The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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
The Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship: (from Psalm 118)
Minister: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Congregation: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord.
Minister: The Lord is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Congregation: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #101 Come, Thou Almighty King
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Hymn #650 I will Sing of My Redeemer
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book #1 Before the Throne of God Above
Confession of Faith: (Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q.86)
Minister: What is faith in Jesus Christ?
Congregation: Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel.
Scripture Reading: 2 John 1:1-13
Mission Spotlight: Jack and Keiko Marshall, Japan
* Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession: Mr. Bill Kokke, Ruling Elder
The Collection of Tithes and Offerings:
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)
* Song of Preparation: Red Book #22 Speak, O Lord
The Preaching of the Word: Rev. Ed Veldhuizen
“How Am I Right With God?” (Genesis 12:1-7; Romans 3: 21-26; Romans 4:1-8)
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: People of God, let us acknowledge who we are and ask our ever-present God to forgive us.
Congregation: Merciful God, you made us in your image with a mind to know you, a heart to love you, and a will to serve you. But our knowledge is imperfect, our love inconstant, our obedience incomplete. Day by day, we fail to grow into your likeness. In your tender love, forgive us through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Assurance of Pardon:
Hear now the promises of God to those who truly repent of their sin and trust in Christ:
“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness that you may be feared. O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love and with him is plentiful redemption. And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.” (Psalm 130:3-4,7-8)
The 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.
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
* The Closing Song: Hymn #731 Doxology
* The 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