Worship Guide for April 5th

GCC has developed this page as a resource to guide worship at home while we are unable to gather together in-person on Sunday mornings.


GCC Kids

We have emailed families instructions on how to access Lifeway Kids at Home.  Please contact Jodi at kids@gcclakeland.com if you have any questions or need the instructions.  We will follow up these lessons with a brief video each week.


Opening Song

Title: Hosanna in the Highest

Verse 1:
I see the King of Glory coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes
I see His love and mercy washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing

Chorus:
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest

Verse 2:
I see a generation rising up to take their place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a near revival stirring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees

Chorus:
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest

Bridge:
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity

Chorus:
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest

Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna in the highest


Call to Worship

Psalm 118:19-29

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
    that I may enter through them
    and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD;
    the righteous shall enter through it.
21 I thank you that you have answered me
    and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone.
23 This is the LORD’s doing;
    it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the LORD has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save us, we pray, O LORD!
    O LORD, we pray, give us success!
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
    We bless you from the house of the LORD.
27 The LORD is God,
    and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
    up to the horns of the altar!
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
    you are my God; I will extol you.
29 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
    for his steadfast love endures forever!


Prayer

Almighty God, who does freely pardon all who repent and turn to Him, now fulfill in every contrite heart the promise of redeeming grace; forgiving all our sins, and cleansing us from an evil conscience; through the perfect sacrifice of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

The Book of Common Worship 1946


Song

Title: Come Thou Fount

Verse 1:
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Verse 2:
Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy great help I’ve come
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

Verse 3:
Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy grace now like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Ending:
Come Thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise


Sermon Text

Psalm 133:1-3

1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is
    when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
    running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
    running down on the collar of his robes!
It is like the dew of Hermon,
    which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the LORD has commanded the blessing,
    life forevermore.


Sermon


Song

Title: God With Us

Verse 1:
Oh You’ve come to bring peace
To be love, to be nearer to us
And You’ve come to breathe life
To be light, to shine brighter in us
Oh Emmanuel God with us

Chorus:
Our Deliverer, You are Savior
In Your presence we find our strength
Over everything, our redemption
God with us, You are God with us

Verse 2:
Oh You’ve come to be hope to this world
For Your honor and name
And You’ve come to take sin to bear shame
And to conquer the grave
Oh Emmanuel, oh God with us

Chorus:
Our Deliverer, You are Savior
In Your presence we find our strength

Over everything, our redemption
God with us, You are God with us

Bridge:
You are here
You are holy
We are standing
In Your glory
(repeat 3x)

Chorus:
Our Deliverer, You are Savior
In Your presence we find our strength
Over everything, our redemption
God with us, You are God with us

Our Deliverer, You are Savior
In Your presence we find our strength
Over everything, our redemption
God with us, You are God with us
Oh God with us, You are God with us


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Benediction

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
And the love of God the Father,
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
Be with you now and forevermore, Amen!