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Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast
Latest Episode9/27/2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#2) "How Great Thou Art"Children's Message, presented by Keri ScrogginsPrayer of Confession & Assurance of Pardon, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaGloria PatriSpecial Music: "Go Down, Moses", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Promised Land" (From "A Symphony of Spirituals") arr. Joel Raney - Micah Wright, piano; Cornel Radulescu, organSermon - "The Basics: It's Always Been Faith" (Romans 4:13-25) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - "Standing on the Promises" Offertory and DoxologyPastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerSending Hymn - (#32) "How Firm a Foundation" BenedictionPostludeHow Great Thou ArtO Lord my God! when I in awesome wonderConsider all the worlds Thy hands have made,I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,Thy power throughout the universe displayed:CHORUS:Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:How great Thou art, how great Thou art!Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee:How great Thou art, how great Thou art!When through the woods and forest glades I wanderAnd hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;When I look down from lofty mountain grandeurAnd hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:[CHORUS]And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,He bled and died to take away my sin:[CHORUS]When Christ shall come with shout of acclamationAnd take my home, what joy shall fill my heart!Then I shall bow in humble adoration,And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art![CHORUS]Standing on the PromisesStanding on the promises of Christ my King,Through eternal ages let His praises ring!Glory in the highest I will shout and sing-Standing of the promises of God!Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of Christ, my saviorStanding, standing, I'm standing on the promises of GodStanding on the promises of Christ the Lord,Bound to Him eternally by love's strong cord,Overcoming daily with the Spirit's sword-Standing on the promises of God!Standing, standing,Standing on the promises of Christ, my saviorStanding, standing,I'm standing on the promises of GodHow Firm a FoundationHow firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!What more can He say than to you He hath said,To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?"Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed,For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand."When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply:The flame shall not hurt thee; I only designThy dross to consume and thy gold to refine."The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for reposeI will not, I will not desert to its foes;That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake!"
9/27/2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#2) "How Great Thou Art"Children's Message, presented by Keri ScrogginsPrayer of Confession & Assurance of Pardon, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaGloria PatriSpecial Music: "Go Down, Moses", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Promised Land" (From "A Symphony of Spirituals") arr. Joel Raney - Micah Wright, piano; Cornel Radulescu, organSermon - "The Basics: It's Always Been Faith" (Romans 4:13-25) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - "Standing on the Promises" Offertory and DoxologyPastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerSending Hymn - (#32) "How Firm a Foundation" BenedictionPostludeHow Great Thou ArtO Lord my God! when I in awesome wonderConsider all the worlds Thy hands have made,I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,Thy power throughout the universe displayed:CHORUS:Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:How great Thou art, how great Thou art!Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee:How great Thou art, how great Thou art!When through the woods and forest glades I wanderAnd hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;When I look down from lofty mountain grandeurAnd hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:[CHORUS]And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,He bled and died to take away my sin:[CHORUS]When Christ shall come with shout of acclamationAnd take my home, what joy shall fill my heart!Then I shall bow in humble adoration,And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art![CHORUS]Standing on the PromisesStanding on the promises of Christ my King,Through eternal ages let His praises ring!Glory in the highest I will shout and sing-Standing of the promises of God!Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of Christ, my saviorStanding, standing, I'm standing on the promises of GodStanding on the promises of Christ the Lord,Bound to Him eternally by love's strong cord,Overcoming daily with the Spirit's sword-Standing on the promises of God!Standing, standing,Standing on the promises of Christ, my saviorStanding, standing,I'm standing on the promises of GodHow Firm a FoundationHow firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!What more can He say than to you He hath said,To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?"Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed,For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand."When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply:The flame shall not hurt thee; I only designThy dross to consume and thy gold to refine."The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for reposeI will not, I will not desert to its foes;That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake!"
9/20/2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#363) "To God be the Glory"Children's Message, presented by Keri ScrogginsPrayer of Confession and Assurance of PardonGloria PatriSpecial Music - "Holy Art Thou" by Handel - Tim Illick, tenor; Cornel Radulescu, organSermon - "The Basics - New Kind of Righteousness" (Romans 3:21-31) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - (#399) "Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult"Receiving of Tithes and OfferingsOffertoryDoxologyPastoral PrayerSending Hymn - (#84) "My Faith Looks Up to Thee"BenedictionPostludeTo God be the GloryTo God be the glory—great things He hath done!So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,And opened the lifegate that all may go in.CHORUS:Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,Let the earth hear His voice!Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,Let the people rejoice!O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son,And give Him the glory—great things He hath done.O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,To every believer the promise of God;The vilest offender who truly believes,That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.[CHORUS]Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;But purer, and higher, and greater will beOur wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.[CHORUS]Jesus Calls Us O'er the TumultJesus calls us o'er the tumultOf our life's wild, restless sea;Day by day I hear Him saying,"Christian, come and follow me."As, of old, disciples heard itBy the Galilean lake,Turned from home and work and leisure,Leaving all for His dear sake:In our joys and in our sorrows,Days of toil and hours of ease,Still He calls in cares and pleasures,"Christian, love me more than these."Jesus calls us: by Thy mercies,Savior, may we hear Thy call,Give our hearts to Thine obedience,Serve and love Thee best of all.Amen.My Faith Looks Up to TheeMy faith looks up to Thee,Thou Lamb of Calvary,Savior divine!Now hear me while I pray,Take all my guilt away,O let me from this dayBe wholly Thine.May Thy rich grace impartStrength to my faining heart,My zeal inspire;As Thou has died for me,O may my love to TheePure, warm, and changeless be,A living fire!While life's dark maze I treadAnd griefs around me spread,Be Thou my guide;Bid darkness turn to day,Wipe sorrow's tears away,Nor let me ever strayFrom Thee aside.When ends life's passing dream,When death's cold, threatening streamShall o'er me roll,Blest Savior, then, in love,Fear and distrust remove;O lift me safe above,A ransomed soul!Amen
9/13/2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#454) "Trust and Obey"Children's Message, presented by Keri ScrogginsConfession, Assurance—led by Rev. Sharon Yagerlener—and Gloria PatriThe Church in PraiseSermon - "The Basics: We're A Mess" (Romans 3:9-20) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - (#591) "Just a Closer Walk With Thee"Offertory - "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" (Arr. Dorsey/Schrader) - Brian Cich, baritone; Micah Wright, pianoDoxologyPrayers of the People, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaSending Hymn - (#370) "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"BenedictionPostludeTrust and ObeyWhen we walk with the LordIn the light of His Word,What a glory He sheds on our way!While we do His good will,He abides with us still,And with all who will trust and obey.CHORUS:Trust and obey, for there's no other wayTo be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obeyNot a shadow can rise,Not a cloud in the skies,But His smile quickly drives it away;Not a doubt or a fear,Not a sigh or a tear,Can remain when we trust and obey.[CHORUS]Not a burden we bear,Not a sorrow we share,But our toil He doth richly repay;Not a grief or a loss,Not a frown or a cross,But is blest if we trust and obey.[CHORUS]Then in fellowship sweetWe will sit at His feet,Or we'll walk by His side in the way;What He says we will do,Where He sends we will go,Never fear, only trust and obey.[CHORUS]Just a Closer Walk With TheeI am weak but Thou art strong;Jesus, keep me from all wrong;I'll be satisfied as longAs I walk, let me walk close to Thee.Refrain:Just a closer walk with Thee,Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,Daily walking close to Thee,Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.Through this world of toil and snares,If I falter, Lord, who cares?Who with me my burden shared?None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee[Refrain]O God, Our Help in Ages PastO God, our help in ages past,Our hope for years to come,Our shelter from the stormy blast,And our eternal home!Under the shadow of Thy throneStill may we dwell secure;Sufficient is Thine arm alone,And our defense is sure.Before the hills in order stood,Or earth received her frame,From everlasting Thou are God,To endless years the same.A thousand ages in Thy sightAre like an evening gone;Short as the watch that ends the night,Before the rising sun.O God, our help in ages past,Our hope for years to come,Be Thou our guide while life shall last,And our eternal home!Amen.
9/7/2021

Communion Sunday, September 5, 2021

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#21) "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"Children's Message, presented by Keri ScrogginsConfession, Assurance, and Gloria PatriPraise SongsSermon - "Season of Peace Begins" (Mark 7:24-37) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - (#147) "Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart"Receiving of the Tithes and OfferingsOffertory and DoxologyServing the Sacrament of CommunionBenedictionSinging The Lord's PrayerPostludeLove Divine, All Loves ExcellingLove divine, all loves excelling,Joy of heaven to earth come down,Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,All Thy faithful mercies crown.Jesus, Thou art all compassion,Pure, unbounded love Thou art;Visit us with Thy salvation,Enter every trembling heart.Breathe, O breathe Thy loving SpiritInto every troubled breast;Let us all in Thee inherit,Let us find Thy promised rest.Take away our bent to sinning,Alpha and Omega be;End of faith, as its beginning,Set our hearts at liberty.Come, Almighty to deliver,Let us all Thy life receive;Suddenly return, and never,Nevermore Thy temples leave.Thee we would be always blessing,Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing,Glory in Thy perfect love.Finish then Thy new creation,Pure and spotless let us be;Let us see Thy great salvationPerfectly restored in Thee.Changed from glory into glory,'Til in heaven we take our place,'Til we cast our crowns before Thee,Lost in wonder, love, and praise.Amen.Spirit of God, Descend upon My HeartSpirit of God, descent upon my heart;Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,And make me love Thee as I ought to love.Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,One holy passion filling all my frame;The baptism of the heaven-descended Dove;My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.Amen.
8/30/2021

Sunday, August 29, 2021

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#687) "God of Our Fathers"Children's Message, presented by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaGloria PatriSpecial Music - "Adagio" ("Pathetique" Sonata) by Beethoven - Micah Wright, piano; Cornel Radulescu, organSermon - "The Whole World in His Hands" (Esther 7) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - (#77) "Be Still My Soul"OffertoryDoxologyPastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerSending Hymn - (#325) "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"BenedictionPostludeGod of Our FathersGod of our fathers, whose almighty handLeads forth in beauty all the starry bandOf shining worlds in splendor through the skies,Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.Thy love divine hath led us in the past,In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay,Thy word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;Thy true religion in our hearts increase,Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,Lead us from night to never ending day;Fill all our lives with love and graci divine,And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine!Amen.Be Still My SoulBe still, my soul! the Lord is on thy side;Be patiently the cross of grief or pain;Leave to thy God to order and provide;In every change He faithful will remain.Be still, my soul! thy best, thy heavenly FriendThrough thorny ways leads to a joyful end.Be still, my soul! thy God doth undertakeTo guide the future as He has the past.Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;All now mysterious shall be bright at last.Be still, my soul! the waves and winds still knowHis voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.All Hail the Power of Jesus' NameAll hail the power of Jesus' name!Let angels prostrate fall,Bring forth the royal diadem,And crown Him Lord of all;Bring forth the royal diadem,And crown Him Lord of all! Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,Ye ransomed from the fall,Hail Him who saves you bu His grace,And crown Him Lord of all;Hail Him who saves you bu His grace,And crown Him Lord of all! O that with yonder sacred throngWe at His feet may fall!We'll join the everlasting song,And crown Him Lord of all;We'll join the everlasting song,And crown Him Lord of all!
8/23/2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#466) "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"Children's Message, presented by Keri ScrogginsConfession, Assurance, and Gloria Patri, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerPraise SongsSermon - "Character Matters" (Esther 4:1-3, 12-16) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - (#495) "It Is Well with My Soul"Offertory - "Chariot's Comin'!" (arr. Don Besig) - by Sam Allen and Brian CichDoxologyPastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerSending Hymn - (#402) "O Jesus, I Have Promised"BenedictionPostludeWhat a Friend We Have in JesusWhat a friend we have in Jesus,All our sins and griefs to bear!What a privilege to carryEverything to God in prayer!O what peace we often forfeit,O what needless pain we bear,All because we do not carryEverything to God in prayer.Have we trials and temptations?Is there trouble anywhere?We should never be discouraged—Take it to the Lord in prayer!Can we find a friend so faithful,Who will all our sorrows share?Jesus knows our every weakness—Take it to the Lord in prayer!Are we weak and heaven-laden,Cumbered with a load of care?Precious Savior, still our refuge—Take it to the Lord in prayer!Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?Take it to the Lord in prayer!In His arms He'll take and shield thee—Thou wilt find a solace there.It Is Well with My SoulWhen peace, like a river, attendeth my way,When sorrows like sea billows roll—Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,It is well, it is will with my soul.CHORUS:It is well (it is well)With my soul (with my soul)It is well, it is well with my soul.My sin—O the joy of this glorious thought—My sin, not in par, but the whole,Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more:Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul.[CHORUS]And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,The clouds be rolled back as a scroll:The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,"Even so"—it is well with my soul.[CHORUS]O Jesus, I Have PromisedO Jesus, I have promisedTo serve The to the end;Be Thou forever near me,My Master and my Friend;I shall not fear the battleIf Thou art by my side,Nor wander from the pathwayIf Thou wilt be my Guide.O let me feel Thee near me,The world is ever near;I see the sights that dazzle,The tempting sounds I hear;My foes are ever near me,Around me and within;But, Jesus, draw Thou nearer,And shield my soul from sin.O Jesus, Thou hast promisedTo all who follow TheeThat where Thou art in gloryThere shall Thy servant be;And, Jesus, I have promisedTo serve Thee to the end;O give me grace to followMy Master and my Friend
8/16/2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Tom Illick is back to sing a bit in the band today and give us a solo as Special Music, and Rev. Jason's sermon series introduces Haman and his scheme to completely destroy the Israelites. PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#319) "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise"Confession, Assurance, and Gloria PatriPraise SongsSermon - "Is That the Bad Guy?" (Esther 3:5-11) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - (#400) "Have Thine Own Way Lord"Offertory - "Were It Not for Grace" by Hamilton/McHugh - Tim Illick, tenor; Micah Wright, pianoDoxologyPastoral PrayerClosing Hymn - (#523) "God Be with You 'Til We Meet Again"BenedictionPostludeImmortal, Invisible, God Only WiseImmortal, invisible, God only wise,In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;Thy justice like mountains high soaring aboveThy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;All praise we would render: O help us to see'Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.AmenHave Thine Own Way LordHave Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!Thou art the potter, I am the clay!Mold me and make me after Thy will,While I am waiting, yielded and still.Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!Hold o'er my being absolute sway!Fill with Thy Spirit 'til all shall seeChrist only, always, living in me!God Be with You 'Til We Meet AgainGod be with you 'til we meet again,By His counsels guide, uphold you,With His sheep securely fold you:God be with you 'til we meet again,God be with you 'til we meet again,'Neath His wings protecting hide you,Daily manna still provide you:God be with you 'til we meet again,God be with you 'til we meet again,If life's trials should confound you,God will put His arms around you:God be with you 'til we meet again,God be with you 'til we meet again,Keep love's banner floating o'er you,Smite death's threat'ning wave before you:God be with you 'til we meet again,