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Sunday 1/24/21

Instrumental Prelude

Welcome
Phil Sitton

“How Firm A Foundation”

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!

What more can He say than to you He hath said,

To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?


“Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed,

For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;

I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,

Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.”


“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,

My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;

The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design

Thy dross to consume and they gold to refine.”


“The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose

I will not, I will not desert to its foes;

That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,

I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake!”


Prayer and Sung Response
 
“O Lord Hear Our Prayer” 
Ali Chappell DeHay


O Lord, hear my prayer.  

O Lord, hear my prayer.

When I call, answer me.

O Lord, hear my prayer.

O Lord, hear my prayer.

Come and listen to me


The Lord is my song;

The Lord is my praise:

All my hope comes from God.

The Lord is my song;

The Lord is my praise:

God, the wellspring of life.


“You Never Let Go” 

Even though I walk through the valley

of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I'm caught in the middle

of the storms of this life
I won't turn back
I know You are near


Pre-Chorus

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?


Chorus

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me


And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We'll live to know You here on the earth


Scripture Reading

Hebrews 11

 “Amazing Grace”

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I am found
Was blind, but now I see


'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed


The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures


Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
'Twas grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home


When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we'd first begun


Sermon

David Wilhite
“Beyond Grammar School Hope"

“Gather Us In"

Here in this place new light is streaming
Now is the darkness vanished away
See in this space our fears and our dreamings
Brought here to you in the light of this day


Gather us in, the lost and forsaken
Gather us in, the blind and the lame
Call to us now and we shall awaken
We shall arise at the sound of our name


We are the young, our lives are a mystery
We are the old who yearn for your face
We have been sung throughout all of history
Called to be light to the whole human race


Gather us in, the rich and the haughty
Gather us in, the proud and the strong
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly
Give us the courage to enter the song


Here we will take the wine and the water
Here we will take the bread of new birth
Here you shall call your sons and your daughters
Call us anew to be salt for the earth


Give us to drink the wine of compassion
Give us to eat the bread that is you
Nourish us well and teach us to fashion
Lives that are holy and hearts that are true


Not in the dark of buildings confining
Not in some heaven light years away
But here in this place the new light is shining
Now is the kingdom, now is the day


Gather us in and hold us forever
Gather us in and make us your own
Gather us in, all peoples together
Fire of love in our flesh and our bones


Communion

John Hunt and Jenni Chilton

Instrumental interlude

Reminders

John Hunt


Spoken Benediction
Dr. David Wilhite

Sung Benediction
“Lead Me Guide Me” 

Lead me, guide me, along the way

For if you lead me, I cannot stray

Lord, let me walk each day with thee.

Lead me, O Lord, lead me.


Piano Postlude