Click here for the entire service: Worship Service – June 21, 2020.
Welcome (click here for the Welcome)
Reader (click here for the Call to Worship)
Psalm 95:1-2 (NKJV)
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.
Invocation and Confession of Sins:
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
Word of Assurance: 1 John 1:8-9 (NKJV)
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Sing Together (click here for Our God, Our Help in Ages Past)
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past (Trinity Hymnal 30)
1 Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home:
2 Under the shadow of your throne
your saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is your arm alone,
and our defense is sure.
3 Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting you are God,
to endless years the same.
4 A thousand ages in your sight
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.
5 The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
with all their lives and cares,
are carried downward by your flood,
and lost in foll'wing years.
6 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
bears all its sons away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the op'ning day.
7 Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come:
O be our guard while troubles last,
and our eternal home.
Reader (click here for the Scripture Lesson)
Scripture Lesson: Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 (NKJV)
9 And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he pondered and sought out and set in order many proverbs.
10 The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; and what was written was upright—words of truth.
11 The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd.
12 And further, my son, be admonished by these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is wearisome to the flesh.
13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all.
14 For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, whether good or evil.
Recorded Sermon (click here for the Sermon)
Sing Together (click here for Take My Life, and Let It Be)
Take My Life, and Let It Be; verses 1, 2, 3, and 5 (Trinity Hymnal 585)
1 Take my life, and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in ceaseless praise,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.
2 Take my hands, and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee,
swift and beautiful for thee.
3 Take my voice, and let me sing,
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be
filled with messages from thee,
filled with messages from thee.
5 Take my will, and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne,
it shall be thy royal throne.
Reader (click here for the Prayer)
O Lord our God, Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer of your people, look upon us in your compassion. Strengthen our faith in your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Give us grace to heed his instructions and to keep his commandments. Keep us from the temptation to follow the ways of this unbelieving world and to give heed to those who scoff at your decrees. Make our delight to be in you, our God, and in your good and liberating law.
Keep, protect and sanctify your people in this land and throughout the world. Deliver your saints from those who would harm them. Let your people assemble in freedom and peace to worship you. Restrain evil governments who oppose your kingdom and impede the preaching of the gospel of your Son. Grant success to our missionaries that your Kingdom may fill the whole earth.
Give to our President, our Congress and our Courts that wisdom that sees the beauty of your law and that turns away from the perversions of the evil one. Confound those who use the public office and power of the media to advocate evil in the disguise of good. Make your law of love and righteousness to fill the hearts of our public leaders and our fellow citizens.
Make us bold to proclaim your Son as the only Savior and Lord, the “Sun of Righteousness” with healing in his wings. Heal our nation by turning our people to you, the one true God, through your Son our Savior. Give wisdom and clarity to every pastor that the good news of your Son may be proclaimed in the pulpits of this land. Fill your people with love for you and for one another, that our lives as well as our lips may bear witness to your Son as the only Redeemer from that inner evil that plagues us. Let the peace of your Son, the Christ, fill our land.
In our troubles, help us to trust in you and to believe that you work all things for our salvation. Make us fruitful in our labors and provide us with our needs for this life. Heal us of our diseases and bring us safely through the troubles of this life into eternal life with you, our Heavenly Father, and with your Son and with your Spirit.
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 Let All Things Now Living)
Let All Things Now Living (Trinity Hymnal 125)
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!
Benediction (click here for the Benediction)