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Prelude

Thine Be the Glory – G. Handel
Grave E Ciaccona – E. dall’Abaco

Garth and Jody Pederson, violins
Ann Teske, piano

Welcome

Pastor Dan L.

Recognition of New Members

Pastor Larry
                        Jon Potter
                        Josh Laack

Call to Worship

God, the Uncreated One (King Forevermore)

God, the uncreated One,
The Author of salvation,
Wrote the laws of space and time,
And fashioned worlds to His design.
The One whom angel hosts revere
Hung the stars like chandeliers,
Numbered every grain of sand,
Knows the heart of every man.
He is King forever,
He is King forever,
He is King forevermore.

God, our fortress and our strength,
The Rock on which we can depend;
Matchless in His majesty,
His power and authority,
Unshaken by the schemes of man,
Never changing, Great I am.
Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall,
He is faithful through it all.
Crown Him King forever,
Crown Him King forever,
Crown Him King forevermore.

Mighty God in mortal flesh,
Forsaken by a traitor’s kiss.
The curse of sin and centuries
Did pierce the lowly Prince of Peace.
Lifted high, the sinless man,
Crucified, the spotless Lamb,
Buried by the sons of man,
But He was rescued by the Father’s hand
To reign as King forever,
Reign as King forever,
Reign as King forevermore.

King eternal, God of grace, we crown You with the highest praise.
Heaven shouts and saints adore, You’re holy, holy, holy Lord!
What joy in everlasting life, all is love and faith is sight.
Justice rolls and praises rise at the name of Jesus Christ.
King of kings forever,
King of kings forever,
King of kings forevermore.

Words by Aaron Keyes and Pet James. © 2016 Getty Music Songs / Common Hymnal Publishing / 10000 Fathers / Thankyou Music. CCLI # 133392.

Responsive Reading – Psalm 19

       Leader:  The heavens declare the glory of God;
                            the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
                       Day after day they pour forth speech;
                            night after night they reveal knowledge.
                       They have no speech, they use no words;
                             no sound is heard from them.
                        Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
                             their words to the ends of the world.

                         In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
                             It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
                             like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
                         It rises at one end of the heavens
                             and makes its circuit to the other;
                             nothing is deprived of its warmth.

Women and girls:
                         The law of the Lord is perfect,
                              refreshing the soul.

 Men and boys:
                        The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
                            making wise the simple.

Women and girls:
                       The precepts of the Lord are right,
                            giving joy to the heart.

Men and boys:
                       The commands of the Lord are radiant,
                            giving light to the eyes.

Women and girls:
                       The fear of the Lord is pure,
                           enduring forever.

Men and boys:
                       The decrees of the Lord are firm,
                            and all of them are righteous.

Women and girls:
                      They are more precious than gold,
                             than much pure gold;
                       they are sweeter than honey,
                             than honey from the honeycomb.

Men and boys:
                       By them Your servant is warned;
                            in keeping them there is great reward.

       Leader:  But who can discern their own errors?
                           Forgive my hidden faults.

                      Keep Your servant also from willful sins;
                          may they not rule over me.
                      Then I will be blameless,
                           innocent of great transgression.

            ALL:  May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
                           be pleasing in Your sight,
                          Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer 

Intercessory Prayer

Scripture – Colossians 1:9-14

We have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light. For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

Sermon

“Praying Scripture
I John 5:14-15

Pastor Dan W.

Songs of Response

PSALM 62

My soul finds rest in God alone;
my rock and my salvation,
a fortress strong against my foes,
and I will not be shaken.
Though lips may bless and hearts may curse,
and lies, like arrows, pierce me,
I’ll fix my heart on righteousness,
I’ll look to Him who hears me.

Oh, praise Him, hallelujah!
My delight and my reward,
everlasting, never failing,
my Redeemer, my God.

Find rest, my soul, in God alone,
amid the world’s temptations.
When evil seeks to take a hold,
I’ll cling to my salvation.
Though riches come and riches go,
don’t set your heart upon them.
The fields of hope, in which I sow,
are harvested in heaven.

Oh, praise Him, hallelujah!
My delight and my reward,
everlasting, never failing,
my Redeemer, my God.

I’ll set my gaze on God alone,
and trust in Him completely;
With ev’ry day pour out my soul,
and He will prove His mercy.
Though life is but a fleeting breath,
a sigh too brief to measure,
my King has crushed the curse of death,
and I am His forever.

Oh, praise Him, hallelujah!
My delight and my reward,
everlasting, never failing,
my Redeemer, my God.

Words and music by Aaron Keyes and Stuart Townend. © 2015 Thankyou Music. CCLI 133392.

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.

He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so, He will hold me fast.

For my life He bled and died, Christ will hold me fast;
Justice has been satisfied; He will hold me fast.
Raised with Him to endless life, He will hold me fast
Till our faith is turned to sight, When He comes at last!

He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so, He will hold me fast.

Words and music by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker. © 2013 Merker, Matthew. CCLI #133392.

BECAUSE HE LIVES (Amen)

I believe in the Son.
I believe in the Risen One.
I believe I overcome
By the power of His blood.

Amen, amen.
I’m alive, I’m alive because He lives.
Amen, amen.
Let my song join the one that never ends,
Because He lives.

I was dead in the grave.
I was covered in sin and shame.
I heard mercy call my name.
He rolled the stone away.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, ev’ry fear is gone.
I know He holds my life,
My future in His hands.

Words and music by Matt Maher, William J. Gaither, Gloria Gaither,Daniel Carlson, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash and Jason Ingram. © 2014 Hanna Street Music / S. D. G. Publishing / sixsteps Music / Sixsteps Songs / Worship Together Music / worshiptogether.com songs / Open Hands Music / Sony/ATV Timber Publishing / Alletrop Music. CCLI# 133392.

Blessing

Postlude

Song for Sienna – B. Crain

Next Sunday, January 31
“Strengthening Your Core”

Praying together

Pastoral Search Team — Please pray for Calvary’s Pastoral Search Team as we prepare the document that will be posted for prospective
candidates. Our goal is to post it by February 1. “May the Pastoral Search Team never be lacking in zeal, keeping spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” (based on Romans 12:11) Please pray specifically for our team members: Coach Dan Werthman, Chair Andy Hoffman, Bradley Ansell, Julianne Hagan, David Henry, Maureen Johnson, Nancy Monsen, Garth Pederson, Dorkham See, and Wendy Speary.

 For our congregation, pray for patience and the ability to trust the Search Team and the Leadership Board throughout the process. Pray also for the individual that God is leading to serve as Calvary’s next Lead Pastor, that they would be discerning and wise, faithful to preaching  God’s Word.

Friends with health concerns — Please continue in prayer for:
Wendell Amstutz, John Fitz, Darrel Moe, Jerry Nau, Jordan Padgett, Tim Robeck, Eemou See, and Ray Wiens.

Praying Scripture for our church leaders — We are praying for Steven Kaufer, Leadership Board member, using Philippians 4:7 as a guide: “May the peace of God which transcends all understanding, guard Steven’s heart and mind in Christ Jesus.”

Praying for our missionaries — for Kendra Petersen (short-term medical missionary from Calvary to Kantiala, Mali through Frontiers):  Kendra left for Mali on Friday, January 22, to use her ultrasound training at a hospital there. She plans to return February 7. Praise God that she and the team are able to serve during this time. Pray for their safety and that they will be a great help and encouragement to the hospital staff and patients. Pray also for guidance for Kendra as she seeks whether God is calling her to full-time medical missionary work.

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