Call to Worship (from selected psalms) Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; For his steadfast love endures forever. Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord, Or declare all his praise?
Happy are those who observe justice, Who do righteousness at all times. Remember me, O Lord, When you show favor to your people;
Help me when you deliver them; That I may see the prosperity of your chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, That I may glory in your heritage. *
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory Lord of love; Hearts unfold like flowr’s before Thee, Op’ning to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; Drive the dark of doubt away; Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day!
All Thy works with joy surround Thee, Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays, Stars and angels sing around Thee, Center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea, Chanting bird and flowing fountain Call us to rejoice in Thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving, Ever blessing, ever blest, Wellspring of the joy of living, Ocean depth of happy rest! Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, All who live in love are Thine; Teach us how to love each other, Lift us to the joy divine.
Mortals join the mighty chorus Which the morning stars began; Love divine is reigning o’er us, Leading us with mercy’s hand. Ever singing, march we onward, Victors in the midst of strife; Joyful music leads us sunward In the triumph song of life. *
Prayer of Confession Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.
Friends: believe the good news of the Gospel. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Choral Anthem Cherubim Song Ed Tobin, Director Dwight Thomas, Pianist
Offering Outreach Karen Bolden Executive Director ASAP HOMELESS SERVICES: The Right Help Right Now 80% of our shelter clients become self-sufficient and find permanent housing within 45 days . That ’s roughly 300 homeless people off the streets of St. Petersburg and into a home each year. ASAP operates on a budget of less than $300,000/ year funded 50% from grant dollars and 50% by Donations from wonderful people like you! ASAP provides showers, food, clothing and referrals to other agencies for over 60 clients per day at a cost of just $3.00/day, per person.
Offering Outreach Community Action Stops Abuse in St. Petersburg, FL
Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below Praise Him above ye heavenly host Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Take My Life, and Let It Be Take my life and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days; Let them flow in ceaseless praise, Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hand, and let them move At the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet, and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee, Swift and beautiful for Thee. Take my will, and make it Thine; It shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is Thine own; It shall by Thy royal throne It shall by Thy royal throne
Take my love, my Lord, I pour it at Thy feet its treasure store. Take myself, and I will be Ever, only, all for Thee, Ever, only all for Thee. *
Hebrews 12:1 Lessons from Memorial Services A sermon by Jeff Weatherhead Executive Director
Blessed Assurance Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His Blood. This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long; This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long.
Perfect submission, perfect delight, Visions of rapture now burst on my sight: Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long; This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long.
Perfect submission, all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest: Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long; This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long. *