Your blood speaks a better
word than all the empty
claims I’ve heard upon this
earth,
Speaks righteousness for
me, and stands in my
defense; Jesus, it’s Your
blood.
Your blood speaks a better
word than all the empty
claims I’ve heard upon this
earth,
Speaks righteousness for
me, and stands in my
defense; Jesus, it’s Your
blood.
What can wash away our
sins? What can make us
whole again? Nothing but
the blood, nothing but the
blood of Jesus. What can
wash us pure as snow,
welcomed as the friends of
God? Nothing but Your
blood, nothing but Your
blood, King Jesus.
Your cross testifies in
grace, tells of the Father’s
heart to make a way for
us. Now boldly we
approach; not earthly
confidence, it’s only by
Your blood.
What can wash away our
sins? What can make us
whole again? Nothing but
the blood, nothing but the
blood of Jesus. What can
wash us pure as snow,
welcomed as the friends of
God? Nothing but Your
blood, nothing but Your
blood, King Jesus.
What can wash away our
sins? What can make us
whole again? Nothing but
the blood, nothing but the
blood of Jesus. What can
wash us pure as snow,
welcomed as the friends of
God? Nothing but Your
blood, nothing but Your
blood, King Jesus.
How Great
is Our God
Leader:
The splendor of the King,
clothed in majesty;
Let all the earth rejoice,
all the earth rejoice.
Leader:
He wraps Himself in light,
and darkness tries to hide,
And trembles at His voice,
and trembles at his voice.
Leader:
How great is our God!
Sing with me.
How great is our God!
And all will see how great,
how great is our God!
And age to age He stands,
and time is in His hands;
Beginning and the End,
Beginning and the End.
The God –head three in one,
Father, Spirit, Son,
The Lion and the Lamb,
the Lion and the Lamb.
How great is our God!
Sing with me.
How great is our God!
And all will see how great,
how great is our God!
Name above all names,
Worthy of all praise.
My heart will sing How
great is our God!
Name above all names,
Worthy of all praise.
My heart will sing How
great is our God!
How great is our God!
Sing with me.
How great is our God!
And all will see how great,
how great is our God!
How great is our God!
Sing with me.
How great is our God!
And all will see how great,
how great is our God!
*INVOCATION AND OPENING PRAYER
Pastor: In the name of the Father and of
the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
*INVOCATION AND OPENING PRAYER
Pastor: Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
Your mercies are new every morning; and
though we deserve only punishment, You
receive us as Your children and provide for
all our needs of body and soul. Grant that
we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful
goodness,
*INVOCATION AND OPENING PRAYER
Pastor: give thanks for all Your benefits,
and serve You in willing obedience; through
Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and forever.
People: Amen.
*CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Pastor: Let us confess our sins to God our
Father.
People: Lord God, by nature we are
sinful and spiritually blind. In our
darkness, we have staggered about,
placing our love and trust in false gods
that we can see with our physical eyes:
*CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
People: false gods such as money,
family, and our own selves. Forgive us
for not seeking You above all, and grant
us eyes of faith to find forgiveness in the
light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
*CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
People: We humbly ask that for the sake
of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy
on us, so that we may delight in Your will
and walk in Your ways to the glory of
Your holy name. Amen.
*CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Pastor: “For at one time you were
darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8–9
Almighty God in His mercy has given His
Son to die for you and for His sake forgives
you all your sins.
*CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Pastor: As a called and ordained servant of
the Word, I announce the grace of God to
all of you, and in the stead and by the
command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive
you all your sins in the name of the Father
and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
TAKE A MOMENT TO
ENJOY EACH OTHER
IN CHRIST
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Isaiah 42:14–21
14 For a long time I have held my peace; I have
kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry
out like a woman in labor; I will gasp and pant.
15 I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry
up all their vegetation; I will turn the rivers into
islands, and dry up the pools. 16 And I will lead
the blind in a way that they do not know, in
paths that they have not known I will guide
them. I will turn the darkness before them into
light, the rough places into level ground. These
are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Isaiah 42:14–21
17 They are turned back and utterly put to
shame, who trust in carved idols, who say to
metal images, "You are our gods." 18 Hear, you
deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see! 19
Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my
messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my
dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the
LORD? 20 He sees many things, but does not
observe them; his ears are open, but he does
not hear.
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Isaiah 42:14–21
21 The LORD was pleased, for his
righteousness' sake, to magnify his law and
make it glorious.
Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
EPISTLE: Ephesians 5:8–14
8 For at one time you were darkness, but now
you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of
light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is
good and right and true), 10 and try to discern
what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in
the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead
expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to
speak of the things that they do in secret. 13
But when anything is exposed by the light, it
becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes
visible is light.
EPISTLE: Ephesians 5:8–14
Therefore it says, "Awake, O sleeper, and arise
from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
The Holy Gospel
*HOLY GOSPEL: John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39
1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from
birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi,
who sinned, this man or his parents, that he
was born blind?" 3 Jesus answered, "It was not
that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the
works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We
must work the works of him who sent me while
it is day; night is coming, when no one can
work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the
light of the world."
*HOLY GOSPEL: John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39
6 Having said these things, he spat on the
ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he
anointed the man's eyes with the mud 7 and
said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam"
(which means Sent). So he went and washed
and came back seeing. … 13 They brought to
the Pharisees the man who had formerly been
blind. 14 Now it was a Sabbath day when
Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15
So the Pharisees again asked him how he had
received his sight.
*HOLY GOSPEL: John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39
And he said to them, "He put mud on my eyes,
and I washed, and I see." 16 Some of the
Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for
he does not keep the Sabbath." But others said,
"How can a man who is a sinner do such
signs?" And there was a division among them.
17 So they said again to the blind man, "What
do you say about him, since he has opened
your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet." … 34
They answered him, "You were born in utter sin,
and would you teach us?"
*HOLY GOSPEL: John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39
And they cast him out. 35 Jesus heard that
they had cast him out, and having found him he
said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" 36
He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may
believe in him?" 37 Jesus said to him, "You
have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to
you." 38 He said, "Lord, I believe," and he
worshiped him.
*HOLY GOSPEL: John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39
39 Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this
world, that those who do not see may see, and
those who see may become blind."
Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, O Christ.
Our God
Water You turned into
wine, opened the eyes of
the blind; there’s no one
like You, none like You.
Into the darkness You
shine; out of the ashes, we
rise. There’s no one like
You, none like You.
Our God is greater, our
God is stronger; God,
You are higher than any
other. Our God is healer,
awesome in power, our
God, our God.
Into the darkness You
shine; out of the ashes, we
rise. There’s no one like
You, none like You.
Our God is greater, our
God is stronger; God,
You are higher than any
other. Our God is healer,
awesome in power, our
God, our God.
Our God is greater, our
God is stronger; God,
You are higher than any
other. Our God is healer,
awesome in power, our
God, our God.
And if our God is for us
then who could ever stop
us, and if our God is with
us then what could stand
against?
And if our God is for us
then who could ever stop
us, and if our God is with
us then what could stand
against?
What could stand
against?
Our God is greater, our
God is stronger; God,
You are higher than any
other. Our God is healer,
awesome in power, our
God, our God.
Our God is greater, our
God is stronger; God,
You are higher than any
other. Our God is healer,
awesome in power, our
God, our God.
And if our God is for us
then who could ever stop
us, and if our God is with
us then what could stand
against?
And if our God is for us
then who could ever stop
us, and if our God is with
us then what could stand
against?
Then what could stand
against?
Our God is greater, our
God is stronger; God,
You are higher than any
other. Our God is healer,
awesome in power, our
God, our God.
Our God is greater, our
God is stronger; God,
You are higher than any
other. Our God is healer,
awesome in power, our
God, our God.
“Are You Living as Children of
the Light?”
Ephesians 5: 8-14
by
Pastor David L.
Sawhill
Holy is Our God
Holy is our God,
whose name we
praise forever,
Glory to the Son,
who reigns in
majesty!
Come, Spirit, come
and fill our hearts
with wisdom,
That we may long to
worship You alone.
Our Father is the great
Creator of all we have
and all we see.
He made us in His
image that we may
honor and worship
Him.
Holy is our God,
whose name we
praise forever,
Glory to the Son,
who reigns in
majesty!
Come, Spirit, come
and fill our hearts
with wisdom,
That we may long to
worship You alone.
For Jesus is the
Father’s only Son,
given in love for
ev’ryone.
Lamb of sacrifice, and
humble King, He gave
His life so we might
live.
Holy is our God,
whose name we
praise forever,
Glory to the Son,
who reigns in
majesty!
Come, Spirit, come
and fill our hearts
with wisdom,
That we may long to
worship You alone.
Oh Spirit, come and
unite us in one
communion with our
Lord.
Free us from the
chains that bind us, for
the Comforter has
come.
Holy is our God,
whose name we
praise forever,
Glory to the Son,
who reigns in
majesty!
Come, Spirit, come
and fill our hearts
with wisdom,
That we may long to
worship You alone.
That we may long to
worship you alone.
That we may long to
worship you alone.
Could everyone please
sign an attendance card
and pass it to the side
aisle.
I Offer
My Life
All that I am, all that I have, I
lay them down before You, O
Lord;
All my regrets, all my acclaim,
the joy and the pain,
I’m making them Yours.
Lord, I offer my life to You,
everything I’ve been through,
Use it for Your glory.
Lord, I offer my days to You,
lifting my praise to You
As a pleasing sacrifice.
Lord, I offer You my
life.
Things in the past, things
yet unseen,
Wishes and dreams that
are yet to come true;
All of my hopes, all of my
plans,
My heart and my hands
are lifted to You.
Lord, I offer my life to You,
everything I’ve been through,
Use it for Your glory.
Lord, I offer my days to You,
lifting my praise to You
As a pleasing sacrifice.
Lord, I offer You my
life.
*PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
Pastor: Let us pray for the
whole people of God in
Christ Jesus and for all
people according to their
needs.
EACH PETITION
ending with
Pastor: Lord, in Your
mercy,
People: hear our
prayer.
*PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
Pastor: Into Your hands,
O Lord, we commend all for
whom we pray, trusting in
Your mercy; through Your
Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
People: Amen.
*THE LORD’S PRAYER:
Our Father who art in
heaven, hallowed be thy
name, thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven. Give
us this day our daily
bread; and forgive us our
trespasses as we forgive
those who trespass
against us;
*THE LORD’S PRAYER:
and lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us
from evil. For thine is the
kingdom and the power
and the glory forever and
ever. AMEN.
*BLESSING
Pastor: My eyes are ever toward the LORD,
People: for He will pluck my feet out of the
net. Psalm 25:15
*BLESSING
Pastor: The LORD bless you and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine on you and be
gracious to you.
The LORD look upon you with favor and + give
you peace. Numbers 6:24–26
People: Amen.
Shine Jesus
Shine
Lord, the light of Your love is
shining, In the midst of the
darkness shining;
Jesus, Light of the world, shine
upon us, Set us free by the truth
You now bring us;
Shine on me, shine
on me.
Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the
Father’s glory.
Blaze, Spirit, blaze,
Set our hearts on
fire.
Flow, river, flow,
Flood the nations
with grace and
mercy.
Send forth Your
word, Lord, and let
there be light.
Lord, I come to Your awesome
presence, From the shadows into
Your radiance;
By the blood I may enter Your
brightness; Search me, try me,
consume all my darkness;
Shine on me, shine
on me.
Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the
Father’s glory.
Blaze, Spirit, blaze,
Set our hearts on
fire.
Flow, river, flow,
Flood the nations
with grace and
mercy.
Send forth Your
word, Lord, and let
there be light.
As we gaze on Your kingly
brightness, So our faces display
Your likeness;
Ever changing from glory to glory,
Mirror’d here may our lives tell
Your story;
Shine on me, shine
on me.
Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the
Father’s glory.
Blaze, Spirit, blaze,
Set our hearts on
fire.
Flow, river, flow,
Flood the nations
with grace and
mercy.
Send forth Your
word, Lord, and let
there be light.
Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the
Father’s glory.
Blaze, Spirit, blaze,
Set our hearts on
fire.
Flow, river, flow,
Flood the nations
with grace and
mercy.
Send forth Your
word, Lord, and let
there be light.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK