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608 E 6th Street

Prairie City, Iowa 50228

Phone - (515) 994-2184

email - prairiecitycrc@gmail.com

4-28-2024

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30 am

 

 

Welcome

Announcements

Offering  Adult & Teen Challenge

Birthday

2 Janae VN

3 Garrett G

4 Connor S

Anniversary

5-2-81 Dennis & Gladys K

5-3-86 Don & Lori DV

* God’s Greeting

* Greeting of one another

* Opening Time of Singing 

My Life Is In You

Chorus

My life is in You Lord

My strength is in You Lord

My hope is in You Lord

In You it's in You

My life is in You Lord

My strength is in You Lord

My hope is in You Lord

In You it's in You

Verse

I will praise You

With all of my life

I will praise You

With all of my strength

With all of my life

With all of my strength

All of my hope is in You

Ending

In You

You're Worthy Of My Praise

Verse 1

I will worship (I will worship)

With all of my heart (with all of my heart)

I will praise You (I will praise You)

With all of my strength (all my strength)

I will seek You (I will seek You)

All of my days (all of my days)

I will follow (I will follow)

All of Your ways (all Your ways)

Chorus

I will give You all my worship

I will give You all my praise

You alone I long to worship

You alone are worthy of my praise

Verse 2

I will bow down (I will bow down)

And hail You as King (and hail You as King)

I will serve You (I will serve You)

Give You everything (everything)

I will lift up (I will lift up)

My eyes to Your throne (my eyes to Your throne)

I will trust You (I will trust You)

Trust You alone (You alone)

My Savior My God

Verse 1

I am not skilled to understand

What God has willed what God has planned

I only know at His right hand

Stands One who is my Savior

Verse 2

I take Him at His word and deed

Christ died to save me this I read

And in my heart I find a need

Of Him to be my Savior

Pre-Chorus

That He would leave His place on high

And come for sinful man to die

You count it strange so once did I

Before I knew my Savior

Chorus

My Savior loves my Savior lives

My Savior's always there for me

My God He was my God He is

My God is always gonna be

(REPEAT)

Verse 3

Yes living dying let me bring

My strength my solace from this spring

That He who lives to be my King

Once died to be my Savior

Ending

My Savior lives my Savior loves

My Savior lives my Savior loves my Savior lives

What the World says: that to give thanks is to recognize your great accomplishments. Give thanks for all the coincidences that results in my

benefit, financially, career, love, etc. Our culture says to be grateful for living in such an affluent country and that expression of gratefulness is

shame and denial. Your thanksgiving should never be directed toward God but should be a general sense of being thankful.

The Bible says: Ephesians 5:18-21 be filled by the Spirit: 19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making

music with your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to

one another in the fear of Christ.

 Christian Standard Bible (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2020), Eph 5:18–21.

 

Congregational Prayer

 

Children’s Sermon (OPTIONAL) NO

 

Profession of Faith: Ryan Natelborg

SCRIPTURE PROMISES
If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and
believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For one believes with the heart and so is justified,
and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
The Scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.”
Romans 10:9-11

 

ALL: I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Congregation of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Today we are privileged to welcome into the full life of the church's fellowship Ryan who wishes to confess his faith in Christ as Lord and Savior.

When he was baptized God made clear his claim on him as his own, and he was received into the church. Now he wishes to share fully in the

life of this congregation and of the whole church of God. And so today he will publicly accept and confirm what was sealed in his baptism,

confess his faith in the Lord Jesus, and offer himself to God as his willing servant. We thank God for having given Ryan this desire and pray that

as we now hear his confession, he will favor us with the presence and guidance of his Holy Spirit. 

 

The Vows*

Ryan Natelborg, will you join me in the front, and in the presence of God and his people to respond to the following questions:

  1. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God sent to redeem the world, do you love and trust him as the one who saves you from your sin,

  2. and do you with repentance and joy embrace him as Lord of your life?

Answer: I do.

  1. Do you believe that the Bible is the Word of God revealing Christ and his redemption, and that the confessions of this church faithfully reflect

  2. this revelation?

Answer: I do.

  1. Do you accept the gracious promises of God sealed to you in your baptism and do you affirm your union with Christ and his church which

  2. your baptism signifies?

Answer: I do.

  1. Do you promise to do all you can, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to strengthen your love and commitment to Christ by sharing faithfully in the

  2. life of the church, honoring and submitting to its authority; and do you join with the people of God in doing the work of the Lord everywhere?

Answer: I do.

 

The Reception
[The minister asks the congregation to rise.]
Minister: In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I now welcome you to all the privileges of full communion. I welcome you to full participation in the

life of the church. I welcome you to its responsibilities, its joys, and its sufferings. "May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal

covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and

may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" (Heb. 13:20-21).

 

Congregation: Thanks be to God! We promise you our love, encouragement, and prayers.

Behold Our God

Verse 1

Who has held the oceans in His hands

Who has numbered every grain of sand

Kings and nations tremble at His voice

All creation rises to rejoice

Chorus

Behold our God seated on His throne

Come let us adore Him

Behold our King nothing can compare

Come let us adore Him

Verse 2

Who has given counsel to the Lord

Who can question any of His words

Who can teach the One who knows all things

Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds

Verse 3

Who has felt the nails upon His hands

Bearing all the guilt of sinful man

God eternal humbled to the grave

Jesus Savior risen now to reign

Bridge

You will reign forever

(Let Your glory fill the earth)

(REPEAT)

You will reign forever

(Let Your glory fill)

 

Bible Reading: Genesis 15:1

Sermon: The Prize Behind Door #1 is…

Prayer 

* God’s Blessing

14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Song of Going Out 

Lead On Good Shepherd

Verse 1

Well I’ve been turned 'round

But I’ve never been lost

Seen the water get troubled

But we walked across

When my knees were shaking

You held my hand

Turning my problems

To a promised land

Chorus

Lead on Good Shepherd

I’ll follow all my days

There ain’t nothing sweeter

Than to watch You make a way

You’ve walked me through the valley

But You never steered me wrong

So lead on Good Shepherd lead on

Verse 2

Seen some mighty deep canyons

That You brought me through

Seen some mighty big mountains

That just up and moved

Glory glory hallelujah

Yeah that’s my song

Walking with my Father

Into the great unknown

Bridge

Step by step day by day

Lead me on Lord I pray

Road gets dark walk by faith

Lead on Good Shepherd

Ending

Lead on Good Shepherd lead on Good Shepherd

Lead on Good Shepherd lead on Good Shepherd

Lead on Good Shepherd lead on

Postlude

5-5-2024

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30 am

 

 

Welcome

Announcements

Offering GEMS Grand Rapids

Birthday

5 Greg VL, Dennis K

9 Kris

10 Tami 

11 Jay

Anniversary

5-8-21 Russ & Mo

* God’s Greeting

* Greeting of one another

* Opening Time of Singing 

What the World says: Follow your heart. If you really want a career then go after it. You really love someone you will get them. The World tells us

that every yarning of our hearts is valid and meaningful and worth every sacrifice. Yet even with all this heart following anxiety, depression, and

suicide are skyrocketing statistics. People wonder through life without purpose or direction. Anger and violence appear to be rising uncontrollable.

The world says follow your heart.

What the Bible says: in Jeremiah 17:9 9 The heart is more deceitful than anything else, 

and incurable—who can understand it?

 Ecclesiastes 12:13 13 When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: fear God and keep his commands, because this is the

whole duty of humanity.

 

Congregational Prayer

 

Profession of Faith: Cody VanDerHart and Cade VanDerHart

SCRIPTURE PROMISES
If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and
believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For one believes with the heart and so is justified,
and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
The Scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.”
Romans 10:9-11

 

ALL: I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Congregation of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Today we are privileged to welcome into the full life of the church's fellowship Cody and Cade who wishes to confess their faith in Christ as Lord

and Savior. When they were baptized God made clear his claim on them as his own, and they were received into the church. Now they wishes

to share fully in the life of this congregation and of the whole church of God. And so today they will publicly accept and confirm what was sealed

in their baptism, confess their faith in the Lord Jesus, and offer themselves to God as his willing servants. We thank God for having given Cody

and Cade this desire and pray that as we now hear their confession, he will favor us with the presence and guidance of his Holy Spirit. 

 

The Vows*

Cody VanDerHart and Cade VanDerHart, will you stand now, and in the presence of God and his people respond to the following questions:

  1. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God sent to redeem the world, do you love and trust him as the one who saves you from your

  2. sin, and do you with repentance and joy embrace him as Lord of your life?

Answer: I do.

  1. Do you believe that the Bible is the Word of God revealing Christ and his redemption, and that the confessions of this church faithfully reflect

  2. this revelation?

Answer: I do.

  1. Do you accept the gracious promises of God sealed to you in your baptism and do you affirm your union with Christ and his church which

  2. your baptism signifies?

Answer: I do.

  1. Do you promise to do all you can, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to strengthen your love and commitment to Christ by sharing faithfully in the

  2. life of the church, honoring and submitting to its authority; and do you join with the people of God in doing the work of the Lord everywhere?

Answer: I do.

 

The Reception
[The minister asks the congregation to rise.]
Minister: In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I now welcome you to all the privileges of full communion. I welcome you to full participation in the

life of the church. I welcome you to its responsibilities, its joys, and its sufferings. "May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal

ovenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may

he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" (Heb. 13:20-21).

 

Congregation: Thanks be to God! We promise you our love, encouragement, and prayers.

 

Children’s Sermon (OPTIONAL) NO

 

Bible Reading: 1 John 1:9

Sermon: The Discipline of Confession: A Hard Look into the Mirror

Prayer 

* God’s Blessing

Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all of those who love our Lord

Jesus Christ with an undying love. 

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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