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Getting Ready for Sunday, January 21st

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JANUARY 18, 2017

Church family,

"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday. We want to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.

This week we are back in our sermon series “Multiply: a Journey Through the Book of Acts.” We’ll be looking at Acts 11:27-30 and seeing how the Christians in Antioch demonstrated sacrificial mercy and generosity.

Our Call to Worship is Psalm 63:1-2

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.

Do you come to church with a hunger for God? Do you wake up on Sunday morning with a spiritual thirst that drives you to seek for God? Sometimes gathering together as a church on Sunday mornings can feel routine maybe even like an obligation. But why do we gather? We gather together on Sunday mornings because we have a deep need to behold the power and glory of God. We need to have our thoughts and fears about the world challenged by the very character and acts of God. We need to be refreshed by God’s word and the encouragement of our church family. God calls us to come worship together with seeking hearts, beholding his power and glory, so that we can be changed and renewed. Let’s gather together this week hungry to experience Jesus together.

Read Psalm 63:1-2 and:

  1. Pray that we would believe the truth that we are covered by the mighty faithfulness of Jesus.

  2. Pray that God would save those separated from him.  

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We are singing these songs because they help us express our deep need for Christ and shape us to follow Christ on his mission.

Jesus Is Better  
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Only You Can Satisfy (Psalm 63)
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All the Poor and Powerless
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In Christ Alone
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Lion and the Lamb
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Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.