From time to time I wish to share one in every of our worship companies from Grace Fellowship Church. In that vein, right here is how we worshiped on one September Sunday morning. This week’s solid of characters included Steve as service chief, Paul as preacher, and Josh as lead worshiper. The band was composed of guitar, electrical guitar, and bass guitar with one male and two feminine vocalists. As a result of the textual content on this Sunday targeted on prayer, we had every of the elders take a flip praying, and every one prayed a distinct type of prayer. For that purpose there have been extra individuals up entrance than is normally the case.
Welcome and Name to Worship (Steve)
“Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord” (Psalm 36:5-6).
Prayer of Adoration (Steve)
Steve prayed a prayer of adoration.
- “Behold Our God”
- “How Great Thou Art”
Prayer of Confession (Tim)
I prayed a prayer of confession and particularly confessed our sin of prayerlessness.
- “Before the Throne of God Above”
Complementary Textual content Studying (Murray)
Murray stated one thing like, “When there was a drought in the land of Israel, listen to what the prophet Elijah did.” He then learn 1 Kings 18:41-46 and solely after studying stated that the studying was drawn from 1 Kings 18. He then stated this: “Elijah prayed in faith to the Lord to send rain, and the Lord answered. Let’s thank God that he hears and answers the prayers of his people.”
Prayer of Thanksgiving (Murray)
Murray prayed a short prayer of thanksgiving.
- Psalm 138
Pastoral Prayer (Dwight)
Dwight prayed for a variety of issues associated to the church.
Scripture Studying (Dwight)
Dwight learn the textual content upon which the sermon was primarily based. He started by saying one thing like, “Please take your Bible and turn to James 5:13-20. If you have one of our church Bibles, you will find that on page 952. If you do not have a Bible, please raise your hand and our ushers will bring one to you.” He started the studying with “This is what Holy Scripture says…” After studying the textual content he stated, “This is the word of the Lord” to which the congregation replied, “Thanks be to God.”
- “Prayer for the Ministry of the Word” & “Thy Promise Lord” set to the tune of “Amazing Grace”
Paul preached a sermon titled “Stroll Your Speak By way of Your Illness” primarily based on James 5:13-20. His define was:
- Pray in your issues
- Reward in your joys
- Petition in your illness
- “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Steve commissioned the church to stay on the idea of the truths we heard within the sermon. He additionally supplied details about some upcoming occasions within the lifetime of the church: The sermon Q&A following the service; the resumption of our Sunday night companies after a summer season hiatus; the resumption of weekly Wednesday night prayer conferences; the resumption of our GraceYouth conferences; and an upcoming Missions Night time with Tim Keesee.
“Receive this blessing of the Lord from His Word: ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.’ Amen.”