September 17, 2017
It’s our fourth week of Mission at Park Church. We’re working through our new mission statement and its meaning, focusing this week on the second of our three disciple rhythms: Gospel-Centered Community. Here’s how you can prepare:
1. Read through our text, Ephesians 2:11–22; 4:1–11.
A disciple is someone who has been called into God’s diverse family to use their spiritual gifts, strengths, and resources to help the family of God grow. Christian community—when it is truly Christian—breeds humility, the ability to be known and loved, relational safety, ongoing support, joint celebration, joint sorrow, and joint participation in the glory of God’s eternal family.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Hebrews 4:14–16
Before The Throne (Charitie Lees Bancroft arr. Modern Post)
How Majestic (Brian Eichelberger)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook
Almighty God, we confess how hard it is to be your people.
You have called us to be the church,
to continue the mission of Jesus Christ to our lonely and confused world.
Yet we acknowledge we are more apathetic than active,
isolated than involved, callous than compassionate,
obstinate than obedient, legalistic than loving.
Gracious Lord, have mercy upon us and forgive our sins.
Remove the obstacles preventing us
from being your representatives to a broken world.
Awaken our hearts to the promised gift of your indwelling Spirit.
This we pray in Jesus’ powerful name.
Yet Even Now (Joel Limpic)
In Christ Alone (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: 1 Peter 2:9–10
GREETING, SERMON, COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
No Longer Slaves (Joel Case, Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson)
Grace Alone (Dustin Kensrue)