Published on August 29th, 2016 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: September 4th, 2016
On Sunday, September 4th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. He reminded us that knowing God is sovereign over all circumstances, even when things seem bleak, serves to relieve our fears.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Isaiah 41:1-20
 Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.  Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow.  He pursues them and passes on safely, by paths his feet have not trod.  Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.  The coastlands have seen and are afraid; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come.  Everyone helps his neighbor and says to his brother, “Be strong!”  The craftsman strengthens the goldsmith, and he who smooths with the hammer him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, “It is good”; and they strengthen it with nails so that it cannot be moved.  But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend;  you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off”;  fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.  You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all.  For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”  Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.  Behold, I make of you a threshing sledge, new, sharp, and having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and crush them, and you shall make the hills like chaff;  you shall winnow them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the Lord; in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.  When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.  I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.  I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive. I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together,  that they may see and know, may consider and understand together, that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.
Hymn of Adoration: # (inside cover of hymnal) Give Praise to God
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 521 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
Hymn of Response: # 34 The God of Abraham Praise
Dismissal Hymn: # 34 The God of Abraham Praise (6)
Additional Reading: The Ten Commandments
God spake these words, and said: I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make to thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.
Full Liturgy for September 4th, 2016 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)