Worship Guide for September 20, 2020

At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we’ve provided this At-Home Worship Guide to help you and your family worship our Great God remotely with our church family for Sunday, September 20.

Listen to Rev. Craig Bailey’s greeting and announcements. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

Reserve your spot for our upcoming worship services!

  1. Snag a few remaining spots for the small worship services with Communion in the Fellowship Hall that are tonight and Tuesday, September 22. Click here for details!
  2. Go ahead and claim your spots for our “reopening” services for next Sunday, September 27 in our sanctuary. Click here for the Signup!

Listen to Rev. Craig Bailey’s call to worship. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

God Calls Us to Worship

Listen as Craig reads from Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us,
and we are his;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him;
Bless his name!

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

We Sing Praises to God

Sing Agnus Dei as Fred Hudson leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

AGNUS DEI
Alleluia! Alleluia! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!
Alleluia! alleluia! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!

Alleluia! Holy, Holy are You, Lord God Almighty.
Worthy is the Lamb. Worthy is the Lamb.
You are holy, Holy are You, Lord God Almighty.
Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the Lamb. Amen.

CCLI Song # 626713
Michael W. Smith
© 1990 Sony/ATV Milene Music (Admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing)
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Sing Arise, My Soul, Arise as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

ARISE, MY SOUL, ARISE
Arise, my soul, arise, shake off your guilty fears;
The bleeding Sacrifice in my behalf appears:
before the throne my Surety stands, before the throne my Surety stands,
My name is written on His hands.

Arise, arise, arise, arise my soul arise. (repeat)
Shake off your guilty fear and rise.


He ever lives above, for me to intercede.
His all redeeming love, His precious blood to plead.
His blood atoned for ev’ry race, His blood atoned for ev’ry race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace. (chorus)

Five bleeding wounds he bears, received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers, they strongly plead for me.
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry. “Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“Nor let that ransomed sinner die!” (chorus)

My God is reconciled; His pardoning voice I hear; 
He owns me for His child; I can no longer fear 
With confidence I now draw nigh,  With confidence I now draw nigh, 
And “Father, Abba, Father,” cry. (chorus)

CCLI Song # 2570138
Charles Wesley | Kevin Twit
© 1996 Twit, Kevin
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God Reveals His Will for Our Lives

Read from Philippians 2:12-18
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

We Confess Our Sins to God

In these verses the Holy Spirit inspires the Apostle Paul to tell us how we, as believers in Christ, should be in this world. We should be people who do not grumble. We should be people who do not dispute. We should be blameless and innocent children of God. We should be without blemish. We should be shining lights. We should be tenaciously attached to the word of God–both believing and obeying it. We should be joyful even in suffering. We do not get far into this list before we realize we often fail to be whom we should be in this world. Confess the ways you have not been whom you should be. Confess as well the ways that your life has not been a shining witness to who we can be and should be in Christ.

Paul is not attempting in these verses to create legalists who work and perform for God to earn their salvation. Quite the opposite. We can only be in this world because, according to these verses, God is at work in us. If you have attempted to be your own savior, confess that. If you have attempted to be whom you are supposed to be by your own power and determination, confess that. If you have not given thanks and rejoiced that the one and only, true and living God is at work in your life through the power of the Holy Spirit–strengthening you and enabling you, confess that.  

God Assures Us of His Forgiveness

Read from II Corinthians 1:21-22
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Sing Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

YET NOT I BUT THROUGH CHRIST IN ME
What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy my righteousness and freedom
My steadfast love my deep and boundless peace
To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine I can sing all is mine
Yet not I but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side the Savior he will stay
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need his power is displayed
To this I hold my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh the night has been won and I shall overcome
Yet not I but through Christ in me

No fate I dread I know I am forgiven
The future sure the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And he was raised to overthrow the grave
To this I hold my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released I can sing I am free
Yet not I but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For he has said that he will bring me home
And day by day I know he will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne
To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me

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Jonny Robinson | Michael Farren | Rich Thompson
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We Give to the Lord (Offering)

Please continue to give as an act of worship online or by check as the Lord gives you the ability. You may mail your checks to the church office at 43 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401. You may also contribute online here at this link or through our Venmo account: @redeemer-charleston.

We Pray for God’s People, Work, & World

As we resume community groups in the fall, pray that we would foster meaningful and caring relationships as a church family. Pray for our covenant children as they continue to navigate school and grow during these challenging times. Pray for our upcoming return to in-person services–for wisdom and charity as we “figure things out.” Pray that technological issues do not prevent us from focusing on and worshiping the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Pray that our church would love our neighbors and communities around Charleston, and that we would seek out opportunities to share the love of Christ with them. Pray for our president and those in leadership over us, and pray fervently for our country and the upcoming election. Pray for our missionaries in Asia and the Middle East, that the gospel would go forth in word and deed.

**If you’d like to submit a personal prayer request right now directly to the elders at Redeemer, use this online form.

We Hear God’s Word (Sermon)

Especially good for families, Bible Project offers short audio and video clips plus discussion questions centered around Scripture. Click here to check out their many Church at Home guides.

Our senior pastor Rev. Craig Bailey is back in the pulpit this week preaching from Psalm 126.

Listen to Craig’s Introduction. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

A Song of Ascents.

126 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
    we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
    and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us;
    we are glad.

Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
    like streams in the Negeb!
Those who sow in tears
    shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes out weeping,
    bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
    bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126

Questions from the Introduction:

  1. How would you rate your level of joy in the Lord? 10 indicating great joy, 1 indicating little joy.
  2. If you are high on the scale, what makes you most joyful at the thought of the Lord and of worshiping Him?
  3. If you are low on the scale, why do you think you lack joy in your relationship with the Lord and in worshiping him?
  4. List what makes you most joyful about your relationship with the Lord.

Listen to Part 1. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

Questions from Part 1:

  1. Whom do you believe you might have been if the Lord had not restored you?
  2. Fill in the blank. “Lord apart from you I would be….
  3. Lord apart from you I would have…

Listen to Part 2. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

Questions from Part 2:

  1. Why are you hesitant to express your joy?
  2. What are ways you can express your joy in Christ?

We Acknowledge the Goodness of the Lord

Sing Revive Us Again as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

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 (chorus)

All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain
Who has borne all our sins
And has cleansed every stain (chorus)

Revive us again
Fill each heart with Thy love
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above (chorus)

CCLI Song # 5261200
John Jenkins Husband | Mary McDonald | William Paton Mackay
© Words: Public Domain
Music: 2008 The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
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Benediction

Watch Craig’s Benediction. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.