7-26-2020 Worship Guide

Uptown Church
WORSHIP GUIDE
July 26, 2020

God Calls Us Into Worship

Greeting – RJ Clouse

Call to Worship – Rev. Bernie Lawrence

Psalm 96:1-4a

LEADER: Oh sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth!
PEOPLE: Sing to the LORD, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
LEADER: Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
PEOPLE: For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.

 

How Firm A Foundation

J. Funk | G. Keith | J. Rippon | A. Steele

How firm a foundation
You saints of the Lord
Is laid for your faith
In His excellent word
What more can He say
Than to you He has said
To you who for refuge
To Jesus have fled

Fear not I am with you
O be not dismayed
For I am your God
And will still give you aid
I’ll strengthen you help you
And cause you to stand
Upheld by My righteous
Omnipotent hand

When through the deep waters
I call you to go
The rivers of grief
Shall not you overflow
For I will be with you
In trouble to bless
And sanctify to you
Your deepest distress

When through fiery trials
Your pathway shall lie
My grace all-sufficient
Shall be your supply
The flames shall not hurt you
I only design
Your dross to consume
And your gold to refine

The soul that on Jesus
Has leaned for repose
I will not I will not
Desert to its foes
That soul though all hell
Should endeavor to shake
I’ll never no never
No never forsake
That soul though all hell
Should endeavor to shake
I’ll never no never
No never forsake

 

God Cleanses Us

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)

E. O. Excell | J. P. Rees | J. Houston | J. Myrin | J. Newton

All these pieces
Broken and scattered
In mercy gathered, mended and whole
Empty-handed, but not forsaken
I’ve been set free, I’ve been set free

Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
Oh I once was lost, But now I am found
Was blind but now I see

chorus

Oh I can see You now
Oh I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying Yourself down
Raising up the broken to life

You take our failure
You take our weakness
You set Your treasure, in jars of clay
So take this heart Lord, I’ll be Your vessel
The world to see Your life in me

Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
Oh I once was lost, But now I am found
Was blind but now I see

chorus

Oh I can see You now
Oh I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying Yourself down
Raising up the broken to life

Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
Oh I once was lost, But now I am found
Was blind but now I see

Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
Oh I once was lost, But now I am found
Was blind but now I see

chorus

Oh I can see You now
Oh I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying Yourself down
Raising up the broken to life

 

Cornerstone

W. B. Bradbury | E. Liljero | R. Morgan | E. Mote | J. Myrin

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus’ name

chorus

Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong
In the Savior’s love
Through the storm
He is Lord, Lord of all

When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
My anchor holds within the veil

chorus

Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong
In the Savior’s love
Through the storm
He is Lord, Lord of all

When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless stand before the throne

 

Love Constraining To Obedience

W. Cowper | S. Martin

How long beneath the Law I lay
In bondage and distress
I toiled the precept to obey
But toiled without success.
No strength of nature can suffice
To serve the Lord aright
And what she has, she misapplies
For want of clearer light

chorus

To see the Law by Christ fulfilled
To hear His pardoning voice
Changes a slave into a child
And duty into choice

Then to abstain from outward sin
Was more than I could do
Now if I feel its power within
I feel I hate it too
Then all my servile works were done
A righteousness to raise
Now, freely chosen in the Son
I freely choose His ways

chorus

To see the Law by Christ fulfilled
To hear His pardoning voice
Changes a slave into a child
And duty into choice

 

Prayer for High School Graduates

Rev. Dave Kulp

 

We Respond in Faith & Thanksgiving

The Giving of Tithes and Offerings

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I Will Look Up – Song of Preparation

W. Joye | C. Brown | M. Brock | M. Redman

All the worries of this world
I will lay them at Your feet
Surrender ev’ry anxious thought
For perfect peace, Your perfect peace
All the loved ones I hold dear
All my hopes and dreams and all my fears
I will choose to trust Your name
In ev’rything, In ev’rything

chorus

I will look up
For there is none above You
I will bow down
To tell You that I need You
Jesus Lord of all
Jesus Lord of all

I will take You at Your word
Jesus You have taken hold of me
All my life is in Your hands
You are my strength, You are my strength

chorus

I will look up
For there is none above You
I will bow down
To tell You that I need You
Jesus Lord of all
I will look back
And see that You are faithful
I look ahead
Believing You are able
Jesus Lord of all
Jesus Lord of all

Prince of Peace, Perfect Healer
All my life, all my care’s on You
King of Kings, Mighty Savior
All my life, all my care’s on You

Prince of Peace, Perfect Healer
All my life, all my care’s on You
King of Kings, Mighty Savior
All my life, all my care’s on You

chorus

I will look up
For there is none above You
I will bow down
To tell You that I need You
Jesus Lord of all
I will look back
And see that You are faithful
I look ahead
Believing You are able
Jesus Lord of all
Jesus Lord of all

Our God is Jesus Lord of all
Jesus Lord of all

 

The Pastoral Prayer

Ruling Elder, Derek Rogers

 

God Feeds Us With His Word

The Reading of the Word – Psalm 139

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

 

The Sermon – Rev. Bernie Lawrence

“Perspectives on Life with the Living God”

Sermon Outline

 

God Blesses Us and Sends Us Out

Whom Shall I Fear – Song of Response

E. Cash | S. Cash | C. Tomlin

You hear me when I call
You are my morning song
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light
Whom shall I fear?
You crush the enemy
Underneath my feet
You are my sword and shield
Though troubles linger still
Whom shall I fear?

chorus

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

My strength is in Your name
For You alone can save
You will deliver me
Yours is the victory
Whom shall I fear?
Whom shall I fear?

chorus

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

Nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding on to Your promises
You are faithful, You are faithful

Nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding on to Your promises
You are faithful, You are faithful
You are faithful

chorus

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

 

Benediction – Rev. Bernie Lawrence

 

Worship Leader – Ryan Hill
Vocals – Catherine Larson
Electric Guitar – Jeremy Goodwyne
Piano – Jim Vaughn
Bass – Paul Winter
Drums – Dave Rich

 

“How Firm A Foundation” © Public Domain | CCLI Song # 107816
“Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)” © 2014 © Hillsong Music Publishing (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | CCLI Song # 7019974
“Cornerstone” © 2011 Hillsong Music Publishing | CCLI Song # 6158927
“Love Constraining To Obedience” © 2009 Ninety5 Songs, ASCAP
“I Will Look Up” © 2013 Thankyou Music and Sony/ATV Tree Publishing | CCLI Song # 7011443
“Whom Shall I Fear” © 2012 Worship Together Music, Sixsteps Songs, A Thousand Generations Publishing, and Alletrop Music | CCLI Song # 6440288