Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | June 26, 2022


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Call to Worship, adapted from Psalm 9:1-2

Leader: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

All: I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Prayer of Adoration

Hymn of Adoration

Christ Our Hope In Life and Death 

Confession of Faith, Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 105

Leader: In the Lord’s Prayer, what do we pray for in the fifth request?

All: In the fifth request (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors) we pray that God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins; and we are encouraged to ask this because, by his grace, we are enabled from the heart to forgive others.

Call to Confession of Sin, James 4:13-17

Leader: Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

All: Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Silent Confession        

Assurance of Pardon, Colossians 3:1-4

Leader: If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

All: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Song of Assurance

We Will Feast In the House Of Zion

Church Life Announcements

VBS Recap & Video

Prayer of Offering


Doxology, Hymn 733

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below; alleluia, alleluia!
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host, praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Pastoral Prayer, Ron Aasland

Scripture Reading, Mark 9:33-37

33 And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

Sermon:  The Gospel of Mark "The Good News about the Bad News", Rev. Chris Florence

Song of Rejoicing

Christ Is Mine Forevermore




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? 


More resources on worship

Weekday Worship Resources

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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