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October 2, 2022

“Deliverance can come to us only by the defeat of our old life. Safety and peace come only after we have been forced to our knees. God rescues us by breaking us, by shattering our strength and wiping out our resistance.” –A. W. Tozer

“Kum ba Yah” by Sunday Singers

WELCOME ANNOUNCMENTS AND SPECIAL DAYS

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, says the LORD.

People: And the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.

Leader: But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create.

People: I will rejoice and be glad in my people;

Leader: No more shall be heard among them the sounds of weeping and the cries of distress.

*OPENING HYMN #425 - In the Garden

1 I come to the garden alone, While the dew is still on the roses;
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses.

Refrain:
And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known.

2 He speaks, and the sound of His voice Is so sweet the birds hush their singing;
And the melody that He gave to me Within my heart is ringing. [Refrain]

3 I'd stay in the garden with Him Tho the night around me be falling;
But He bids me go - thru the voice of woe, His voice to me is calling. [Refrain]

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, you sent Jesus to this world, raised Him from the grave and crowned him Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before his rule in our lives. We have gone along with the way of the world and failed to give him the glory. Forgive us and raise us from sin, that we may live as the people of God. Give us your Spirit, that we would delight in your commandments in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world and is sole King and head of the church, his body. Amen.

[Silent Confession] ASSURANCE OF PARDON

PRAYERS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE

CONGREGATION SINGS “THE LORD’S PRAYER”

OLD TESTAMENT READING: “Joshua 4:1-24”

When the entire nation had finished crossing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua: 2 ‘Select twelve men from the people, one from each tribe, 3 and command them, “Take twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests’ feet stood, carry them over with you, and lay them down in the place where you camp tonight.”’ 4 Then Joshua summoned the twelve men from the Israelites, whom he had appointed, one from each tribe. 5 Joshua said to them, ‘Pass on before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, one for each of the tribes of the Israelites, 6 so that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, “What do those stones mean to you?” 7 then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off in front of the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the Israelites a memorial for ever.’

8 The Israelites did as Joshua commanded. They took up twelve stones out of the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the Lord told Joshua, carried them over with them to the place where they camped, and laid them down there. 9 (Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day.)

10 The priests who bore the ark remained standing in the middle of the Jordan, until everything was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to tell the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. The people crossed over in haste. 11 As soon as all the people had finished crossing over, the ark of the Lord, and the priests, crossed over in front of the people. 12 The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over armed before the Israelites, as Moses had ordered them. 13 About forty thousand armed for war crossed over before the Lord to the plains of Jericho for battle. 14 On that day the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they stood in awe of him, as they had stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life. 15 The Lord said to Joshua, 16 ‘Command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant[a] to come up out of the Jordan 17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, ‘Come up out of the Jordan.’ 18 When the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the Lord came up from the middle of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet touched dry ground, the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and overflowed all its banks, as before. 19 The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. 20 Those twelve stones, which they had taken out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal, 21 saying to the Israelites, ‘When your children ask their parents in time to come, “What do these stones mean?” 22 then you shall let your children know, “Israel crossed over the Jordan here on dry ground.” 23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you crossed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea,[b] which he dried up for us until we crossed over, 24 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, and so that you may fear the Lord your God for ever.’

The Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

NEW TESTAMENT: Psalm 78:1-7

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, 3 things that we have heard and known, that our ancestors have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. 5 He established a decree in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children; 6 that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn,
and rise up and tell them to their children, 7 so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;

The Gospel of the Lord Praise to You Lord Christ

SERMON: Len Tiso " The Other Side of the River

CALL FOR OFFERING

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH - The Nicene Creed

HOLY COMMUNION

*CLOSING HYMN #4 - How Great Thou Art

1 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy pow'r throughout the universe displayed;

Refrain:
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

2 When thro' the woods and forest glades I wander And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur, And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze. [Refrain]

3 And when I think that God, His Son not sparing, Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin. [Refrain]

4 When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation, And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration, And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art. [Refrain]

BENEDICTION AND CHORAL RESPONSE

Congregation sings God Be With You

God be with you till we meet again, By his counsels guide, uphold you, With his sheep securely fold you God be with you till we meet again.

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2. Processed through “E-Give” online at actonpc.org

3. Send a check to Acton Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 177 Acton, Ca. 93510

                                               

                                                 

 

 

                                                             

 

 

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