Pioneer Worship Service for Families
June 7, 2020
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Welcome (click here for the Welcome)
Reader (click here for the Call to Worship)
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord.
For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.
He shall judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with His truth.
Almighty Father, great judge of all the earth, have mercy upon us for we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed. For the sake of the righteousness of your Son, forgive us our sins and restore in us the joy of your salvation. Fill our hearts with gratitude for your grace and kindness to us that we may worship you with a right spirit. Grant to us broken and contrite hearts for with such sacrifices, you are pleased. We ask this in the name or your Son, our Savior. Amen
Verse of Assurance: Psalm 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
Sing Together (click here for All People that on Earth Do Dwell)
All People that on Earth Do Dwell (Trinity Hymnal 1)
1 All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,
come ye before him and rejoice.
2 The Lord ye know is God indeed;
without our aid he did us make;
we are his folk, he doth us feed,
and for his sheep he doth us take.
3 O enter then his gates with praise,
approach with joy his courts unto;
praise, laud, and bless his name always,
for it is seemly so to do.
4 For why? The Lord our God is good,
his mercy is forever sure;
his truth at all times firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure.
Reader (click here for the Scripture Lesson)
Scripture Lesson: Hebrews 12:1-11 (NKJV)
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.
5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”
7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?
8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.
11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Recorded Sermon (click here for the Sermon)
Reader (click here for the Prayer)
Gracious Heavenly Father, Creator, Sustainer and Judge of mankind, we cry out to you in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Have mercy upon us and be gracious to us. Preserve us in faith and repentance through all the troubles of this life, and bring us safely into everlasting life in your heavenly kingdom.
By your Spirit, make us bold to confess your Son as the only Savior of mankind, and as the King over all kings, presidents and governors. Give us confidence to teach all that he has commanded that we, our nation, and our legislators may be governed by his law that we ought to do unto others as we would have it done unto us.
We give thanks to you that you have preserved us through the time of pandemic and you have been pleased to ease our burden. So preserve us in this time of social turmoil. Through this trouble afflicting our nation, advance your kingdom that hatred may wain and love may prevail. Cause your name to be honored with lips that praise you and lives that obey your law. Let your will be done here in our land that each may love his neighbor as himself.
Revive your Church in our land. Deliver her from false teachers and corrupted clergy who do not proclaim the only gospel of your Son who is the Lord and Savior of all mankind. Fill our land with the sound of the good news of Jesus’ saving death, his conquering resurrection, and his glorious enthronement at your right hand. Bind your people together in mutual love and respect. Sanctify us that our sin, which pulls us apart, may be replaced with brotherly love and affection.
Keep and protect your people in every land who are oppressed and threatened by corrupt officials, by wicked governmental systems and by false religions. Grant to your people freedom to live, and to serve you without oppression or persecution. Cause evil regimes that despise your law to collapse and raise up just governments that acknowledge your Son as Lord and your law as supreme.
Give to us the needs of our daily life, and enable us to trust in you when things seem uncertain. Dispel our fears and deliver us from that unbelief that fills us with anxiety.
Hear us as we pray as Jesus taught us to pray:
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
Sing Together (click here for Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer)
Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer (Trinity Hymnal 713)
1 Great King of nations, hear our prayer,
while at your feet we fall,
and humbly, with united cry,
to you for mercy call.
2 The guilt is ours, but grace is yours,
O turn us not away;
but hear us from your lofty throne,
and help us when we pray.
3 Our fathers' sins were manifold,
and ours no less we own,
yet wondrously from age to age
your goodness has been shown.
4 When dangers, like a stormy sea,
beset our country round,
to you we looked, to you we cried,
and help in you was found.
5 With one consent we meekly bow
beneath your chast'ning hand,
and, pouring forth confession meet,
mourn with our mourning land.
6 With pitying eye behold our need,
as thus we lift our prayer;
correct us with your judgments, Lord,
then let your mercy spare.
Benediction (click here for the Benediction)