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Call to Worship and Opening Song
How Great Thou Art

Verse 1

O Lord my God

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds

Thy hands have made

I see the stars

I hear the rolling thunder

Thy pow'r thru'out

The universe displayed



Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art


Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art


Verse 2

When through the woods

And forest glades I wander

And hear the birds

Sing sweetly in the trees

When I look down

From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook

And feel the gentle breeze


Verse 3

And when I think

That God His Son not sparing

Sent Him to die

I scarce can take it in

That on the cross

My burden gladly bearing

He bled and died

To take away my sin


Verse 4

When Christ shall come

With shout of acclamation

And take me home

What joy shall fill my heart

Then I shall bow

In humble adoration

And there proclaim

My God how great Thou art


CCLI Song # 14181

Stuart Wesley Keene Hine

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Together let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor

Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you 

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done, 

and by what we have left undone. 

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, 

to the glory of your Name. Amen.


Absolution and Collect of Purity

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who sincerely repent and with true faith turn to Him, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you, no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Songs of Praise (Two)
He Leadeth Me

Verse 1

He leadeth me O blessed thought

O words with heavenly comfort fraught

Whate'er I do where'er I be

Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me



He leadeth me He leadeth me

By His own hand He leadeth me

His faithful follower I would be

For by His hand He leadeth me


Verse 2

Sometimes 'mid scenes of deepest gloom

Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom

By water's calm o'er troubled sea

Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me


Verse 3

Lord I would clasp Thy hand in mine

Nor ever murmur nor repine

Content whatever lot I see

Since 'tis my God that leadeth me


Verse 4

And when my task on earth is done

When by Thy grace the victory's won

E'en death's cold waves I would not flee

Since Thou through Jordan leadeth me

CCLI Song # 62762

Joseph Henry Gilmore | William Batchelder Bradbury

© Words: Public Domain 

Music: Public Domain 

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The Power Of The Cross

Verse 1

Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day

Christ on the road to Calvary

Tried by sinful men torn and beaten then

Nailed to a cross of wood


Chorus 1

This the pow'r of the cross

Christ became sin for us

Took the blame bore the wrath

We stand forgiven at the cross


Verse 2

Oh to see the pain written on Your face

Bearing the awesome weight of sin

Ev'ry bitter thought ev'ry evil deed

Crowning Your bloodstained brow


Verse 3

Now the daylight flees now the ground beneath

Quakes as its Maker bows His head

Curtain torn in two dead are raised to life

Finished the vict'ry cry


Verse 4

Oh to see my name written in the wounds

For through Your suff'ring I am free

Death is crushed to death life is mine to live

Won through Your selfless love


Chorus 2

This the pow'r of the cross

Son of God slain for us

What a love what a cost

We stand forgiven at the cross

CCLI Song # 4490766

Keith Getty | Stuart Townend

© 2005 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

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Intercessory Prayers


Scripture Readings


John 19:28-37 (ESV)

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

31 Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and 

that they might be taken away. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. 35 He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe. 36 For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced.”


Rev. Karl Burns, Rector, Church of Our Saviour


Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, 

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the Holy Spirit 

and born of the Virgin Mary. 

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, 

was crucified, died, and was buried. 

He descended to the dead. 

On the third day, he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.



Officiant     The Lord be with you.

People       And with your spirit.

Officiant    Let us pray.


Our Father, who art in heaven, 

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.


Collect for Sunday

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Collect for Trusting God in Times of Anxiety

Most loving Father, you will us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on the One who cares for us. Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested unto us in your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Collect for Sabbath Rest

Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Collect for Mission

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the Cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen.


General Thanksgiving


Almighty God, Father of all mercies,

we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks 

for all your goodness and loving-kindness

to us and to all whom you have made.

We bless you for our creation, preservation,

and all the blessings of this life;

but above all for your immeasurable love

in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; 

for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, 

that with truly thankful hearts

we may show forth your praise,

not only with our lips, but in our lives, 

by giving up our selves to your service, 

and by walking before you

in holiness and righteousness all our days; 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.



Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting.  Amen.


Song of Praise
Lift High The Name Of Jesus

Verse 1

Lift high the name of Jesus

Of Jesus our King

Make known the power of His grace

The beauty of His peace

Remember how His mercy reached

And we cried out to Him

He lifted us to solid ground

To freedom from our sin



Oh sing my soul

And tell all He's done

'Til the earth and heavens are filled with His glory


Verse 2

Lift high the name of Jesus

Of Jesus our Lord

His pow'r in us is greater than

Is greater than this world

To share the reason for our hope

To serve with love and grace

That all who see Him shine through us

Might bring the Father praise


Verse 3

Lift high the name of Jesus

Of Jesus our Light

No other name on earth can save

Can raise us a soul to life

He opens up our eyes to see

The harvest He has grown

We labor in His fields of grace

As He leads sinners home

CCLI Song # 7001390

Ed Cash | Fionán De Barra | Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty

© 2013 Alletrop Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

De Barra, Fionan (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

Getty Music Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

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Blessing and Dismissal

Officiant    Let us bless the Lord.

People      Thanks be to God.

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.

church of our saviour, church, johns island, kiawah island, seabrook island


4416 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Johns Island, SC 29455



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