The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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.
The Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Choral Prelude: I Will Sing the Mercies of the Lord
Call to Worship: (Isaiah 12:3-6 and Psalm 150:6)
Minister: Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.
Congregation: Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.
Minister: Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Congregation: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #53 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Hymn #660 O God Beyond All Praising
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book #29 All Must Be Well
Scripture Reading: Exodus 33:12-23
* Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession: Mr. Rick Moore, Ruling Elder
The Collection of Tithes and Offerings:
“Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)
Choral Offertory: #716 Sing to the Lord of Harvest (1-3)
* Song of Preparation: Hymn #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
The Preaching of the Word: Rev. Sean M. Henderson
“The Story of Jesus: A Gracious Announcement” (Luke 1:26-38)
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin: (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: In humility and faith let us confess our sin to God.
Congregation: Almighty God, in Jesus Christ you love us, but we have not loved you. You have opened your heart to us, and in our pride we have spurned your care. You have given us all things, and we have squandered your gifts. We have grieved you and caused hurt to others, and we are not worthy to be called your children. Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Cleanse us from our sin and receive us again into your household, that we might nevermore stray from your love. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon:
Hear now the promises of the gospel:
“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13)
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
Confession of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q. 21)
Minister: Who is the redeemer of God’s elect?
Congregation: The only redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continues to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, forever.
* Closing Song: Hymn #735 Gloria Patri
* 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