"Life of Joy"


Pastor Pam


Philippians 4:1-9
New Revised Standard Version

4 1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.


2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion,[b] help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

4 Rejoice[c] in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.[d] 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, beloved,[e] whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about[f] these things. 9 Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

Music by:

Steve and Cindy Story


He Has Made Me Glad

I will enter His gates
With thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter His courts with praise
I will say this is the day
That the Lord has made
I will rejoice
For He has made me glad

He has made me glad
He has made me glad
I will rejoice for
He has made me glad
He has made me glad
He has made me glad
I will rejoice for
He has made me glad

Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart (Marion)

Rejoice rejoice rejoice
Give thanks and sing

Verse 1
Rejoice ye pure in heart
Rejoice give thanks and sing
Your festal banner wave on high
The cross of Christ your King

Verse 2
Rejoice O pilgrim throng
Rejoice give thanks and sing
Your festal banner wave on high
The cross of Christ your king

Verse 3
Bright youth and snow-crowned age
Strong men and maidens fair
Raise high your free exulting song
God's wondrous praise declare

Verse 4
With all the angel choirs
With all the saints on earth
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss
True rapture noblest mirth

Verse 5
Still lift your standard high
Still march in firm array
As warriors through the darkness
(As pilgrims through darkness wend)
Toil till dawns the golden day

Verse 6
Yes on through life's long path
Still chanting as ye go
From youth to age by night and day
In gladness and in woe

Verse 7
Then on ye pure in heart
Rejoice give thanks and sing
Your festal banner wave on high
The cross of Christ your King

Verse 8
With voice as full and strong
As ocean's surging praise
Send forth the hymns our fathers loved
(Send forth the hymns of old)
The Psalms of ancient days

Verse 9
At last the march shall end
The wearied ones shall rest
The pilgrims find their Father's house
(The pilgrims find their home at last)
Jerusalem the blest

Verse 10
Yet on and onward still
With hymn and chant and song
Through gate and porch and columned aisle
The hallowed pathways throng

Verse 11
Praise Him who reigns on high
The Lord whom we adore
The Father Son and Holy Ghost
One God forevermore

What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Converse)

Verse 1
What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer
O what peace we often forfeit
O what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer

Verse 2
Have we trials and temptations
Is there trouble anywhere
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Verse 3
Are we weak and heavy laden
Cumbered with a load of care
Precious Savior still our refuge
Take it to the Lord in prayer
Do thy friends despise forsake thee
Take it to the Lord in prayer
In His arms He'll take and shield thee
Thou wilt find a solace there

Verse 4
Blessed Savior Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever Lord be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer
Soon in glory bright unclouded
There will be no need for prayer
Rapture praise and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there

I Will Rise

Verse 1
There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say it is well

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

(And) I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow no more pain
I will rise on eagle's wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise I will rise (I will rise)

Verse 2
There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

And I hear the voice of many angels sing
Worthy is the Lamb
And I hear the cry of ev'ry longing heart
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (Old 100th)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost