Call to Worship Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name. Psalm 105:1–3 (NKJV) Hymn # 166 Wondrous King, All-Glorious
1 Wondrous King, all glorious, Sovereign Lord victorious, Oh, receive our praise with favor! From thee welled God's kindness Tho’ we in our blindness Strayed from thee, our blessed Savior. Strengthen thou, Help us now; Let our tongues be singing, Thee our praises bringing. 2 Heavens, spread the story Of our Maker's glory, All the pomp of earth obscuring. Sun, thy rays be sending, Thy bright beams expending, Light to all the earth assuring. Moon and star, Praise afar Him who glorious made you; The vast heavens aid you. 3 O my soul, rejoicing, Sing, thy praises voicing, Sing, with hymns of faith adore him! All who here have being, Shout, your voices freeing, Bow down in the dust before him. He is God Sabaoth; Praise alone the Savior, Here and there forever. 4 Hallelujahs render To the Lord most tender, Ye who know and love the Savior. Hallelujahs sing ye, Ye redeemed, O, bring ye Hearts that yield him glad behavior. Blest are ye Endlessly; Sinless there forever, Ye shall laud him ever
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)
John 8:42–44 (NKJV)
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.
44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
John 14:6 (NKJV):
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Hymn # 181 We Come, O Christ, to You
1 We come, O Christ to You, true Son of God and man, by whom all things consist, in whom all life began: in you alone we live and move, and have our being in your love.
2 You are the Way to God, your blood our ransom paid; in you we face
our Judge and Maker unafraid. Before the throne absolved we stand, your love has met your law's demand.
3 You are the living Truth! All wisdom dwells in you, the Source of every skill, The one eternal TRUE! O great I AM! In you we rest, sure answer to our every quest.
4 You only are true Life, to know you is to live the more abundant life that earth can never give: O risen Lord! We live in you: in us each day your life renew!
5 We worship you, Lord Christ, our Savior and our King, to you our youth and strength adoringly we bring: so fill our hearts, that all may view your life in us, and turn to you.
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 # 255 O Jesus, We Adore Thee (1-2)
1 O Jesus, we adore thee, upon the cross, our King! We bow our hearts before thee, thy gracious name we sing. That name hath brought salvation, that name in life our stay, our peace, our consolation, when life shall fade away.
2 Yet doth the world disdain thee, still passing by the cross; Lord, may our hearts retain thee; all else we count but loss. Ah, Lord, our sins arraigned thee, and nailed thee to the tree: our pride, our Lord, disdained thee; yet deign our hope to be.
Nicene Creed page 846 (Trinity Hymnal)
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Lord's Supper
Hymn # 255 O Jesus, We Adore Thee (3)
3 O glorious King, we bless thee, no longer pass thee by; O Jesus, we confess thee the Son enthroned on high. Lord, grant to us remission; life through thy death restore; yea, grant us the fruition of life forevermore.