Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | February 24, 2019

 

Preparation

 

Gathering Song

I’ll Not Be Shaken

 

Call to Worship & Prayer of Adoration Revelation 15:4

Leader: Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? 

 

All: For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.

 

Hymns and Songs

King of Saints

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

Help My Unbelief

 

Prayer of Confession & Assurance

 

Church Life Announcements

 

Prayer for Offering

 

Offertory

 

Doxology

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 40:6-8

A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

 

New Testament Reading: James 1:9-11

Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

 

Sermon

 

Confession of Faith – Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 24, 25

Leader: How are these articles divided?

 

All: Into three parts: the first is about God the Father and our creation; the second about God the Son and our redemption; the third about God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification.

 

Leader: Since there is only one God, why do you speak of three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

 

All: Because God has so revealed himself in his Wordthat these three distinct personsare the one, true, eternal God.

 

Hymn of Assurance

How Great Thou Art Hymn 44

 

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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