Published on August 10th, 2015 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: August 16th, 2015
On Sunday, August 16th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. He emphasized that the ravages of sin are real and formidable, but God is perpetually about His work of restoration through redemption.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Congregational Meeting 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Isaiah 1:20-31
 but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”  How the faithful city has become a whore, she who was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.  Your silver has become dross, your best wine mixed with water.  Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow’s cause does not come to them.  Therefore the Lord declares, the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: “Ah, I will get relief from my enemies and avenge myself on my foes.  I will turn my hand against you and will smelt away your dross as with lye and remove all your alloy.  And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”  Zion shall be redeemed by justice, and those in her who repent, by righteousness.  But rebels and sinners shall be broken together, and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.  For they shall be ashamed of the oaks that you desired; and you shall blush for the gardens that you have chosen.  For you shall be like an oak whose leaf withers, and like a garden without water.  And the strong shall become tinder, and his work a spark, and both of them shall burn together, with none to quench them.
Hymn of Adoration: # (insert) God of Ages, Come!
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 565 All for Jesus!
Hymn of Response: # 253 There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood
Dismissal Hymn: # 243 Praise the Savior Now and Ever (4)
Additional Readings: Psalm 23
 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.  He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Full Liturgy for August 16th, 2015 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)