WEEKLY BULLETIN

January 16, 2022

Prelude

Welcome & Announcements

Worship Through Songs

       Way Maker

       No Longer Slaves

       Holy Spirit

       When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Prayer

NovaKids Meet Leaders

Sermon

       Family of God

Lord's Supper

Closing Reminders & Benediction


Announcements


New Refreshment Schedule

  • Please help us bring some snacks and treats to go along with our coffee after the service!
  • We are asking you to bring snacks on different weeks in correlation with the first letter of your last name:

          A-D: First Sunday of every month

          E-L: Second Sunday

          M-R: Third Sunday

          S-Z: Fourth Sunday

  • This week (January 16th), refreshments were brought by last names beginning with M-R.
  • Next week (January 23rd) will be last names beginning with S-Z.
  • Place the refreshments in the kitchen on the rolling cart before the service. 
  • Help roll the coffee and refreshments out after the service.
  • Please also help roll them back in and clean the trays and coffee dispensers.


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Children's Ministry

  • NovaKids (grades K-5) will be meeting during the service. Please check in ahead of time at the NovaKids tent. Children will stay with their family until after the worship songs when they will be dismissed to meet their teachers. For more information, please visit our Children's Ministry page.


Small Groups

  • Nova small groups are smaller communities of people (usually about 8-14) who meet regularly to share, pray, read God’s Word and care for each other in practical ways. Most groups meet weekly on different nights of the week. 
  • If you are interested in joining a group, or would like more information, please visit the Small Groups page of our site, or fill out this short form so we can be in touch. Small Group Info Request


Serving at Nova

  • Interested in serving at Nova? Visit the table by the information tent to learn more or visit here on our website.


Giving

  • If you would like to give tithes or offerings, please use the drop box located under the Information Tent.
  • If you are in your car, please turn your hazard lights on and an usher will help you.
  • Visit novachurch.org/giving for online giving.


Prayer

  • At the end of the worship service, Prayer Team members (light blue vests) are available in front of the platform.  
  • If you are in your car and would like prayer, please turn your hazard lights on at the end of the worship service.
  • You can always email prayer requests to prayer@novachurch.org and they will be sent out to the prayer team.


SONG LYRICS

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WAY MAKER


Verse 1

You are here moving in our midst

I worship You, I worship You

You are here working in this place

I worship You, I worship You

 

Chorus

You are Way Maker, Miracle Worker

Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

 

Verse 2

You are here touching every heart

I worship You, I worship You

You are here healing every heart

I worship You, I worship You

 

Verse 3

You are here turning lives around

I worship You, I worship You

You are here mending every heart

I worship You, yeah, I worship You Lord

 

Tag

That is who You are; that is who You are

That is who You are; that is who You are

 

Bridge

Even when I don't see it You're working

Even when I don't feel it You're working

You never stop, You never stop working

You never stop, You never stop working

 

 

HOLY SPIRIT


Verse 1

There's nothing worth more that will ever come close

Nothing can compare, You're our living hope

Your Presence

 

Verse 2

I've tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves

Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone

In Your Presence Lord

 

Chorus

Holy Spirit You are welcome here

Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere

Your glory God is what our hearts long for

To be overcome by Your Presence Lord

 

Bridge

Let us become more aware of Your Presence

Let us experience the glory of Your goodness

 

 

NO LONGER SLAVES


Verse 1

You unravel me with a melody

You surround me with a song

Of deliverance from my enemies

‘Till all my fears are gone

 

Chorus

I'm no longer a slave to fear

I am a child of God

I'm no longer a slave to fear

I am a child of God

 

Verse 2

From my Mother's womb You have chosen me

Love has called my name

I've been born again into Your family

Your blood flows through my veins

 

Bridge

You split the sea so I could walk right through it

My fears were drowned in perfect love

You rescued me so I could stand and sing

I am a child of God

 

 

WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS


Verse 1

When I survey the wondrous cross

On which the Prince of glory died

My richest gain I count but loss

And pour contempt on all my pride

 

Verse 2

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast

Save in the death of Christ my God!

All the vain things that charm me most

I sacrifice them to His blood

 

Verse 3

See from His head, His hands, His feet

Sorrow and love flow mingled down!

Did e’er such love and sorrow meet

Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

 

Verse 4

Were the whole realm of nature mine

That were a present far too small

Love so amazing, so divine

Demands my soul, my life, my all





SERMON NOTES


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Family of God

ECCLESIOLOGY – Part 2

January 16, 2022

 

 

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

John 1:12

 

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Galatians 6:10

 

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 John 3:1

 

1Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,

To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:1-6

 

6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit

of Jesus would not allow them to.

Acts 16:6-7

 

13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. 14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. 15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.

Acts 16:13-15


16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

Acts 16:16-18

 

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.

Acts 16:25-34

 

After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.

Acts 16:40

 

 

 

The family of God:


1.    Serves together

 

5 …because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 

Philippians 1:5

 


2.    Is Spirit-led together.

 

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 

Philippians 2:1

 

4 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Romans 8:14-17

 


3.    Suffers together.

 

 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 

Philippians 3:10

 

10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Romans 12:10-16

 


4.    Has grace for one another.

 

 …being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6

 

 

 

 

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Small Group Discussion Questions for the Week of January 16, 2022.

 

Opening

 

1.     What are three words that would describe a healthy family?

2.     Would those descriptive words describe your family of origin?

 

 

Digging Deeper into the Scriptures

 

Read Philippians 1:1-6.

1.     When you think of the different people (Acts 16) in the beginning of church at Philippi, what is remarkable to you?


2.     Read Romans 12:10-16.  If families are to celebrate (rejoice) and suffer (weep) together, how are we doing?  What are the challenges of rejoicing and weeping together?  How can we overcome and grow past the challenges?

 


Applying the Scriptures


1.     As a Small Group family, how can we grow in serving one another?


2.     As a Small Group family, how can we grow in our grace and encouragement of one another?