Sunday Worship Service 3.15.2020
With our corporate worship services canceled this week, you have the opportunity to gather with your roommates, family and perhaps a few friends to worship together in your own homes. Below is an order of service that can help guide you.
Call to Worship
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Worship in Song
Assurance of Salvation
1 Corinthians 15:51-57
51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Take a few moments and pray for:
- Those who are ill
- Wisdom for all government & health officials
- Those at greatest risk of contracting this illness (with compromised immune systems due to other illnesses, health conditions or age)
- Patience and endurance for parents who now have their kids home from school for 2 weeks
- Those who are anxious
- Those who are critical of those who are anxious
These are uncertain times, there’s no mistaking it. None of us know what the future holds, yet we know and trust the one who holds the future.
If you have financial or physical needs, our church family is committed to coming alongside you and supporting you during this time. What an incredible opportunity we have, in the face of uncertainty to embody the generosity of our God to one another and our neighbors.
If you are in need, please reach out to your assigned deacon. If you do not have a deacon assigned to you, or you are uncertain of who they are, please reach out to [email protected].
Thank you for your continued generosity in giving financially to the Lord. We have been blessed in order to be a blessing to others in the name of Jesus. There are many needs which we already have, with many more needs on the way.
Please consider how you might give more generously to the needs of the church family and our communities.
You can give online or even mail a gift directly to Chelten.
A Word from the Pastors
Thanks to the internet and modern technology, we have access to millions of quality, Gospel-centered sermons. Here are some recommended sermons and podcasts for you to consider listening to throughout the week to continue to grow in Christ.
Previous Sermons from Chelten
Other Recommended Sermons and Podcasts
- Gospel in Life Sermons – by Tim Keller
- Bible Project Website
- The Gospel Coalition Resource Library
As you go from this time, whether that is to the rest of your family or to your neighbors, you go with the blessing of God – blessed to be a blessing.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.