Sunday Worship Liturgy
August 2, 2020

Below is the worship liturgy for August 2. If you are unable to join us at 9:00AM for our live worship through Zoom, you are invited to walk through this liturgy individually or together with your family.

While we cannot meet together at our church building, we continue to live and act as the church through our collective worship of God. May this liturgy continue to bless you and encourage you in the worship of the Lord. The video of the worship service, which will span approximately 90 minutes in its entirety will be posted by 10:30am today.

You're always welcome to join us live, every Sunday at 9:00am.

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Here is the recording for this week's service:

(Video processing may delay the recording playback until after 11:30am as we had issues with the recording today. Thanks for your understanding!)

Liturgical Order

Call to Worship
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
Confession

Lord Have Mercy (For What Have We Done)
Assurance
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me


Offering Prayer
Children's Time
Congregational Prayer
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 9:1-9
Sermon:  Two Promises and the Beginning of
                  Solomon's Fall

                by Pastor Jason

Communion
By Faith
Announcements

Doxology
Benediction

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Call to Worship
Psalm 95:6-7; 1 Kings 8:23, 56-58

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. 

O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart. 

Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant. The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers. May he not leave us or forsake us, that he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments, his statutes, and his rules, which he commanded our fathers.


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Confession

The psalmist testifies: Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the words of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me.

In the strength of this assurance, let us confess our sins to God silently in prayer.

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Assurance

We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all. This is God’s gospel promise: to forgive our sins and give us eternal life by grace alone because of Christ’s one sacrifice finished on the cross.

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1 Kings 9:1-9

The Lord Appears to Solomon

1 As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build, 2 the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house that you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time. 4 And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my rules, 5 then I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’ 6 But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes that I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, 7 then I will cut off Israel from the land that I have given them, and the house that I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight, and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8 And this house will become a heap of ruins. Everyone passing by it will be astonished and will hiss, and they will say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’ 9 Then they will say, ‘Because they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore the Lord has brought all this disaster on them.’”

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Announcements

  • Women As Elders - please continue to pray as our church learns about this important subject together
  • RTC "Return to Church" Guidebook - please review this resource in detail to understand our church's guidelines
  • Missions Budget - pray that RCAC would support the work of missions globally and financially support the missions budget that has been established for 2020.
  • Staff Away - Pastor Alex is away August 1 - 17
  • Office is closed August 3.

  • Diving Deeper:  Sermon Discussions

    Something new you're all invited to: a weekly 45-minute discussion to marinate on the sermon and Scripture text from the previous Sunday. 


    Sunday at 8:00pm

    Led by Pastor Jason


    The theme for this series: 

    Lessons from Kings


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  • "Pastors Without Borders and Church Without Walls"

    Read Pastor Simon's next reflection on ministry & church in this time of COVID-19


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  • Podcast #3 - Community

    Every 2 weeks Pastors Jason, Alex & Karen will have a conversation on one topic. 

    We hope it'll be encouraging, sometimes fun, sometimes serious, but mostly to connect with you.


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Doxology

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow

Praise Him, all creatures here below

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen.

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