Riverside Worship Guide

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

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Riverside Worship Guide

Sunday July 12th


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Three Announcements:

#1 One More Class Week for Pastor Joe Earle

Pastor Joe will be attending one more week of class (via Zoom) for his doctoral training, ending this Friday, July 17th. Though he will be around the church building, his availability will be limited. If you have an urgent pastoral need that requires a timely response, please contact one of our other elders: Tim Regan (727) 858-4186, Nolan Pierce (727) 261-7079.

Preaching schedule for the next two weeks:
July 12th, Nolan Pierce, Psalm 51
July 19th, Nolan Pierce, Lamentations 3:19-25

#2 Members’ Meeting CANCELLED

The Members’ Meeting for July 26th has been cancelled as Riverside attempts to minimize our gatherings this summer. We will seek to reschedule this meeting in the fall. Also, we ARE planning to go forward with fall ministries, though likely with new procedures in mind due to the current health climate.

#3 (New) Pasco County Mask Ordinance

Recently, Pasco Co. initiated a face-mask ordinance for businesses and services in Pasco county, requiring those inside public buildings to wear masks when they cannot social distance. You can read about the ordinance here as well as the full ordinance here.

Out of love for each other, fully recognizing that there are multiple views on how to approach the virus, and in obedience to our governing authorities (Romans 13:1), we ask everyone (2 yrs and older) attending worship to wear a mask while engaging others (outside of your immediate family) around the church building (example: while fellowshipping with others in the church auditorium/foyer).

Note: (1) those leading in worship will wear masks around the building but will remove them while leading. (2) Once you sit in your socially distanced seat, feel free to remove your mask during worship itself. (3) We ask you to bring your own masks though we will try to provide a few in the church foyer.


Please continue to prayerfully give to Riverside through our ONLINE GIVING LINK (please select “ACH Bank Transfer”), through our offering box (back of auditorium), or by mailing your offerings to the church: 6219 River Road New Port Richey, FL 34652.

As always, we trust God to continue to provide for the needs of our congregation.

Today’s Worship

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Call to Worship: Psalm 72:1-11

“Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son! 2 May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice! 3 Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness! 4 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor! 5 May they fear you while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations! 6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth! 7 In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more! 8 May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth! 9 May desert tribes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust! 10 May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts! 11 May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!”

Worship in Song:
Come Praise & Glorify
Lay Me Down

Gospel Affirmation: Hebrews 4:14-16

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Worship in Song:
Rock of Ages
Power to Redeem

Pastoral Prayer

Worship in Song:
Lord I Need You

Worship with the Word: 
Psalm 51 “The Confessions of a King”

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. 9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. 16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. 18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem; 19 then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.”

Worship in Song:
Power to Redeem

Benediction: Numbers 6:24-26
“The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

“The Confessions of a King” – Psalm 51

I. Background of David’s Confession – 2 Samuel 11-12

II. David’s Understanding of Man and God – Psalm 51:1-2

III. David’s Recognition of Sin – Psalm 51:3-6

IV. David’s Hunger for Restored Fellowship – Psalm 51:6-12

V. David’s Ministry to God – Psalm 51:13-19

#1 We are all born into sin through our parents, ultimately through Adam

#2 All sin is against God – “Against You, and You only have I sinned…”

#3 Those who have failed God can be restored to the service of God – there is hope

#4 Once you are forgiven ministry takes place from an obedient heart, not mechanical repetition


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