Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | March 17, 2019

 

Gathering Song

Christ be all around me 

 

Call to Worship Psalm 95:6

Leader: Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!

 

Prayer of Adoration

 

Songs and Hymn

God the Uncreated One

This I believe

He’s On Our Side

 

Confession of Sin Job 13:23

Leader: How many are my iniquities and my sins? Make me know my transgression and my sin.

 

Silent Confession 

 

Assurance of Pardon Psalm 103:2-4; Acts 13:38-39

Leader: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

 

All: who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.

 

Leader: Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through Jesus forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,

 

All: and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

 

Immortal, Invisible Hymn 38

 

Baptism (11:00am) 

 

Church Life Announcements

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Doxology

 

Scripture Reading Mark 2:1-12

 

Sermon 

 

Confession of Faith – Heidelberg Catechism 27, 28

Leader: What do you understand by the providence of God?

 

All: God's providence is his almighty and ever present power, whereby, as with his hand, he still upholds heaven and earth and all creatures, and so governs them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, food and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, indeed, all things, come to us not by chance but by his fatherly hand.

 

Leader: What does it benefit us to know that God has created all things and still upholds them by his providence?

 

All: We can be patient in adversity, thankful in prosperity, and with a view to the future we can have a firm confidence in our faithful God and Father that no creature shall separate us from his love; for all creatures are so completely in his hand that without his will they cannot so much as move.

 

Hymn of Rejoicing

Come Ye Sinners (I Will Arise)

 

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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