May 16, 2021

Pastor: Ben Ponsen

Welcome, Call to Worship, and God’s Greeting
Song: Holy God, We Praise Your Name

Children’s Message
Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Prayers of the People: Andrea
Song: Faithful One

Our Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness
Song: The Lord is My Salvation

Scripture Reading: John 15:1-8
Message: Remain in Christ and Bear Much Fruit
Song: You are the Vine, We Are the Branches

Testimony of Faith – Our World Belongs to God #5, 6

5. God holds this world with fierce love.
Keeping his promise, he sends Jesus into the world, pours out the Holy Spirit, and announces the good news:
sinners who repent and believe in Jesus live anew as members of the family of God—
the firstfruits of a new creation.

6. We rejoice in the goodness of God, renounce the works of darkness, and dedicate ourselves to holy living.
As covenant partners, set free for joyful obedience, we offer our hearts and lives to do God’s work in the world.
With tempered impatience, eager to see injustice ended, we expect the Day of the Lord.
We are confident that the light which shines in the present darkness will fill the earth when Christ appears.
Come, Lord Jesus Our world belongs to you.

© 2008, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Grand Rapids MI. Reprinted with permission

God’s Blessing to His People
Closing Song:  Yet Not I, but Christ in Me