Grace Covenant Worship: June 21, 2020

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June 21, 2020

Words of Approach

A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (John 4.23)

Prayer of Approach

Song of Approach 

Immortal Invisible

 

Affirmation of Our Faith  

~ Belgic Confession, Article 20

We believe that God – who is perfectly merciful and also very just – sent the Son to assume the nature in which disobedience had been committed, in order to bear in it the punishment of sin by his most bitter passion and death. So God made known his justice toward his Son, who was charged with our sin, and he poured out his goodness and mercy on us, who are guilty and worthy of condemnation, giving to us his Son to die, by a most perfect love, and raising him to life for our justification, in order that by him we might have immortality and eternal life.

Invitation to Confession

We believe that God – who is perfectly merciful and also very just – sent the Song to assume the nature in which disobedience had been committed, in order to bear in it the punishment of sin by his most bitter passion and death.  So God made known his justice toward his Son, who was charged with our sin, and he poured out his goodness and mercy on us, who are guilty and worthy of condemnation, giving to us his Son to die, by a most perfect love, and raising him to life for our justification, in order that by him we might have immortality and eternal life.

Day

Celebration of Baptism

(8:30 Service only)

Jesse Wei-Yi Day  

Invitation to Confession  

(11:00 Service only)

In spite of God’s love for us and gift of love to us, we often act in destructive and hateful ways.  We close our hearts to God and disobey God’s law.  Together let us confess our sin.

Prayer of Confession  

(11:00 Service only)

Almighty Father; we enter your presence confessing the things we try to conceal from you and the things we try to conceal from others.  We confess the heartbreak, worry, and sorrow we have caused, that make it difficult for others to forgive us; the times we have made it easy for others to do wrong; the harm we have done that makes it hard for us to forgive ourselves.  Lord have mercy.  Help our unbelief, and forgive us through Christ.

Silent Confession of Personal Sin & Brokenness

(11:00 Service only)

Words of Grace   

(11:00 Service only)

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of his world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.  All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.  Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.  But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions.   For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.  (Ephesians 2:1-5, 8 )

Song of Celebration       

Mighty to Save 

 

Prayer for God’s Protection, Provision, and Guidance

Doxology

 

Meditation on God’s Word

  • Scripture: Mark 5:24-34
  • Message:   Who Touched Me?     Rev. W. Dennis Griffith, Lead Pastor

Song of Dismissal    

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

 

Benediction

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NEWS & NOTES:

 

Passage Next Week: 

       Jeremiah 29.-17

Worship Leaders Today:

  • Piano:  Molly McHenry
  • Message:  Rev. W. Dennis Griffith, Lead Pastor
  • Liturgist:  Rev. Camper Mundy, Associate Pastor
  • Congregational Prayer:  Steve Tewksbury (8:30) / Bob Smole (11:00)
  • 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 by the Exit doors 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.

Other News & Notes:

Even during this time when many are still scattered and social distancing, the ministry of Grace Covenant continues. News and notes about events and activities of Grace Covenant are all included in our weekly Grace Notes e-bulletin.  If you are not receiving Grace Notes, but you would like to, please contact the church office to provide us with the e-mail to which you would like Grace Notes to be delivered: kathy@gracecovpca.org or 757-220-0147.

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