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ORDER OF WORSHIP

9-20-20

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                               Revelation 1:5b-6

To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Invocation 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 1                                               “In Christ Alone” 

1 In Christ alone my hope is found,

He is my light, my strength, my song;

this Cornerstone, this solid Ground

firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,

when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

My Comforter, my All in All,

here in the love of Christ I stand.

2 In Christ alone who took on flesh,

fullness of God in helpless babe!

This gift of love and righteousness,

scorned by the ones He came to save:

till on that cross as Jesus died,

the wrath of God was satisfied,

for every sin on Him was laid;

here in the death of Christ I live. 

3 There in the ground His body lay,

light of the world by darkness slain:

then bursting forth in glorious Day

up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory

sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,

for I am His and He is mine:

bought with the precious blood of Christ.

4 No guilt in life, no fear in death,

this is the power of Christ in me;

from life’s first cry to final breath,

Jesus commands my destiny.

No power of hell, no scheme of man,

can ever pluck me from His hand;

till He returns or calls me home,

here in the power of Christ I’ll stand! 

Call to Confession                                                                 Psalm 38:1-2

O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath!  For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                        Romans 8:38-39

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.

The Living Church

Reception to the Lord’s Table 

* Scripture Reading:

Old Testament

Jeremiah 18:6 (Israel Is Clay in the Potter’s Hand)

O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done?  declares the Lord.  Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

New Testament

John 17:12 (Judas, the Son of Destruction, Prophesied in Scripture)

While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me.  I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

* 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                                                   The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Pastoral Prayer

 * Hymn # 647                             “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”

1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

in a believer’s ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,

and drives away his fear. 

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole,

and calms the troubled breast;

’tis manna to the hungry soul,

and to the weary, rest. 

3 Dear Name! the rock on which I build,

my shield and hiding place,

my never-failing treas’ry filled

with boundless stores of grace;

4 Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, Friend,

my Prophet, Priest, and King,

my Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,

accept the praise I bring.

5 Weak is the effort of my heart,

and cold my warmest thought;

but when I see thee as thou art,

I’ll praise thee as I ought.

6 Till then I would thy love proclaim

with every fleeting breath;

and may the music of thy name

refresh my soul in death.

Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: Romans 

* Sermon Text                                                                   Romans 9:19-29

You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault?  For who can resist his will?”  But who are you, O man, to answer back to God?  Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”  Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?  What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory—even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?  As indeed he says in Hosea,

“Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”  “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”

And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved, for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.”  And as Isaiah predicted,

“If the Lord of hosts had not left us offspring, we would have been like Sodom and become like Gomorrah.”

* Pastor: Thus far the reading of God’s holy Word. And may God add His blessing to the reading of His Word.

* Congregation: Thanks be to God!

Sermon Title: “The Potter’s Right”                             Pastor Joshua Owen 

Sermon Outline: The Potter’s Right

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s Table of Mercy (Romans 9:23)

* Benediction 

* Departing 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.

 

 

     
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