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Liturgy Rundown

Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Rundown

If you want to look ahead and begin meditating on segments of the upcoming service, if you missed our service this Sunday, or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.

The Third Sunday of Epiphany 

Ordinary Time

January 20th, 2018 | 1.20.2018

Song of Adoration 

  Crown Him with Many Crowns

Call to Worship – Psalm 35

   Mr. Charlie Bursi

Leader:  Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, and your faithfulness to the clouds.

People:  Your righteousness is like the strong mountains, your justice like the great deep; you save both man and beast, O Lord.

Leader: How priceless is your love, O God! your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.

People: They feast upon the abundance of your house; you give them drink from the river of your delights.

Leader: For with you is the well of life, and in your light we see light.

All: Continue your loving-kindness to those who know you, and your favor to those who are true of heart.

Song of Praise

  This is Amazing Grace

Confession of Sin

Leader:  The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. Let us confess our sin to God.

All: God of grace, you have given us Jesus, the light of the world, but we choose darkness and cling to things that hide the brightness of your love. Immersed in ourselves, we have not risen to new life. Baptize us with your Spirit, that, forgiven and renewed, we may preach your Word to the nations and tell of your glory shining in the face of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our light forever. Amen

Assurance of Pardon - 1 John 1:9-12

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. To all who have received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. May the peace of Christ be always with you!

People:  And also with you.

Passing the Peace

Community Life Announcements

Scripture Reading

   Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2:1-11

Prayers of the People

Song of Preparation & Offering

   Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

The offering is a way for Christians to support the mission and ministry of the church. Christians offer a sacrificial portion of their resources- time, talents, possessions- as an act of faith and gratitude in response to God’s grace. If you are a visitor, please do not feel like you need to give anything. The offering is for those who call City Pres home to express their faith through giving.

The Sacrifice– Genesis 22:1-19

   Rev. Justin Edgar

Song of Response

   In Christ Alone

The Lord’s Supper

Jesus has prepared this table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who see their need for Jesus as their Lord and Savior are invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord. (Wine is on the outer circle and juice on the inner circles, gluten free bread is provided on the plate. Young children who do not yet take the sacrament may be brought forward for prayer. If you have any worries about being on camera, please remain seated during this time. The stage and surrounding area is on FB Live.)

Words of Institution

  Minister: The Lord be with you.

  People: And also with you

  Minister: Lift up your hearts!

  People: We lift them up to the Lord.

  Minister: Let us lift up our hearts to the Lord.

  People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

  Minister: Therefore, let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

  People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

  Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.

Song of Communion

   Man of Sorrows

Song of Celebration

   Doxology

Benediction

Minister: May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light to the world; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Minister: Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

People: Thanks be to God!