Updated: Jul 25
Click here to listen to entire service Welcome Call to Worship The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)
Hymn # 97 We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator 1 We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator, in grateful devotion our tribute we bring. We lay it before you, we kneel and adore you; we bless your holy name, glad praises we sing. 2 We worship you, God of our fathers, we bless you; through life's storm and tempest our Guide you have been. When perils o'ertake us, escape you will make us, and with your help, O Lord, our battles we win. 3 With voices united our praises we offer, to you, great Jehovah, glad anthems we raise. Your strong arm will guide us, our God is beside us, to you, our great Redeemer, forever be 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...5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. 7 You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 12 Honor your father and your mother. 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 desire...anything that is your neighbor’s. 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 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. Psalm 103:11–13 (NKJV): Song of Renewal Gracious God my heart renew, Make my spirit right and true; Cast me not away from thee, Let thy Spirit dwell in me; Thy salvation's joy impart. Steadfast make my willing heart. #486, stanza 5 (Ps 51:10-11) Scripture Lessons: Genesis 1:26–28 (NKJV): 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Colossians 1:15–17 (NKJV): 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn (owner) over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Romans 8:28–30 (NKJV): 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. Sermon Hymn # 122 God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory
1 God, all nature sings thy glory, and thy works proclaim thy might; ordered vastness in the heavens, ordered course of day and night; beauty in the changing seasons, beauty in the storming sea; all the changing moods of nature praise the changeless Trinity,
2 Clearer still we see thy hand in man whom thou hast made for thee; ruler of creation's glory, image of thy majesty. Music, art, the fruitful garden, all the labor of his days, are the calling of his Maker to the harvest feast of praise.
3 But our sins have spoiled thine image, nature, conscience only serve as unceasing, grim reminders of the wrath which we deserve. Yet thy grace and saving mercy in thy Word of truth revealed claim the praise of all who know thee, in the blood of Jesus sealed.
4 God of glory, power, mercy, all creation praises thee; we, thy creatures, would adore thee now and through eternity. Saved to magnify thy goodness, grant us strength to do thy will; with our acts as with our voices thy commandments to fulfill. 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 # 105 O God, We Praise Thee
1 O God, we praise thee; and confess that thou the only Lord and everlasting Father art, by all the earth adored.
2 To thee all angels cry aloud; to thee the pow'rs on high, both cherubim and seraphim, continually do cry.
3 O holy, holy, holy Lord, whom heav'nly hosts obey, the world is with the glory filled of thy majestic ray.
4 Th'apostles' glorious company and prophets crowned with light, with all the martyrs' noble host, thy constant praise recite.
5 The holy church throughout the world, O Lord, confesses thee, that thou Eternal Father art, of boundless majesty;
6 Thine honored, true, and only Son; and Holy Ghost, the Spring of never-ceasing joy: O Christ, of glory thou art King. Benediction