Fox Creek Community Church

This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on September 1, 2013 at Fox Creek Community Church in Waukee, Iowa. | Worship Leader - Aaron Jameson


Corporate Reading #1 — 1 Peter 1:22-25

ALL: “Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable [seed], through the living and abiding word of God; for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.”

The Grass Withers  

Corporate Reading #2 — 1 Peter 2:4-10

LEADER: “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.”
ALL: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

Come Home Little Lambs

Prayer

Trumpet Call to Worship (a la Feast of Trumpets)
Those Who Trust by Don Chaffer
At Your Name by Phil Wickham & Tim Hughes  

Time for Silent Confession and Meditation 

Scripture Reading — 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

LEADER: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Jesus Messiah by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, & Jesse Reeves  
The First Place by Matthew Westerholm  
On Christ the Solid Rock by Edward Mote & William Bradbury              

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