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Following Christ Together



To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest;
to all who mourn and long for comfort;
to all who struggle and desire victory;
to all who sin and need a Savior;
to all who are strangers and want fellowship;
to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness;
and to whoever will come—
this church opens wide her doors
and offers her welcome in the name
of the Lord Jesus Christ.


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719 Hughes Road ~ Madison, Alabama 35758

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Order of Worship

May 24, 2020

During responsive readings, the congregation reads the bold-face type.


‡ Song of Praise                Thy Mercy, My God                           J. Stocker (1776)

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song, 

The joy of my heart. and the boast of my tongue; 

Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last, 

Hath won my affections, and bound my soul fast.


Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here; 

Sin would reduce me to utter despair; 

But, through Thy free goodness, my spirits revive, 

And He that first made me still keeps me alive.


Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart, 

Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart; 

Dissolved by Thy goodness, I fall to the ground, 

And weep to the praise of the mercy Ive found.


Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I own, 

And the covenant love of Thy crucified Son; 

All praise to the Spirit, Whose whisper divine 

Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine. 


‡ Call to Worship     

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding.

Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

‡ Prayer of Invocation   

‡ Song of Praise                         10,000 Reasons                           M. Redman (2011)

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul

Worship His Holy name

Sing like never before, O my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name


The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me

Let me be singing when the evening comes


You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger

Your name is great and Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness I will keep on singing

Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find


And on that day when my strength is failing

The end draws near and my time has come

Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years and then forevermore

‡ Song of Praise                               Rock of Ages                              A. Toplady (1763)

Rock 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


Not the labors of my hands
Can fill all thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and thou alone


While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine 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.


Corporate Confession of Sin                   based on a prayer by John Bunyan (1628-88) 

Often, O holy and righteous God, 

we dare your justice, 

mock your mercy, 

jeer your patience, 

slight your power, 

and show contempt for your love. 

We even say “I’m sorry” insincerely and confess our sin flippantly. 

We plead your help to own up carefully to how we have wronged you, 

to admit honestly how we have grieved you, 

to plead penitently for your mercy and pardon. 

We beg your forgiveness through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. 


Assurance of Pardon                       Romans 5:6-11

6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Welcome and Announcements

Prayers for the Church and the World 

‡ Song of Praise                    Jesus, I Come                          W. Sleeper (1881)

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night, 

Jesus, I come; Jesus I come. 

Into Thy freedom, gladness and light, 

Jesus, I come to Thee. 


Out of my sickness into Thy health, 

Out of my wanting and into Thy wealth, 

Out of my sin and into Thyself, 

Jesus, I come to Thee.


Out of my shameful failure and loss, 

Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come. 

Into the glorious gain of Thy cross, 

Jesus, I come to Thee. 


Out of earths sorrows into Thy balm, 

Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm, 

Out of distress into jubilant psalm, 

Jesus, I come to Thee.


Out of unrest and arrogant pride, 

Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come. 

Into Thy blessed will to abide, 

Jesus, I come to Thee. 


Out of myself to dwell in Thy love, 

Out of despair into raptures above, 

Upward forever on wings like a dove, 

Jesus, I come to Thee.


Out of the fear and dread of the tomb, 

Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come. 

Into the joy and light of Thy home, 

Jesus, I come to Thee. 


Out of the depths of ruin untold, 

Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold, 

Ever Thy glorious face to behold, 

Jesus, I come to Thee.

Reading of Scripture                                         Luke 17:7-10

7“Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? 8Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”

Sermon                                                                                 Rev. Williams Plott

‡ Benediction

‡ Doxology

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Please stand if able.

Corporate Readings from Faith Alive Christian Resources; Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition

Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard 

Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. 

Used by permission. All rights reserved. ~ CCLI # 312396