February 28, 2021: “God Is with Us” Even in Troubled Times

Then the Lord said to me, “Take a large tablet and write on it in common characters, ‘Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.’ And I will get reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me.”

And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz; for before the boy knows how to cry ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.”

The Lord spoke to me again: “Because this people has refused the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over Rezin and the son of Remaliah, therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them the waters of the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks, and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, reaching even to the neck, and its outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.”

Be broken, you peoples, and be shattered;
    give ear, all you far countries;
strap on your armor and be shattered;
    strap on your armor and be shattered.
Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;
    speak a word, but it will not stand,
    for God is with us.

(Isaiah 8:1–10)


Call to Worship: Psalm 100
Prayer of Invocation
Opening Hymn: #32 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 18:9–12
Confession of Faith: The Nicene Creed
Prayer of Confession of Sin
Hymn of Response: #87 The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession to God
Sermon Title: “God Is with Us” Even in Troubled Times
Isaiah 8:1–10
(Rev. Martin Hawley)
Closing Prayer
Closing and Communion Hymn: #302 Come, Christians, Join to Sing
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper