Home Worship Guide

July 25, 2021

Welcome

Thank you so much for joining us! The following page will take you through the order of worship for this Sunday. To access the recorded songs and sermon, use the embedded audio players in each section.

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  • Plan for your time – read through the guide and prepare the room where you are gathering
  • Make your time joyful – have fun!!!
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  • Have your kids participate in age and maturity appropriate ways – reading, singing, etc.
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Time of Reflection

“Young man, be of good courage. Care not for what the world says or thinks: you will not be with the world always. Can man save your soul? No. Will man be your judge in the great and dreadful day of account? No. Can man give you a good conscience in life, a good hope in death, a good answer in the morning of resurrection? No! no! no! Man can do nothing of the sort. Then ‘fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their revilings: for the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool’ (Isa. 51:7,8). Call to your mind the saying of good Colonel Gardiner: ‘I fear God, and therefore I have none else to fear.’ Go and be like him.”
~J.C. Ryle, Thoughts for Young Men

“Objection: But would you not have us rejoice at the sight and sense of the forgiveness of our sins?
Answer: Yes; but… ‘rejoice with trembling’ (Psalm 2:11). For then you have solid and godly joy; a joyful heart, and wet eyes, in this will stand very well together; and it will be so more or less…”
~John Bunyan, A Treatise of the Fear of God

“Without the fear of God it is impossible to say ‘No’ to temptations and evil.”
~Sunday Adelaja

“Let God’s distinguishing love to you be a motive to you to fear him greatly. He hath put his fear in thy heart, and hath not given that blessing to thy neighbor; perhaps not to thy husband, thy wife, thy child, or thy parent…Remember also…that this fear of the Lord is his treasure, a choice jewel, given only to…those that are greatly beloved.”
~John Bunyan, A Treatise of the Fear of God

Opening Prayer

(select someone from your group to open your service in prayer)

Call to Worship

Psalm 111 (ESV)

LEADER: Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.
 
PEOPLE: Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful.
 
LEADER: He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
 
PEOPLE: The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
 
LEADER: He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!
 
PEOPLE: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Songs & Liturgy

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
BEHOLD OUR GOD
(Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, Stephen Altrogge)
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!

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?
(CHORUS)

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!
(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:
You will reign forever! (Let Your glory fill the earth)
You will reign forever! (Let your glory fill the earth)
You will reign forever! (Let your glory fill the earth)
You will reign forever! (Let your glory fill)
(CHORUS)
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PSALM MEDITATION Psalm 19:7-11 (ESV)

LEADER: The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;

PEOPLE: The testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;


LEADER: The precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;

PEOPLE: The commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;


LEADER: The fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;

PEOPLE: The rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.


LEADER: More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;

PEOPLE: Sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.


LEADER: Moreover, by them is your servant warned;

PEOPLE: In keeping them there is great reward.
HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US
(Stuart Townend)
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss.
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders.
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything:
No gifts, no power, no wisdom.
But I will boast in Jesus Christ:
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart:
His wounds have paid my ransom.
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Sharing

(as a lead into the Prayer Time, as a group share how you are feeling and what you are learning)

Prayer Time

(You may have an open time of prayer or select someone to pray)

  • Pray for our church’s short and long-term meeting place needs, that God would give us favor in the eyes of those in authority and that He would give us provision that would go far beyond all that we could ask or imagine.
  • Pray for our world – that the good news of Jesus Christ would flourish and that many would come to know God genuinely and personally.
  • Pray for those experiencing injustices; specifically, that God would bring hope, reconciliation, and restoration through the good news of His Son, and that we would be agents of this reconciliation.
  • Pray for those in authority at every level in our country, that they would govern wisely and justly.

Listen to Sermon

“Good Fear, Good God”
Psalm 128
preached by Robert Moore
We hope to have an audio recording of the sermon available by 11:30 am.
Scripture Passage:  Psalm 128 (ESV)
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
   who walks in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
   you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
   within your house;
   your children will be like olive shoots
   around your table.
4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
   who fears the Lord.
5 The Lord bless you from Zion!
   May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
   all the days of your life!
6 May you see your children’s children!
   Peace be upon Israel!

Confession of Faith

Adapted from Revelation 15:3-4 (NIV)

LEADER: In heaven we will join in the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb of God, saying:
 
ALL: “Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the nations.
Who will not fear you, Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Song of Response

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions) 
BE THOU MY VISION
(Traditional Irish hymn, trans. Mary E. Byrne, versified by Eleanor H. Hull)
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven my treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’ns Sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
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Benediction

(The leader or individual should read this aloud relishing in the confident assertion that Christ has conquered.)

Luke 12:29-32

LEADER: Do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

PEOPLE: Amen!

Worshipping God through Giving

God has called us to be generous. He has entrusted this earth and all that is in it to us, but it is, ultimately, His! The Father gave what was most precious to Him, His own Son, in order to die for our sins. He has given to us abundantly beyond all that we could possibly ask or imagine! He is a benevolent and generous Giver! So, we give.

First, we want to remind you to continue your regular giving to CRC. This supports the ongoing work and ministry here in the Upper Valley and around the world through our missions support. Second, please consider giving to our Benevolence Fund, which supports local community care, both inside and outside the church. This is vitally important right now! As we see needs sprouting up around the community, we want to be positioned to extend a loving hand of support to those in need.

Giving Numbers
2021 Budgeted Giving: $363,420
2021 Actual Giving to Date: $357,508              
Difference: (-$5,912)
Missions Giving YTD: $73,845
updated as of 6/30/21