Sunday Bulletin

Printable version: GCPC Bulletin 2.8.15

Church Calendar

  • Bible Reading PlanMatthew 1-9 (1:18-25; 3:13-17; 6:5-15).
  • Discipleship Groups – 7-8:30pm at GCPC. Men – Tue. | Women – Thur.
  • Valentine’s Church Party for Kids – Friday, 2/13 11am-1pm. Bring your own lunch. Meeting at the Mills House. See Carrie for details.
  • Sunday School – 9am. Ray Sanchez, “Philippians: The Epistle of Joy”
  • Last Sunday Potluck – Please join us after the service for a meal 2/22.
  • Family Fun Night – Join us at the Clovis Rec Center on 2/28 from 4-6pm. $10 per family covers the cost of dinner and drinks. Invite friends!
  • Upcoming Conferences – Cover to Cover 3/6-7, Ligonier in SF 3/13-14.

*Call to Worship

Psalm 96:1-2

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

*Opening Prayer

*Crown Him (Majesty)

Matthew Bridges & Chris Tomlin

Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne. Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns, all music but its own. Awake my soul and sing, of Him who died for thee, and hail Him as Thy matchless King through all eternity.

Majesty, Lord of all, let every throne before Him fall. The King of kings, O come adore, our God who reigns forevermore.

Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave and rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save. His glories now we sing, Who died and rose on high, Who died eternal life to bring and lives that death may die.

Bridge

All hail, Redeemer, hail, for He has died for me. His praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

*10,000 Reasons

Matt Redman

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul. Worship His holy name. Sing like never before, O my soul. I worship Your holy name.

The sun comes up; it’s a new day dawning; it’s time to sing Your song again. Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes.

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger. Your name is great and Your heart is kind. For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing, 10,000 reasons for my heart to find.

And on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my time has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, 10,000 years and then forever more.

Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Reading

John 8:31-59

Confession of Faith

The Heidelberg Catechism Q.27 & 28

Q.27. What do you understand by the providence of God?

A. The almighty and ever present power of God; by which God upholds, as with his hand, heaven and earth and all creatures; and so rules them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and lean years, food and drink, health and sickness, prosperity and poverty—all things, in fact, come to us, not by chance, but by his fatherly hand.

Q.28. How does the knowledge of God’s creation and providence help us?

A. We can be patient when things go against us, thankful when things go well, and for the future we can have good confidence in our faithful God and Father that nothing in creation will separate us from his love. For all creatures are so completely in God’s hand that without his will they can neither move nor be moved.

Tithes and Offering

1 Peter 4:8-10

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

*The Wonderful Cross

Chris Tomlin (Isaac Watts)

When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.

See from His head, His hands, His feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down. Did e’er such love and sorrow meet or thorns compose so rich a crown?

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross bids me come and die and find that I may truly live.

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross all who gather here by grace draw near and bless Your name.

Were the whole realm of nature mine that were an offering far too small. Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul my life, my all.

*Lead Me to the Cross

Hillsong United

Savior I come. Quiet my soul. Remember Redemption’s hill where Your blood was spilled for my ransom. Everything I once held dear I count it all as lost.

Lead me to the cross where Your love poured out. Bring me to my knees Lord I lay me down. Rid me of myself, I belong to You. Lead me, lead me to the cross.

You were as I, tempted and tried, human. The word became flesh, bore my sin and death, now you’re risen. Everything I once held dear I count it all as lost. [Chorus]

To your heart. To your heart. Lead me to your heart. Lead me to your heart.

Sermon

“The Hand of Providence” Genesis 29:1-30

  1. Confident In Providence (1-15)
  2. Forbearing With Providence (16-30)

*Be Still My Soul

Catharina von Schlegel

Be still my soul, the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide in ev’ry change He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heav’nly Friend, through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake to guide the future as He has the past. Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake. All now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart, And all is darkened in the vale of tears. Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart, Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears. Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay from His own fullness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on, when we shall be forever with the Lord. When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored. Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Confession of Sin

Psalm 51:3-4a

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and one what is evil in your sight!

Assurance of Forgiveness

Psalm 51:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

The Lord’s Supper

*Benediction & Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.