February 11, 2018

Sermon
Those Who Fall Away
Michael Clary
1 John 2:18-27
 
Service

Song of Moses
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Call to Worship
Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the ocean depths.

You care for all of creation, O Lord.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
letting them drink from your river of delights.

For you are the fountain of life,
the light by which we see.
-Psalm 36:5-9
 
Doxology/Amen
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Confession
Loving God, we confess before you and each other that our lives are not pure and holy

apart from the cleansing we have in the cross of Christ.
Open our eyes, that we may see your image in those around us.
Open our ears to hear and believe your words of truth.

Open our mouths, to speak good rather than evil.
Open our hands, in generosity and help us to let go of clenched fists.
Open our hearts, to a desire to follow Jesus in full obedience.

We pray trusting in your forgiveness and in the power of your Holy Spirit
to lead and guide us in the paths of justice and righteousness for your name’s sake.
Amen.
 
Pardon
Our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness
and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
Cf. Titus 2:13-14; 2 Cor. 9:15
 
Abide With Me
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Death Has Lost Its Sting 
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I Surrender All 
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Benediction
May the Holy Spirit remind you of who you are in Christ;
loved, cherished, approved and secure.
Rest in the promises of God, for they are all “yes” in Jesus.
Peace be with you all.

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Announcements 

An Awkward Conversation About Race
Sunday, February 18   |   1:30pm – 3:00pm |   333 Warner
As racial tensions continue in our world, Christians can find themselves taking sides. Marq Casey and Eric Tuffendsam have spent the last year of their friendship exploring their racial and cultural differences to better empathize and care for one another. Join us to hear an open and honest conversation between Marq and Eric about racial differences.

Parenting Conference
Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10   |   333 Warner
The weather may have made us reschedule, but it won’t rain, er, snow on our parade! Registration is still open for our parenting conference, now happening on March 9 and 10. Join us as we take on topics like correction and loving discipline, kids and technology, raising sexually healthy children and more. Childcare, snacks and lunch on Saturday will be provided. Cost is $15. Sign up at www.ctkcincy.com/parenting.

Volunteers Needed for Foster Care Training
Wednesday Evenings  |   5:30pm – 9:00pm   |   333 Warner
CTK is hosting the last four weeks of foster care training, and we could use your help to make it all happen! We currently need volunteers for dinner and childcare. This is a GREAT opportunity to support current and future foster care families! To sign-up or for more info, please email christina.beck@ctkcincy.com.

Maintenance Team
Are you handy? Would you like to serve your church with small projects around the building? We need a list of fifteen people to call on when needs arise. Please email david.borreson@ctkcincy.com if you’re interested in being on the list.