HANOVER VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN BULLETIN
August 9th, 2020
Real forgiveness means looking steadily at the sin, the sin that is left over without any excuse, after all allowances have been made, and seeing it in all its horror, dirt, meanness, and malice, and nevertheless being wholly reconciled to the man who has done it. That, and only that, is forgiveness, and that we can always have from God if we ask for it.
C.S Lewis The Weight of Glory Prelude
Call to Worship
Gathering Song (Please Stand)
He is Exalted He is exalted, the King is exalted on high, I will praise Him. He is exalted, forever exalted, and I will praise His name! He is the Lord. Forever His truth shall reign. Heaven and earth rejoice in His holy name. He is exalted, the King is exalted on high. (Repeat from beginning)
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high.
Corporate Prayer of Confession God of love, it is your will that we should love you with heart, soul, mind, strength, and our neighbor as ourselves, but we are not sufficient for these things. We confess that our affections continually turn away from you: from freedom to slavery, from compassion to indifference, from fullness to emptiness. Have mercy on us. Order our lives by your holy Word, and make your commandments the joy of our hearts. By the work of your loving Son at the Cross, forgive us and conform us to His image, so that we may shine before the world to your glory. Amen.
Words of Encouragement “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior....” Isaiah 43:1-3
Announcements & Prayers of the People
Scripture Philemon 1-25 (Please see page 8 for printed scripture.)
Sermon Gospel Shaped Relationships
Song of Reflection Death in His Grave Though the earth cried out for blood, satisfied her hunger was. Billows calmed on raging seas, for the souls of men she craved. Sun and moon and balcony turned their head in disbelief, Precious love would taste the sting, disfigured and disdained.
Chorus: On Friday a thief, on Sunday a King, Laid down in grief, but woke with the keys Of hell on that day, firstborn of the slain, The Man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave.
So three days in darkness slept the morning Son of Righteousness, But rose to shame the throws of death and overturn his rule. Now daughters and the sons of men would pay not their dues again. The debt of blood they owed was rent, when the day rolled anew. Chorus
Parting Song of Praise Death in His Grave (Chorus) On Friday a thief, on Sunday a King, Laid down in grief, but woke with the keys Of hell on that day, firstborn of the slain, The Man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave. The Man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave. WORSHIP MUSICIANS Jessi Adams - piano, vocals Praise songs are used by permission: CCLI #1526697 Hymns are reprinted from the Trinity Hymnal, Copyright 1990, Great Commission Publications. Used by permission.