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The Lord’s Day Morning Worship

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Welcome and Announcements

Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship

Call to Worship – from Psalm 29:2-4,11
Minister: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
     Congregation: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters.

Minister: The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
     Congregation: May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!

*  Song of Adoration: Hymn #116 For the Beauty of the Earth (click here)

*  Prayer of Invocation

*  Song of Praise: Red Book 2 How Deep the Father’s Love For Us (click here)

Scripture Reading: Amos 7:1-9 (click here)

Confession of Faith – Westminster Larger Catechism, Q.53
Minister: How was Christ exalted in his ascension?
     Congregation: Christ was exalted in his ascension, in that having after his resurrection often appeared unto and conversed with his apostles, speaking to them of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God, and giving them commission to preach the gospel to all nations, forty days after his resurrection, he, in our nature, and as our head, triumphing over enemies, visibly went up into the highest heavens, there to receive gifts for men, to raise up our affections thither, and to prepare a place for us, where himself is, and shall continue till his second coming at the end of the world.

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

*  Song of Preparation: Hymn #32 Great is Thy Faithfulness (click here)

Sermon: “Steadfast Faith: No Shadow of Turning” (James 1:5-18)

The Lord’s Supper

Confession of Sin (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matt.5:3). Brothers and sisters, let us confess our sin together.
     Congregation: Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer. We confess that it is still all too easy for us to sacrifice our convictions for convenience, your standards for status, your principles for promotion, your absolutes for our ambition, our souls for shallow and unsatisfying success. How easily we are seduced by power, prestige, pleasure, or possessions—seduced into violating our integrity or harming our fellowship with you. Forgive us our half-hearted devotion and our double-minded spirit. In the name of him who refused to save himself we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
Hear the good news!:
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9)

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
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1)

*  Closing Song: #735 Gloria Patri (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