Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | August 18, 2019


Gathering Hymn
Guide Me O, Thou Great Jehovah, Hymn 598


Call to Worship Psalm 81:1

All: Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob!


Prayer of Adoration

Hymn and Songs of Praise
O For a Thousand Tongues To Sing, Hymn 164


Call to Confession of Sin 1 Peter 1:14-16
Leader: As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”


Silent Confession


Assurance of Pardon 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

All: For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.


Hymn and Song of Assurance

The Love of God

Good and Gracious King



Church Life Announcements

Prayer for Offering



Doxology (with Alleluias), Hymn 733                                                                                             

Pastoral Prayer                                                                    


New Testament Reading Hebrews 2:10-18

10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,12 saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” 13 And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again, “Behold, I and the children God has given me.”14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.


Old Testament Reading Isaiah 6, pp.571

Encountering and Knowing the Living God, Tim Inman           

Confession of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism 61-62

Leader: Why do you say that you are righteous only by faith?

All: Not that I am acceptable to God on account of the worthiness of my faith, for only the satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ is my righteousness before God.  I can receive this righteousness and make it my own by faith only.

Leader: But why can our good works not be our righteousness before God, or at least a part of it?

All: Because the righteousness which can stand before God's judgment must be absolutely perfect and in complete agreement with the law of God,  whereas even our best works in this life are all imperfect and defiled with sin


Song of Rejoicing

All I have Is Christ



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 unfamiliar.

*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? 


More resources on worship

The Victorious Lamb  Sermon 5/26/19

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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