page,
A lantern to our footsteps,
Shines on from age to age.

2 The Church, from her dear Master
Received the gift divine,
And still that light is lifted
on all the earth to shine.
It is the chart and compass
that, all life’s voyage through,
‘Mid mists and rocks and quicksands,
still guides, O Christ, to You.

3 O make Your Church, dear Saviour,
A lamp of purest gold,
To bear before the nations
Your true light as of old;
Teach us, Your wandering pilgrims
By this our path to trace,
Till, clouds and darkness ended,
we see You face to face.

Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 2

Preaching the Word
No Favorites in Christ’s Kingdom – Matthew 20:1-16
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
And Can it Be? – Trinity Hymnal #455