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Opening Prayer

Come, Thou Almighty King

Come, Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing,
Help us to praise:
Father, all glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend!
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success:
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour!
Thou, who almighty art,
Now rule in ev’ry heart
And ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of pow’r.

To Thee, great One in Three,
The highest praises be,
Hence evermore;
Thy sov’reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

Love Me to the End

A beggar poor, at mercy’s door,
Lies such a wretch as I;
Thou know’st my need is great indeed,
Lord hear me when I cry.
With guilt beset and deep in debt,
For pardon Lord I pray;
O let Thy love sufficient prove,
To take my sins away

A wicked heart is no small part,
Of my distress and shame;
Let sovereign grace its crimes efface,
Through Jesus’ blessed name.
My darkened mind I daily find,
Is prone to go astray;
Lord on it shine with light divine,
And guide it in Thy way.

My stubborn will opposes still,
Thy wise and holy hand;
Thy Spirit send to make it bend,
To Thy supreme command.
Affections wild by sin defiled,
Oft hurry me away;
Lord bring them home nor let them roam,
From Christ the Living Way.

Before Thy face I’ve told my case;
Lord help and mercy send;
Pity my soul and make me whole,
And love me to the end.

Scripture Reading

Prayer

He Will Hold Me Fast

When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast

He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast

Those He saves are His delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in His holy sight
He will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost
His promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost
He will hold me fast

CHORUS

For His bride He bled and died
Christ will hold us fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold us fast
Raised with Him to endless life
He will hold us fast
Till our faith is turned to sight
When he comes at last
He will hold us fast
He will hold us fast
For our Savior loves us so
He will hold us fast

Remember and Proclaim

As we gather round this table
We remember and proclaim:
Christ has died, Christ is risen
Christ will come again
There’s nothing to fear
and everything to gain
And so we gather here to remember
To remember and proclaim

Every footstep tells the story
As the people join the feast
We remember His blood and body
Broken for you and me
One step and we remember
The other we proclaim
His death until He comes
O, He’s coming back,
He’s coming back again!

And every time
We break the bread
We drink the wine
I can hear the song
In my heart, in my head
And I sing along!

We remember, we proclaim
His death until He comes again!
We remember, we proclaim:
Christ has died, Christ is risen
Christ will come again!

Now we join with friends and neighbors
To celebrate again
Around a different kind of table
We remember just the same
This feast, it is a battle
That we wage against the night
This joy is just a shadow
Of the resurrection,
Of the resurrection life!

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon