Family Worship Guide, April 19 | John 8:12; 10:1-18; and 14

Family Worship Guide, April 19 | John 8:12; 10:1-18; and 14

Sabbath Family Worship

April 19, 2020

11:00 AM broadcast

Midway Presbyterian Church

Prelude Hymn    “What Wondrous Love is This!”                                     #261

Please review these wonderful words during these hymns. Sing along with your family if you are able. Remember that these hymns, also, are prayers we bring to the Lord.

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, That caused the Lord of bliss,
To bear the dreadful curse, For my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing!
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing!
To God and to the Lamb, Who is the great “I AM,
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing!
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on!
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on,
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be,
And thro’ eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And thro’ eternity, I’ll sing on.

Call to Worship                                                      Pastor Marc Harrington

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Affirmation “ Worship Christ, the Risen King!”                                        #286

Rise O Church and lift your voices
Christ has conquered death and hell
Sing as all the earth rejoices
Resurrection anthems swell
Come and worship come and worship
Worship Christ the Risen King.

See the tomb where death had laid Him
Empty now its mouth declares
Death and I could not contain Him
For the throne of life He shares
Come and worship come and worship
Worship Christ the Risen King.

Hear the earth protest and tremble
See the stone removed with pow’r
All hell’s minions may assemble
But cannot withstand His hour
He has conquered He has conquered
Christ the Lord the Risen King.

Doubt may lift its head to murmur
Scoffers mock and sinners jeer
But the truth proclaims a wonder
Thoughtful hearts receive with cheer
He is risen He is risen
Now receive the Risen King.

We acclaim Your life O Jesus
Now we sing Your victory
Sin or hell may seek to seize us
But Your conquest keeps us free
Stand in triumph stand in triumph
Worship Christ the Risen King.

Scripture Reading: John 6:35-51  (please follow along at home) Pastor David Barry

Greetings and Call for Offering

The Doxology                                      

Pastoral Prayer                                                              Pastor Mic Knox   

Psalter Reading:  Psalm 27                                                              

Hymn of PreparationJesus Shall Reign” (#441, stanzas 1, 3, 5)

1 Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

3 People and realms of ev’ry tongue
Dwell on his love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on his Name.

5 Let ev’ry creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King,
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen.

Scripture Reading:     John 8:12; 10:1-18; and 14:6              Pastor David Hall

Sermon:  “The Great I AM’s Essential Business”                   

Hymn of Affirmation    “The God of Abraham Praise” (#34, Stanzas 1-3, 6)

The God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days,
And God of love:
Jehovah! great I AM!
By earth and heav’n confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred name,
For ever blest.

The God of Abraham praise,
At whose supreme command
From earth I rise, and seek the joys
At his right hand:
I all on earth forsake,
Its wisdom, fame, and power;
And him my only portion make,
My Shield and Tower.

He by himself hath sworn,
I on his oath depend;
I shall, on eagle’s wings upborne,
To heav’n ascend:
I shall behold his face,
I shall his power adore,
And sing the wonders of his grace
For evermore.

The whole triumphant host
Give thanks to God on high;
Hail Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
They ever cry:
Hail Abraham’s God and mine!
I join the heavenly lays
All might and majesty are thine,
And endless praise.

Benediction                                                             Pastor Marc Harrington

Benedictory Response         “God be with you till we meet again” (#386, stanza 1)

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In the week ahead, we will continue to broadcast our Wednesday night Bible study series, “Temptations of the Time: Has God Really Said?” Next week our topic will be “Should the environment be preserved at all costs?”