The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, June 9, 2019
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 103
Minister: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Congregation: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Minister: He forgives all your iniquity, he heals all your diseases, he redeems your life from the pit.
Congregation: Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #4 All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above (1-5)
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Red Book 10 Come, Ye Sinners
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book 43 O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
Confession of Faith – Heidelberg Catechism, Q.28
Minister: How does the knowledge of God’s creation and providence help us?
Congregation: We can be patient in adversity, thankful in prosperity, and for the future we can have good confidence in our faithful God and Father that no creature will separate us from his love. For all creatures are so completely in his hand that without his will they can neither move nor be moved.
Scripture Reading: 1st Samuel 21:10-15
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession: Mr. Bill Kokke, Ruling Elder
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)
* Song of Preparation: Hymn #642 Be Thou My Vision
Sermon: “The Story of Jesus: Where Our Treasure Is” (Luke 12:13-34)
Rev. Sean Henderson
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: Jesus said, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve’” (Luke 4:8). Since we have failed to worship God exclusively in our lives, let us confess our sin together.
Congregation: God of everlasting love, we confess that we have been unfaithful to our covenant with you and with one another. We have worshiped other gods: money, power, greed, and convenience. We have served our own self-interest instead of serving only you and your people. We have not loved our neighbor as you have commanded. Forgive us, gracious God, and bring us back into the fullness of our covenant with you and one another. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promise of the gospel:
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)
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 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