Virtual Bulletin | Sunday – 17th Sunday After Pentecost (September 27, 2020)

Prelude


Gathering Hymn

  • Great is thy Faithfulness | FAITHFULNESS

Chorus 1
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Verse 1
Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow
Of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever wilt be

Verse 2
Summer and winter
And springtime and harvest
Sun moon and stars
In their courses above
Join with all nature
In manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness
Mercy and love

Verse 3
Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thy own dear presence
To cheer and to guide
Strength for today
And bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine
With ten thousand beside


Call to Worship – Psalm 92

It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green,
proclaiming, “The Lord is upright;
he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”


Praise

  • Lift High The Name | Getty (2013)

Verse 1
Lift high the name of Jesus
Of Jesus our King
Make known the power of His grace
The beauty of His peace
Remember how His mercy reached
And we cried out to Him
He lifted us to solid ground
To freedom from our sin
Chorus 1
Oh sing my soul
And tell all He’s done
‘Til the earth and heavens are filled with His glory
Verse 2
Lift high the name of Jesus
Of Jesus our Lord
His pow’r in us is greater than
Is greater than this world
To share the reason for our hope
To serve with love and grace
That all who see Him shine through us
Might bring the Father praise
Verse 3
Lift high the name of Jesus
Of Jesus our Light
No other name on earth can save
Can raise us a soul to life
He opens up our eyes to see
The harvest He has grown
We labor in His fields of grace
As He leads sinners home

  • Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love | Getty (2018)

Magnificent, marvelous, Matchless love; too vast and astounding to tell
Forever existing in worlds above, now offered and given to all.
Oh, fountain of beauty eternal; the Father, the Spirit, the Son.
Sufficient and endlessly generous,
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.

Creation is brimming with Thankfulness, the mountains, exultant they stand;
The seasons rejoice in Your Faithfulness, all life is sustained by Your hand.
You crown every meadow with color; You paint every shade in the sky;
Each day the dawn wakes as an encore of
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.

How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.

What grace,That You entered our brokenness; You came in the fullness of time
How far we had fallen from righteousness, but not from the mercies of Christ.
Your cross is our door to redemption; Your death is our fullness of life.
That day, how forgiveness flowed as a flood:
magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.

How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.

United in Your resurrection, You lift us to infinite heights
Could anything sever or take us from
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.


Announcements
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Missions Moment

Today we hear from some of our active missionaries LIVE in the service.
Because these missionaries work in an area of the world hostile to Christianity, we have removed their names from this bulletin and will pause the livestream at this point. Those watching online will notice the livestream fade away at this point. We’ll see you in 4 minutes!


Congregational Prayer
Adam Kurihara


Greeting

Only A Holy God

Verse 1
Who else commands all the hosts of heaven
Who else could make every king bow down
Who else can whisper and darkness trembles
Only a Holy God
Verse 2
What other beauty demands such praises
What other splendour outshines the sun
What other majesty rules with justice
Only a Holy God
Chorus 1
Come and behold Him
The One and the Only
Cry out sing holy
Forever a Holy God
Come and worship the Holy God
Verse 3
What other glory consumes like fire
What other power can raise the dead
What other name remains undefeated
Only a Holy God
Verse 4
Who else could rescue me from my failing
Who else would offer His only Son
Who else invites me to call Him Father
Only a Holy God
Only my Holy God


Scripture Reading – Revelation 2:1-7
Alison Mitchell

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’


Sermon – The Return: Remembering our First Love
Tom Petter – Senior Pastor


Closing Song

  • Our Great God | Fernando Ortega (2002)

Chorus 1
Hallelujah glory be to our great God
Hallelujah glory be to our great God
Verse 1
Eternal God unchanging mysterious and unknown
Your boundless love
Unfailing grace and mercy shown
Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight
Around Your glorious throne
They raise their voices day and night
In praise to You alone
Verse 2
Lord we are weak and frail
Helpless in the storm
Surround us with Your angels
Hold us in Your arms
Our cold and ruthless enemy
His pleasure is our harm
Rise up O Lord and he will flee
Before our sov’reign God
Verse 3
Let ev’ry creature in the sea
And ev’ry flying bird
Let ev’ry mountain
Ev’ry field and valley of the earth
Let all the moons and all the stars
In all the universe
Sing praises to the living God
Who rules them by His Word

 


Benediction


TCC Band:

  • Acoustic Guitar and Vocals – Alex Kouris
  • Drums – Jack Calverley
  • Bass and Vocals – Adam Kurihara
  • Piano – Jim Markey
  • Vocals – Eleanor Markey
  • Vocals – Kristin Neprud