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Call to Worship

from Psalm 68

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing.

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

His Mercy is More

Chorus
Praise the Lord! His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many; His mercy is more

Verse 1
What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing
He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

Verse 2
What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father so tender is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest the poor
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

Verse 3
What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment, His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

With All My Heart

Verse 1
I love the Lord with all my heart
His blessings never end
Like water rolling from a fount
His Spirit is within

Verse 2
I love the Lord he first loved me
Before his name I knew
His life his death for me his blood
Healed my deserved wounds
I love the Lord though troubles tempt
My heart to doubt his will
I wrestle with my wayward mind
Until my soul is still

Chorus 1
All I want is you
All my springs in you
All my strength and good
All my drink and all my food
All I want is you

Verse 3
I love the Lord with all my heart
His presence I adore
I want to linger in this place
And worship evermore
I love the Lord and I will sing
I lift my hands and voice
My heart now brims with thankfulness
In his love I rejoice

Chorus 2
All I want is you
All my springs in you
All my strength and good
All my drink and all my food
All I want is you
All my hope is you
All my joy is you
In all I’ve sought and searched
In heaven and on earth
All I want is you
All I want is you

Ending
I love the Lord with all my heart
His blessings never end
Each morning as I search them out
His beauty’s new again

You Are My Delight

Chorus
You are my delight
Your Word my heart adores
In you I find my life
My joy, my Lord

Verse 1
Just like a tree planted by streams
With flourishing fruit
These are the ones who trust in Your ways
Put all hope in You
They do not wither – their council is sure

Verse 2
Not so the wicked: like chaff in the wind
they’ll be blown away
Don’t give them your ear
or walk on their road
or scoff like they do
Their way is destruction
they won’t stand before Him

Bridge
God gives generously to all those in need
Do you lack wisdom?
He says, “Ask it from me”

Verse 3
Jesus the Wisdom and Power of God
The Word become flesh
You are the Truth the Way and the Life
You make all things new
Help us to listen, to walk in Your ways

Quiet Minute

Psalm 27:4

One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I will seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

Come Light Our Hearts

Chorus
For You O Lord our souls in stillness wait
For You O Lord our souls in stillness wait
Truly our hope is in You
Truly our hope is in You

Verse 1
O Lord of life our only hope
Your radiance shines
On all who look to You in the dark
Emmanuel come come light our hearts

Verse 2
Oh joy above all other loves
In You we find more than enough
We come as we are O heal and restore
Come light our hearts

Connect Deeply

Pastor Paul Sausser

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1 Peter 2:9-10

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Romans 12:9-16

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

I. CONNECT WITH GOD
A. Possible Because of the Cross

B. Connect Personally

C. Connect as Community

II. CONNECT WITH OTHERS
A. For Growing Faith

B. To Fulfill the Need for Community

C. Blessings of Community

III. THE CONNECTION

    All the People Say Amen

    Verse 1
    You are not alone if you are lonely
    When you feel afraid you’re not the only
    We are all the same in need of mercy
    To be forgiven and be free
    It’s all you got to lean on
    But thank God it’s all you need

    Chorus
    And all the people said amen
    And all the people said amen
    Give thanks to the Lord
    for His love never ends
    And all the people said amen

    Verse 2
    If you’re rich or poor well it don’t matter
    Weak or strong, you know love is what we’re after
    We’re all broken but we’re all in this together
    God knows we stumble and fall
    And He so loved the world
    He sent His son to save us all

    Bridge
    Blessed are the poor in spirit
    who are torn apart
    Blessed are the persecuted
    and the pure in heart
    Blessed are the people hungry
    for another start
    For theirs is the kingdom the kingdom of God

    Digital Prayer Pad

    Prayer requests will be sent to Sara, our administrator, who will compile and distribute them to the congregation via email throughout the week as usual.

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    Contact

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    (616) 554-1440

    Email

    discoverycrc@gmail.com

    Address

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    Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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