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May 29, 2022

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Musical Prelude

Call to Worship
Minister: In Christ, the God of heaven has made his home on earth.
Congregation: Christ dwells among us and is one with us.
Minister: Highest of all creation, he lives among the least.
Congregation: He journeys with the reflected and welcomes the weary.
Minister: Come now, all who thirst,
Congregation: and drink the water of life.
Minister: Come now, all who hunger,
Congregation: and be filled with good things.
Minister: Come now, all who seek,
Congregation: and be warmed by the fire of love.

Song of Adoration: Hymn #165 “Ye Servants of God”

Prayer of Invocation

Song of Praise: Red Book #47 “The Goodness of Jesus”

Song of Thanksgiving: Hymn #649 “More Love to Thee, O Christ”

Scripture Reading: Psalm 2; Mark:46-52

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession – Dennis Ferris, Ruling Elder

Song of Preparation: Red Book #24 “By Faith”

Sermon: Desperate for Jesus
Scripture: Acts: 4:23-31
Notes:

Confession of Faith
Minister: Christians, what do you believe?
Congregation: This is the good news that we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved, if we hold it fast; that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared first to the women, then to Peter, and to the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; he is our Lord and our God.

The Lord’s Supper

Confession of Sin
Minister: Let us now confess our sins before the Lord.
Congregation: Awesome and compassionate God, you have loved us with unfailing, self-giving mercy, but we have not loved you. You constantly call us, but we do not listen. You ask us to love, but we walk away from neighbors in need, wrapped in our own concerns. We condone evil, prejudice, warfare, and greed. God of grace, as you come to us in mercy, we repent in spirit and in truth, admit our sin, and gratefully receive your forgiveness through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promises of God to those who truly repent of their sin and trust in Christ:
How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender. I will not execute my fierce anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.

Invitation to Communicants

Words of Institution

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)

Closing Song: “O How He Loves You and Me”

Benediction