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

 

Worship at Calvary: December 15

This is our order of worship for the third Sunday of Advent, Sunday, December 15, 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
Psalm 67:4-5
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

PRAISE & ADORATION
God Evermore

And suddenly there was with the angel
    a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!
 Luke 2:13-14

The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

GRACE & ASSURANCE

John 1:1, Galatians 4:4-5
In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God,
And the Word was God.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son,
born of woman, born under the law,
            to redeem those who were under the law,
                  so that we might receive adoption as sons.

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“And Let The One Who Is Thirsty Come” – Revelation 22:10-17

 We Will Feast in the House of Zion

 

Worship at Calvary: December 8

This is our order of worship for the second Sunday of Advent 2019, Sunday, December 8, 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
Matthew 1:23
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son,
and they shall call His name Immanuel,”
which is translated,
“God with us.”

PRAISE & ADORATION
Emmanuel
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
O Little Town of Bethlehem

GRACE & ASSURANCE

Isaiah 40:9-10
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news;
lift up your voice with strength,
O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not;
say to the cities of Judah,
“Behold your God!”
Behold, the Lord God comes with might,
    and his arm rules for him;
behold, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense before him.

Behold Our God
O Come Messiah

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Worship God” – Revelation 22:6-9

Offering (Christmas)

 

Worship at Calvary: December 1

This is our order of worship for the first Sunday of Advent 2019, Sunday, December 1, 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
Psalm 80:1-3
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might
and come to save us!
Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!

PRAISE & ADORATION
Shine On Us

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone. 
Isaiah 9:2

 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

GRACE & ASSURANCE

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Advent Hymn
From The Squalor

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“And They Will Reign Forever and Ever” – Revelation 22:1-5

O Come Messiah