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Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship – from Psalm 92
Minister: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Congregation: To declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.
Minister: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work.
Congregation: At the works of your hands I sing for joy.
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #16 Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord (1-4) (click here)
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Red Book 3 In Christ Alone (click here)
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book 2 How Deep the Father’s Love For Us (click here)
Scripture Reading: Job 16:1-22 (click here)
Confession of Faith – Westminster Larger Catechism, Q.93
Minister: What is the moral law?
Congregation: The moral law is the declaration of the will of God to mankind, directing and binding every one to personal, perfect, and perpetual conformity and obedience thereunto, in the frame and disposition of the whole man, soul, and body, and in performance of all those duties of holiness and righteousness which he owes to God and man: promising life upon the fulfilling, and threatening death upon the breach of it.
Mission Spotlight: Jack and Keiko Marshall, Japan
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession – Dr. Dennis Ferris, Ruling Elder Emeritus
* Song of Preparation: Hymn #521 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (click here)
Sermon: “Breaking the Cycle: A Surprising Deliverer” (Judges 3)
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin (Adapted from “The Valley of Vision”)
Minister: “Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches'” (Jeremiah 9:23). Brothers and sisters, let us confess our sin to God.
Congregation: Eternal Father, You are good beyond all thought, but I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind; my lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel, and my ways reluctant to amend. I bring my soul to You; break it, wound it, bend it, mold it. Unmask to me sin’s deformity, that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it. My faculties have been a weapon of revolt against You; as a rebel I have misused my strength, and served the foul adversary of Your kingdom. I have seen the purity and beauty of Your perfect law, the happiness of those in whose heart it reigns, the calm dignity of the walk to which it calls, yet I daily violate its precepts. Work in me a more profound and abiding repentance; give me the fullness of a godly grief that trembles and fears, yet ever trusts and loves; grant that through the tears of repentance I may see more clearly the brightness and glories of the saving cross of Christ. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promises of God to those who truly repent of their sin and trust in Christ:
“Let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth.” (Jeremiah 9:24)
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
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!” (Psalm 96:8-9)
Special Collection – Jack and Keiko Marshall
* Closing Song: Red Book 35 Give Thanks (click here)
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