Words of Approach
~ Psalm 100:1-4
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness! Come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
*Song of Approach
Come People of the Risen King
Come, people of the Risen King Who delight to bring Him praise! Come all and tune your hearts to sing To the Morning Star of grace! From the shifting shadows of the earth We will lift our eyes to Him. Where steady arms of mercy reach To gather children in. Rejoice, rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice! One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!
Come, those whose joy is morning sun And those weeping through the night. Come, those who tell of battles won And those struggling in the fight. For His perfect love will never change And His mercies never cease, But follow us through all our days With the certain hope of peace. Rejoice, rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice! One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!
Come, young and old from every land, Men and women of the faith. Come, those with full or empty hands, Find the riches of His grace. Over all the world, His people sing, Shore to shore we hear them call, The Truth that cries through every age: “Our God is all in all”! Rejoice, rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice! One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice! Rejoice, rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice! One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!
Songwriters: Townend Stuart Christopher Andrew / Getty Julian Keith /
Getty Kristyn Elizabeth Rebekah © Thank You Music Ltd.
Prayer of Approach
Invitation to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, who pardons all who truly repent, we humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy: We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Do not cast us from your presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation and sustain us with you love and grace through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
– Silent Confession of Personal Sin & Brokenness –
Words of Grace
~ 1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
*Song of Celebration
His Mercy is More
What love could remember no wrongs we have done? Omniscient, all knowing, He counts not their sum. Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore; Our sins they are many, His mercy is more. Praise the Lord, His mercy is more. Stronger than darkness, new every morn. Our sins they are many, His mercy is more.
What patience would wait as we constantly roam? What Father, so tender, is calling us home? He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor; Our sins they are many, His mercy is more. Praise the Lord, His mercy is more. Stronger than darkness, new every morn. Our sins they are many, His mercy is more. (So much more…)
What riches of kindness He lavished on us! His blood was the payment, His life was the cost. We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford; Our sins they are many, His mercy is more. So much more! Praise the Lord, His mercy is more. Stronger than darkness, new every morn. Our sins they are many, His mercy is more.
Praise the Lord, His mercy is more! Stronger than darkness, new every morn; Our sins they are many, His mercy is more! Praise the Lord, His mercy is more! Stronger than darkness, new every morn; Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!
Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
© 2016 Getty Music Songs and Hymns (ASCAP), Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP),
Getty Music Publishing (BMI), and Messenger Hymns (BMI) (all adm. by MusicService.org)
Prayer for God’s Protection, Provision, and Guidance
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise father, son, and holy ghost
Meditation on God’s Word
Scripture: Mark 10:46-52
Message: What Do You Want Me to Do for You?
Rev. W. Dennis Griffith, Lead Pastor
*Song of Dismissal
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come; ‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
And when this flesh and heart shall fail, And mortal life shall cease, I shall possess, within the veil, A life of joy and peace.
Words: John Newton
Passage Next Week:
Worship Leaders Today:
- Piano/Guitar/Vocals: Isaiah Day
- Vocals: Rachel Bartelmay
- Drums: Peter McHenry
- Message: Rev. W. Dennis Griffith, Lead Pastor
- Liturgist: Rev. Camper Mundy, Associate Pastor
- Congregational Prayer: Charley Bartelmay
- Video/Sound/Tech: Tim Nargi & Jeff Field
Special Note on Supporting the Mission & Work of Grace Covenant:
Our giving is an act of worship. It is a response to who God is and to God’s grace. Giving is a way that God invites us to participate in His work. During these extraordinary times, the life and ministry of our church will continue – even when we are not all able to meet together for worship. We humbly but boldly ask the people of Grace Covenant to continue to give generously for the benefit of God’s kingdom here in Williamsburg and beyond.
You can make your gifts in any of three ways:
1) Online at www.gracecovpca.org/resources/giving
2) Sending your check to the church offices at 1677 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
3) Bringing your gifts with you to worship. We will not be passing an offering plate in our service for the foreseeable future, but an offering box is available for you to place your gift before or after each service.
If you would like to make a special gift to help those from our church and community who are in need, please write “Mercy Ministries” on the memo line of your check or select that fund when making a gift online.