Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast
Sunday, September 20, 2020
We're back for week three of the drive-in service and this time, having expanded our capabilities for the temporary setup, we have an Offertory sung in the Sanctuary. There was a small miscommunication on timing, though, so improvements will be coming in the future. (You'll understand once you reach that part of the podcast.)Prelude - "Praise Him, Praise Him" (arr. Mark Hayes) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome and AnnouncementsCall to WorshipPraise Song - "God of Wonders" written by Chris Tomlin - PCC BandChildren's Message, led by Keri ScrogginsPrayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaDoxologySermon "Look at the Big Picture" (Ephesians 1:15–23) by Rev. Jason GrifficePastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerSong of Response - "This Is My Father's World" written by Maltbie Davenport Babcock - PCC BandOffertory - "Since the Saviour Found Me" Written by Edgar J. Haskins - Sam Allen, voice; Cornel Radulescu, OrganReceiving the Tithes and OfferingsBenediction
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Welcome back once again. We now have two weeks of 'lot and lawn (my own words) services in the bag and we're looking forward. Prelude - Beneath the Cross of Jesus (arr. Mark Hayes) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipPraise Song - "Better is One Day" written by Matt RedmanChildren's Message, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession, Assurance, and Doxology, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerSermon "Forgiveness at Our Core" (Matthew 6:7–14) by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory - "Amazing Love" written by Chris TomlinPastoral Prayer, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaBenediction
Sunday, September 06, 2020
Welcome back and welcome back! This is our first week meeting at the church campus and what a blazing achievement it was. Parking lot roasted, Few people toasted, Teaching on prayer, Then Communion was hosted. We hope that next week The heat will be weakSo pull up a chair As God's teaching we seek. Prelude - "Symphony of Spirituals" (excerpts) by Joel Raney - Micah Wright, piano; Conrel Radulescu, organWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipPraise Song - "How Great is Our God" by Tomlin & Boberg - Danny Fehsenfeld, voice; Farless and Yuen, guitarChildren's MessageConfession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaDoxology, led by Danny FehsenfeldSermon - "Pray: Listen and Learn" (John 17) by Rev. Jason GrifficePreparation for the Table - "Create in Me a Clean Heart" by Keith Green - Danny Fehsenfeld, voice; Farless and Yuen, guitarServing the Sacrament of Communion, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerSinging the Lord's Prayer, led by Danny FehsenfeldBenediction
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Welcome back for the conclusion of Rev. Griffice's series on Solomon's wisdom. Prelude - "In the Name of the Lord" (arr. Mark Hayes) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn #381 - "All People that On Earth Do Dwell"Confession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaPraise Song - "Great Are You Lord" - Danny Fehsenfeld, piano, voiceSermon - "Reverence, Humility, and Contentment" (Ecclesiastes 5:1–20) by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory - "Non Nobis Domine" (arr. Bob Mathes) traditional Latin Text - music by William Byrd, vocal by Danny FehsenfeldPastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerBenedictionAll People That on Earth Do DwellAll people that on earth do dwell,Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;Him serve with mirth, His praise forth tell,Come ye before Him and rejoice.Know that the Lord is God indeed:Without our aid He did us make;We are His folk, He doth us feed,And for His sheep He doth us take.O enter then His gates with praise,Aproach with joy His courts unto;Praise, laud, and bless His name always,For it is seemly so to do.For why? the Lord our God is good,His mercy is forever sure;His truth at all times firmly stood,And shall from age to age endure.Amen.
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.
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!
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Welcome back to part three of Proverbs. Here, we examine a tiny cross-section of Solomon's God-given wisdom and look ahead to the next section in Ecclesiastes.Prelude - "How Big is God?" (arr. Stuart Hamblen) - Micah Wright, PianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn #349 - "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"Children's Message, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerPraise Song - "Hear our Praises" - Danny Fehsenfeld, piano, voiceSermon - "Wise Sayings of Solomon" (Proverbs 10:1–12), by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory - "It is Well" (arr. Mark Hayes) - Covenant ChoirPrayers of the People, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaBenedictionO For a Thousand Tongues to SingO for a thousand tongues to singMy great Redeemer's praise,The glories of my God and King,The triumphs of His grace!My gracious Master and my God,Assist me to proclaim,To spread through all the earth abroadThe honors of Thy name.Jesus! the name that charms our fears,That bids our sorrows cease,'Tis music in the sinner's ears,'Tis life and health and peace.He breaks the power of cancelled sin,He sets the prisoner free;His blood can make the foulest clean,His blood availed for me.Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,Your loosened tongues employ;Ye blind, behold your Savior come;And leap, ye lame, for joy!
Communion Sunday, August 2, 2020
Wisdom does not come from the world, and we in the world cannot look to the world to receive it. How then shall we acquire wisdom? Prelude—"There is a Fountain" (arr. Mark Hayes) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipHymn #454 - "Trust and Obey" (v. 1, 2, 3)Children's Message, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaPraise Song—"What a Beautiful Name" - Danny Fehsenfeld, piano, voiceSermon—"Trust in the Lord" (Proverbs 3:1–18) by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory—"Be Still" by Danny FehsenfeldServing the Sacrament of CommunionBenedictionTrust 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.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.Trust and obey, for there's no other wayTo be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obeyNot 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.Trust and obey, for there's no other wayTo be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey
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.