Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | October 20, 2019

Gathering Song
All Praise to Him 

Call to Worship Psalm 107:1
All: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures

Prayer of Adoration 

Hymn of Praise
O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing, Hymn 164

Call to Confession of Sin Adapted from the Worship Sourcebook
All: Lord, we have sinned, without considering how much you love us. You see our sins more clearly than we can ourselves. Lord, you know when we are indifferent to your Word, the Bible; how often we forget to pray; the times we come unwillingly to worship; and yet we turn to you in times of trouble. Would you forgive us, heal us
and cleanse us from our sin?

Silent Confession

Assurance of Pardon Psalm 147:2-31 Peter 2:24
Leader: The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

All: Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.

Hymn of Assurance
Jesus, I Come

Church Life Announcements

Prayer for Offering

Jesus, There's No One Like You

Doxology, Hymn 731

Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism 78-79
Leader: Are then the bread and wine changed into the real body and blood of Christ?

All: No. Just as the water of baptism is not changed into the blood of Christ and is not the washing away of sins itself but is simply God's sign and pledge, so also the bread in the Lord's supper does not become the body of Christ itself, although it is called Christ's body in keeping with the nature and usage of sacraments.

Leader: Why then does Christ call the bread his body and the cup his blood, or the new covenant in his blood, and why does Paul speak of a participation in the body and blood of Christ?

All: Christ speaks in this way for a good reason: He wants to teach us by his
supper that as bread and wine sustain us in this temporal life, so his crucified body and shed blood are true food and drink for our souls to eternal life. But, even more important, he wants to assure us by this visible sign and pledge, first, that through the working of the Holy Spirit we share in his true body and blood as surely as we receive with our mouth these holy signs in remembrance of him, and, second, that all his suffering and obedience are as certainly ours as if we personally had
suffered and paid for our sins.

Pastoral Prayer 


Old Testament Reading Isaiah 35:4-6a
4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.

New Testament Reading Acts 3:1-10, pew Bible p. 911
1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. 3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. 4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” 7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. 8 And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and
recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms.
And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.


Sermon, Acts
"Leaping For Joy"   Darin Stone

Hymn of Rejoicing I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say



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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