HOW TO PREPARE FOR CROSSWAY GATHERED: NOVEMBER 19TH, 2017
GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP
The Lord is king! Let the nations tremble! He sits on his throne between the cherubim. Let the whole earth quake! The Lord sits in majesty in Jerusalem, exalted above all the nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name. Your name is holy! Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established fairness. You have acted with justice and righteousness throughout Israel.
Exalt the Lord our God! Bow low before his feet, for he is holy!
HOLY - Matt Redman
HOLY HOLY HOLY - Reginald Heber
LORD HAVE MERCY - Steve Merkel
Responsive Reading from Psalm 56 - New Living Translation
O God, have mercy on me, for people are hounding me. My foes attack me all day long. I am constantly hounded by those who slander me, and many are boldly attacking me.
But when I am afraid. I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting to harm me. They come together to spy on me—watching my every step, eager to kill me. Don’t let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, bring them down.
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know: God is on my side! I praise God for what he has promised; yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised.
I trust in God, so why should I be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help.
For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.
OUR ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Responsive Reading from Isaiah 49:13-16
Sing for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Burst into song, O mountains!
For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their suffering.
Yet Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us.”
“Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.
IN TENDERNESS - W. Spencer Walton
WE PASS THE PEACE
Peace be with you
And also with you.
GRACE ALONE - Dustin Kensrue
WE GIVE THANKS
we hear the preached word
JESUS WALKS ON THE WATER
45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night[a] he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
MARK 6:45 - 52 – ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION
WE SHARE THE LORD'S SUPPER
NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES - Joel Sczebel & Pat Sczebel