Call to Worship
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
Psalm 95:1–2 (NKJV)
Hymn # 125 Let All Things Now Living
1 Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving
to God our Creator triumphantly raise; who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us,
who guides us and leads to the end of our days, His banners are o'er us, his light goes before us,
a pillar of fire shining forth in the night, ‘till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished,
as forward we travel from light into light. 2 His law he enforces: the stars in their courses,
the sun in its orbit obediently shine; The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
the deeps of the ocean proclaim him divine. We too, should be voicing our love and rejoicing,
with glad adoration, a song let us raise, ‘till all things now living unite in thanksgiving
to God in the highest, hosanna and praise!
Call To Confession
And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
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.
8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
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.
For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found.
Psalm 32:5–6 (NKJV)
Confession of Sins
Let us, therefore, confess our sin, saying together:
“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me... Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities” through Jesus your Son. Amen.
Word of Assurance
Brothers and Sisters, your sins have been forgiven according to God’s promise that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness... for we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 1:9, 2:1-2)
Gloria Patri #735
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.
Scripture Lessons: Exodus 20:12–17 (NKJV):
12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
13 You shall not murder.
14 You shall not commit adultery.
15 You shall not steal.
16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Hymn # 591 Jesus Calls Us
1 Jesus calls us: o'er the tumult of our life's wild, restless sea, day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying, "Christian, follow me."
2 As, of old, apostles heard it by the Galilean lake, turned from home and toil and kindred, leaving all for his dear sake.
3 Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world's golden store, from each idol that would keep us, saying, "Christian, love me more."
4 In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease, still he calls, in cares and pleasures, "Christian, love me more than these."
5 Jesus calls us: by thy mercies, Savior, may we hear thy call, give our hearts to thine obedience, serve and love thee best of all.
Prayer of the Church and the Lord’s Prayer
“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.”
Hymn # 384 Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
1 Lord, dismiss us with your blessing; fill our hearts with joy and peace; let us each, your love possessing, triumph in redeeming grace: O refresh us, O refresh us, trav'ling through this wilderness.
2 Thanks we give and adoration for your gospel's joyful sound: may the fruits of your salvation in our hearts and lives abound: ever faithful, ever faithful, to the truth may we be found.
3 So that when your love shall call us, Savior, from the world away, let no fear of death appall us, glad your summons to obey: may we ever, may we ever reign with you in endless day.