Tragedy turned into Triumph
Let Us Love And Sing and Wonder [ Song ]
We Delight [ Song ]
Prayer of Confession
Let Your Kingdom Come [ Song ]
New City Catechism Q.1
House Of God Forever [ Song ]
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks [ Song ]
This Is My Father’s World [ Song ]
 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
 You return man to dust
and say, “Return, O children of man!”
 For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.
Q. 1 What is our only hope in life and death?
A. That we are not our own but belong to God.
 “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.  Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered,  you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”
The Stoning of Stephen
 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him.  But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.  And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”  But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him.  Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.  And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”  And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Chapter 8 – Saul Ravages the Church
 And Saul approved of his execution.
And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.  Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.  But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
Philip Proclaims Christ in Samaria
 Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.