Amphitheater

SEPTEMBER 6 SERVICE PROGRAM

Good morning on this Lord’s Day! As we gather, may the Lord stir our hearts with his presence as we fellowship, worship Christ in song and receive his Word and the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper together.

Scroll down this page to follow along through our Sunday gathering, including song lyrics.

 

Welcome & Worship:

Doug Plank

With Tyler Hoover

 

GOD IS FOR US

Verse 1:

We won’t fear the battle

We won’t fear the night

We will walk the valley,

With you by our side

You will go before us

You will lead the way

We have found a refuge,

Only you can save

 

Chorus:

Sing with joy now:

Our God is for us

The Father’s love is

A strong and mighty fortress

Raise your voice now,

No love is greater

Who can stand against us

If our God is for us

 

Verse 2:

Even when I stumble

Even when I fall

Even when I turn back,

Still your love is sure

You will not abandon,

You will not forsake

You will lead me onward

With never ending grace

Chorus:

Sing with joy now:

Our God is for us

The Father’s love is

A strong and mighty fortress

Raise your voice now,

No love is greater

Who can stand against us

If our God is for us

 

Bridge:

Neither height nor depth

Can separate us

Hell and death

Will not defeat us

He who gave

His Son to free us

Holds us in his love

 

  

HOW GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS

Verse 1:

Now unto the King

Who reigns over all

And never changes or turns

Unfailing justice, unfading grace

Whose promises remain

Yes, Your promises remain

 

Chorus:

The heavens ring,

The saints all sing

Great is Your faithfulness

From age to age we will proclaim

Great is Your faithfulness

How great is Your faithfulness

 

Verse 2:

Everything changes

But You stay the same

Your Word and kingdom endure

We lean on the promise

Of all that You are

And trust forevermore

We will trust forevermore

 

Chorus:

The heavens ring,

The saints all sing

Great is Your faithfulness

From age to age we will proclaim

Great is Your faithfulness

How great is Your faithfulness

Bridge:

From generation to generation

You never fail us, O God

Yesterday, and today and tomorrow

Until the day You return

 

ROCK OF AGES

Verse 1:

Rock of Ages, cleft for me

Let me hide myself in Thee

Let the water and the blood

From Thy wounded side which flowed

Be of sin the double cure

Save from wrath and make me pure.

 

Verse 2:

All the labors of my hands

Could not meet Thy law’s demands

Could my zeal no respite know

Could my tears forever flow

All for sin could not atone

Thou must save, and Thou alone.

 

Chorus:

Jesus, Jesus

Let me hide myself in Thee

Jesus, Jesus

Rock of Ages, cleft for me

Verse 3:

Nothing in my hands I bring

Simply to Thy cross I cling

Naked, come to Thee for dress

Helpless, look to Thee for grace

To Thy fountain, Lord, I fly

Wash me, Savior, or I die.

 

Chorus:

Jesus, Jesus

Let me hide myself in Thee

Jesus, Jesus

Rock of Ages, cleft for me

Verse 4:

While I draw this fleeting breath

When my eyes shall close in death

When I soar to worlds unknown

See Thee on Thy judgment throne

Rock of Ages, cleft for me

Let me hide myself in Thee

Chorus:

Jesus, Jesus

Let me hide myself in Thee

Jesus, Jesus

Rock of Ages, cleft for me

 

Welcome & Offering:

Steve Heitland

Offering will not be received by the passing of baskets.

Please use the offering boxes stationed at the top of the amphitheater, or use online giving options here: https://crosswaypa.org/give/

Thank you for giving!

 

Sermon:

Peter Privitera

 

Closing Song

BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE

 

Verse 1:

Before the throne of God above

I have a strong and perfect plea

A great High Priest whose name is Love

Who ever lives and pleads for me

My name is graven on His hands

My name is written on His heart

I know that while in heav’n He stands

No tongue can bid me thence depart

No tongue can bid me thence depart

 

Verse 2:

When Satan tempts me to despair

And tells me of the guilt within

Upward I look and see Him there

Who made an end to all my sin

Because the sinless Saviour died

My sinful soul is counted free

For God the Just is satisfied

To look on Him and pardon me

To look on Him and pardon me

 

Verse 3:

Behold Him there the risen Lamb

My perfect spotless righteousness

The great unchangeable I AM

The King of glory and of grace

One with Himself I cannot die

My soul is purchased by His blood

My life is hid with Christ on high

With Christ my Savior and my God

With Christ my Savior and my God

 

Closing Instructions & Benediction

1. Children are not permitted to leave their families. Parents, please keep children close by.

2. Let us be joyful and conscientious in our greetings to one another.

3. Please take a moment to remove all trash from around your location.

4. Until further notice, we hope to meet in the amphitheater each Sunday, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather or unsafe heat, go to the church website (www.crosswaypa.org/summer2020) to determine whether we’ve moved our service indoors or have postponed to later in the day.  This information will be posted by 7:30am on Sunday.

 

Information & Events

RunFAR event: Crossway will be forming a team of runners, walkers, and hikers to participate in the 2020 RunFAR challenge this year. RunFAR stands for “Run for African Relief” and is an annual event put on by Covenant Mercies. The funds raised through RunFAR help provide children in Uganda, Zambia, and Ethiopia with an education, healthcare, mentorship, vocational training, and more. The 2020 RunFAR Challenge is going to be held “virtually”, meaning participants can run, walk, or hike any distance of their choosing, in any location, on any day during the month of October for the purpose of raising money for Covenant Mercies. For more information, please contact Jared Randolph or go to www.RunFAR.org

 

CROSSWAY WORK DAY: We’ve moved our monthly work day 1 week later in order to prepare for Cheesesteak Sunday. The work day will take place on Saturday, September 12th from 8am-4pm. If you are available to help even part of the day, we’d be grateful. Lunch is provided. Sign up on our registration page so we can plan accordingly. 

 

EXPLORE COURSE: For those of you who have been visiting Crossway and would like to find out more about what we believe and possibly pursue membership here, we’ll be offering the EXPLORE Course starting September 20th. This 10-week class on Sunday mornings is from 8:30am-9:45am– childcare and coffee will be provided. Please sign up under the registration tab on our website so that we can plan accordingly.

 

MENS DISCIPLESHIP COURSE: This gathering is for the men of Crossway (18up) and for the growing of our commitment to Christ and to our God-given roles/responsibilities as his disciples. Kicks off the first weekend of October. Every first/third Saturday morning 7:30am-9:30am. Register online.

 

VITAL LIFE: The 8-week course on the Doctrine of God begins on Sept 15th. Register online.

 

EXPLORE CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS: Adult volunteers are needed to provide childcare for parents taking the Explore Course. You can find more details and sign up under the registration tab. You can also select one more more multiple dates depending on your availability.

 

FATHER/SON CAMPOUT: The Father/Son Campout is scheduled to take place on Sept 25 & 26. This annual tradition is for boys ages 4-12 and their fathers. Please sign up on the registration page on our website. The registration deadline is Sept 16.