May 17, 2020

Here is the worship guide for Sunday, May 17, 2020.

PDF version of the worship guide to download or print.

The livestream will begin at 10:30 a.m. on our Facebook page.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Welcome and Announcements

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Ye Servants of God”

Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,
and publish abroad his wonderful name;
the name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
his kingdom is glorious and rules over all.

God ruleth on high, almighty to save;
and still He is nigh, His presence we have;
the great congregation his triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

“Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!”
let all cry aloud, and honor the Son:
the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.

Then let us adore and give him his right:
all glory and power, all wisdom and might;
all honor and blessing with angels above,
and thanks never-ceasing and infinite love.

Hymn: “Speak, O Lord”

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You
to receive the food of Your Holy Word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
that the light of Christ might be seen today
in our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us
all Your purposes for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,
holy reverence, true humility.
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
in the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see
your majestic love and authority.
Words of pow’r that can never fail,
let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us.
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time
that will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises,
and by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built
and the earth is filled with Your glory.

Scripture Reading and Prayer

Psalm 133 (ESV) A Song of Ascents. Of David.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
life forevermore.

Sermon: “If You Receive My Words”

Proverbs 2 (ESV)

My son, if you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,

making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;

yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,

if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,

then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

guarding the paths of justice
and watching over the way of his saints.

Then you will understand righteousness and justice
and equity, every good path;

10  for wisdom will come into your heart,
|and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

11  discretion will watch over you,
understanding will guard you,

12  delivering you from the way of evil,|
from men of perverted speech,

13  who forsake the paths of uprightness
to walk in the ways of darkness,

14  who rejoice in doing evil
and delight in the perverseness of evil,

15  men whose paths are crooked,
|and who are devious in their ways.

16  So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman,
from the adulteress with her smooth words,

17  who forsakes the companion of her youth
and forgets the covenant of her God;

18  for her house sinks down to death,
and her paths to the departed;

19  none who go to her come back,
nor do they regain the paths of life.

20  So you will walk in the way of the good|
and keep to the paths of the righteous.

21  For the upright will inhabit the land,
and those with integrity will remain in it,

22  but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.

Hymn: “The Perfect Wisdom of Our God”

The perfect wisdom of our God, revealed in all the universe:
All things created by His hand, and held together at His command.
He knows the mysteries of the seas, the secrets of the stars are His;
He guides the planets on their way, and turns the earth through another day.

The matchless wisdom of His ways that mark the path of righteousness;
His word a lamp unto my feet, His Spirit teaching and guiding me.
And oh, the mystery of the cross, that God should suffer for the lost,
So that the fool might shame the wise, and all the glory might go to Christ!

O grant me wisdom from above, to pray for peace and cling to love,
And teach me humbly to receive the sun and rain of Your sovereignty.
Each strand of sorrow has a place within this tapestry of grace;
So through the trials I choose to say, “Your perfect will in your perfect way.”


2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)

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