Worship Guide

Uptown Church
WORSHIP GUIDE
MAY 24, 2020

God Calls Us Into Worship

Greeting – Jeremy Goodwyne

Call to Worship – Interim Senior Pastor, Rev. John Sittema

Faithful To The End

B. Johnson | H. McClure | J. Taylor |  P. McClure

We’re heaven-spun creations
His pride and adoration
Treasures woven by His love
His careful hands they hold us
Safe within His promise
Of calling and of destiny

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And I will sing of all You’ve done
And I’ll remember how far You’ve carried me

From beginning until the end
You are faithful, faithful to the end

A Father’s heart that’s for me
A never-ending story
Of love that’s always chasing me
His kindness overwhelming
And hope for me unending
He’s never given up on me

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And I will sing of all You’ve done
And I’ll remember how far You’ve carried me
From beginning until the end
You are faithful, faithful to the end
And I will sing of all You’ve done
And I’ll remember how far You’ve carried me
From beginning until the end
You are faithful, faithful to the end

There wasn’t a day that You weren’t by my side
There wasn’t a day that You let me fall
In all of my life, Your love has been true
With all of my life, I will worship You
There wasn’t a day that You weren’t by my side
There wasn’t a day that You let me fall
In all of my life, Your love has been true
With all of my life, I will worship You

 

God Cleanses Us

Shepherd

N. Singh, J. Robinson, R. Thompson | M. Farren

Though I walk through the valley
And I can’t see the way
When the shadows surround me
I will not be afraid
For I know You are with me
You will always provide
Though the path may be lonely
You will stay by my side
I will rest my soul
I’ll trust in You alone

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For the Lord my Shepherd
Leads me, leads me

And He is all I need
In the darkest valley
I know, I know

My shepherd is all I need

Lord I know that You seek me
When I’m trying to hide
And Your love it pursues me
All the days of my life
I will rest my soul
I’ll trust in You alone

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For the Lord my Shepherd
Leads me, leads me

And He is all I need
In the darkest valley
I know, I know

My shepherd is all I need

I rest my soul in You alone
You light my way You lead me on

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For the Lord my Shepherd
Leads me, leads me

And He is all I need
In the darkest valley
I know, I know

My shepherd is all I need

 

Confession of Sin – Wandering Sheep

Leader: Merciful God, you are the Good Shepherd; you know your sheep. You gently lead us into green pastures and beside still waters, feeding us, giving us rest, restoring us.
People: But all we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—everyone—to his own way. Faithfully you have been our guide but in our comfort and self-sufficiency we have wandered time after time onto the paths of the unrighteous. Lord have mercy!
Leader: Despite our disobedience, You, O God, have had compassion on us. For the one sheep that has gone astray you have left the ninety-nine.
People: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—everyone—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

 

Assurance of Pardoning Grace – Isaiah 53:4-5

 

In Christ Alone

  S. Townend | K. Getty

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
‘Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

 

The Christian’s Hope Can Never Fail

 Unknown | Benj Pocta

We travel through a barren land
With dangers thick on every hand
But Jesus guides us through the vale
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail

Huge sorrows meet us as we go
And devils aim to overthrow
But vile infernals can’t prevail
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail

Sometimes we’re tempted to despair
But Jesus makes us then His care
Though numerous foes our souls assail
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail

We trust upon the sacred word
The oath and promise of the Lord
And safely through each tempest sail
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail

 

We Respond in Faith & Thanksgiving

The Giving of Tithes and Offerings

House Of God Forever – Song of Preparation

 J. Foreman

God is my shepherd
I won’t be wanting I won’t be wanting
He makes me rest
In fields of green with quiet streams
Even though I walk
Through the valley of death and dying
I will not fear
‘Cause you are with me you are with me

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Your shepherd staff comforts me
You are my feast in the presence of enemies
Surely goodness will follow me
Follow me in the house of God, forever

God is my shepherd
I won’t be wanting I won’t be wanting
He makes me rest
In fields of green with quiet streams
Even while I’m walking
Through the valley of death and dying
I will not fear
‘Cause you are with me you are with me

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Your shepherd staff comforts me
You are my feast in the presence of enemies
Surely goodness will follow me
Follow me in the house of God, forever

 

The Pastoral Prayer – Ruling Elder, Forde Britt

 

God Feeds Us With His Word

The Reading of the Word – John 10:1-21

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!

 

The Sermon – Rev. John Sittema

“I Am…the Good Shepherd!”

Sermon Outline

 

God Blesses Us and Sends Us Out

All Must Be Well – Song of Response

M. B. Peters | M. S. Smith

Through the love of God our Savior
All will be well
Free and changeless is His favor
All is well
Precious is the blood that healed us
Perfect is the grace that sealed us
Strong the hand stretched forth to shield us
All must be well

Though we pass through tribulation
All will be well
Ours is such a full salvation
All is well
Happy still in God confiding
Fruitful if in Christ abiding
Steadfast through the Spirit’s guiding
All must be well

We expect a bright tomorrow
All will be well
Faith can sing through days of sorrow
All is well
On our Father’s love relying
Jesus every need supplying
Yes in living or in dying
All must be well

On our Father’s love relying
Jesus every need supplying
Yes in living or in dying
All must be well

 

Benediction – Rev. John Sittema

 

Worship Leader – Jeremy Goodwyne
Vocals – Cate Miller
Bass – Scott Plybon
Drums – Dave Rich

 

“Faithful To The End ” © 2015 © Bethel Music Publishing | CCLI Song # 7054172
“Shepherd” © 2016 © Farren Love And War Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI)), Integrity’s Alleluia! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI)), and CityAlight Music | CCLI Song # 7073334
“In Christ Alone” © 2001 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | CCLI Song # 3350395
“The Christian’s Hope Can Never Fail” © 2006 Red Mountain Music
“House Of God Forever” © 2008 Rubadub Rublishing Publishing | CCLI Song # 5295702
“All Must Be Well” © 2007 detuned radio music | CCLI Song # 5617634