English Service - Sunday, March 15, 2020

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Today's liturgy follows Psalm 63, a psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

Call to Worship: Psalm 63:1-4

1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
    my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
    beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
    in your name I will lift up my hands.

Prayer

Lord God, our Maker and Redeemer,

We gather to worship you this day, to delight in your presence and wonder at your love.

You satisfy our hunger for meaning and our thirst for fullness of life. 

So many things compete for our attention and love, yet it is only in you that we find true fulfillment.

You know us best.

You love us most.

You speak the nourishing words of truth.

You alone bring us joy and hope, and so we offer you our praise in the name Jesus Christ, our friend and Saviour.


CHORUS

Bless the Lord O my soul

O my soul

Worship His holy name

Sing like never before

O my soul

I'll worship Your holy name

VERSE 1

The sun comes up it's a new day dawning

It's time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me

Let me be singing when the evening comes

VERSE 2

You're rich in love and You're slow to anger

Your name is great and Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness I will keep on singing

Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

VERSE 3

And on that day when my strength is failing

The end draws near and my time has come

Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years and then forevermore


Psalm 63:5-8

5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
    and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
6 when I remember you upon my bed,
    and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7
for you have been my help,
    and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.



VERSE 1

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

VERSE 2

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

VERSE 3

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

CHORUS

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


Psalm 63:9-11

9 But those who seek to destroy my life
    shall go down into the depths of the earth;
10 they shall be given over to the power of the sword;
    they shall be a portion for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
    all who swear by him shall exult,
    for the mouths of liars will be stopped.


VERSE 1

See Him in Jerusalem

Walking where the crowds are

Once these streets had sung to Him

Now they cry for murder

Such a frail and lonely Man

Holding up the heavy cross

See Him walking in Jerusalem

On the road to save us

VERSE 2

See Him there upon the hill

Hear the scorn and laughter

Silent as a lamb He waits

Praying to the Father

See the King who made the sun

And the moon and shining stars

Let the soldiers hold and nail Him down

So that He could save them

VERSE 3

See Him there upon the cross

Now no longer breathing

Dust that formed the watching crowds

Takes the blood of Jesus

Feel the earth is shaking now

See the veil is split in two

And He stood before the wrath of God

Shielding sinners with His blood

VERSE 4

See the empty tomb today

Death could not contain Him

Once the Servant of the world

Now in vict'ry reigning

Lift your voices to the One

Who is seated on the throne

See Him in the New Jerusalem

Praise the One who saved us


Children's Time


Today's Scripture Reading is taken from

Romans 9:1-5

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

My Trust: The Great Commission and Reaching Our Kinsmen

A Sermon on Romans 9:1-5 by Rev. Raphael Chow

Song of Response

VERSE 1

All the poor and powerless

And all the lost and lonely

And all the thieves will come confess

And know that You are holy

And know that You are holy

CHORUS 1

And all will sing out hallelujah

And we will cry out hallelujah

VERSE 2

All the hearts who are content

And all who feel unworthy

And all who hurt with nothin' left

Will know that You are holy

BRIDGE

Shout it

Go on and scream it from the mountains

Go on and tell it to the masses

That He is God

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