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The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship – Psalm 24:7-10
Minister: Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Congregation: Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!
Minister: Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Congregation: Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #347 The Church’s One Foundation (1-4) (click here)
* Song of Praise: Red Book 42 Come, People of the Risen King (click here)
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Thanksgiving: Hymn #465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord (click here)
* Song of Preparation: #726 Spirit of the Living God (click here)
Scripture Reading: Ruth 2:1-13 (click here)
Confession of Faith – Westminster Larger Catechism, Q.61-62
Minister: Are all they saved who hear the gospel, and live in the church?
Congregation: All that hear the gospel, and live in the visible church, are not saved; but they only who are true members of the church invisible.
Minister: What is the visible church?
Congregation: The visible church is a society made up of all such as in all ages and places of the world do profess the true religion, and of their children.
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Sermon: “Steadfast Faith: Mourning Turned to Joy” (James 4:1-10)
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Therefore, let us confess our sin together.
Congregation: Our God, we come in humility, confessing who and what we are. We are often unresponsive, for we are afraid.
When your Spirit speaks, we turn deaf ears, for we fear what you might call us to do. When your Spirit touches our lips, we close our mouths, embarrassed to speak your Word. When the wind of your Spirit blows, we close the windows of our hearts, afraid the breeze will disrupt our ordered lives. When the fire of your Spirit touches us, we quench the flame, afraid of the new life it might bring. Forgive us, O Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear the good news!:
“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14:11)
Invitation to Communicants
The Words of Institution
“For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also after Supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
Distribution of the elements
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Collection of Tithes and Offerings
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)
The elders of the church are available for a time of prayer immediately after the service, if you wish. Please contact one of them if you would like them to pray with you today. They are also available during the week.
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