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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Regent community gathers for Chapel through Zoom on Tuesdays at 11 am (PDT). You can find Zoom login details in the Weekly Announcements email. If you don’t currently receive our Weekly Announcements email, you can subscribe by clicking the 'Subscribe’ button on this page.

If you are unable to join us at that time the recording of Chapel will be available on Moodle.


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship | Collect for Purity

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.

Lord I Need You

Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher | 2011 Sweater Weather Music, Valley of Songs Music, and Thankyou Music

Lord I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without you I fall apart
You're the one that guides my heart

    Lord I need you, oh I need you
    Every hour I need you
    My one defense, my righteousness
    Oh God how I need you

Where sin runs deep your grace is more
Where grace is found is where you are
And where you are, Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

So teach my song to rise to you
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on you
Jesus you're my hope and stay

Psalm 126 (Although We Are Weeping)

Isaac Wardell | 2012 © Bifrost Arts Music (Admin. by Isaac Wardell)

Our mouths they were filled
Filled with laughter
Our tongues they were loosed
Loosed with joy
Restore us O Lord
Restore us O Lord

    Although we are weeping
    Lord help us sowing
    The seeds of your Kingdom
    For the day we will reap them
    Your sheaves we will carry
    Lord please do not tarry
    All those who sow weeping
    Will go out with songs of joy

The nations will say
“He has done great things!”
The nations will sing
Songs of joy
Restore us O Lord
Restore us O Lord

    Although we are weeping
    Lord help us sowing
    The seeds of your Kingdom
    For the day we will reap them
    Your sheaves we will carry
    Lord please do not tarry
    All those who sow weeping
    Will go out with songs of joy

Scripture | Colossians 3:3-14 (NIV)

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is your life, appears,
then you also will appear with him in glory.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:
sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these:
anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised,
barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love,
which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Homily | Repentance: Keeping it Real!

Ross Hastings | Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology

Prayer of Repentance | Perfectly Love

The following prayer is excerpted from Prayers for a Privileged People by Walter Brueggemann (11-2).

We pray as often as we meet,
  that we might “perfectly love you.”
Indeed, we have been commanded from the beginning,
to love you with all our hearts
and all our souls
and all our minds
and all our strength.

We have pledged to love,
 pledged in our prayers and in our baptism,
  in our confirmation and with our best resolve.

But we confess . . .
  We love you imperfectly;
  We love you with a divided heart,
 with a thousand other loves
  that are more compelling
 with reservation and qualification,
  and passion withheld and devotion impaired.

We do not now come to pretend before you,
 but to confess that we do not,
as we are,
 love you perfectly;
   we do not keep your commands;
  we do not order our lives by your purpose;
  we do not tilt toward you as our deepest affection.

But we would . . .
  we would love you more perfectly,
  by the taste of bread become your flesh,
  by the swallow of wine become your blood,
  by the praise of our lips and beyond our usual reasoning,
  by the commandments that are not burden but joy to us,
  by embracing your passion for neighbours,
  by your ways of justice and peace and mercy,
 by honouring the world you have made
and all creatures great and small,
  by self-care that knows you as our creator.

Lead us past our shabby compromises
 and our cheap devotion;
lead us into singleness of vision
and purity of heart,
that we may will one thing,

Free us from idolatries
and out habits of recalcitrance
tender our hearts, gentle our lips,
open our hands,
  that we may turn toward you fully
toward your world unguardedly.
Let us bask in your freedom
to be fully yours,
and so trusting fully our own.
We pray through the Lord Jesus who loved you
singularly, perfectly, fully—to the end.

Before the Throne of God Above

Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook | 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship

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

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

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 with His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Saviour and my God
With Christ my Saviour and my God

I bow before the cross of Christ
And marvel and this love divine
God’s perfect Son was sacrificed
To make me righteous in God’s eyes
This river’s depths I cannot know
But I can glory in its flood
The Lord Most High has bowed down low
And poured on me His glorious love
And poured on me His glorious love

Absolution

May the God of love and power
Forgive us and free us from our sins,
Heal and strengthen us by the Holy Spirit,
And raise us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Benediction


Community Life Update

President Jeff Greenman

After the Community Life Update, volunteers are available to pray with you. If you would like someone to join you in prayer, send a private chat message to Claire Perini.

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