Home Worship Guide

February 7, 2021


Thank you so much for joining us! The following page will take you through the order of worship for this Sunday.

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A few tips for parents:
  • Plan for your time – read through the guide and prepare the room where you are gathering
  • Make your time joyful – have fun!!!
  • Remember, it’s primarily about a relationship, not a task to scratch off
  • Have your kids participate in age and maturity appropriate ways – reading, singing, etc.
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Time of Reflection

“...the mystery...that Almighty God would come down...in the person of Jesus Christ and became one of us.... There is really nothing like that incredible social inversion of Almighty God coming here and living with us and dying with us.”
~Anne Rice, author of The Vampire Chronicles

“. . . John in his use of Logos [i.e. Word] is cutting clean across one of the fundamental Greek ideas. The Greeks thought of the gods as detached from the world, as regarding its struggles and heartaches and joys and fears with serene divine lack of feeling. John’s idea of the Logos conveys exactly the opposite idea. John’s Logos does not show us a God who is serenely detached, but a God who is passionately involved.”
~Leon Morris (1914-2006), Australian New Testament scholar

“The Son is the Father’s All.”
~Athanasius (c. 196-373 AD), North African theologian and church leader

“The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact…. By becoming fact it does not cease to be myth: that is the miracle…. Those who do not know that this great myth became Fact…are, indeed, to be pitied. But Christians also need to be…reminded that…[Christianity] carries with it into the world of Fact all the properties of a myth. God is more than a god, not less…. We must not be ashamed of the mythical radiance resting in our theology.”
~C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), writer and academic at both Oxford and Cambridge

“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.”
~St. Augustine (354-430), bishop in North Africa

“… if we would see the glory of God, it appears most in grace, and mercy, and lovingkindness, and such sweet attributes…. We must take God, not as considered [abstractly]…, but God in Christ; for other notions of god are terrible.”
~Richard Sibbes (1577-1635), English theologian

“The Gospel of John opens with Jesus Christ in the bosom of God, and closes with the sinner in the bosom of Jesus Christ.”
~D. L. Moody (1837-1899), founder of Northfield Mount Hermon Schools (MA)

“Because Jesus Christ is a man, He feels what we feel. Because He is God, He can do something about it.”
~Tony Evans, pastor and author

Opening Prayer

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

Call to Worship

Psalm 29:1-2 (NASB)

LEADER: Ascribe to the Lord, sons of the mighty,

PEOPLE: Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

LEADER: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;

PEOPLE: Worship the Lord in holy attire.

Songs & Liturgy

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions)
(Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
Lord, from sorrows deep I call
When my hope is shaken.
Torn and ruined from the fall,
Hear my desperation.
For so long I’ve pled and prayed,
“God, come to my rescue!”
Even so the thorn remains,
Still my heart will praise You.

 Storms within my troubled soul,
Questions without answers.
On my faith these billows roll.
God, be now my shelter.
Why are you cast down my soul?
Hope in Him who saves you.
When the fires have all grown cold,
Cause this heart to praise You.

Oh my soul, put your hope in God.
My help, my rock, I will praise Him.
Sing, oh sing, through the raging storm.
“You’re still my God, my salvation.”

Should my life be torn from me,
Every worldly pleasure.
When all I possess is grief,
God, be then my treasure.
Be my vision in the night.
Be my hope and refuge.
‘Til my faith is turned to sight,
Lord, my heart will praise You.
©2018 Getty Music Hymns and Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CCLI#1791178

LEADER: The voice of the Lord is on the waters;
The God of glory thunders,
The Lord is over many waters.

PEOPLE: The voice of the Lord is powerful,
The voice of the Lord is majestic.

LEADER: The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
Yes, the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon in pieces.

PEOPLE: He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
And Sirion like a young wild ox.

LEADER: The voice of the Lord divides flames of fire.

PEOPLE: The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

LEADER: The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
And strips the forests bare;

ALL: And in His temple everything says, “Glory!”


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

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

“The Word Became Flesh, and We Beheld His Glory”
John 1:1-5, 14-18
preached by Pastor Don Willeman
We hope to upload a recording of the sermon from the early service by 11:30 am.
Scripture Passages

 John 1 (NIV) 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it….

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

Exodus 33 (ESV)

18 Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” 21 And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, 22 and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”
Exodus 34 (ESV)

4 So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone. 5 The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. 6 The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty…

Psalm 85 (ESV)

7 Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
  and grant us your salvation.
8 Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
  for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
  but let them not turn back to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
  that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
  righteousness and peace kiss each other.

Song of Response

(sing as a group and/or sing along to recorded versions) 
(Nathan Stiff)
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,
Greatest treasure of my longing soul.
My God, like You there is no other;
True delight is found in You alone.
Your grace a well too deep to fathom.
Your love exceeds the heavens’ reach.
Your truth a fount of perfect wisdom,
My highest good and my unending need.

O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,
Strong defender of my weary heart.
My sword to fight the cruel deceiver
And my shield against his hateful darts.
My song when enemies surround me,
My hope when tides of sorrow rise,
My joy when trials are abounding,
Your faithfulness my refuge in the night.

O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,
Gracious Savior of my ruined life.
My guilt and cross laid on Your shoulders.
In my place, You suffered, bled, and died.
You rose the grave and death are conquered;
You broke my bonds of sin and shame.
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,
May all my days bring glory to Your Name.
©2017 Sovereign Grace Worship (Admin. by Integrity Music) CCLI License #1791178

Confession of Faith

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

LEADER: For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received…

CONGREGATION: That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
and that He was buried, 
and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 
and that He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. 
After that He appeared to more than five hundred at one time.

Sharing Time

(have everyone share one thing that struck them from the sermon)

Closing Meditation

Psalm 29:10-11 (NASB)

LEADER: The Lord sat as King at the flood;

PEOPLE: Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.

LEADER: The Lord will give strength to His people;

ALL: The Lord will bless His people with peace.


(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.


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
2020 Budgeted Giving EOY: $673,200
2020 Actual Giving to Date: $685,242
Difference: $12,042
Missions Giving YTD: $188,751
updated as of 1/20/21