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Worship Service for May 21, 2023

Updated: May 21, 2023


Welcome


Call to Worship


Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,

Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22–23 (NKJV)



Hymn # 32 Great Is Thy Faithfulness


1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; there is no shadow of turning with thee; thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

Refrain: Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see: all I have needed thy hand hath provided - Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


2 Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, sun, moon, and stars in their courses above, join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. [Refrain]


3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide, strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [Refrain]


Call To Confession


Our Lord Jesus says, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ And also, ‘Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.’


"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us... If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” Let us, therefore, confess ours sins to the Lord, saying together:

1 John 1:8 (NKJV)


Confession of Sins


Almighty and Gracious Father, we confess to you that we have sinned by not loving you with our whole heart and by not loving our neighbor as ourselves. Our faith is weak and we easily give in to doubt. Forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness in thought, word and deed. For we ask this in the name of your Son, who is our sure Redeemer and our Savior. Amen.


Word of Assurance

Brothers and Sisters in Jesus, our Gracious Heavenly Father has forgiven us our sins according to His word that "He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins."

Colossians 1:13–14


Song of Assurance


Thy works, not mine, O Christ, speak gladness to this heart; they tell me all is done; they bid my fear depart. To whom, save thee, who canst alone for sin atone, Lord, shall I flee?

Trinity Hymnal #524, Stanza 1



Baptism and New Member Recognition



Scripture Lesson


Titus 1:1–4 (NKJV)

1 Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,

2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,

3 but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

4 To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.


Sermon


Hymn # I Will Glory in My Redeemer (insert)


1 I will glory in my Redeemer,

whose priceless blood has ransomed me.

Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails,

and hung him on that judgment tree.

I will glory in my Redeemer,

who crushed the power of sin and death.

My only Savior before the holy judge:

the Lamb who is my righteousness,

the Lamb who is my righteousness.


2 I will glory in my Redeemer,

My life he bought, my love he owns.

I have no longings for another,

I'm satisfied in him alone.

I will glory in my Redeemer,

His faithfulness, my standing place.

Though foes are mighty and rush upon me,

my feet are firm, held by his grace,

my feet are firm, held by his grace.


3 I will glory in my Redeemer,

who carries me on eagle's wings.

He crowns my life with loving kindness,

his triumph song I'll ever sing.

I will glory in my Redeemer,

who waits for me at gates of gold,

and when he calls me, it will be paradise,

his face forever to behold,

his face forever to behold.


Prayer of the Church with the Lord’s Prayer


Let us pray together as Jesus taught us:


“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 # 521 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less


1 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.


Refrain: On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.


2 When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace; in ev'ry high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]


3 His oath, his covenant, his blood support me in the whelming flood; when all around my soul gives way, he then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]


4 When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found; dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne. [Refrain]


Benediction


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