Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | May 22, 2022


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Call to Worship, Psalm 107:1-9

Leader: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

All: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Leader: Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.

All: Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.

Leader: Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!

All: For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Prayer of Adoration

Hymn and Song of Adoration

I Heard the Voice of Jesus SayHymn 304

Behold Our God

Confession of Faith, Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 100

Leader: What does the preface of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?

All: The preface of the Lord’s Prayer (which is, Our Father in heaven) teaches us firstly to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence as children to a father able and ready to help us; and secondly, that we should pray with and for others.

Call to Confession of Sin, Psalm 90:8

All: You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

Silent Confession

Assurance of Pardon, Isaiah 55:1-2; John 6:32-35

Leader: Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!
All: Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Leader: Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
All: Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

Leader: Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Hymn of Assurance

O Great God

Missionary Moment, Vince Purpero, Athletes in Action

Church Life Announcements

Prayer of Offering


Pastoral Prayer, Dale Walley

Old Testament ReadingExodus 16:13-15 

13 In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. 14 And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. 15 When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.

New Testament Reading, Mark 6:30-44

30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35 And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36 Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42 And they all ate and were satisfied. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 

44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

Sermon:  The Gospel of Mark "Sheep in the Wilderness", Rev. Ken Langley

Song/Hymn of Rejoicing

Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Hymn 32




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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Storied Worship Blog Post


Music at Peace Blog Post


Worship Reformation - Sermon from 10/8/17


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