Worship at Calvary: January 19

This is our order of worship for the first Sunday of 2020, January 19, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.)

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 36:5-9
Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
   Your judgments are like the great deep;
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
For with you is the fountain of life;
   In your light do we see light.

Come Thou Fount
Psalm 62

GRACE & ASSURANCE
Psalm 107:28-30
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
He made the storm be still,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad that the waters  were quiet,
and he brought them to their desired haven.

Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor

I Love You Lord

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“But One Thing Is Necessary” –  Luke 10:38-42

Just As I Am

Worship at Calvary: January 12

This is our order of worship for the first Sunday of 2020, January 12, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.)

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 29:1-2
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Jesus Shall Reign

Unbroken Praise

GRACE & ASSURANCE
Hebrews 6:19-20
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor

My Soul Finds Rest

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD
“When We Come Together to Eat and Drink” – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Behold the Lamb

Doxology

 

Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor — Sunday Song

Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor

Christ the sure and steady anchor
In the fury of the storm;
When the winds of doubt blow through me
And my sails have all been torn.
In the suff’ring, in the sorrow,
When my sinking hopes are few.
I will hold fast to the anchor,
It shall never be removed.

Christ the sure and steady anchor
While the tempest rages on.
When temptation claims the battle
And it seems the night has won,
Deeper still then goes the anchor,
Though I justly stand accused.
I will hold fast to the anchor,
It shall never be removed.

Christ the sure and steady anchor
Through the floods of unbelief.
Hopeless somehow, O my soul, now,
Lift your eyes to Calvary.
This my ballast of assurance,
See His love forever proved.
I will hold fast to the anchor,
It shall never be removed.

Christ the sure and steady anchor
As we face the wave of death,
When these trials give way to glory,
As we draw our final breath,
We will cross that great horizon,
Clouds behind and life secure.
And the calm will be the better,
For the storms that we endure.

Christ the shore of our salvation,
Ever faithful, ever true.
We will hold fast to the anchor,
It shall never be removed.

Matt Boswell and Matt Papa; © 2015 Messenger Hymns;  CCLI #2850991

Worship at Calvary: January 5

This is our order of worship for the first Sunday of 2020, January 5, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.)

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 8:1-4, 9
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

PRAISE & ADORATION
How Great Thou Art

Isaiah 60:1-3, 6
Offering

GRACE & ASSURANCE
Isaiah 12:1-2
You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.
“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the 
Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”  

The Lord is My Salvation

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“For the Time is Near – Part 2” – Revelation 22:10

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

 

Review of New Songs in 2019

Today I’m spending some time wrapping up 2019; updating the song list for the last time, making a new song list for 2020, reorganizing my planning notebook and generally just getting ready for a new year.

In going through our song list from this year, I wanted to take note of the new songs we added this year and think through how they added to our services and how I’ll be using them in the coming year.  I was surprised to realize I only added three new songs this year. Part of that is because I’m picky about what songs we sing (finding new songs with good theology and musicality is challenging) and part of that is because I’ve learned more about what works and what doesn’t for our congregation.

The Lord is My Salvation – the first new song of the new year. I think it was well-received. I love the words of this song but it may be over-ambitious in terms of its vocal range.  We will still sing it in 2020 but I probably won’t have it in heavy rotation.

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me – one of two new songs we’re singing by CityAlight. I love the way they’re writing modern, singable hymns for the church that don’t require a full band to do well.  This song works well right before the sermon or as a closing/sending song.

Only A Holy God – probably my favorite new song from this year.  Praising God for who He is and all He has done for us.  Just beautiful! And it was perfect during December as well.

New songs from other years that are still going strong:

10,000 Reasons – it hardly counts as a new song anymore and I try not to overuse it but it doesn’t seem to have gotten old yet.

God Evermore

His Mercy is More

Lord, I Need You – we rarely sing the bridge anymore but it’s a great song of surrender and submission.

Unbroken Praise

We Will Feast In the House of Zion

What was your favorite song this year? Did I forget your favorite?

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me — Sunday Song

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

Verse 1
What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

Refrain 1
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

Verse2
The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Saviour He will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

Refrain 2
To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

Verse 3
No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

Refrain 3
To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

Verse 4
With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

Refrain 4
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Refrain 4
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

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When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Credits
Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, Michael Farren

Philippians 3:13-14
Galatians 2:20
1 Corinthians 15:10
Romans 15:13

Worship at Calvary: December 22

This is our order of worship for the fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist. )  Now is the perfect time to start listening to our Advent Playlist.

CALL TO WORSHIP
Luke 1:78-79 CSB
Because of our God’s merciful compassion,
the dawn from on high will visit us
 to shine on those who live in darkness
and the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.

PRAISE & ADORATION
Joy Has Dawned
Angels We Have Heard on High

GRACE & ASSURANCE
1 Kings 8:23; Isaiah 57:15; Revelation 4:8
“O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart;
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say,
“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
    who was and is and is to come!”

Only A Holy God
Immanuel (by Michael Card, chorus only)

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” – Revelation 22:18-21  

 O Come Messiah Come