Sunday Bulletin

October 2, 2022    10AM

In consideration of others and as guests of West High School . . .

  • Please silence your phone.
  • Name tags are a great start to a meaningful connection. Thanks for wearing one.
  • If you’d like to give an offering, there are two baskets in the back. If you want to give online you can do so HERE.

Communion Elements: Please take and hold these – located near the entrance. Later in the service, we will partake together.

 

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
    maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Psalm 82:3

Open your mouth, judge righteously,
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Proverbs 31:9

Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Matthew 25:37-40

“I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.” ― W.C. Fields

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” ― Dale Carnegie

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice…” ― Albert Einstein

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

SONG

His Mercy is More

[Chorus]
Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

[Verse 1]
What love could remember
No wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all-knowing
He counts not their sum

Thrown into a sea
Without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

[Verse 2]
What patience would wait
As we constantly roam
What Father so tender
Is calling us home

He welcomes the weakest
The vilest the poor
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
What riches of kindness
He lavished on us
His blood was the payment
His life was the cost

We stood ‘neath a debt
We could never afford
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

[Chorus]

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© 2016 Messenger Hymns, Love Your Enemies Publishing. CCLI Lic # 20307629

SONG

Only a Holy God

[Verse 1]
Who else commands all the hosts of heaven
Who else could make every king bow down
Who else could whisper and darkness trembles
Only a Holy God

[Verse 2]
What other beauty demands such praises
What other splendor outshines the sun
What other majesty rules with justice
Only a Holy God

[Chorus]
Come and behold Him
The One and the Only
Cry out, sing holy
Forever a Holy God
Come and worship the Holy God

[Verse 3]
What other glory consumes like fire
What other power can raise the dead
What other name remains undefeated
Only a Holy God

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
Who else could rescue me from my failing
Who else would offer His only Son
Who else invites me to call Him Father
Only a Holy God
Only my Holy God

[Chorus]

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© 2016 Farren Love And War Publishing, Integrity’s Alleluia! Music, Integrity’s Praise! CCLI Lic # 20307629

SCRIPTURE READING

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part, 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.

23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31 But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another— 34 if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come.

SONG

New Wine

[Verse 1]
In the crushing, in the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil I now surrender
You are breaking new ground

So I yield to You and to Your careful hand
When I trust You, I don’t need to understand

[Chorus]
Make me Your vessel
make me an offering
Make me whatever You want me to be

I came here with nothing 
but all You have given me
Jesus, bring new wine out of me

[Verse 2]
In the crushing, in the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil , now surrender
You are breaking new ground
You are breaking new ground

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Where there is new wine
There is new power
There is new freedom
and the Kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

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© 2018 Hillsong Music Publishing. CCLI Lic # 20307629

DISMISS CHILDREN

Kids 3 years old through 5th grade
are dismissed to our Children’s Ministry.

 

CHURCH LIFE

  • Membership & “Grandfather-ing” If you’re a former member of Pacific Crossroads Church (Santa Monica) and you’d like to transfer your membership to King’s Cross, please let us know by October 15th. We will gladly “grandfather” you into our membership. For all others interested in membership, we will have a two-day class on Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8. Please email Joe Brown to respond, register, or ask any further questions.
  • Bible Book Study: Titus in Hermosa. Fridays, 10/14, 10/28 &11/11. 7:30pm-9pm. Led by Chris Lau. (Limit 15). At each session, we come prepared to share one observation, one question, and one application, which has led to some fruitful discussions. REGISTER here.
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OFFERTORY

If you would like to give electronically, you may do so HERE. There are white baskets in the back of our worship space, where you can give via cash or check. Use “King’s Cross Church” if you’re writing a check. Thank you!

SERMON

Series – James: Living It Out

Message: “Playing Favorites”

 

James 1:27-2:13 (ESV)

27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2 For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” 4 have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?

8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

 
COMMUNION

If you did not receive communion elements on your way in, raise your hand and someone will bring them to you. ALL of the elements are gluten-free.

 

SONG

All the Poor and Powerless

[Verse 1]
All the poor and powerless
And all the lost and lonely
And all the thieves will come confess
And know that You are holy
And know that You are holy

[Chorus]
And all will sing out, Hallelujah
And we will cry out Hallelujah

[Verse 2]
All the hearts who are content
And all who feel unworthy
And all who hurt with nothing left
Will know that You are holy 

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses 
That He is God

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

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© 2011 Integrity’s Alleluia! Music, Integrity’s Praise! Music. CCLI Lic # 20307629

BENEDICTION

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:16-18