Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast

8/23/2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Word stands for itself and we testify to that fact. But humans are fallible. What is it that sets one apart as a reliable witness? Prelude - "Jesus Saves" (arr. Mark Hayes) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn #21 - "Loves Divine, All Loves Excelling"Moment for Children & YouthConfession and Assurance, led by Carol ApplegatePraise Song - "What a Beautiful Name" - Danny Fehsenfeld, voice, pianoSermon - "Reliable Witness" (I John 1:1–4) by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerOffertory - "He Leadeth Me" (arr. Mary McDonald) - PCC ChoirPrayers of the People, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaBenedictionLoves Divine, All Loves ExcellingLove divine, all loves excelling,Joy of heaver 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.
8/16/2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Just how empty are the things of the world; how unfulfilling their value? What value does that which is broken have? The world has been changed and distorted by sin, so how can a thing that is no longer whole grant to us wholeness? Is there any fulfillment to be had? Prelude - "My Shepherd will Supply My Need" (arr. Mark Hayes) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn #2 - "How Great Thou Art" (v. 1, 2, 3)Moment for Children & Youth, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaPraise Song - "Let God Arise" - Danny Fehsenfeld, voiceSermon - "Let's Ponder" (Ecclesiastes 1:1–11)Offertory - "Bigger than Any Mountain" trio at the Crystal Cathedral - Danny Fehsenfeld, voicePastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerBenedictionHow 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: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: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!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: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!
7/26/2020

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Another week of lockdown ends and another Sabbath Day begins. What shall we do in these days of lessened activity and day of rest? Certainly we are not to do nothing. Let us turn, then, to the Scriptures to equip ourselves with wisdom in preparation for these days ahead.Prelude - "Christians, We Have Met to Worship" (arr. Mark Hayes) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn #376 - "Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken"Moment for Children & Youth, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaSong of Praise - "Awesome God" - Danny Fehsenfeld, voice, pianoSermon "Where do I Begin?" (Proverbs 1:1–7) by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory - "I Am God" - Danny Fehsenfeld, voice, pianoPastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerBenedictionGlorious Things of Thee are SpokenGlorious things of thee are spoken,Zion, city of our God;He whose word cannot be brokenFormed thee for His own abode.On the Rock of Ages founded,What can shake thy sure repose?With salvation's walls surrounded,Thou mayest smile at all thy foes.See the streams of living waters,Wpringing from eeternal Love,Well supply thy sons and daughters,And all fear of want remove.Who can faint while such a riverEver flows their thirst to assuage?Grace which, like the Lord, the Giver,Never fails from age to age!Round each habitation hovering,See the cloud and fire appearFor a glory and a covering,Showing that the Lord is near!Thus deriving from their bannerLight by night and shade by day,Safe they feed upon the mannaWhich He gives them when they pray.Amen.