The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, January 26, 2020
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
Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship – from Psalm 149
Minister: Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!
Congregation: Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
Minister: For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
Congregation: Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. Praise the Lord!
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #34 The God of Abraham Praise (1-4,6)
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Red Book 24 By Faith
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book 43 O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
Confession of Faith – Heidelberg Catechism, Q.45
Minister: What benefit do we receive from the “resurrection” of Christ?
Congregation: First, by His resurrection He has overcome death, that He might make us partakers of the righteousness which He has obtained for us by His death. Second, by His power we are also now raised up to a new life. Third, the resurrection of Christ is to us a sure pledge of our blessed resurrection.
Scripture Reading: 2nd Samuel 19:1-15
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession: Mr. Joel Campbell, Ruling Elder
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)
* Song of Preparation: Hymn #358 For All the Saints (1-5)
Sermon: “The Story of Jesus: The One Who Is Living” (Luke 20:27-44)
Rev. Sean Henderson
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: The Scripture says, “Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness” (Romans 6:13). Brothers and sisters, let us present ourselves to God.
Congregation: Lord, bring new life where we are worn and tired; new love where we have turned hard-hearted; forgiveness where we feel hurt and where we have wounded; and the joy and freedom of your Holy Spirit where we are prisoners of ourselves.
To all and to each, to those who look to him by faith, Jesus pronounces his pardon and grants us the right to begin again. Thanks be to God! Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promises of God to those who truly repent of their sin and trust in Christ:
“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:22-23)
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: #735 Gloria Patri
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