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ORDER OF WORSHIP

11-1-20

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                            Revelation 5:11-14

Pastor:             Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,

Congregation:  “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

Pastor:             And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,

Congregation:  “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

Pastor:             And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Invocation 

* Hymn # 358                                                              “For All the Saints”

1 For all the saints who from their labors rest,

who thee by faith before the world confessed,

thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;

thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;

thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,

fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,

and win with them the victor’s crown of gold.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 The golden evening brightens in the west;

soon, soon to faithful warriors comes rest;

sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;

the saints triumphant rise in bright array;

the King of glory passes on his way.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,

through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,

singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Call to Confession                                                             Zechariah 12:10

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                            Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

* Scripture Reading:

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 6:4–9 (Teach Your Children God’s Word and Works)

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

New Testament

John 6:66-69 (Only Jesus Has the Words of Eternal Life)

After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.  So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?”  Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

* 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                                                          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 # 348                                          “Jesus, with Thy Church Abide”

1 Jesus, with thy church abide,

be her Savior, Lord, and Guide,

while on earth her faith is tried:

we beseech thee, hear us.

2 Keep her life and doctrine pure;

grant her patience to endure,

trusting in thy promise sure:

we beseech thee, hear us.

3 May she one in doctrine be,

one in truth and charity,

winning all to faith in thee:

we beseech thee, hear us.

4 May she guide the poor and blind,

seek the lost until she find,

and the broken-hearted bind:

we beseech thee, hear us.

5 Save her love from growing cold,

make her watchmen strong and bold,

fence her round, thy peaceful fold:

we beseech thee, hear us.

6 May her lamp of truth be bright,

bid her bear aloft its light

through the realms of heathen night:

we beseech thee, hear us.

7 Arm her soldiers with the cross,

brave to suffer toil or loss,

counting earthly gain but dross:

we beseech thee, hear us.

8 May she holy triumphs win,

overthrow the hosts of sin,

gather all the nations in:

we beseech thee, hear us.

Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: Sermons on Calvinism

* Sermon Text                                                                          2 John 1-13

The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.  I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.  And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.  And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.  For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh.  Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward. Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.  If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.  Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink.  Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete. The children of your elect sister greet you.

* 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: “Christian Education for Life Formation” Pastor Joshua Owen 

Sermon Outline: Christian Education for Life Formation 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Jude 12 “Love Feasts”

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn                                                            “May the Peace”

May the peace of God our Heavenly Father and the grace of Christ the risen Son,

And the fellowship of God the Spirit keep our hearts and minds within His love.

And to Him be praise for His glorious reign, from the depths of earth to the heights of Heaven;

We declare the name of the Lamb once slain – Christ eternal the King of Kings! 

     
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