PRELUDE:  Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (Beach Spring) arr. by Wayne Wold



INTROIT:  Awake, My Heart by Jane M. Marshall

Awake, my heart, and render to God thy sure defender, Thy maker, thy preserver, a song of love and fervor.  Confirm my deeds and guide me: my day, with thee beside me, beginning, middle ending, will all be upward tending.  My heart shall be thy dwelling, with joy and gladness swelling; Thy word my nurture, given to bring me on toward heaven.  [Paulus Gerhardt (1647), Trans. Winfred Douglas]


HYMN:  O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High [Deo Gracias]


SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Psalm 25:1-10

HYMN:  O God, You Are My God [Step by Step]

SERMON:  “The Paths of Steadfast Love and Faithfulness”

ANTHEM:  God Is My Strong Salvation by Austin Lovelace (based on a Southern folk hymn from “The Sacred Harp”, 1844)

God is my strong salvation: what foe have I to fear? In darkness and temptation, my light, my help is near: though hosts encamp around me, firm in the fight I stand; what terror can confound me, with God at my right hand? Place on the Lord reliance; my soul with courage wait; His truth be thine affiance, when faint and desolate; His might thy heart shall strengthen, His love thy joy increase; mercy thy days shall lengthen; the Lord will give thee peace. [James Montgomery]


HYMN:  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling [Hyfrydol]


RESPONSE:  Now Let Us All With One Accord by Arlen Clark

Now let us all with one accord, in company with ages past, keep vigil with our heavenly Lord in his temptation and his fast.  Your love, O Lord, our sinful race has not returned, but falsified, author of mercy, turn your face, and grant repentance for our pride.  Remember, Lord, though frail we be, in your own image were we made; help us, lest in anxiety, we cause your Name to be betrayed.  Therefore, we pray you Lord, forgive; so when our wanderings here shall cease, we may with you forever live, in love and unity and peace.  [Attr. to Gregory the Great (540-604)]

The flowers today are given in celebration of Joseph Hellen-Lloyd’s birthday by his parents, Hubert Lloyd and Shelley Hellen.  

This link will take you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —

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