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Preparing for Sunday at Emmaus

Here is the order of service and sermon outline for Sunday morning. Remember that in the evening we will be meeting at 6pm at the church to sing, pray and talk about what the Bible says about men’s and women’s roles.

LITURGY for 9/27

Welcome and Announcements 
 
Call to Worship 
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!” (Psalm 9:9–11, ESV)
 
Confession of Faith 
 
Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, Ruler of all, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And we believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten from the Father before all time; Light, from Light, true God from true God; begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father, through Whom all things were made; Who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made a man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried, and rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; His kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, Who is worshiped and glorified together with the Father and Son, and Who spoke through the Prophets.
And we believe that there is one holy, universal and apostolic church. We confess one baptism for the remission of sins, and we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Congregational Song #1: Behold Our God
Congregational Song #2: Arise My Soul, Arise
Congregational Song #3: How Great Thou Art
Confession of Sin 
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23, ESV)
Assurance of Pardon 
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 24–25, ESV)
 
Congregational Song #4: In Christ Alone
Congregational Song #5: It is Well
Pastoral Prayer
Worship through Giving
 
Sermon 
“Yet I will Rejoice” (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
Communion
 
Doxology  

SERMON OUTLINE

 
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.” (Habakkuk 3:17–19)
Title: “Yet I Will Rejoice”
Text: Hab. 3:17-19
Big Idea: Living by faith means you trust God even when life is really hard.
Outline: 3 timeless footprints of biblical faith
1. Biblical faith is not abandoned when calamity comes but strengthened through it.
2. Biblical faith reads circumstances in light of God’s character.
3. Biblical faith does not see God as a means to an end, but as the actual end.