Grace Covenant Worship: July 12, 2020

GCPC

July 12, 2020

Words of Approach

~ Hebrews 12.2

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Song of Approach           

 

Prayer of Approach

 

Prayer of Confession

O Father, you are our Creator, and we are the work of your hands; you are our Shepherd, we are your flock; you are our Redeemer, we are the people you have bought back; you are our God, we are your inheritance. Therefore, do not be angry against us because of our iniquity.

Recall not our sin, to punish it, but discipline us gently according to your kindness. Finish the work you have already begun in us by your grace, in order that the whole earth may recognize that You are our God and our Savior!

 BOLD = Congregation Response

 – Silent Confession of Personal Sin & Brokenness –

 

Words of Grace 

 ~ Romans 3.21-26

21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood — to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished — 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

 

Song of Celebration

 

Prayer for God’s Protection, Provision, and Guidance

 

Doxology

 

Meditation on God’s Word

Scripture:       Habakkuk 1.1-11             

Message:       When Life Doesn’t Make Sense
                         Rev. Kelly Moore (Chaplain, U.S. Army)

 

Song of Dismissal    

 

Benediction

 

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NOTES

 

Passage Next Week: 

 Mark 8.27-29

 

Worship Leaders Today:

  • Music:  Isaiah Day
  • Message:  Chaplain (Colonel) Kelly Moore (U.S. Army TRADOC)
  • Congregational Prayer:  Tim Nargi (8:30); Bryan Simpers (11am)
  • 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.

 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.

We invite you to connect with us on our Grace Covenant Facebook page. There you will see regular posts to encourage you on your faith journey, photos and updates of activities within the Grace Covenant family, and notice of events and opportunities to serve at Grace Covenant and in our broader community. Click the link above, and “Like” our page.

 

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