The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, May 20, 2018
If you are visiting with us, we are delighted you’re here. Please fill out the connection card in your bulletin and place it in the offering bag during the collection so that we will have a record of your visit and may have the opportunity to get to know you better. Please note that we have a nursery for children 2 and under. We also have a ‘cry room’ in the northwest corner of the sanctuary, as well as a “Family Room” for worship training in the Maroa Room with a live video stream of the service. Please ask one of the ushers for assistance if you would like to make use of one of these options. But please know that children of all ages are welcome in the sanctuary at all times.
Welcome and Announcements
The Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship: (from Psalm 5)
Minister: O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
Congregation: Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.
Minister: Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy.
Congregation: For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #310 Rejoice, the Lord is King
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Red Book #6 O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book #37 Agnus Dei
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 51:1-8
* Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession: Mr. Joel Campbell, Ruling Elder
The Collection of Tithes and Offerings:
“The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.”
* Song of Preparation: Hymn # 455 And Can It Be
The Preaching of the Word: Rev. Sean Henderson
“The Story of Jesus: Right Judgement” (Luke 6:37-42)
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Faith: Canons of Dordt (Head 5, Article 2)
Minister: Are the regenerate entirely free from sin?
Congregation: Those people whom God according to his purpose calls into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord and regenerates by the Holy Spirit, he also sets free from the reign and slavery of sin, though in this life not entirely from the flesh and from the body of sin.
Confession of Sin: (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteous. Therefore, let us confess our sin to God.
Congregation: God of grace, we confess that we have elevated the things of this world above you. We have made idols of possessions and people and used your name for causes that are not consistent with you and your purposes. We have permitted our schedules to come first and have not taken the time to worship you. We have not always honored those who guided us in life. We have been unfaithful in our covenant relationships. We have yearned for, and sometimes taken, that which is not ours. Forgive us O God, for the many ways we fall short of your glory. Help us to learn to live together according to your ways through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promises of God for those who truly repent of their sin and trust in Christ:
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2)
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)
The Distribution of the Elements:
Please remain seated as the elders bring the bread and the cup to you. Please hold the elements until all have been served so that we can partake together. If you need assistance, please let one of the elders know when they come by. This is the Lord’s Table, and so we come at His invitation. Therefore, we welcome all who have trusted in Jesus Christ and acknowledge Him as Lord. If you are a baptized member of this or any evangelical church (a church where the gospel is loved and proclaimed), then we invite you to come. We ask that children not partake of the Lord’s Supper until they have become communing members of such a church. We come not on the basis of our own righteousness, but on the righteousness of Christ. Therefore, if you are a repentant sinner, who recognizes your only hope is in Christ’s redemptive work for you, then you are urged to come.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
* Closing Song: Red Book #35 Give Thanks
* The 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