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The Lords Day Worship Service

May 31, 2015

God Calls Us
To Worship

Every blessing You pour out

Ill turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in
Lord still I will say
(repeat chorus)

The Call To Worship

~ based on Psalm 135 ~
Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the
name of the Lord, give praise O
servants of the Lord, who stand in the
house of the Lord, in the courts of the
house of our God! Praise the Lord, for
the Lord is good; sing to His name for it
is pleasant.
Unison: Your name, O Lord, endures
forever, Your renown, O Lord,
throughout all ages.

Prayer Of Adoration
Songs Of Praise & Worship
Blessed Be Your Name
Blessed be Your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be your name
When Im found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be Your name
Every blessing You pour out
Ill turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in
Lord still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name
Blessed be Your name
When the suns shining down on me
When the worlds all as it should be
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though theres pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord blessed be Your name

Call To Repentance &

~ based on Hebrews 4 & Psalm 51 ~
Leader: The Scriptures teach us that in
every respect our Lord Jesus Christ was
tempted as we are, yet he was without
sin. Let us therefore cry out with the
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!

(repeat chorus)

Let us therefore approach the throne of

grace with boldness, so that we may
receive mercy and find help
in our time of need.

Come Praise and Glorify

Song of Confession

Come praise and glorify our God

The Father of our Lord
In Christ He has in heavenly realms
His blessings on us poured
For pure and blameless in His sight
He destined us to be
And now weve been adopted through
His Son eternally

Psalm 51 (God Be Merciful To Me)

To the praise of Your glory
To the praise of Your mercy and grace
To the praise of Your glory
You are the God who saves

My transgressions I confess
Grief and guilt my soul oppress
I have sinned against Thy grace
And provoked Thee to Thy face
I confess Thy judgment just
Speechless I Thy mercy trust

Come praise and glorify our God

Who gives His grace in Christ
In Him our sins are washed away
Redeemed through sacrifice
In Him God has made known to us
The mystry of His will
That Christ should be the head of all
His purpose to fulfill
(repeat chorus)
Come praise and glorify our God
For weve believed the Word
And through our faith we have a seal
The Spirit of the Lord
The Spirit guarantees our hope
Until redemptions done
Until we join in endless praise
To God, the Three in One

God Graciously
Renews Us In

God be merciful to me
On Thy grace I rest my plea
Plenteous in compassion Thou
Blot out my transgressions now
Wash me, make me pure within
Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin

I am evil, born in sin

Thou desirest truth within
Thou alone my Saviour art
Teach Thy wisdom to my heart
Make me pure, Thy grace bestow
Wash me whiter than the snow
Broken, humbled to the dust
By Thy wrath and judgment just
Let my contrite heart rejoice
And in gladness hear Thy voice
From my sins O hide Thy face
Blot them out in boundless grace
Gracious God, my heart renew,
Make my spirit right and true
Cast me not away from Thee
Let Thy Spirit dwell in me
Thy salvations joy impart
Steadfast make my willing heart.
Sinners then shall learn from me
And return, O God, to Thee
Saviour all my guilt remove
And my tongue shall sing Thy love
Touch my silent lips, O Lord
And my mouth shall praise accord

The Words Of The Gospel

~ based on Romans 5 & 8; Acts 10 ~
Leader: God demonstrates His own love
for us in this: while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us. There is, therefore,
now no condemnation for those who are
in Christ Jesus because, as all the
prophets testify about Christ, everyone
who believes in Him receives the
forgiveness of sins through His name.
To all who humbly seek the mercy of
God, I say to you that in Christ Jesus
your sins are forgiven!

Song Of Response
In Christ Alone
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest
Drought and storm
What heights of love
What depths of peace
When fears are stilled
When strivings cease
My comforter, my All in all
Here in the love of Christ I stand
In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sins curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From lifes first cry, to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Til he returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ Ill stand

God Receives
Our Offerings

The Prayers Of The People

For The Church & City
Leader: Let us pray.
Unison: Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done, on earth as it is in
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.

Todays Scripture Lesson:

Look and Live
Numbers 21:4-9 & John 3:14-15
Rev. David Fletcher

God Feeds Us His

Covenant Meal

For the kingdom, the power, and the

glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

Presentation Of Our Tithes

& Offerings
Song Of Preparation
Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners
Jesus! What a Friend for sinners
Jesus! Lover of my soul
Friends may fail me, foes assail me
He, my Saviour, makes me whole
Hallelujah! What a Saviour
Hallelujah! What a Friend
Saving, helping, keeping, loving
He is with me to the end
Jesus! What a Strength in weakness
Let me hide myself in Him
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing
He, my Strength, my victry wins
(repeat chorus)
Jesus! What a Help in sorrow
While the billows oer me roll
Even when my heart is breaking
He, my Comfort, helps my soul

Songs For Communion

How Deep the Fathers Love For Us
How deep the Fathers love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

(repeat chorus)

I will not boast in anything

No gifts, no powr, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Jesus! What a Guide and Keeper

While the tempest still is high
Storms about me, night oer takes me
He, my Pilot hears my cry

Why should I gain from His reward?

I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

(repeat chorus)

Jesus Is Better

Jesus! I do now receive Him

More than all in Him I find
He hath granted me forgiveness
I am His, and He is mine

There is no other so sure and steady

My hope is held in your hand
When castles crumble
And breath is fleeting
Upon this rock I will stand
Upon this rock I will stand

God Gives Us
His Words
Of Eternal Life

Glory, glory, we have no other king
But Jesus Lord of all
Raise the anthem
Our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all

Your kindly rule has

Shattered and broken
The curse of sins tyranny
My life is hidden
Neath Heavens shadow
Your crimson flood covers me
Your crimson flood covers me
(repeat chorus)
In all my sorrows, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
In all my victories, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
Than any comfort, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
More than all riches, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
Our souls declaring, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
Our song eternal, Jesus is better
Make my heart believe
Glory, glory, we have no other king
But Jesus Lord of all
Raise the anthem
Our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all
We crown Him Lord of all

The Benediction
~ 2 Corinthians 13:13 ~
Leader: The grace of the Lord Jesus
Christ and the love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you
Unison: Amen!

Thanks For
Joining Us For
Worship Today

Leader: Let us together profess our faith

by saying

Pastor John Ferguson / 403.991.5555

Unison: This is the Good News which

we have received, in which we stand,
and by which we are saved, if we hold

Pastor Mike Ivancic / 403.282.3454

We believe that Jesus is the Christ,

the Son of the living God. He is the first
and the last, the beginning and the end;
He is our Lord and our God. Amen.

God Sends Us
Into The World
With His Blessing

Our Leadership / Ministry Training Course continues tonight at 6pm. This course is
open to anyone wanting to think through ministry & discipleship in the context of
our great city. More info is available on the table in the foyer & available on our

Calgary, Alberta
May 31, 2015

This year, the congregation called Mike Ivancic to serve as an Associate Pastor for
New City Church. Perviously, he had served as an Assistant Pastor to the Session of
Elders. With this change of call, our network of churches (called Western Canada
Presbytery) will send representatives to our service next week to install him as our
Associate Pastor. This involves asking both Mike and our congregation a series of
questions together with a brief word of exhortation and prayers.

Potluck Sunday: NEXT WEEK

~ based on 1 Cor. 15:1-6; Matthew

16:16; Rev. 22:13; & John 20:28 ~

that Christ Jesus died for our sins

according the the Scriptures, that he was
buried, that he was raised on the third
day, and that he appeared to Peter, then
to the Twelve, and then he appeared to
over five hundred witnesses at one time.

New City Centre For Urban Discipleship & Mission: TONIGHT, 6pm

New City Church

The Installation of Associate Pastor Mike Ivancic: Next Sunday

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.

Our Confession Of Faith


Pastoral Assistant David Fletcher

Elder Don Kitchener / 403.547.4461
Elder Darrell Wolfe / 403.247.8332

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.

On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate a meal together after the service.
These are intentional times of meeting new friends and catching up with old friends.
We want to be intentional in seeking to build relationships and our monthly potluck
luncheons are a perfect opportunity to do so. Please bring food for yourself / your
family plus extra to share with our guests.

Upcoming Preaching Schedule:

Pastor John Ferguson is on study leave from May 25th to June 8th, and he & his
family will be on vacation from June 8th to June 22nd. If you need to speak to a
pastor, please contact Pastor Mike or Pastor David.
June 7th: Pastor Mike Ivancic
June 14th: Rev. David Fletcher
June 21st: Rev. David Fletcher

Community Outreach Opportunity:

The Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre is hosting its annual SASI (Stay
Active, Stay Involved) Jaunt in Confed Park this Saturday, June 6th starting at 10am.
It is a run/walk fundraiser that goes to support the activities at this centre & their
outreach to isolated seniors in the area. This is a family festival event with activities
for kids, live music & a food truck. For more info & to register please visit

Save The Date: NCC Annual Church Retreat

September 4th - 6th at Camp Harmattan. Please make plans to join us! More details
to follow. Registration will begin in July.

Last Weeks Givings: $1,829.75

A church in the city with a heart for the city!

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.
image credit: Saff
Memorial Park