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ORDER OF WORSHIP

8-13-17

Grace to you and Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

Greeting and Announcements

Meditation

“God has called us to be worshipers.  To glorify God in this way is our chief end, both in this life and in the life to come.  Too easily the pews become seats where spectators sit to enjoy a performance by others.  The Bible knows nothing of such a passive dimension in worshiping God.  Worship involves the entire congregation in performing for the enjoyment of a divine audience.  The pastor and other leaders are there to guide us.  Worship is ours to do, and to do as well as we can!  One key place where all of us become active is in the singing of hymns.” James W. Scott, editor, “To the Congregation,” in the Introduction of the Trinity Hymnal.

Call to Worship          Romans 8:28-39 (Responsive Reading)

Pastor:             And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.

Congregation: For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom He predestined He also called, and those whom He called He also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified.

Pastor:             What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?

Congregation: It is God who justifies.

Pastor:             Who is to condemn?

Congregation: Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Pastor:             Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

Congregation: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Invocation

*Hymn Supplement pg. 64          How Marvelous, How Wise, How Great”

Call to Confession          Exodus 20:7

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon          Romans 5:6-8

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

*Hymn # 455          “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”

*Old and New Testament Reading

O.T.   Law: Numbers 21:4-9 (Look)

         Prophets: Jeremiah 9:23-24 (Rejoice in Knowing God)

         Writings: Proverbs 3:5-8 (Trust in the Lord)

N.T.   Epistles: Philippians 3:2-11 (The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ)

*Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

*Congregation: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.

Affirmation of Faith          Shorter Catechism, Q. 86

86. What is faith in Jesus Christ?

Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation, as He is offered to us in the gospel.

Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn Supplement pg. 58          “Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless”

Tithes and Offerings

*Hymn # 729          “All Things Are Thine”

All things are Thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer Thee;

And hence with grateful hearts today, Thine own before Thy feet we lay.

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sermon Text: Luke 18:15-17          Pastor Joshua Owen

“A King for Children and Their Like”

Sermon Outline: A King for Children and Their Like

Prayer of Response

*Hymn # 364 (Psalm 78:1-7)          “Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds”

*Benediction

*Hymn # 735          “Gloria Patri”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

World without end, amen, amen.

 

There will be a Called Congregational Meeting on Sunday, Aug. 20, 12:30 pm.

 

     
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  • Romans 11:33-36

    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
    For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?
    For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.

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