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SERVICE OF CELEBRATION AND COVENANT RENEWAL

Fifth Sunday of Easter 06 May 2012

Quotes for Reflection


Sentimentality is that peculiarly human vice which consists in directing your emotions toward your own emotions, so as to be the subject of a story told by yourself.Roger Scruton Sentimentality is a self-referential emotion. It is a turning of the feelings back on themselves, feeling about your feeling. This means that people in the grip of sentimentality who think they are in love may actually not so much love another person, as love their own emotions about that other person.Dick Keyes Love is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.C.S. Lewis

GOD CALLS HIS PEOPLE TO WORSHIP


It is God Himself who calls His people to worship. We do not call ourselves, but it is the King who opens His gates and beckons us into his courts.

Holy is the Lord

Nathan Clark George

Prelude IntroitHoly is the Lord

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Text & Music: Nathan Clark George, 2010

Call to WorshipIsaiah 61: 8-11


Pastor: All: Rejoice. Rejoice greatly in the LORD; Our souls will exult in the Lord our God.

Reader 1: The Lord has clothed us with the garments of salvation; He has covered us with the robes of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Reader 2: For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations. All: Pastor: For the Lord loves justice. He will faithfully make an everlasting covenant with His beloved people. We will rejoice for we are the offspring the Lord has blessed.

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Hymn of PraiseCome, Christians Join to Sing

# 4 & 4 ?# 4 4 & #

Come, Come, Praise

Chris - tians, lift your yet our

join hearts Christ

to sing on high, a - gain,

Al - le - lu - ia! Al - le - lu - ia! Al - le - lu - ia!

A A A

men! men! men!

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loud Let Life

praise to prais - es shall not

Christ fill end

our the the

King: sky; strain;

Al - le - lu - ia! Al - le - lu - ia! Al - le - lu - ia!

A A A

men! men! men!

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let He On

all, with is our heav - ens

heart and voice, Guide and Friend; bliss - ful shore,

be - fore His To us Hell His good - ness

throne re - joice; con - de - scend; well a - dore,

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praise His Sing

is His gra - cious choice. love shall nev - er end. ing for - ev - er - more,

Text: Christian H. Bateman, 1843; Music: Madrid, Traditional Spanish Melody, Arr David Evans, 1927.

Al - le - lu - ia! Al - le - lu - ia! Al - le - lu - ia!

A A A

men! men! men!

GOD SPEAKS TO HIS PEOPLE THROUGH HIS WORD


The Bible is the means by which God graciously reveals Himself to His peopleso we listen, read, and study with expectant hearts. God particularly entreats us to sing His Word.

Scripture Song for MayTo Live Is Christ

b 4 & b 4

I re - joice! for My sure hope and Our de - sire is

through your prayers, ex - pec - ta - tion to de - part,

and the help of Je - sus' Spir - it, is that I will not be shamed be with Christ up - on that day

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all these but that Though now

pre - sent Christ will we are

trials will turn gain the glor - y called to live,

to in live

de - li - ver - ance. my life or death. in joy and faith.

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His ser - vant.

die and live

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with Him


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may fruit-ful la - bor glor-i - fy His Name,

glo - ri - fy His Name.

Text & Music: Nathan Clark George; Text: Based on Philippians 1:19-25

Scripture ReadingGalatians 5: 1, 13-14, 16, 22-25


It is for freedom that Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. For you were called to freedom, beloved. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. So, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Elder: All: This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Tallis Canon
Thomas Tallis

One measure of F7 on turn.

Hymn of PraiseAwake My Zeal, Awake My Love

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my my thy ery

zeal; a char - i pass-ions, fly - ing

wake, ty, O hour

my love, To serve my to feed The hun - gry my soul! Main - tain the con - fess I gain Thy

Sav - ior soul, and fight, thy Gos - pel

works which

per - fect

here clothe work fresh

be - low, the poor; pur - sue, re - nown;


In In Dail And

saints

a - bove

And

ho - ly

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can - not

do.

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works which per - fect Heav'n are found no y thy ris - ing when my life and

saints a - bove sons of need, sins con - trol, la - bors cease,

Text: Vs 1-4, Isaac Watts, 1707; Vs 5, Thomas Ken, 1674; Music: TALLIS CANON, Thomas Tallis, 1560.

And There And May

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can - not do. are no more. ev - er new. prom-ised crown!

Sacrament of Baptism (Second Service)


Emerson Claire Boyd & Rowan Charles Boyd, Daughter & Son of Greg & Ashlee
Covenant baptism is instituted by the Lord Jesus as a sign and seal of the covenant of His graceand thus of the promise of our ingrafting to Him, of our union with Him, of our adoption by Him, and our regeneration in Him. This is a wonderful promise made to believers and their childrenthus showing us that every member of the covenant community is given access to His means of grace in the visible Church. As a result, all of us who are present at a baptismal service ought to look back to our own baptismto repent of our sins, to stir up our faith, and to grow in our callings together. Just as every worship service is a call to covenant renewal, every baptism is a call to revive our obedience, our accountability, and our love for Jesus. For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him. And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you and to your seed after you. Therefore, believe on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and your house. (Acts 2:39; Gen. 17:7; Acts 16:31) 1. Greg and Ashlee, do you acknowledge your own, as well as Emerson's & Rowan's, need of the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ and the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit? 2. Do you claim Gods covenant promises for them, and do you look in faith to the Lord Jesusand only to the Lord Jesusfor their salvation, just as you do for your own? 3. Do you now consecrate Emerson and Rowan to God; will you in humble reliance upon His sovereign grace set before them a godly examplepraying with and for them, teaching them the good hope of the Gospel, opening to them the truth of the Scriptures, and striving by every means of grace God provides, to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord? Will you as a covenant community joyously commit to assisting the Boyd family in the good work of discipleship and the Christian nurture of their daughter & son?

The Reading of the WordPhilippians 1:9-11


And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God.

ncg, 2011

Sung ResponseA Debt of Love We Owe

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Christ!

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Text & Music: DEBT OF LOVE, based on Romans 13 & 14, Nathan C. George 2011

SermonGod Finishes What He Starts Pastor, George Grant

GOD CALLS HIS PEOPLE TO CONFESSION, REPENTANCE, AND RECONCILIATION


The People of God respond to His Word by confessing their sins, repenting of their sinful ways, and seeking Gods favor through the reconciling work of Jesus, the Son of God.

Confession of SinEphesians 4: 30-5:5


Pastor: O Lord, we come confessing. We confess that time after time we have grieved the Holy Spirit of God. All: It was by Him that we were sealed for the day of redemption.

Pastor: But we have not put off all our petty bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander and malice. We have often failed to show forth the kindness and tenderness of the Spirit. All: Though God in Christ has forgiven us, we do not always forgive one another.

Pastor: Yet, we have been called to be imitators of God, as beloved children. And we are to walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. All: The fruits of the flesh, the sins of the world, immorality, impurity, filthiness, and foolishness ought not even be named among us.

Pastor: We may be sure of this, those who persist in such things have no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Assurance of Pardon: Romans 8:1-3, 12, 14-17


Hear now the Gospel: there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh. So then, beloved, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. Nathan Clark George For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, Abba! Father!

Have Mercy Oh Lord

Sung ResponseHave Mercy Oh Lord

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Lord

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our

cry

for

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oh

Lord

Text & Music: Nathan Clark George, 2010

HEAVENLY GIFTEUCHARISTO
As God beckons His people to the bounty of His table, they make joyous profession of their fealty to Him.

Profession of FaithThe Apostles Creed


We believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into Hell. On the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit; The one holy Churchboth visible and invisible; The communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Sursum Corda
Pastor: People: Pastor: People: Pastor: People: Pastor: The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give Him thanks and praise. It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to You, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Therefore, we praise You, Triune God, and we join our voices with the Angels, the Archangels, and the whole company of Heaven in this hymn of eternal praise:

ncgmusic 2010

WOMEN WOMEN

MEN

Text: Is 6:3, Rev 4:8, Mt 21:9; Music: FRANKLIN SANCTUS, Gregory D. Wilbur, 2009. 2009 Greyfriars Press.

Words of Institution and the Lords Table


Having confessed our sins and made a good profession of faith, God's Table is open to all those faithfully-fenced" members of the covenant community. Please come forward to partake of this means of grace. You may take the bread and dip it either in the cup of wine or grape juice. Elders and their wives are available for prayer in the front after communion.

Song of ReflectionNothing But the Blood


What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Refrain Oh! precious is the flow that makes me white as snow; No other fount I know, Nothing but the blood of Jesus. For my pardon, this I see, Nothing but the blood of Jesus; For my cleansing this my plea, Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Refrain) This is all my hope and peace, Nothing but the blood of Jesus; This is all my righteousness, Nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Refrain)
Words & Music: Robert Lowry 1876

Hymn of Praise and WonderWhat Wondrous Love is This

Text: American Folk Hymn; Music: WONDROUS LOVE, Southern Harmony, 1835.

GODS PEOPLE RESPOND IN GRATEFUL PRAISE, PETITIONS, TITHES & OFFERINGS Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession The Lords Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Hymn of PraiseO the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Text: Samuel Trevor Francis, 1834-1925; Music: EBENEZER, Thomas John Williams, 1890.

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GOD SENDS HIS PEOPLE OUT


After calling His people into His presence, forgiving their sins, instructing them in His Word, and providing a foretaste of the marriage supper of the Lamb, God sends His people into the world to show His light in the darkness.

Vision CastingBing & Stacy Davis BenedictionRomans 8:16-17


The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ. Therefore, go forth in grace, peace, and love. Amen.

Sung ResponseBarocha (Numbers 6:24)

CCLI #2844402 1989 Birdwing Music; Text and Music: Michael Card, 1989.

Announcements

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Resources for Family Worship


Next Sundays Sermon Philippians 1:12-18, the next passage in our ongoing study of Pauls little postcard epistle to the first century church at Philippi. Westminster Larger Catechism: Q. 182. How doth the Spirit help us to pray? A. We not knowing what to pray for as we ought, the Spirit helpeth our infirmities, by enabling us to understand both for whom, and what, and how prayer is to be made; and by working and quickening in our hearts (although not in all persons, nor at all times, in the same measure) those apprehensions, affections, and graces which are requisite for the right performance of that duty. Q. 183. For whom are we to pray? A. We are to pray for the whole church of Christ upon earth; for magistrates, and ministers; for ourselves, our brethren, yea, our enemies; and for all sorts of men living, or that shall live hereafter; but not for the dead, nor for those that are known to have sinned the sin unto death. Q. 184. For what things are we to pray? A. We are to pray for all things tending to the glory of God, the welfare of the church, our own or others' good; but not for anything that is unlawful. Q. 185. How are we to pray? A. We are to pray with an awful apprehension of the majesty of God, and deep sense of our own unworthiness, necessities, and sins; with penitent, thankful, and enlarged hearts; with understanding, faith, sincerity, fervency, love, and perseverance, waiting upon him, with humble submission to his will.

Presbyterian Church in America


Web: www.parishpres.org / Twitter: @parishpres
Church Office: (615-574-1029) or office@parishpres.org Pastors: George Grant (574-1029 Office) or george@parishpres.org Bing Davis (574-1029 Office) or bing@parishpres.org / Parish Presbyterian Pastoral Care (615-378-7774) Chief Musician: Nathan George (944-8831) or nathan@parishpres.org Music Intern: Henry Haffner, henry@parishpres.org Parish Nursery Coordinator: Taryn Clausing (319-9965) or tarynclausing@gmail.com Tom Goddard (791-9231) Danny Ketchum, adjunct Aaron Anderson (794-2989) Jeff Dokkestul (618-6064) Will Matheny (790-5095) Elders Mike Miserocchi (373-3124) Steve Nelson (595-0520) Deacons Andy Clark (545-7626) Rich Fleck (794-2499) Ben Crist (509-3040) John Scherrer (790-3207) Louis Huesmann (309-6937) Jason Parolini (497-3337) Randy Sadler (356-3948)

All Biblical Quotes from the English Standard Version

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