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Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast
Latest Episode1/24/2022

Sunday, January 23, 2022

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#21) "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"Moment for Children & YouthPrayer of Confession and Assurance of PardonGloria PatriPraise SongsSermon - "Mercy Triumphs" (James 2:1–13)Hymn of Response - (#622) "O How He Loves You and Me"Receiving of the Tithes and OfferingsOffertoryDoxologyPastoral PrayerSending Hymn - (#528) "God of Grace and God of Glory"BenedictionPostludeLove 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.O How He Loves You and MeO how He loves you and me.O how He loves you and me;He gave His life, what more could He give:O how He loves you,O how He loves me,O how He loves you and me.Jesus to Calvary did go,His love for mankind to show;What He did there brought hope from despair:O how He loves you,O how He loves me,O how He loves you and me.God of Grace and God of GloryGod of grace and God of glory,On Thy people pour Thy power;Crown Thine ancient church's story,Bring her bud to glorious flower.Grant us wisdom,Grant us courage,For the facing of this hour,For the facing of this hour.Lo! the hosts of evil round usScorn Thy Christ, assail His ways!From the fears that long have bound us,Free our hearts to faith and praise.Grant us wisdom,Grand us courage,For the living of these days,For the living of these days.Cure Thy children's warring madness;Bend our pride to Thy control;Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,Rich in things and poor in soul.Grand us wisdom,Grand us courage,Lest we miss Thy kingdom's goal,Lest we miss Thy kingdom's goal.Set our feet on lofty places,Gird our lives that they may beArmored with all Christ-like gracesIn the fight to set men free.Grant us wisdom,Grand us courage,That we fail not man nor Thee,That we fail not man nor Thee.
1/24/2022

Sunday, January 23, 2022

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#21) "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"Moment for Children & YouthPrayer of Confession and Assurance of PardonGloria PatriPraise SongsSermon - "Mercy Triumphs" (James 2:1–13)Hymn of Response - (#622) "O How He Loves You and Me"Receiving of the Tithes and OfferingsOffertoryDoxologyPastoral PrayerSending Hymn - (#528) "God of Grace and God of Glory"BenedictionPostludeLove 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.O How He Loves You and MeO how He loves you and me.O how He loves you and me;He gave His life, what more could He give:O how He loves you,O how He loves me,O how He loves you and me.Jesus to Calvary did go,His love for mankind to show;What He did there brought hope from despair:O how He loves you,O how He loves me,O how He loves you and me.God of Grace and God of GloryGod of grace and God of glory,On Thy people pour Thy power;Crown Thine ancient church's story,Bring her bud to glorious flower.Grant us wisdom,Grant us courage,For the facing of this hour,For the facing of this hour.Lo! the hosts of evil round usScorn Thy Christ, assail His ways!From the fears that long have bound us,Free our hearts to faith and praise.Grant us wisdom,Grand us courage,For the living of these days,For the living of these days.Cure Thy children's warring madness;Bend our pride to Thy control;Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,Rich in things and poor in soul.Grand us wisdom,Grand us courage,Lest we miss Thy kingdom's goal,Lest we miss Thy kingdom's goal.Set our feet on lofty places,Gird our lives that they may beArmored with all Christ-like gracesIn the fight to set men free.Grant us wisdom,Grand us courage,That we fail not man nor Thee,That we fail not man nor Thee.
1/17/2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#547) "The Church's One Foundation"Moment for Children & YouthPrayer of Confession and Assurance of PardonGloria PatriPraise SongsSermon - "If.... Then" (II Chronicles 7:13–14) - by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerHymn of Response - (#560) "Blest Be the Tie That Binds"OffertoryDoxologyPrayers of the PeopleSending Hymn - (#659) "We've a Story to Tell to the Nations"BenedictionPostludeThe Church's One FoundationThe Church's one foundationIs Jesus Christ her Lord,She is His new creationBy water and the word;From heaven He came and sought herTo be His holy bride;With His own blood He bought her,And for her life He died.Elect from every nation,Yet one o'er all the earth,Her charter of salvation,One Lord, one faith, one birth;One holy name she blesses,Partakes one holy food,And to one hope she presses,With every grace endued.'Mid toil and tribulation,And tumult of her war,She waits the consummationOf peace for evermore;Till with the vision glorious,Her longing eyes are blest,And the great Church victorious,Shall be the Church at rest.Yet she on earth hath unionWith God, the Three in One,And mystic sweet communionWith those whose rest is won;O happy ones and holy!Lord, give us grace that weLike them, the meek and lowly,On high may dwell with Thee.Amen.Blest Be the Tie That BindsBlest be the tie that bindsOur hearts in Christian love;The fellowship of kindred mindsIs like to that above.Before our Father's throneWe pour our ardent prayers;Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,Our comforts and our cares.We share each other's woes,Each other's burdens bear;And often for each other flowsThe sympathizing tear.From sorrow, toil, and pain,And sin we shall be free;And perfect love and joy shall reignThrough all eternity.Amen.We've a Story to Tell to the NationsWe've a story to tell to the nationsThat shall turn their hearts to the right,A story of truth and mercy,A story of peace and light,A story of peace and light.CHORUS:For the darkness shall turn to dawning,And the dawning to noon-day bright,And Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,The kingdom of love and light.We've a song to be sung to the nationsThat shall lift their hearts to the Lord,A song that shall conquer evilAnd shatter the spear and sword,And shatter the spear and sword.[CHORUS]We've a message to give to the nations—That the Lord who reigheth aboveHath sent us His Son to save usAnd show us that God is love,And show us that God is love.[CHORUS]We've a Savior to show to the nationsWho the path of sorrow hath trod,That all of the world's great peoplesMight come to the truth of God,Might come to the truth of God.[CHORUS]
1/10/2022

Sunday, January 9, 2022

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#322) "When Morning Gilds the Skies"Confession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaGloria PatriPraise SongsSermon - "2022—A New Year, A New You" (Colossians 3:12–17)Hymn of Response - (#544) "The Bond of Love"Offertory - Micah Wright, pianoDoxologyPastoral Prayer, led by Sharon YagerlenerSending Hymn - (#591) "Just a Closer Walk with Thee"BenedictionPostludeWhen Morning Gilds the SkiesWhen morning gilds the skies,My heart awaking cries,May Jesus Christ be praised!Alike at work and prayerTo Jesus I repair,May Jesus Christ be praised!Does sadness fill my mind?A solace here I find,May Jesus Christ be praised!Or fades my earthly bliss?My comfort still is this,May Jesus Christ be praised!The night becomes as dayWhen from the heart we say,May Jesus Christ be praised!The powers of darkness fearWhen this sweet chant they hear,May Jesus Christ be praised!Ye nations of mankindIn this your oneness find,May Jesus Christ be praised!Let all the earth aroundRing joyous with the sound,May Jesus Christ be praised!Be this, while life is mine,My canticle divine,May Jesus Christ be praised!Be this th'eternal songThrough all the ages long,May Jesus Christ be praised!The Bond of LoveWe are one in the bond of love,We are one in the bond of love;We have joined our spirit with the Spirit of God,We are one in the bond of love.Let us sing now, everyone,Let us feel His love begin;Let us join our hands that the world will knowWe are one in the bond of love.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]When my feeble life is o'er,Time for me will be no more;Guide me gently, safely o'erTo Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.[Refrain]
1/3/2022

Sunday January 02, 2022

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#108) "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"Installation of Elder Gwen BlackMoment for Children & Youth, presented by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerGloria PatriPraise SongsSermon - "Quick, Slow, Get to It" (James 1:19-26) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeHymn of Response - (#399) "Jesus Calls Us o'er the Tumult"OffertoryDoxologyServing the Sacrament of CommunionPrayer after CommunionBenedictionSinging The Lord's PrayerPostludeRock of Ages, Cleft for MeRock of Ages, cleft for me,Let me hide myself in Thee;Let the water and the blood,From Thy wounded side which flowed,Be of sin the double cure,Save from wrath and make me pure.Could my tears forever flow,Could my zeal no languor know,These for sin could not atone—Thou must save, and Thou alone:In my hand no price I bring,Simply to Thy cross I cling.While I draw this final breath,When my eyes shall close in death,When I rise to worlds unknown,And behold Thee on Thy throne,Rock of Ages, cleft for me,Let me hide myself in Thee.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.
12/27/2021

Sunday, December 26, 2021

PreludeWelcome & News of the ChurchCarols of Christmas - (#171) "Joy to the World"Moment for Children & Youth, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaGloria PatriSpecial Music - "O Holy Night"Sermon - "A Thrill of Hope" (Psalm 27; John 1:14) - by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerHymn of Response - (#205) "Go, Tell It on the Mountain"OffertoryDoxologyPastoral PrayerCarols for Christmas - (#182) "How Great Our Joy"BenedictionPostludeJoy to the WorldJoy to the world! the Lord is come:Let earth receive her King;Let every heart prepare Him room,And heaven and nature sing,And heaven and nature sing,And heaven and heaven and nature sing.Joy to the world! the Savior reigns:Let men their songs employ;While fields and floods,Rocks, hills, and plainsRepeat the sounding joy,Repeat the sounding joy,Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.No more let sins and sorrows grow,Nor thorns infest the ground;He comes to make His blessings flowFar as the curse is found,Far as the curse is found,Far as, far as the curse is found.He rules the world with truth and grace,And makes the nations proveThe glories of His righteousness,And wonders of His love,And wonders of His love,And wonders, wonders of His love.Go, Tell It on the MountainGo, tell it on the mountains,Over the hills and everywhere;Go, tell it on the mountainsThat Jesus Christ is born!While shepherds kept their watchingO'er silent flocks by night,Behold throughout the heavensThere shone a holy light.Go, tell it on the mountains,Over the hills and everywhere;Go, tell it on the mountainsThat Jesus Christ is born!The shepherds feared and trembledWhen lo! Above the earthRang out the angel chorusThat hailed our Savior's birth.Go, tell it on the mountains,Over the hills and everywhere;Go, tell it on the mountainsThat Jesus Christ is born!Down in a lowly mangerThe humble Christ was born,And brought us God's salvationThat blessed Christmas morn.Go, tell it on the mountains,Over the hills and everywhere;Go, tell it on the mountainsThat Jesus Christ is born!How Great Our JoyWhile by the sheep we watched at night,Glad tidings brought an angel bright.Refrain:How great our joy!(Great our joy)Joy, joy, joy!(Joy, joy, joy!)Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!(Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!)There shall be born, so he did say,In Bethlehem a Child today.[Refrain]There shall the Child lie in a stall,This Child who shall redeem us all.[Refrain]This gift of God we'll cherish well,That ever joy our hearts shall fill.[Refrain]
12/27/2021

Christmas Eve 2021

PreludeWelcomeLighting of the Christ Candle by the Griffice familyCarols of Christmas - (#192) "Angels We Have Heard on High"Scripture - Luke 2:1-7, read by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerCarols of Christmas - (#178) "O Little Town of Bethlehem"Homily - "Finding & Found" (Luke 2:1-20) - Rev. Jason GrifficeMusic for Christmas Eve - "Gesu Bambino" by Pietro Yon - Susan Montgomery Kinsey, sopranoOffertory - "Maria Wiegenlied" (Mary's Lullaby) by Max Reger - Susan Montgomery Kinsey, sopranoPrayers for Christmas Eve, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaBenedictionCarols of Christmas - (#195) "Silent Night, Holy Night"Angels We Have Heard on HighAngels we have heard on highSweetly singing o'er the plains,And the mountains in replyEcho back their joyous strains.Refrain:Glo--o-o-o-o-o--o-o-o-o-o--o-o-o-o-o--riaIn excelsis Deo.Glo--o-o-o-o-o--o-o-o-o-o--o-o-o-o-o--riaIn excelsis De--e--o.Shepherds, why this jubilee?Why your joyous strains prolong?Say what may the tiding be,Which inspire your heavenly song?[Refrain]Come to Bethlehem and seeHim whose birth the angels sing;Come adore, on bended knee,Christ, the Lord, the new-born King.[Refrain]O Little Town of BethlehemO little town of Bethlehem,How still we see thee lie!Above thy deep and dreamless sleepThe silent stars go by;Yet in thy dark streets shinethThe everlasting Light:The hopes and fears of all the yearsAre met in thee tonight.For Christ is born of Mary,And gathered all above,While mortals sleep, the angels keepTheir watch of wondering love.O morning start, togetherProclaim the holy birth!And praises sing to God the King,And peace to men on earth.How silently, how silently,The wondrous gift is given!So God imparts to human heartsThe blessings of His heaven.No ear may hear His coming,But in this world of sin,Where meek souls will receive Him still,The dear Christ enters in.O holy Child of Bethlehem!Descend to us, we pray;Cast out our sin and enter in,Be born in us today.We hear the Christmas angelsThe great glad tidings tell;O come to us, abide with us,Our Lord Emmanuel!Silent Night, Holy NightSilent night, holy night,All is calm, all is brightRound yon virgin mother and child.Holy infant so tender and mild,Sleep in heavenly peace,Sleep in heavenly peace.Silent night, holy night,Shepherds quake at the sight.Glories stream from heaven afar,Heavenly host sing alleluia;Christ, the Savior, is born!Christ, the Savior, is born!Silent night, holy night,Son of God, love's pure lightRadiant beams from Thy holy face,With the dawn of redeeming grace,Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.