Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | January 20, 2019

 

Preparation

 

Gathering Song

God the Uncreated One

Sheet Music: GodtheUncreatedOne 

 

Call to Worship Psalm 102:18-22

Leader: Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD:that he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the LORD looked at the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die,

 

All: that they may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise,

when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the LORD.

 

Prayer of Adoration

 

Hymns and Songs

All Creatures of Our God and King Hymn 115

Sheet Music: AllCreaturesofOurGodandKing

Good and Gracious King

 

Prayer of Confession

 

Church Life Announcements

 

Tithes and Offerings

 

Offertory

 

Doxology

 

Pastoral Prayer 

 

Scripture Reading Romans 8:1-11

 

Sermon

 

Hymn of Response

What a Friend We Have in Jesus 

 

Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism, Q & A 6, 7,8

 

Leader: Did God create people so wicked and perverse? 

 

All:  No. God created them good and in his own image,

that is, in true righteousness and holiness,

so that they might  truly know God their creator,
love him with all their heart, and live with God in eternal happiness, 

to praise and glorify him.

 

Leader: Then where does this corrupt human nature come from? 

 

All: The fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise.

This fall has so poisoned our nature that we are all conceived and born
in a sinful condition.

 

Leader: But are we so corrupt that we are totally unable to do any good
and inclined toward all evil? 

 

All: Yes,unless we are born again by the Spirit of God.

 

Hymn of Rejoicing

All I Have is Christ

 

Benediction

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Further Reflection

*Take some time to read the words and sing the songs before Sunday and rejoice in the Lord. This will help you to engage in the singing, especially if the songs are unfamilar.

*Sin has separated us from God, but Jesus has done away with our sin by his death and resurrection and therefore we can have a full, intimate relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Do you come to the worship service as someone who is separated from God? 

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More resources on worship

What is Your Song? Blog Post

Songs We Sing Together Blog Post

Then Sings My Soul Blog Post

Storied Worship Blog Post

Music at Peace Blog Post

Worship Reformation - Sermon from 10/8/17

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