Welcome to our series of posts in which we recap songs sung and liturgy spoken at City On A Hill Church in Brookline/Boston.
For a link to a Spotify list of songs we've sung and what we'll be singing each week, see the bottom of this post. Songs not available on Spotify will linked within the post.
CALL TO WORSHIP - Based on Psalm 27 (Part 1)
The Lord is our light and our salvation; whom shall we fear? The Lord is the stronghold[a] of our life; of whom shall we be afraid?
Though an army encamp against us, our hearts shall not fear; though war arise against us, yet we will be confident.
One thing have we asked, O Lord, One thing do we seek:
that we may dwell in the house of the Lord all of our days, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord in the new heavens and the new earth.
For he has hidden us in the shelter of Christ in the day of trouble; he has brought us under the cover of his righteousness; he has lifted us high upon the rock of Himself.
And we, His bride, offer sacrifices with shouts of joy; We sing and make melody to the Lord.
SONG - Your Love Never Fails by Jesus Culture
SONG - Fairest Lord Jesus by Passion
RESPONSIVE READING - Based on Psalm 27 (Part 2)
But hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” Hide not your face from me. Holy Spirit, bring comfort.
For others have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.
For others have misunderstood me, but the Lord understands.
For others have hurt and sinned against me, but the Lord will heal my wounds.
Teach us your way, O Lord, and lead us on a level path. We believe that we will look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord, brothers and sisters; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
SONG - I Won't Go Back by William McDowell
PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
We spent a few moments in which someone from LEAD Fellowship, our leadership track, shared about their experience in the track.
SCRIPTURE READING - Exodus 24
SONG - Abide With Me by Indelible Grace Music
Hear the words of Jesus:
“Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10: 8, NIV)
As an act of worship, in response to God’s mercy, we give back to him what he has blessed us with so this church can continue to lift up the name of Jesus in this city and throughout the world.
Awesome are You, our God, Maker of all things. Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts. With them we offer ourselves to your service and dedicate our lives to the care and redemption of all that you have made, for the sake of him who gave himself for us— Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
SONG - I Give Myself Away by William McDowell
Spotify Lists for songs