Church in the Park
ORDER OF SERVICE FOR SUNDAY JULY 23, 2023 · Welcome & Opening remarks · Hymn 1: Count Your Blessings (Lyrics) · Choruses (Lyrics) · First Reading - Genesis 28: 10- 19 · Gospel - Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 · Homily - Living in harmony with the Creator · Prayers of the People · The Lord’s Prayer Biblical game · Announcements · Hymn 2: Standing on the Promises (Lyrics) · Prayer & Benediction · Games and food.
Hymns and Choruses
Hymn 1 - Count your Blessings – Key :C 1.When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Refrain Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done; Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings, ev'ry doubt will fly, And you will be singing as the days go by. [Refrain]
3.When you look at others with their lands and gold, Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold; Count your many blessings, money cannot buy Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [Refrain]
4. So,amid the conflict, whether great or small, Do not be discouraged, God is over all; Count your many blessings, angels will attend, Help and comfort give you to your journey's end. [Refrain]
Hymn 2 – Standing on the promises Key – A
1. Standing on the promises of Christ, my King, Through eternal ages let his praises ring; Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God.
REFRAIN Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior; Standing, standing, I'm standing on the promises of God.
2. Standing on the promises that cannot fail. When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]
3 Standing on the promises of Christ, the Lord, Bound to him eternally by love's strong cord, Overcoming daily with the Spirit's sword, Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]
4 Standing on the promises I cannot fall, List'ning ev'ry moment to the Spirit's call, Resting in my Savior as my all in all, Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]
1. Come now is the time to worship – Key D Come, now is the time to worship Come, now is the time to give your heart Come, just as you are to worship Come, just as you are before your God Come One day every tongue will confess you are God One day every knee will bow Still the greatest treasure remains for those Who gladly choose You now
2. Bless the Lord oh my soul – Key D Bless the Lord, Oh my soul And all that is within me Bless His Holy Name 2x He hath done great things He Hath done great things He hath done great things Bless His holy name
3. Give Thanks – Key F
Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks unto the Holy One Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son (repeat) And now let the weak say, "I am strong" Let the poor say, "I am rich Because of what the Lord has done for us" (repeat) Give thanks
4. Create in me a clean heart – Key G
Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me. Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence, Oh Lord. And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, And renew a right spirit within me.