Preparing for Worship


We hope this page will help prepare our hearts each week to receive and celebrate the Good News of Jesus Christ during Sunday worship. You will find here the Sermon focus, the Scripture passage and songs we will sing to give God all glory, praise and honor. For a richer experience please use the links provided. The informaton is updated each Thursday for the following Sunday.

For Sunday, February 24, 2019

Preparing to Hear God's Word


Scripture Passage: II Timothy 3:14-17 (Learn More)

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.



Preparing to Sing God's Praises

“How Great is Our God!” (Listen)

                The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty;
                Let all the earth rejoice, All the earth rejoice.
                He wraps Himself in light, and darkness tries to hide,
                And trembles at His voice, and trembles at His voice.              

                Chorus:    How great is our God! Sing with me: How great is our God!
                                And all will see how great, How great is our God!

                Age to age He stands, and time is in His hands;
                Beginning and the End, Beginning and the End.
                The Godhead three in one, Father, Spirit, Son,
                The Lion and the Lamb, The Lion and the Lamb.

                Bridge:     Name above all names, Worthy of all praise.
                                My heart will sing: How great is our God!
                © 2004 sixsteps Music, songs,  Wondrously Made Songs


“The Power of the Cross”  (Listen)

                Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day; Christ on the road to Calvary;
                Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten, then nailed to a cross of wood.

                Chorus:   This the pow'r of the cross: Christ became sin for us;
                                Took the blame, bore the wrath-- We stand forgiven at the cross.

                Oh to see the pain written on Your face, bearing the awesome weight of sin.
                Ev'ry bitter thought, ev'ry evil deed crowning Your bloodstained brow.    (Chorus)

                Now the daylight flees; now the ground beneath quakes as its Maker bows His head. 
                Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life; Finished, the vict'ry cry.  (Chorus)

                Oh to see my name written in the wounds, for through Your suff'ring I am free.
                Death is crushed to death; life is mine to live; won through Your selfless love.

                This the pow'r of the cross: Son of God slain for us,
                What a love, what a cost. We stand forgiven at the cross.
                © 2005 Thankyou Music


“O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”  (Listen)

                O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee;
                I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow,
                May richer, fuller be.

                O Light that followest all my way, I yield my flickering torch to thee;
                My heart restores its borrowed ray, that in thy sunshine’s blaze its day,
                May brighter, fairer be.

                O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee;
                I trace the rainbow through the rain, and feel the promise is not vain,
                That morn shall tearless be.

                O Cross that liftest up my head, I dare not ask to fly from thee;
                I lay in dust life’s glory dead, and from the ground there blossoms red,
                Life that shall endless be.
                ©1997 Christopher Miner Music


“O Praise the Name”  (Listen)

                I cast my mind to Calvary where Jesus bled and died for me.
                I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.  My Saviour on that cursed tree.

                Chorus:    O praise the Name of the Lord our God.  O praise His Name forevermore.
                                 For endless days we will sing Your praise.  Oh Lord, oh Lord our God.

                His body bound and drenched in tears, they laid Him down in Joseph's tomb.
                The entrance sealed by heavy stone.  Messiah still and all alone.

                Then on the third at break of dawn, the Son of heaven rose again.
                O trampled death, where is your sting?  The angels roar for Christ the King.

                He shall return in robes of white, the blazing sun shall pierce the night.
                And I will rise among the saints, my gaze transfixed on Jesus' face.
                © 2015 Hillsong Music Publishing