Early Service

Early Service

Early Service
9:30 a.m.
 
Introduction (9:30): Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Video
 
Call to Worship: “To God Be the Glory” (Hymn 28) – Susan Niederer on piano; Nancy Lawrence on organ
 
Prayer for Gospel Advancement: Pastor Chris Smith
 
Song of Testimony: “Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It” (Hymn 280, stanzas 1, 3, 4) – Susan Niederer on piano; Nancy Lawrence on organ
 
Song of Identity: “A Child of the King” (Hymn 632, stanzas 1 & 3) – Susan Niederer on piano; Nancy Lawrence on organ
 
Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Chris Smith
 
Pastoral Message: Ruth 3:6-11 – Pastor Chris Smith
 
“Adopted and Redeemed”
 
Prayer of Invitation: Pastor Chris Smith
 
Song of Response: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” (Hymn 101, stanzas 1 & 3) – Susan Niederer leading from piano; Nancy Lawrence on organ
 
Postlude: Nancy Lawrence on organ
 
SONGS:
 

“To God Be the Glory”

 
To God be the glory, great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.
 
Refrain:
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.
 
Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
 
Refrain
 
Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.
 
Refrain
 
 

“Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It”

 
Redeemed—how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever, I am. 
 
Refrain:
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed, 
His child, and forever, I am
 
I think of my blessed Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long;
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.
 
Refrain
 
I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose way I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.
 
Refrain
 
 

“A Child of the King”

 
My Father is rich in houses and lands,
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full, He has riches untold.
 
Refrain:
I’m a child of the King,
A child of the King:
With Jesus my Savior,
I’m a child of the King.
 
I once was an outcast stranger on earth,
A sinner by choice, an alien by birth,
But I’ve been adopted, my name’s written down,
An heir to a mansion, a robe and a crown.
 
Refrain
 
 

“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

 
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
 
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?
cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
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