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The Lord’s Day Morning Worship

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Welcome and Announcements

Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship

Call to Worship – based on Psalm 91:2; Romans 10:9-13
Minister: Let us worship God.
     Congregation: He is our refuge and our fortress, our God, in whom we trust.
Minister: Let us confess with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead.
     Congregation: Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.
Minister: Let us call upon the one true God, believing him in our hearts, confessing him with our mouths, worshiping him in spirit and in truth.
     Congregation: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

*  Song of Adoration: Red Book 42 Come, People of the Risen King (click here)

*  Prayer of Invocation

*  Song of Praise: Hymn #500 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (click here)

*  Song of Thanksgiving: Hymn #660 O God beyond All Praising (click here)

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23 (click here)

Confession of Faith – Westminster Larger Catechism, Q.69
Minister: What is the communion in grace which the members of the invisible church have with Christ?
     Congregation: The communion in grace which the members of the invisible church have with Christ, is their partaking of the virtue of his mediation, in their justification, adoption, sanctification, and whatever else, in this life, manifests their union with him.

Mission Spotlight: Metanoia Prison Ministries

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

*  Song of Preparation: Red Book 19 And Can It Be (click here)

Sermon: “Songs of Salvation: Hiding in HIs Steadfast Love” (Psalm 57)

The Lord’s Supper

Confession of Sin (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: The Scripture says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1). Brothers and sisters, let us confess our sin to God.
     Congregation: Our Father, forgive us for thinking small thoughts of you and for ignoring your immensity and greatness. Lord Jesus, forgive us when we forget that you rule the nations and our small lives. Holy Spirit, we offend you in minimizing your power and squandering your gifts. We confess that our blindness to your glory, O triune God, has resulted in shallow confession, tepid conviction, and only mild repentance. Have mercy upon us. In Jesus’ name. 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
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

Special Collection – Mark Casson, Metanoia Prison Ministries

*  Closing Song: Hymn #386 God Be with You Till We Meet Again (click here)

*  Benediction

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.

*  Indicates To Stand, If You Are Able