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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

For zeal for your house has consumed me,
    and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
Psalms 69:9

“He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man;
    he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig’s blood;
    he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol.
These have chosen their own ways,
    and their soul delights in their abominations;
I also will choose harsh treatment for them
    and bring their fears upon them,
because when I called, no one answered,
    when I spoke, they did not listen;
but they did what was evil in my eyes
    and chose that in which I did not delight.”
Isaiah 66:3-4

And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,
“‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
    teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’
You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”
Mark 7:6-8

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
John 4:23-24

6 “With what shall I come before the Lord,
    and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
    with calves a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with[a] thousands of rams,
    with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
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?
Micah 6:6-8

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
    you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 51:15-17

 

SONG

 

Better is One Day

[Verse 1]
How lovely is Your dwelling place
O Lord Almighty
My soul longs and even faints for You

For here my heart is satisfied
Within Your presence
I sing beneath the shadow of Your wings

[Chorus]
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

[Verse 2]
One thing I ask, and I would seek
To see Your beauty
To find You in the place Your glory dwells

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
My heart and flesh cry out
For You, the Living God
Your Spirit’s water for my soul

I’ve tasted and I’ve seen
Come once again to me
I will draw near to You

I will draw near to You

[Chorus]

 

 

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]

 

 

DEACON INSTALLATION
Tina Suenaga, Katie Price & Bryant Kim

  1. Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given, to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice?
  2. Do you sincerely receive and adopt the Confession of Faith and the Catechisms of this Church, as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures; and do you further promise that if at any time you find yourself out of accord with any of the fundamentals of this system of doctrine, you will, on your own initiative, make known to your Session the change which has taken place in your views since the assumption of this ordination vow? 
  3. Do you approve of the form of government and discipline of our church, in conformity with the general principles of biblical polity? 
  4. Do you accept the office of deacon in this church, and promise faithfully to perform all the duties thereof, and to endeavor by the grace of God to adorn the profession of the Gospel in your life, and to set a worthy example before the Church of which God has made you an officer? 
  5. Do you promise subjection to your brethren in the Lord? 
  6. Do you promise to strive for the purity, peace, unity and edification of the Church?

CONGREGATION: Do you, the members of this church, acknowledge and receive this brother as a deacon, and do you promise to yield him all that honor, encouragement and obedience in the Lord to which their office, according to the Word of God and the Constitution of this Church, entitles him?

 

SONG

 

Abide With Me

[Verse 1]
Abide with me, fast falls the eventide
The darkness deepens, Lord, with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless, Oh, abide with me

[Verse 2]
Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away
Change and decay in all around I see
O, Thou who changest not, abide with me

[Verse 3]
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me

[Verse 4]
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
Heaven’s morning breaks, and Earth’s vain shadows flee
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me
Abide with me

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Day of Prayer for the Sojos – Thursday, Feb. 29th. Join Zoom call at 10am (PST).

Praise Dance – We are excited to announce a new session of Praise Dance for our King’s Cross youth!  Now known as Kingdom Dance, beginning on March 2nd girls ages 8 and up are invited to join us on Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm at Precision Dance Studio in Lomita.  Our one-hour classes include dance technique training and learning choreography to a praise music piece.  The session lasts 10 weeks and will culminate in sharing the dance with the church on Mother’s Day May 12th.  Come build friendship, grace, and love for the Lord with us—no experience necessary! To sign up please contact Meg Gregor at here. ()

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After allowlisting those email addresses, Planning Center emails will always appear in your inbox, and these important emails won’t slip through the cracks!

 

MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE
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Jan 2024 Budget: $44,755
Jan 2024 Giving: $40,383
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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
“Throwing Tables”
Mark 11:15-19

15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. 17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching. 19 And when evening came they went out of the city.

 

 

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]

 

 

BENEDICTION

But this I call to mind,
    and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-23