Getting Ready for Sunday (May 15, 2011)
There is something special about the people of God coming together for worship (Hebrews 10:24-25). Thus, we hope that Sundays at New City are a highlight of your week. In an effort to help you get more out of it, we're posting a short preview of the upcoming Sunday gathering.
We'll begin this week by calling each to worship using the words of Revelation 4:11 and singing Come and Welcome ("love's redeeming work is done / come and welcome, sinner come"). God has made peace with us through Jesus Christ. We'll focus on that as we pass the peace (greet one another) and sing Death to Life and Nothing But the Blood.
After pausing to respond in prayer, we'll celebrate the baptisms of Leona and Hansen Rodger. We rejoice with Alex and Martha as their family grows, and as the New City covenant community grows.
The message this week, "The King's Creation" is based on Genesis 1:1-27. To prepare, read the text and reflect on what you learn about God and the created world. We'll respond to God's Word, singing of God's power and majesty (I Sing the Mighty Power of God), and that we can know him through the Son (Heavenly Father, Beautiful Son).
The words to I Sing the Mighty Power of God make for a good prayer as you prepare to come to New City this week.
See you Sunday. Invite a friend to come with you.
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