We began our time together this morning with a Call to Worship composed by Grace Pouch:
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And put a new and right spirit within me.*
...a spirit that is willing and able to sacrifice my priorities, preferences, and
comforts in order to devote my full attention to You in this time of worship.
Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.*
YOU, Lord Jesus, are the most excellent—worthy of all our praise. We set our gaze on You.
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.*
Help my soul and my mind and my body to respond to Your greatness with expressions of Your worthiness
We join as one Body to love and adore You:
Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor
and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.*
(G.P. 2015 *Excerpts from Psalm 51:10 and 15, Philippians 4:8, and Rev. 7:12)
And then we heard from Todd Wilklow about what the E4 Project is doing in Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Click here to learn more about their mission and how you can help!