Published on February 20th, 2017 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: February 26th, 2017
On Sunday, February 26th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. He reminded us that our lives are to be shaped by the purpose of God’s salvation – to demonstrate His glorious grace to the World.
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 52:1-12
 Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.  Shake yourself from the dust and arise; be seated, O Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.  For thus says the Lord: “You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.”  For thus says the Lord God: “My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing.  Now therefore what have I here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? Their rulers wail,” declares the Lord, “and continually all the day my name is despised.  Therefore my people shall know my name. Therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here I am.”  How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”  The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion.  Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people; he has redeemed Jerusalem.  The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.  Depart, depart, go out from there; touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.  For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight, for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
Hymn of Adoration: # 38 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 57 Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul
Hymn of Response: # 369 Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns
Dismissal Hymn: # 302 Come, Christians, Join to Sing (3)
Additional Reading: The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of Heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into Heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the Communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
Full Liturgy for February 26th, 2017 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)