Preparation for Worship: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Psalms 81:10–12 ESV, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. “But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.”

The Lord’s Day is when we gather to receive from God.  Our worship does not complete something lacking in God, but is used by God to complete what is lacking us. Let’s gather together so God might fill us with the joy and splendor of his glory.


Singing:

We plan to sing a new song this week. You can read the lyrics here and listen to the entire song by using the link below.  Be sure to listen ahead of time to prepare yourself to sing!


Preaching:

Pastor John Petrilli will be preaching from the Gospel of John.  Read John 11:1-44 to prepare yourself for the preaching ministry.  Do you find anything interesting about Jesus’s response to Lazarus’s illness? What does this passage teach you about God?


Communion & Benevolence:

The church family will remember and renew our covenant together in Christ by observing the Lord’s Supper together.  Afterwards, during our final hymn we will collect a benevolence offering.


Pray:

Pray that the soil of our hearts would be receptive to the seed of God’s Word.  Ask God to grant us faith and repentance so we might enjoy more of God’s glory as redeemed children of a glorious king.