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The Lord’s Day Morning Worship

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Welcome and Announcements

Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship

Call to Worship – from Psalm 89
Minister: I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
     Congregation: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Minister: Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face.
     Congregation: For you are the glory of their strength; by your favor our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the Lord, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

*  Song of Adoration: Red Book 46 May the Peoples Praise You (click here)

*  Prayer of Invocation

*  Song of Praise: Hymn #642 Be Thou My Vision (click here)

Scripture Reading: Philippians 1:1-11 (click here)

Confession of Faith – Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q.19-20
Minister: What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell?
     Congregation: All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell forever.

Minister: Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?
     Congregation: God having, out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a redeemer.

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

*  Song of Preparation: Hymn #460 Amazing Grace (click here)

Sermon: “How Long, O Lord?: Eyes of Mercy” (Psalm 123)

The Lord’s Supper

Confession of Sin: (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: The Scripture says, “Put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander” (1 Peter 2:1). Having failed to do this, let us confess our sin to God.
     Congregation: Eternal God, for whom we wait and seek, we cry out to you today for mercy. As our season of discontent approaches the day of your coming, forgive us and speak to us in the graceful ways that you know best. Open our eyes that have been closed by fear and blinded by self-pity, that we may see you even in the anxieties and uncertainties that beset our days and threaten to overwhelm us like a cloud of darkness. Come to us, Lord, for we need your presence in our lives. Touch us anew with the hope that is the heritage of those who love you and trust your promises. Through Jesus Christ, who is the joy of those who are happy and the comfort of those who mourn, we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promise of the gospel:
“Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” (1st Peter 2:10)

Invitation to Communicants

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)

*  Closing Song: #726 Spirit of the Living God (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