February 21 Worship Order

11:00 A.M.

Prelude
Down to the River to Pray
arr. Hayes

Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell

Chiming of the Hour
Thomas Winkler

Worship Song                                                                                                       
As the Deer

As the deer pant-eth for the water, So my soul long-eth after Thee. You alone are my heart’s desire, And I long to worship Thee.

You alone are my strength and shield; To You alone may my spirit yield. You alone are my heart’s desire, And I long to worship Thee.

You’re my friend and You are my brother, Even though You are a King. I love You more than any other, So much more than anything.

You alone are my strength and shield; To You alone may my spirit yield. You alone are my heart’s desire, And I long to worship Thee.

Litany & Invocation

Leader:  We trust in your, O God, for you are faithful.
People: Show us your ways and teach us your paths.
Leader: We wait for you.
People: Lead us in your paths of truth.
Leader: Do not remember our failures.
People: Out of your merciful grace, forgive us.
Leader: You are faithful, O God. Your love is steadfast.
People: We life up our souls to you, and praise you always.

Hymn
Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

Chorus – Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hands hath provided; Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above, Join with all nature in manifold witness To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside!

First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
1 Peter 5:6-11
Dr. Mike

Solo
Dr. Mike

Second Lesson
Nahum 1:2-7
Dr. Mike

Sermon
A Stronghold in the Day of Trouble
Dr. Mike

Postlude
Thomas Winkler