Liturgy Recap July 30, 2017

Call to Worship:  Psalm 8

Song:  How Great Thou Art (Paul Baloche)

Confession:

Holy and merciful God,

in your presence we confess

our sinfulness, our shortcomings,

and our offenses against you.

You alone know how often we have sinned

in wandering from your ways,

in wasting your gifts,

in forgetting your love.

Have mercy on us, O Lord,

for we are ashamed and sorry

for all we have done to displease you.

Forgive our sins,

and help us to live in your light

and walk in your ways,

for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

Assurance:

Now hear these words of assurance of God’s grace.

The LORD is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

He will not always accuse,

nor will he keep his anger forever.

He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as the heavens are high above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far he removes our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion for his children,

so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.

—Psalm 103:8-13, NRSV

Because of Christ, our sins are forgiven and we are reconciled to God.

Song:  This I Believe (Shane & Shane)

Song:  Rock of Ages (Page CXVI)

Sermon:  TCGS community group leader, Zach Gilliam reminded us from Psalm 16 that God will preserve us in death and in life, giving us pleasures forevermore.  The saints also enjoyed communion together.

Song:  All I Have is Christ (Sovereign Grace Music)

Missions Moment:  David and April McWhite, whose work in the Czech Republic has been supported by TCGS, will be moving their family and their efforts to Ireland.  Please pray for their transition, and that the gospel would be made known both from the seeds they’ve planted, and the work they will continue to do.

Upcoming:

The August Family Meeting will be Sunday August 13 at 6 pm in the Greer First Baptist Church gym.  Food will be provided by our community groups, and childcare will be provided.

Lunch with the Pastors will be Sunday August 27 at 12:15 pm at the home of David Eill.  Sign-up online.

A new trimester of our Serve Teams begins September 3.  Sign up online or at the welcome center in the front.

Don’t forget to keep up with your community group reading schedule for our summer study of Delighting in the Trinity.

Benediction:  2 Thessalonians 2: 16-17

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