Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | February 17, 2019



Gathering Song

Be Thou My Vision Hymn 642


Call to Worship & Prayer of Adoration Colossians 3:16

Leader: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.


How Firm A Foundation Hymn 94

Good and Gracious King

Behold Our God


Call to Confession of Sin Psalm 119:10-11

Leader: With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!


All: I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.


Silent Confession


Assurance of Pardon I John 1:9

Leader: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


New Members (both services)


Church Life Announcements






Pastoral Prayer


OT Reading Proverbs 2:1-6


Sermon Hymn

It is Well With My Soul Hymn 691


NT Reading James 1:1-8




Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 20-23


Leader: Are all men, then, saved by Christ just as they perished through Adam?


All: No. Only those are saved who by a true faith are grafted into Christ and accept all his benefits.


Leader: What is true faith?


All: True faith is a sure knowledge whereby I accept as true all that God has revealed to us in his Word.  At the same time it is a firm confidence that not only to others, but also to me, God has granted forgiveness of sins, everlasting righteousness, and salvation, out of mere grace, only for the sake of Christ's merits. This faith the Holy Spirit works in my heart by the gospel.


Leader: What, then, must a Christian believe?

All: All that is promised us in the gospel, which the articles of our catholic and undoubted Christian faith teach us in a summary.


Leader: What are these articles?


All: I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.I believe in Jesus Christ, his only-begotten Son, our Lord; he was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell. On the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty;from there he will come to judgethe living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; I believe a holy catholic Christian church,the communion of saints;the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.


Hymn of Rejoicing

Jesus With Thy Church Abide





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? 


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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