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The Lords Day Worship Service February 23, 2014

chorus The heavens declare Your greatness The oceans cry out to You The mountains They bow down before You So I'll join with the earth And I'll give my praise to You bridge I will worship You I will worship You I will worship You I will worship You We will worship You We will worship You

! For Thy steadfast love is great


God Calls Us To Worship
The Call to Worship
Is great to the heavens And Thy faithfulness Thy faithfulness to the clouds Be exalted, O God, above the heavens Let Thy glory be over all the earth

O Lord, among the peoples I will sing praises to Thee Among the nations

! I will give thanks to Thee

Be Exalted

! ! ~ 1 Timothy 1:15 ~ ! Leader: Here are word that you may full
trust, words that deserve full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

The Words of The Gospel

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings Song of Preparation

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! To all who confess their sins and trust in ! ! Completely Done ! What reason have I to doubt!
Song of Response

Jesus Paid It All (O Praise the One) I hear the Saviour say Thy strength indeed is small Child of weakness, watch and pray Find in Me thine all in all Jesus paid it all All to Him I owe Sin had left a crimson stain He washed it white as snow Thy power and Thine alone Can change the lepers spots And melt the heart of stone

the Lord Jesus Christ, He says, Your sins are forgiven. He also says, Follow me.

Than Jesus blood and righteousness I dare not trust the sweetest frame But wholly trust in Jesus name chorus Christ alone, Cornerstone Weak made strong in the Saviours love Through the storm, He is Lord Lord of all When darkness seems to hide His face I rest on His unchanging grace In every high and stormy gale My anchor holds within the veil My anchor holds within the veil (repeat chorus)

! ! My hope is built on nothing less


Cornerstone

Songs for Communion

! ~ based on Isaiah 40 ~ ! Leader: To whom will you compare


Me that I should be like him? says the Holy One.

! Lift up your eyes on high and see: who

created these? He who brings our their host by number, calling them all by name? By the greatness of His might, and because He is strong in power not one is missing.

! Have you not known? Have you not


heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.

! Unison: He does not faint or grow

weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint and to him who has no might he increases strength.

The heavens declare Your greatness The oceans cry out to You The mountains They bow down before You So I'll join with the earth and I'll sing The heavens declare Your greatness The oceans cry out to You The mountains They bow down before You So I'll join with the earth And I'll give my praise to You

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God Graciously Renews Us In Christ


Call to Repentance & Renewal

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Why would I dwell in fear! When all I have known is grace! My future in Christ is clear My sins have been paid in full! There's no condemnation here! I live in the good of this! My Father has brought me near! I'm leaving my fears behind me now chorus! The old is gone, the new has come! What You complete is completely done! We're heirs with Christ, the victory won! What You complete is completely done What if I fail again! You are my confidence! You'll keep me to the end! I'm leaving my fears behind me now

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! Lord, now indeed I find


(repeat chorus)

! ! When He shall come with trumpet sound


Oh, may I then in Him be found Dressed in His righteousness alone Faultless to stand before the throne (repeat chorus) It Is Well With My Soul Attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll Whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well with my soul. chorus: It is well (echo) With my soul (echo) It is well, it is well with my soul Though Satan should buffet Though trials should come Let this blest assurance control That Christ has regarded My helpless estate And has shed His own blood for my soul (repeat chorus) My sinO the bliss Of this glorious thought! My sin, not the part but the whole Is nailed to the Cross And I bear it no more Praise the Lord, praise the Lord O my soul (repeat chorus)

! Leader: The Psalmist tells us, !The Lord looks down from heaven; He

! ~ Psalm 33:13-14 ~

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I stand in Him complete Jesus died my soul to save My lips shall still repeat (repeat chorus)

! Leader: Even youths shall faint and be

weary, and young men shall fall exhausted

! Unison: but they who wait on the


Prayer of Adoration

Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be faint.

In light inaccessible hid from our eyes Most blessed, most glorious The Ancient of Days Almighty, victorious Thy great name we praise Unresting, unhasting and silent as light Nor wanting, nor wasting Thou rulest in might Thy justice like mountains High soaring above Thy clouds which are fountains Of goodness and love Great Father of glory, pure Father of light Thine angels adore Thee All veiling their sight All praise we would render O help us to see Tis only the splendour Of light hideth Thee

! Immortal, Invisible ! Immortal, invisible, God only wise !

! Prayer of Confession ! Leader: Merciful and holy God, You

sees all the children of man; from where He sits enthroned He looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, He who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.

! I don't know what lies ahead!

! ! Oh, praise the One who paid my debt


And raised this life up from the dead

! ! When peace, like a river ! !

Songs of Praise & Worship

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pardon all who truly turn from their sins and look to You in faith. We humbly confess our sins and ask for Your mercy: we have not loved You with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbour as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with You, our God.

God Receives Our Offerings


Prayers of the People for the Church and City
Leader: Let us pray.

God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life


Todays Scripture Lesson:
Moving Out Of Our Comfort Zone Pastor John Ferguson

~ Silent Confession and Reflection

How majestic is Your name in all the earth O Lord, our Lord How majestic is Your name in all the earth

! O Lord, our Lord !

Majestic

Leader: Have mercy on us, O God. In Your lovingkindness and great compassion, cleanse us from all our sins in thought, word, and deed. Create in us clean hearts, 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 a willing spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

! Unison: Our Father in Heaven, hallow-

! ! Luke 9:1-9

ed be your name. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

! Give us this day our daily bread, and

forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

God Feeds Us His Covenant Meal

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O Lord, haste the day When faith shall be sight The clouds be rolled back as a scroll The trump shall resound And the Lord shall descend Even soit is well with my soul (repeat chorus)

! ! Leader: Now may the Lord of peace


~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16 ~ Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all.

The Benediction

Announcements
Giving Updates & Servant Team Schedules

Through the skies to worlds unknown Glorious there He ever reigns Object of all Heavens praise See Him lift His hands above See the scars of His great love He has conquered death and sin Saving all who hope in Him (chorus) Hallelujah, hallelujah The King of Love is on His throne Hallelujah, hallelujah His grace will lead us safely home Though He dwells beyond the stars His redeemed are on His heart Even now He intercedes Jesus cares for all our needs

! Hail the Day ! Hail the day that Christ arose ! ! !

! Unison: Amen!

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February 23, 2014

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AGM: March 9th

Thanks For Joining Us For Worship Today


Were delighted to have had you with us today. If you are looking for a place to explore Christianity and its lifechanging relevance, we hope that you will find New City Church to be a safe place to ask questions and to grow in your understanding of the person and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you have any questions about New City Church, Christianity, or the uniqueness of Jesus of Nazareth, please dont hesitate to ask us.

Please make plans to attend our Annual General Meeting immediately after the service on Sunday, Feb. 16th. More than just a presenting of the 2014 budget, its also a vision of what we want to do as a church and a reminder of where we are going.

The Season of Lent: March 5 through April 20th

The season of Lent (from the Latin meaning Spring) is a time of the year in which Christians from all kinds of backgrounds set aside time to reflect upon the meaning of the death of Jesus (the season covers the 40 days leading up to the celebration of Easter beginning on Wed, Mar 5 and concluding on Sunday, April 20). During our Sundays together this season of Lent, well journey through a study called, Keeping in Step with the Spirit, as we look at the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. Before His death, Jesus promised to give us His Spirit, Gods personal presence who enables us to live the Christian life.

Pray Great Things: Seek God for the City 2014

! Our Confession of Faith ! ~ Based on Romans 8:1, 29, 38-39 ~ ! Leader: Let us together profess our faith by saying ! Unison: We believe there is no condem! We are convinced that neither life, nor

nation for those who are in Christ Jesus; for we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to Gods purpose. death, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

! ! Pastor John Ferguson / 403.991.5555 john@newcitychurch.ca ! Pastor Mike Ivancic / 403.282.3454 mike@newcitychurch.ca ! Elder Don Kitchener / 403.547.4461 don@newcitychurch.ca ! Elder Darrell Wolfe / 403.247.8332
darrell@newcitychurch.ca

Join with New City Church in a special season of prayer for our great city of Calgary. The prayer guide, Seek God for the City, will help you pray with a united, sustained vision for the people of Calgary. Filled with biblically based prayers and ideas for prayer, this prayer guide is easy to use. We will join together praying for our city during the 40 days leading up to Palm Sunday (Mar 5-Apr 13, 2014). Guides are $3 per copy.

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Attention Ladies: Save The Date!

Charlotte Ivancic will be hosting a Baby Shower for Adrienn Johnston on Saturday, March 15th at 2pm. All women & girls from New City are welcome. There will be an option to contribute to a larger group gift. More details to follow.

Youth Retreat: March 28-30

Its not too late to sign up for the youth retreat at Camp Evergreen. New City Church will be joining in with youth from across Alberta (& even from a church in Montana) for a weekend of learning and fun. Pick up a registration form in the foyer & sign up today!

God Sends Us Into The World With His

All songs used by permission. CCLI license #273300. Parts of the worship service are adapted from or reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, c. 2004, CRC Publications. Please recycle.

To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest, to all who mourn and long for comfort, to all who struggle and desire victory, to all who sin and need a Saviour, to all who are strangers and want fellowship, to all who are broken and long for healing, to all who hunger and thirst for righteousness, and to whosoever would come, New City Church opens wide her doors and offers welcome in the Name of Jesus Christ.
A church in the city with a heart for the city!! www.NewCityChurch.ca
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