Call to Worship (Psalm 89)
I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever
With my mouth, I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations
I declare that your steadfast love is established forever
Your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens
Great is Thy Faithfulness
2 Samuel 7: 8-16
(1 finger) Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel;
(2 fingers) I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.
(3 fingers) And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more;
(4 fingers) and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies.
(5 fingers) Moreover, the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors,
(6 fingers) I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
(7 fingers) He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
(Pastor Katy) I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. When he commits iniquity, I will punish him with a rod such as mortals use, with blows inflicted by human beings.
(8 fingers) But I will not take* my steadfast love from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.
(9 fingers) Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure for ever before me;* your throne shall be established for ever.
Sermon Life-giving Covenants Pastor Katy
Lord some days I cry out like David “Will you hide yourself forever?” and I remember how short my time is. Lord please give us the signs we need to know that we are loved and beloved. It is so hard to remember when we see the world is suffering. And help us know how to respond to those in the margins, the hungry and the homeless, the sick and the helpless. Help us to build up all that is good we pray. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 debts as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and Power and the Glory Forever. Amen.
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less