Call to Worship
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name
Hymn # 296 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
1 All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name!Let angels prostrate fall;bring forth the royal diadem,and crown him Lord of all;bring forth the royal diadem,and crown him Lord of all.
2 Crown him, ye martyrs of your God,who from his altar call;extol the Stem of Jesse's rod, and crown him Lord of all;extol the Stem of Jesse's rod, and crown him Lord of all.
3 Ye seed of Israel's chosen race,ye ransomed of the fall,hail him who saves you by his grace, and crown him Lord of all;hail him who saves you by his grace, and crown him Lord of all.
4 Sinners, whose love can ne'er forgetthe wormwood and the gall,go, spread your trophies at his feet, and crown him Lord of all;go, spread your trophies at his feet, and crown him Lord of all.
5 Let ev'ry kindred, ev'ry tribe,on this terrestrial ball,to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all;to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all.
6 O that with yonder sacred throngwe at his feet may fall;we'll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all;we'll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all.
Call To Confession
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Romans 12:9–14 (NKJV):
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You that You may be feared.
Psalm 130:1–4 (NKJV)
Confession of Sins
Let us, therefore, confess our sin, saying together:
Merciful Heavenly Father, pardon us our many sins; the sins we know and the sins hidden from our conscience. Cleanse us from wrong motives and forgive us for feeble obedience. By your Spirit renew our hearts to love you, our minds to know you, and our wills to obey you. For we ask this mercy in the name of your Son who shed his blood for us. Amen.
Word of Assurance
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Romans 5:8–9 (NKJV)
Song of Renewal
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ the solid rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.
Trinity Hymnal # 521, stanza 1
Scripture Lessons: Philippians 2:1-11
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Hymn # 453 All Authority and Power
1 All authority and power,
every status and domain,
now belongs to him who suffered
our redemption to obtain;
Angels, demons, kings and rulers
Over all shall Jesus reign!
2 All the nations owe him worship,
every tongue shall call him Lord;
how are men to call upon him
if his name they have not heard?
Therefore go and make disciples,
preach his gospel, spread his word.
3 All the clear commands of Jesus
must be heeded and obeyed;
full provision for our weakness
in his teaching he has made;
in the Gospel words and symbols
saving truth to us conveyed.
4 All the time he will be with us,
always, to the end of days;
with his own believing people
who keep steadfast in his ways;
God the Father, Son, and Spirit
bless us and to him the praise!
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.”
The Apostles’ Creed page 845
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.
Hymn # 420 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
1 At the Lamb's high feast we singpraise to our victorious King,who has washed us in the tideflowing from his pierced side;praise we him whose love divinegives his sacred blood for wine,gives his body for the feast,Christ the victim, Christ the priest.
2 Where the paschal blood is poured,death's dark angel sheathes his sword;Israel's hosts triumphant gothrough the wave that drowns the foe.Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,paschal victim, paschal bread;with sincerity and loveeat we manna from above.
3 Mighty victim from the sky,pow'rs of hell beneath thee lie;death is conquered in the fight,thou hast brought us life and light:hymns of glory and of praise,risen Lord, to thee we raise;holy Father, praise to thee,with the Spirit, ever be.
The Lord’s Supper
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 adorationfor your gospel's joyful sound:may the fruits of your salvationin 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 everreign with you in endless day.