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

  • Please silence your phone and watch.
  • 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 or you can use the “Giving” tab at the bottom-right corner of the mobile app.

 

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
Matthew 28:18

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”
Luke 6:46

He values not Christ at all who does not value Christ above all.
– Augustine

You cannot have the gifts of Christ apart from the government of Christ.
– A. Lindsay Glegg

Christ is either Lord of all or he is not Lord at all.
– J. Hudson Taylor

If Christ doesn’t reign over the mundane events of our lives, he does not reign at all.
– Paul Tripp

To present Christ’s lordship as an option leaves it squarely in the category of stereo equipment for a new car.
– Dallas Willard

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

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.

Psalm 100:1-2

 

SONG

 

Jesus Messiah

[Verse 1]
He became sin, who knew no sin
That we might become his righteousness
He humbled himself and carried the cross
Love so amazing, love so amazing

[Chorus]
Jesus messiah, name above all names
Blessed redeemer, Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners, the ransom from heaven
Jesus messiah, Lord of all

[Verse 2]
His body the bread, his blood the wine
Broken and poured out all for love
The whole earth trembled, and the veil was torn
Love so amazing, love so amazing

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
All our hope is in You, all our hope is in You
All the glory to you, God, the light of the world

[Chorus]

 

 

SONG

 

Great Are You Lord

[Verse]
You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

[Chorus]
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

[Verse]

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
All the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

 

 

SONG

 

Be Thou My Vision

[Verse 1]
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by   night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

[Verse 2]
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one

[Verse 3]
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art

[Verse 4]
High King of heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meet King’s Cross – We are planning for a special lunch in the near future, for those who are relatively new to our church. Please e-mail if you would like us to put you on the list for notification and details. This will be a casual, conversational time for us to get to know one another, and to allow you to ask questions about King’s Cross: who we are, what we believe, and where we’re headed. This will take place at my house, down the street from the high school. Come join us for a meal and discussion.

Park Playdate (4/27) – Plan ahead for the last Saturday of this month, and meet other families from our church. Also, think about a family you can invite that may not have a church home. Click here to download a shareable graphic with all the details. We’ll be at La Romeria Park from 9:30AM-12PM on April 27th.

MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE
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After MARCH 2024
YTD 2024 Projected Giving: $158,605
YTD 2024 Actual Giving: $151,127
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OFFERTORY

If you would like to give electronically, you may do so using the “Giving” tab at the bottom-right corner of the mobile app. There are also white baskets in the back of our worship space, where you can give via check, made out to King’s Cross Church, or cash.

 


SERMON
“Lord of Lords & Widows”
Mark 12:34b-44

34b And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.

35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared,

“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet.” ’

37 David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly.

38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

 

COMMUNION

 

SONG

Sovereign Over Us

[Verse 1]
There is strength within the sorrow
There is beauty in our tears
And you meet us in our mourning
With a love that casts out fear

You are working in our waiting
You’re sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding
You’re teaching us to trust

[Chorus]
Your plans are still to prosper
You have not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
Faithful forever, Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us

[Verse 2]
You are wisdom unimagined
Who could understand your ways
Reigning high above the heavens
Reaching down in endless grace

Youʼre the Lifter of the lowly
Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me
Your promises are my delight

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good
You turn it for our good and for your glory

Even in the valley You are faithful
Youʼre working for our good
Youʼre working for our good and for your glory

[Chorus]

 

BENEDICTION

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20