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The Lords Day Worship Service

First Sunday Of Lent

God Calls Us
To Worship
The Call To Worship
~ based on Psalm 135 ~
Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the
name of the Lord, give praise O
servants of the Lord, who stand in the
house of the Lord, in the courts of the
house of our God! Praise the Lord, for
the Lord is good; sing to His name for it
is pleasant.
Unison: Your name, O Lord, endures
forever, Your renown, O Lord,
throughout all ages.

Prayer Of Adoration
Songs Of Praise & Worship
Come Thou Fount
of Every Blessing
Come, thou fount of evry blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount! Im fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love
Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help Im come
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandring from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood
O, to grace how great a debtor
Daily Im constrained to be
Let that grace, Lord, like a fetter
Bind my wandring heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Heres my heart, Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Majesty of Heaven
Majesty of heaven
Your glory fills the skies
Light of the world
You are Lord of all
Humbled by Your presence
Amazed by who You are
Nothing compares
You are Lord of all
To You the nations bow down
To You creation cries out
All things You hold together
Your Name will stand forever
You are majesty
Merciful and mighty
My heart is overwhelmed
You stand alone
You are Lord of all
(repeat chorus)
Your name above all others
High and exalted
Your Kingdom shall reign forever
High and exalted
(repeat chorus)

God Graciously
Renews Us In
Call To Repentance &
~ based on Hebrews 4 & Psalm 51 ~
Leader: The Scriptures teach us that in
every respect our Lord Jesus Christ was
tempted as we are, yet he was without
sin. Let us therefore cry out with the

Have mercy on me, O God, according

to Your steadfast love; according to Your
abundant mercy blot out my
transgressions. Wash me thoroughly
from my iniquity, and cleanse me from
my sin!
Let us therefore approach the throne of
grace with boldness, so that we may
receive mercy and find help
in our time of need.

Song of Confession
Psalm 51 (God Be Merciful To Me)
God be merciful to me
On Thy grace I rest my plea
Plenteous in compassion Thou
Blot out my transgressions now
Wash me, make me pure within
Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin
My transgressions I confess
Grief and guilt my soul oppress
I have sinned against Thy grace
And provoked Thee to Thy face
I confess Thy judgment just
Speechless I Thy mercy trust
I am evil, born in sin
Thou desirest truth within
Thou alone my Saviour art
Teach Thy wisdom to my heart
Make me pure, Thy grace bestow
Wash me whiter than the snow
Broken, humbled to the dust
By Thy wrath and judgment just
Let my contrite heart rejoice
And in gladness hear Thy voice
From my sins O hide Thy face
Blot them out in boundless grace
Gracious God, my heart renew,
Make my spirit right and true
Cast me not away from Thee
Let Thy Spirit dwell in me
Thy salvations joy impart
Steadfast make my willing heart.
Sinners then shall learn from me
And return, O God, to Thee
Saviour all my guilt remove
And my tongue shall sing Thy love
Touch my silent lips, O Lord
And my mouth shall praise accord

The Words Of The Gospel

~ based on Romans 5 & 8; Acts 10 ~
Leader: God demonstrates His own love
for us in this: while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us. There is, therefore,
now no condemnation for those who are

in Christ Jesus because, as all the

prophets testify about Christ, everyone
who believes in Him receives the
forgiveness of sins through His name.

Give us this day our daily bread, and

forgive us our debts as we also have
forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil.

To all who humbly seek the mercy of

God, I say to you that in Christ Jesus
your sins are forgiven!

For the kingdom, the power, and the

glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

Song Of Response
Revive Us Again
We praise Thee, O God
For the Son of Thy love
For Jesus, who died
And is now gone above
Hallelujah! Thine the glory!
Hallelujah! Amen!
Hallelujah! Thine the glory!
Revive us again
We praise Thee, O God
For Thy Spirit of light
Who has shown us our Savior
And scattered our night
(repeat chorus)
All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain
Who has borne all our sins
And has cleansed every stain
(repeat chorus)
Revive us again
Fill each heart with Thy love
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above
(repeat chorus)

God Receives
Our Offerings

The Prayers Of The People

For The Church & City
Leader: Let us pray.
Unison: Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done, on earth as it is in

God Feeds Us His

Covenant Meal

Presentation Of Our Tithes

& Offerings

Songs For Communion

Song Of Preparation

All I Have Is Christ

Before the Throne of God Above

I once was lost in darkest night

Yet thought I knew the way
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still

Before the throne of God above

I have a strong, a perfect plea
A great High Priest
Whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart,
I know that while in Heavn He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart
When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin.
Because the sinless Saviour died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me
Behold Him there! The risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless Righteousness
The great unchangeable I Am
The King of glory and of grace!
One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ, my Saviour and my God
With Christ my Saviour and my God

But as I ran my hell-bound race

Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross
And I beheld Gods love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life
Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose.
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You
(repeat chorus)
And Can It Be?

God Gives Us
His Words
Of Eternal Life
Todays Scripture Lesson:
Licensed to Kill
Romans 8:1, 12-14
Pastor John Ferguson

And can it be that I should gain

An intrest in the Saviours blood?
Died He for me who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou my God
Shouldst die for me
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God
Shouldst die for me
He left His Fathers throne above
So free, so infinite His grace!
Emptied Himself of all but love
And bled for Adams helpless race

Tis mercy all, immense and free

For, O my God, it found out me
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God
Shouldst die for me
Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and natures night
Thine eye diffused a quickning ray
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light
My chains fell off, my heart was free
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God
Shouldst die for me
No condemnation now I dread
Jesus, and all in Him is mine
Alive in Him my living Head
And clothed in righteousness divine
Bold I approach th eternal throne
And claim the crown
Through Christ my own
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God
Shouldst die for me

Our Confession Of Faith

~ based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-6;
Matthew 16:16; Revelation 22:13;
& John 20:28 ~
Leader: Let us together profess our faith
by saying
Unison: This is the Good News which
we have received, in which we stand,
and by which we are saved, if we hold
that Christ Jesus died for our sins
according the the Scriptures, that he was
buried, that he was raised on the third
day, and that he appeared to Peter, then
to the Twelve, and then he appeared to
over five hundred witnesses at one time.

The Benediction
~ 2 Corinthians 13:13 ~
Leader: The grace of the Lord Jesus
Christ and the love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you
Unison: Amen!

Thanks For
Joining Us For
Worship Today
Were delighted to have had you with
us today. If you are looking for a place
to explore Christianity and its lifechanging relevance, we hope that you
will find New City Church to be a safe
place to ask questions and to grow in
your understanding of the person and
mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you
have any questions about New City
Church, Christianity, or the uniqueness
of Jesus of Nazareth, please dont
hesitate to ask us.
Pastor John Ferguson / 403.991.5555

This Season of Lent at New City:

The season of Lent (spring) is a time set aside by Christians everywhere to prepare
for the celebration of Easter. Lent covers the six Sundays leading up to Easter and it
is usually a time for deeper reflection on why Jesus came to die for our sins. Lent
kicked off on Ash Wednesday (February 10th), and this is the first Sunday of Lent.

NCC will hold its AGM immediately after the service on Sunday, February 21. This
is an opportunity to renew our vision, plan for the future & review the 2016 budget.

Be Ready Conference: March 4th-5th

Faith Beyond Belief is hosting their third annual Be Ready Conference on March 4th
& 5th at Foothills Alliance Church in the NW. FBBs goal is to equip effective
ambassadors for Christ for everyday conversations. Brochures are available in the
lobby. For more info and to register, please visit

PCA Alberta Ladies Retreat: April 8th-9th, 2016

Our sister church, Woodgreen Presbyterian Church has taken on planning this years
Alberta-wide PCA Ladies Retreat. It will take place at Rivers Edge Camp near
Cremona for April 8th-9th (Friday night & all day Saturday). All women 18+ are
invited, including nursing moms. Registration forms are available in the lobby. For
more info, please email Kelly Bakker or Helen Taylor (

Last Weeks Givings: $1,662.00

Elder Calvin Van Hill / 403.312.9173

God Sends Us
Into The World
With His Blessing

All songs used by permission. CCLI

license #273300. Parts of the worship
service are adapted from or reprinted by
permission from The Worship
Sourcebook, c. 2004, CRC Publications.
Please recycle.

February 14, 2016

AGM Meeting: February 21st

Elder Tom Dekker / 403.807.6687

Ministry Intern Kevin Schwittai


Calgary, Alberta

During our Sunday mornings together, we will go through a series of studies

called, Licensed to Kill, which is a look at on what it means to live more
intentionally for Christ by actively putting sin to death in our lives. On Sunday
evenings, well join together from 6-7pm for a DVD series & discussion based on
the book, Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart by Kyle

Pastor Mike Ivancic / 403.828.2241

We believe that Jesus is the Christ,

the Son of the living God. He is the first
and the last, the beginning and the end;
He is our Lord and our God. Amen.

New City Church

To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest,

to all who mourn and long for comfort,
to all who struggle and desire victory,
to all who sin and need a Saviour,
to all who are strangers and want fellowship,
to all who are broken and long for healing,
to all who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
and to whosoever would come,
New City Church opens wide her doors
and offers welcome in the Name of Jesus Christ.

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