Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | September 15, 2019


Prelude 
 

Call to Worship Psalm 7:1-17
All: I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.

Prayer of Adoration*

Hymn of Praise*
Come Ye Sinners (I Will Arise)

Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism 67-68
Leader: Are both the Word and the sacraments then intended to focus our faith on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross as the only ground of our salvation?
All: Yes, indeed. The Holy Spirit teaches us in the gospel and assures us by the sacraments that our entire salvation rests on Christ's one sacrifice for us on the cross.
Leader:
How many sacraments has Christ instituted in the new covenant?
All: Two: holy baptism and the holy supper.

Songs of Praise
CornerstoneSong of Assurance 

O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer

Prayer of Confession of Sin

Church Life Announcements

Prayer for Offering
 

Offertory          
 

Doxology, Hymn 731                                                                                             
 

Pastoral Prayer 

 

Old Testament Reading Psalm 31


New Testament Reading Acts 1:12-26, page 909
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. 15 In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,

16 “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong[b] he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)  20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms, “‘May his camp become desolate and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “‘Let another take his office.’

21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Sermon Acts Series, Acts 1:12-26
"God’s Work in Waiting"   Doug Domin

Hymn of Rejoicing Be Thou My Vision

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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