Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | May 19, 2019

 

 

Call to Worship I Timothy 1:17

Leader: To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

Prayer of Adoration 

 

Hymns and Songs

Immortal, Invisible Hymn 38

Were I to Cross from Land to Land

All Creatures of Our God and King Hymn 115

 

Call to Confession of Sin Psalm 38:18

Leader: I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.

 

Silent Confession

 

Assurance of Pardon Psalm 38:21 & adapted from Ephesians 1:7

All: Do not forsake me, O LORD! O my God, be not far from me! In Jesus we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.

 

Jesus With Thy Church Abide

 

Church Life Announcements

 

Offering/Offertory

 

Doxology

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Scripture Reading Romans 8

 

Sermon

 

Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 43-44

 

Leader: What further benefit do we receive from Christ's sacrifice and death on the cross?

 

All: Through Christ's death our old nature is crucified, put to death, and buried with him, so that the evil desires of the flesh may no longer reign in us, but that we may offer ourselves to him as a sacrifice of thankfulness.

 

Leader: Why is there added: He descended into hell?

 

All: In my greatest sorrows and temptations I may be assured and comforted that my Lord Jesus Christ, by his unspeakable anguish, pain, terror, and agony, which he endured throughout all his sufferings but especially on the cross, has delivered me from the anguish and torment of hell.

 

Whom Shall I Fear

 

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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