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Sunday Worship

 

Cross and CrownOf all the activities and ministries of a church, the weekly corporate worship is usually the most noticed. Our service is especially suited for a small congregation, including sharing among the worshippers as an integral part of the service. First Congregational is committed to a variety of styles of music in our worship service, always singing both contemporary praise with traditional (yea, even ancient) hymns. We like to have a variety of instruments and ensembles as well.

During the lockdown, we recorded and posted our entire worship service.  Now we only do that periodically, but click here to link to those video worship services.
 

Click here to read a good essay on worship.

 

 

Praise Songs

These are the contemporary praise songs we sing or have sung:
10,000 Reasons
Above All
Agnus Dei
All Day Song
All Hail King Jesus
All In All
All Prepared
All The Way My Savior Leads Me
Almighty, I Surrender
Apple of My Eye
Arise Shine
Arms of Love
As The Deer
At the Cross
Awesome God
Battle Belongs to the Lord, The
Beautiful One
Beautiful Savior
Behold What Manner
Blessed Be Your Name
Blessing Song, The
By Faith
Carry the Light
Change My Heart, Oh God
Change My Heart, Oh God
Clap Your Hands
Come Into His Presence
Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down
Come, Now Is the Time
Come People of the Risen King
Cornerstone (Leon Pattillo)
Crown Him
Cry of My Heart
Draw Me Close
Emmanuel
Emmanuel (Paris)
Every Move I Make
Faithful One
Fill My Heart
For Eternity
For the Lord Is a Righteous God
Forever My Friend
Give Me Oil for My Lamp
Give Reverence and Honor and Praise
Give Thanks
Glory and Honor
God and Man at Table Are Sat Down
God Of This City
God of Wonders
Great is the Lord
Great Is Your Faithfulness
Great Is Your Love
Greater Are You Who Is in Me
Hallelujah! Our God Reigns
Hallelujah! (Your Love Is Amazing)
He Has Made Me Glad
He Is Exalted
He Is Exalted
He Is the Mighty One
He Reigns
Heart of Worship, The
Here I Am to Worship
High and Exalted
His Banner Over Me Is Love
Holy and Annointed One
Holy Holy
Holy Is the Lord
Holy Is the Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
Honor and Praise
How Beautiful
How Deep the Father's Love For Us
How Great Is Our God
How Majestic Is Your Name
I Am the Resurrection
I Believe in Jesus
I Belong to Jesus
I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
I Exalt Thee
I Love You Lord
I Seek Thee Earnestly
I Stand Amazed
I Want to Praise You, Lord
I Will Call Upon the Lord
I Will Call Upon the Lord
I Will Celebrate
I Will Enter His Gates
I Will Give You Thanks
I Will Never Be
I Will Never Be the Same (Jernigan)
I Will Not Forget You
I Will Praise You
I Will Sing of the Mercies
I Will Sing Unto the Lord
I'll Fly Away
In Christ Alone
Indescribable
It Is You
It Was My Sin
It's A Happy Day
Jehovah Jireh
Jesus Lover of My Soul
Jesus Messiah
Jesus My Lord
Jesus We Love You
Jesus, Friend of Sinners
Jesus, Name Above All Names
Jesus, We Celebrate Your Victory
Joy Is the Flag
Keeper and Sustainer of My Life
King of Glory
King of Kings
King of Love, The
Knowing You
Let Your Glory Fall
Listen To Our Hearts
Lord Is My Light, The
Lord Is My Strength, The
Lord, I Lift Your Name On High
Lord, Most High
Lord, Reign In Me
Lord, The Light of Your Love: see Shine Jesus Shine
Love Song
Majesty
Merciful God
Micah 6:8
Mighty To Save
More Precious Than Silver
My Dwelling Place
My First Love
My Lips Will Praise You
My Soul Finds Rest
New Every Morning
Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus
Now Let Us Sing
Oh Our Lord And King
Our God Reigns
Pour Out Your Love
Praise Him Till the Sun Goes Down
Praise the Name of Jesus
Prince of Peace (You Are Holy)
Refiner's Fire
Rejoice in the Lord Always
Renew Them In Our Day
River of Life
Sanctuary
Seek Ye First
Shine Jesus Shine
Shout to the Lord
Shout to the Lord (Jernigan)
Shout to the North
Show Me Your Ways
Sing Hallelujah (to the Lord)
Sing, Sing, Sing
Soon and Very Soon
Standing By Your Grace
Step By Step
Surely Goodness and Mercy
Surely Goodness and Mercy
Tender Mercy
Thank You, Lord
That's Why We Praise Him
There Is Joy In The Lord
There Is No Chain
Therefore the Redeemed
This Is My Commandment
This is the Day
Thou Art Worthy
Thy Lovingkindness
Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart
Trees of the Field
Until That Final Day
Unto Thee, O Lord
We Are Strong in the Lord
We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise
We Fall Down
We Will Dance
We Will Glorify
What a Mighty God
Who Am I
Who Paints the Skies
Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Worthy of Praise
Yah Weh
You Alone
You Are God
You are My All In All
You Are My Hiding Place
You Are My King
You Are So Good to Me
You Called Me By Name
You're Worthy of My Praise
Your Kindness

Praise Song Schedule

These are the praise songs and hymns we are tentatively scheduled to sing. This is subject to change however - and the Bible even says to sing a new song unto the Lord!
Song leaders (or anyone) can download a pdf of the schedule here.

October 4, 2020 (Fellowship Meal after)
Give Reverence and Honor and Praise
We Fall Down
Come People of the Risen King

Christ Is Coming! (Hymn #303)
This Is My Father’s World (Hymn #6)


October 11, 2020 (Ben Burks, RU Recovery)
Jealous Love
The Love of God (Hymn #16)
Alive

“Man of Sorrows,’ What a Name! (Hymn #246)
Onward, Christian Soldiers (Hymn #617)


October 18, 2020 (Dr. Thyren, Congregational Meeting after)
God Delights In you
All In All
You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)

We Are God’s People (Hymn #546)
The Church’s One Foundation (Hymn #547)


October 25, 2020 (Communion during service)
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Hymn #394)
Overwhelmed
Beautiful One

Abide With Me (Hymn #500)
Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness (Hymn #268)





New mercies from God make us want to sing new songs: Read this article by David Mathis.


Psalm 33:3 Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear and will trust in the LORD.
Psalm 96:1 [ A Call to Worship the LORD the Righteous Judge. ] Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Psalm 98:1 [ A Call to Praise the LORD for His Righteousness. ] [ A Psalm. ] O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.
Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to You, O God;Upon a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
Psalm 149:1 [ Israel Invoked to Praise the LORD. ] Praise the LORD!Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, Sing His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it You islands, and those who dwell on them.
Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, " Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
Revelation 14:3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth.