Songs & Scenes: Sunday Liturgy Recap, September 14, 2014

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. Today’s liturgy review features photos by Dan Gill. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

1. Gathering Song: All Creatures of Our God and King – Words by Francis of Assisi (cir­ca 1225), Arrangement by The Crossing Music

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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2. Call to Worship: Job 38:4-7 (from The Open Sourcebook)

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?”

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3. Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge

Who has felt the nails upon His hands,
bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God eternal, humbled to the grave.
Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign.

Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.
Behold our King, nothing can compare.
Come, let us adore Him.

You will reign forever. (Let Your glory fill the earth!)
You will reign forever. (Let Your glory fill the earth!)

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4. Prayer of Lament (from Sojourn Community Church)

Lord God,
we thank you for the comfort of your promises
and we long for the coming of your kingdom
in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We lament before you the signs
that your kingdom has not come in fullness.

We lament signs of brokenness
in the community of nations.

We lament that Christians are persecuted
because they profess the name of Jesus.

We lament the broken relationships in our community,
and the pain that brokenness brings with it.

We lament that many of our friends and family
have chosen to ignore
or disown the gospel of Christ.

We lament the physical
and emotional abuse of children and spouses
in our city, state and nation.

We lament poverty, racism, human trafficking,
and all forms of exploitation
that are present in our city.

We lament the unrest and violence
we witness in your world,
and all those whose lives are affected.

With resolute hope, despite our sadness,
we say with the church
and the saints through the ages:

Come Quickly, Lord Jesus. Amen.

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5. Words of Assurance: Adapted from Isaiah 43:1-3a, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:26

Listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.

When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.

For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

“I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Lord, help us to believe that You cause everything to work together for the good of those who love You and are called according to Your purpose.

This and all Your promises find their fulfillment in the life,death, resurrection and reign of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Thanks be to God, Amen.

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6. Sovereign Over Us by Aaron Keyes, Jack Mooring, and Bryan Brown

There is strength within the sorrow. There is beauty in our tears.
You meet us in our mourning with a love that casts out fear.
You are working in our waiting, sanctifying us.
When beyond our understanding You’re teaching us to trust.

Your plans are still to prosper.
You have not forgotten us.
You’re with us in the fire and the flood.
Faithful forever, Perfect in love,
You are sovereign over us

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7.  All I Have is Christ by Jordan Kauflin

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ.
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.

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Music Team for September 14, 2014

Andrew Camp: vocals, electric guitar
Kristen Camp: vocals
Alex Dereszynski: electric guitar
Emily Herzog: vocals, acoustic guitar
Scott Johnson: Worship Leader, piano
Andrew Luley: drums
Ryan Ponder: bass

One Comment

  1. Wow! That hallway next to the fireplace wasn’t there last year!

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