Fountain of Life Lutheran Church
God in the Darkness Week 5 Contemporary
Join us for Worship Sunday May 31st at our online or outdoor services! Outdoor Services are *Weather Pending* please go to: www.cometothefountain.com/outdoor to check for cancellations.
Locations & Times
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  • Outdoor Worship
    323 Hopkins Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM

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Announcements
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Voter's Meeting June 7 9:50am
Contact Church Office for Nominee List and Bios

A full list of Announcements is available on our Website and in Weekly E-Newsletter.
Thanks for worshiping with us today! Here you will find our Order of Worship, further down you will find lyrics for songs, scriptures, announcements and other related links, all to expand your worship experience while at The Fountain!

Welcome and Announcements
Invocation and Prayer
Song - There Is A Kingdom
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There is a kingdom coming here tonight
There is a kingdom coming here tonight
We're waiting believing
Our God is alive
There is a kingdom coming here tonight

There is a stirring in this holy place
There is a stirring in this holy place
Your Spirit is urging
Our hearts to awake
There is a stirring in this holy place

Chorus
Church arise and
Sing for the joy
Sing for the joy we've found
With our lives we
Shout out Your praise
God we proclaim
Your kingdom's coming

There is a fire starting in our souls
There is a fire starting in our souls
Reviving this longing
You're calling us home
There is a fire starting in our souls

Chorus
Church arise and
Sing for the joy
Sing for the joy we've found
With our lives we
Shout out Your praise
God we proclaim
Your kingdom's coming

Ev'ry eye with expectation
Ev'ry heart an invitation (Repeat)

Chorus
Church arise and
Sing for the joy
Sing for the joy we've found
With our lives we
Shout out Your praise
God we proclaim
Your kingdom's coming

Ev'ry heart an invitation
Ev'ry eye with expectation
Ev'ry heart an invitation

CCLI Song #7003270 2013 Laura Stories and New SpringBrentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. and Sony/ATV Sounds LLC
CCLI License #532995
Song - Your Mercy
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I once was lost I walked away
The road was dark I could not see
My hope was gone the pain was real
But Your mercy

You saw my steps You felt my fears
You heard my cries
You caught my tears
Arms open wide You ran to me
With Your mercy

Chorus
Your mercy
Your mercy
I stand before my king
And bow my heart to sing
You saved me
You raised me
You died so I could live
No greater love than this
Your mercy

You give me life beyond the grave
My deepest shame is cast away
You sing a song that covers me
It's Your mercy

Chorus
Your mercy
Your mercy
I stand before my king
And bow my heart to sing
You saved me
You raised me
You died so I could live
No greater love than this
Your mercy

Your loving-kindness
Leads me to repentance (Repeat)

Lord let Your kindness
Lead us to repentance (Repeat)

Chorus
Your mercy
Your mercy
I stand before my king
And bow my heart to sing
You saved me
You raised me
You died so I could live
No greater love than this (Repeat)
Your mercy Your mercy

Lord Your mercy
Your mercy

CCLI Song #7060745 Andi Rozier, Jonathan Smith, and Paul © Be Essential Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Harvest Worship Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Not Just Another Song Publishing (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), So Essential Tunes (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), and Remaining portion is unaffiliated CCLI License #532995
Confession and Forgiveness
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From Psalm 130

All: Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
O Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness;
therefore you are feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD,
for with the LORD is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

(Please join us in a silent personal confession of sins to the Lord.)
Song -Reckless Love
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Before I spoke a word
You were singing over me
You have been so so good to me
Before I took a breath
You breathed Your life in me
You have been so so kind to me

Chorus
O the overwhelming
Never-ending
Reckless love of God
O it chases me down
Fights 'til I'm found
Leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn't earn it
I don't deserve it
Still You give Yourself away
O the overwhelming
Never-ending
Reckless love of God

When I was Your foe
Still Your love fought for me
You have been so so good to me
When I felt no worth
You paid it all for me
You have been so so kind to me

Chorus
O the overwhelming
Never-ending
Reckless love of God
O it chases me down
Fights 'til I'm found
Leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn't earn it
I don't deserve it
Still You give Yourself away
O the overwhelming
Never-ending
Reckless love of God

There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me (Repeat x3)

Chorus
O the overwhelming
Never-ending
Reckless love of God
O it chases me down
Fights 'til I'm found
Leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn't earn it
I don't deserve it
Still You give Yourself away
O the overwhelming
Never-ending
Reckless love of God

CCLI Song #7060745 Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury
and Ran Jackson2017 © Heritage Worship Music Publishing (Admin. by Bethel Music Publishing), Richmond Park Publishing (Admin. by Bethel Music Publishing), Bethel Music Publishing, and Remaining portion is unaffiliated CCLI License # 532995
Reading Response
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Reader:
This is the Word of the Lord

All:
Thanks be to God
The Message - God in the Darkness: "Kindness"
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Message Notes

You don’t have to be a Christian to be kind.
But you do have to be kind if you are a Christian.

Kindness: xrēstótēs
Useful, Profitable
Meeting real needs
“Spirit produced goodness that meets the needs of others and avoids human harshness and cruelty”

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Titus 3:4-5
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Offering - Online Friendship Register

If you feel led to give an offering today, we encourage you to use the online giving option within our online friendship register form.

https://cometothefountain.com/attend
Song - Holy Spirit
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There's nothing worth more
That will ever come close
No thing can compare
You're our living hope
Your Presence Lord

I've tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
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
Your Presence Lord

There's nothing worth more
That will ever come close
No thing can compare
You're our living hope
Your Presence Lord

I've tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
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
Your Presence Lord

Let us become
More aware of Your Presence
Let us experience
The glory of Your goodness
(Repeat x3)

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

CCLI Song #6087919 Bryan Torwalt and Katie Torwalt 2011 Jesus Culture CCLI License #532995
Prayers of the Church
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God cares about you and so do we! If you have a prayer request,
please email your prayer requests to: pray@folcp.com,
call the church office at 993-4447, or submit a prayer request on our website.

A list of Prayer Requests is available on our Website and in Weekly E-Newsletter
The Lord's Prayer
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Elder: ...Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray,

All: Trusting in Your mercy, through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord who taught us to 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 as we forgive those 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, forever and ever. Amen
The Apostles' Creed
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All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Communion
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The Words of Institution
The Communing
During Communion please take time to reflect in prayer with us.
The Blessing
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Pastor:The body and the blood of our Lord…. Depart in peace.
All: Amen
Song - All The People Said Amen
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You are not alone
If you are lonely
When you feel afraid
You're not the only
We are all the same
In need of mercy
To be forgiven and be free
It's all you got to lean on
But thank God it's all you need

Chorus
And all the people said amen
Whoa
And all the people said amen
Give thanks to the Lord
For His love never ends
And all the people said amen

If you're rich or poor
Well it don't matter
Weak or strong
You know love is what we're after
We're all broken
But we're all in this together
God knows we stumble and fall
And He so loved the world
He sent His Son to save us all

Chorus
And all the people said amen Whoa
And all the people said amen
Give thanks to the Lord
For His love never ends
And all the people said amen

Blessed are the poor in spirit
Who are torn apart
Blessed are the persecuted
And the pure in heart
Blessed are the people hungry
For another start
For theirs is the kingdom
The kingdom of God

Chorus
And all the people said amen whoa
And all the people said amen
Give thanks to the Lord
For His love never ends
And all the people said amen
(Repeat)

And all the people said amen

CCLI Song #6518275 Matt Maher, Paul Moak, and Trevor Morgan 2013 Thankyou Music, Valley Of Songs Music, Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing, and Trevor Morgan Music License #532995
The Benediction and Sending
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Pastor: The Lord bless you and keep you… give you peace.
All: Amen

Pastor: Go in peace and serve the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.