HOW TO PREPARE FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP: JUNE 18

This week Charles Anderson preaches a sermon entitled, “Then There Will be No Time for Shame” from Isaiah 45:14-25. You can read the Scripture below.

We also invite you to join us to wish Charles and Erin Anderson and family a fond farewell and our blessing as they move to Indianapolis at the end of the month. Refreshments and an opportunity to express our thanks will take place after third service.


Isaiah 45:14-25

14 This is what the Lord says:

  “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush,
     and those tall Sabeans—
  they will come over to you
     and will be yours;
  they will trudge behind you,
     coming over to you in chains.
  They will bow down before you
     and plead with you, saying,
  ‘Surely God is with you, and there is no other;
     there is no other god.’”

  15 Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself,
     the God and Savior of Israel.
  16 All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced;
     they will go off into disgrace together.
  17 But Israel will be saved by the Lord
     with an everlasting salvation;
  you will never be put to shame or disgraced,
     to ages everlasting.

  18 For this is what the Lord says—
  he who created the heavens,
     he is God;
  he who fashioned and made the earth,
     he founded it;
  he did not create it to be empty,
     but formed it to be inhabited—
  he says:
  “I am the Lord,
     and there is no other.
  19 I have not spoken in secret,
     from somewhere in a land of darkness;
  I have not said to Jacob’s descendants,
     ‘Seek me in vain.’
  I, the Lord, speak the truth;
     I declare what is right.

  20 “Gather together and come;
     assemble, you fugitives from the nations.
  Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood,
     who pray to gods that cannot save.
  21 Declare what is to be, present it—
     let them take counsel together.
  Who foretold this long ago,
     who declared it from the distant past?
  Was it not I, the Lord?
     And there is no God apart from me,
  a righteous God and a Savior;
     there is none but me.

  22 “Turn to me and be saved,
     all you ends of the earth;
     for I am God, and there is no other.
  23 By myself I have sworn,
     my mouth has uttered in all integrity
     a word that will not be revoked:
  Before me every knee will bow;
     by me every tongue will swear.
  24 They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone
     are deliverance and strength.’”
  All who have raged against him
     will come to him and be put to shame.
  25 But all the descendants of Israel
     will find deliverance in the Lord
     and will make their boast in him.


Here’s our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music):

We’re singing a new song by All Sons & Daughters this week, “Rising Sun.” The verses serve as an invitation to all people to raise their voice in praise of Jesus’ name, while the chorus directs that praise to Jesus, himself. Take a listen via Spotify.


Rising Sun by Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, Kyle Lee, Paul Mabury – [Lyrics & Video]

• The Christ, Our Light by Martin Reardon – [Lyrics]

Death in his Grave by John Mark MacMillan – [lyrics and commentary]

Christ is Coming, Let Creation – words by John R. MacDuff; music by Matt Scott – [Lyrics]

We Will Feast in the House of Zion by Sandra McCracken – [Lyrics]

See you Sunday!

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