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608 E 6th Street

Prairie City, Iowa 50228

Phone - (515) 994-2184

email - prairiecitycrc@gmail.com

9-24-2023

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30 am

 

 

Welcome

Announcements

Offering YAC

Birthday

26 Darin G

Anniversary

9-28-13 Eric & Casey D

* God’s Greeting

* Greeting of one another

* Opening Time of Singing 

Your Grace Is Enough

Verse 1

Great is Your faithfulness O God

You wrestle with the sinner's restless heart

You lead us by still waters into mercy

And nothing can keep us apart

Pre-Chorus

(So) remember Your people

Remember Your children

Remember Your promise O God

Chorus 1

Your grace is enough

Your grace is enough

Your grace is enough for me

Verse 2

Great is Your love and justice God of Jacob

You use the weak to lead the strong

You lead us in the song of Your salvation

And all Your people sing along

Chorus 2

Yeah Your grace is enough

Heaven reaches out to us

Your grace is enough for me

God I sing Your grace is enough

I'm covered in Your love

Your grace is enough for me for me

If The Lord Builds The House

Verse 1

I’ve built up my own name

But the walls couldn’t stand

I’ve trusted my own strength

But it was sinking sand

So I put my ruins into Your hands

And watch You restore them

Like only You can

Chorus

If the Lord builds the house

Nobody can tear it down

If the Lord builds the house

Nobody can tear it down

When it’s built on his name there’s

Nothing gonna shake this ground

If the Lord builds the house

Nobody can tear it down

Interlude

Ooo ooo

Verse 2

The bricks may be weathered

Through storm and through fire

But what God holds together

It stands firm every time

'Cause my life is anchored on this solid truth

That whatever God's building

No it can’t be moved

Bridge

As for me and my house

We’re gonna serve You Lord

So here’s the keys come on in

Everything we have is Yours

(REPEAT)

Here’s the keys won’t You come on in

Everything we have is Yours

Tag

If the Lord builds the house

Nobody can tear it down

You Say

Verse 1

I keep fighting voices in my mind

That say I'm not enough

Ev'ry single lie that tells me

I will never measure up

Verse 2

Am I more than just the sum of

Ev'ry high and ev'ry low

Remind me once again just who I am

Because I need to know oo oh

Chorus

You say I am loved when I can't feel a thing

You say I am strong when I think I am weak

You say I am held when I am falling short

And when I don't belong oh You say I am Yours

And I believe oh I believe

What You say of me I believe

Verse 3

The only thing that matters now

Is ev'rything You think of me

In You I find my worth

In You I find my identity

Bridge

Taking all I have and now I'm laying it at Your feet

You'll have ev'ry failure God

You'll have ev'ry victory

Ending

Oh I believe yes I believe

What You say of me I believe

The World says: Maintain your image. Show all the great things about your life because people will love, respect, and honor you. If you can’t

find great things about your life that is ok just tare someone down below you because then you look great. But when we lie about our life and

we lie about others by telling half truths we are seeking to protect our fragile image. Our image shapes our choices and our interactions with

people. Our image must be maintained at all costs, says the World.

God’s Word says: in Philippians 2:1-4 (CSB)

If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 make my

joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or

conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. 4 Everyone should look not to his own interests, but rather to the

interests of others.

Christian Standard Bible (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2020), Php 2:1–4.

 

Congregational Prayer

 

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper


[The people stand.]
Minister: Lift up your hearts.


People: We lift them up to the Lord.


Minister: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.


People: It is right for us to give thanks and praise.

Minister: [reading one of the following thanksgiving prayers]

With joy we praise you, gracious God,
for you have created heaven and earth,
made us in your image, and kept covenant with us--
even when we fell into sin.
We give you thanks for Jesus Christ, our Lord,
and for the pouring forth of your Holy Spirit,
who equips us for service and leads us into your truth.
Therefore we join our voices
with all the saints and angels and the whole creation
to proclaim the glory of your name.

 

Minister: We give thanks to God the Father that our Savior, Jesus Christ, before he suffered, gave us this memorial of his sacrifice, until he comes

again. At his last supper, the Lord Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it [here the minister breaks the bread] and said,

"This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, he took the cup after supper [here the minister pours the

wine] and said, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this in remembrance of me." For whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we proclaim the Lord's death until he comes (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). Therefore we proclaim our faith as signed and sealed in this sacrament:

People: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

 

Minister: Lord, our God, send your Holy Spirit so that this bread and cup may be for us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. May we

and all your saints be united with Christ and remain faithful in hope and love. Gather your whole church, O Lord, into the glory of your kingdom.

We pray in the name of Jesus, who taught us to pray, 

 

All: ”Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be your name, your kingdom come your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us today 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 your’s is the kingdom,

and power, and glory, forever. Amen.

 

Minister: Congregation of Jesus Christ, the Lord has prepared his table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who are

truly sorry for their sins, who sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as their Savior, and who desire to live in obedience to him as Lord, are now

invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord.

 

[Indicating the elements, the minister proclaims,]
The gifts of God for the people of God!

 

The Communion

 

Take, eat! Remember and believe that the body of Christ is the bread of heaven for us.
Take, drink! Remember and believe that the blood of Christ is the cup of our salvation.

Prayer

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Children’s Sermon (OPTIONAL) NO

 

Bible Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-12

Sermon: Living in an Upside Down World: Identity

Prayer 

* God’s Blessing

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy

Spirit.

 

* Song of Going Out 

If The Lord Builds The House

Verse 1

I’ve built up my own name

But the walls couldn’t stand

I’ve trusted my own strength

But it was sinking sand

So I put my ruins into Your hands

And watch You restore them

Like only You can

Verse 2

The bricks may be weathered

Through storm and through fire

But what God holds together

It stands firm every time

'Cause my life is anchored on this solid truth

That whatever God's building

No it can’t be moved

Chorus

If the Lord builds the house

Nobody can tear it down

If the Lord builds the house

Nobody can tear it down

When it’s built on his name there’s

Nothing gonna shake this ground

If the Lord builds the house

Nobody can tear it down

Postlude

10-1-2023

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30 am

 

 

Welcome

Announcements

Offering New Life Prison Church - Admiral

Birthday

1 Jennifer VDH

4 Jodi VN

6 Brett N, Jake D

Anniversary

* God’s Greeting

* Greeting of one another

* Opening Time of Singing 

What the World says: Family is the most important. As a parent you must attend every extra curricular activity of all your kids, plays, concerts,

sporting events, 4h, FFA, etc. If you don’t then obviously your family is not one of your priorities and you need to change your life. The World

says work is the mot important. You must sacrifice time and energy and advance in your field. You must set your sights on the prize of a bigger

paycheck, more responsibility, and a bigger office. The World says your comfort is the most important. Go into debt to take that vacation. Find

what you enjoy and do that all of the time. The world says everything is the most important. So in an exhausted and erratic life we wonder

where the time has gone and what we have gained.

 

What God’s Word says: in Ecclesiastes 12:13 (CSB), “13 When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: fear God and keep his commands, because this is for all humanity.”

Christian Standard Bible (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2020), Ec 12:13.

 

Congregational Prayer

 

Children’s Sermon (OPTIONAL) YES

Bible Reading: Luke 10:38-42

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had

a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be

made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen

what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 The Holy Bible: New International Version (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984), Lk 10:38–42.

 

Sermon:Living in an Upside Down World: Priorities

Prayer 

* God’s Blessing

20 Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus—the great Shepherd of the sheep—through the blood of the

everlasting covenant, 21 equip you with everything good to do his will, working in us what is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom

be glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

Song of Going Out 

Postlude

Parking - Handicapped accessibility

Nursery

Cross Training - 10:45 - 11:30am

Ages 3yrs - Adult, September - April

Praise Teams

Greeter Schedule

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