Sunday Bulletin

July 18, 2021    10AM

In consideration of others and as guests of West High School please . . .

  • Silence your phone.
  • If you have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, please wear a mask over your mouth and nose the whole time. Masks are available at the entry area. For those who have been vaccinated, masks are optional. Since children remain unvaccinated, both children and volunteers will remain masked in our Children’s Ministry.

Bathrooms are located on the west end of the building.

We have this space until 12pm. Let’s head out at 11:50am. Thank you!

To give an offering, look for the baskets on a table in the center of our space. You can also give here.

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen,
not only because I see by it,
but because by it I see everything else.”

– C.S. Lewis

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP


Proverbs 3:5-8 (ESV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
7 Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
8 It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones.

SONG

Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble

Did you feel the mountains tremble
Did you hear the oceans roar
When the people rose to sing of
Jesus Christ, the risen One

Did you feel the people tremble
Did you hear the singers roar
When the lost began to sing of
Jesus Christ, the saving One

And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A mighty river through the nations
And young and old will turn to Jesus
Fling wide, you heavenly gates
Prepare the way of the risen Lord

[Chorus]
Open up the doors, let the music play
Let the streets resound with singing
Songs that bring Your hope
Songs that bring Your joy
Dancers who dance upon injustice

Do you feel the darkness tremble
As the saints join in one song
As the streams flow as one river
To wash away our brokenness

And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A time of jubilee is coming
When young and old return to Jesus
Fling wide, you heavenly gates
Prepare the way of the risen Lord

[Chorus]

And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A mighty river through the nations
And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A time of jubilee is coming

And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A mighty river through the nations
And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A time of jubilee is coming

When young and old return to Jesus
Fling wide, you heavenly gates
Prepare the way of the risen Lord

[Chorus]

Did you feel the mountains tremble
Did you hear the oceans roar
When the people rose to sing of
Jesus Christ, the risen One

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© 1994 Curious? Music UK (Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing) CCLI Song No. 1097028

SCRIPTURE READING

2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (ESV)

1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

SONG

His Mercy Is More

[Chorus]
Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, New every morn’
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

What love could remember no wrongs we have done?
Omniscient, all-knowing, he counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father so tender Is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest the poor
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

[Chorus]

What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment, His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

[Chorus]

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© 2016 Messenger Hymns, Love Your Enemies Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). CCLI Song No. 7065053. Words and music by Matt Boswell/Matt Papa

 

Dismiss Children: 3-year olds to those entering 5th grade in the fall.

Since children remain unvaccinated, both children and volunteers will remain masked in our Children’s Ministry.

SERMON

“The God Who Sees”


Genesis 16:1-16
(ESV)

1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar. 2 And Sarai said to Abram, “Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. 3 So, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife. 4 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress. 5 And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the Lord judge between you and me!” 6 But Abram said to Sarai, “Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please.” Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.

7 The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?” She said, “I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai.” 9 The angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel of the Lord also said to her, “I will surely multiply your offspring so that they cannot be numbered for multitude.” 11 And the angel of the Lord said to her,

“Behold, you are pregnant
and shall bear a son.
You shall call his name Ishmael,
because the Lord has listened to your affliction.

12 He shall be a wild donkey of a man,
his hand against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen.”

13 So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” 14 Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; it lies between Kadesh and Bered.

15 And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

SONG

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

[Chorus]
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

[Chorus]

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

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© 2009 worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music (Admin by Capitol Christian Music Publishing). CCLI Song No. 4768151. Words and music by John Newton/Chris Tomlin/Louie Giglio

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAYER AVAILABLE: If you would like someone to pray with you and for you, we have a team of leaders on the east side of our worship space.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will formally “particularize” (become our own church) on Sunday, August 15th. Leaders from our mother church will join us to install our newly elected elders and commission us.

 

BENEDICTION

18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might

Ephesians 1:18-19 (ESV)