Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | August 25, 2019

 

Gathering Song, Rejoice In All Your Works
 
Call to Worship 
Psalm 48:10 
Leader: As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.

Prayer of Adoration
 
Hymn and Songs of Praise

O Worship the King Hymn 2

God With Us

He Will Hold Me Fast

Call to Confession of Sin Romans 7:18 
All: For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

Silent Confession 

Assurance of Pardon Romans 8:1-2
All: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 
Leader: For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Church Life Announcements

Prayer for Offering

 

Offertory          
 

Doxology (with Alleluias), Hymn 733                                                                                             
 

Pastoral Prayer     

                               
New Testament Reading Philippians 1:21-24
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23 I am hard-pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.

Old Testament Reading I Kings 19:1-18


Sermon  
Encountering and Knowing the Living God, “The Low Whisper”   Doug Domin
                                                                              
Confession of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism 63-64
Leader: But do our good works earn nothing, even though God promises to reward them in this life and the next?
 
All: This reward is not earned; it is a gift of grace. 
Leader: Does this teaching not make people careless and wicked?

All: No. It is impossible that those grafted into Christ by true faith should not bring forth fruits of thankfulness.

Song of Rejoicing His Mercy Is More

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 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? 

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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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