The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, June 24, 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 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 #167 When Morning Gilds the Skies
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Red Book #16 Arise, My Soul Arise
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book #30 The Power of the Cross
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 56:1-8
Confession of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism, Q.57
Minister: What comfort does the resurrection of the body offer you?
Congregation: Not only shall my soul after this life immediately be taken up to Christ, my Head, but also this my flesh, raised by the power of Christ, shall be reunited with my soul and made like Christ’s glorious body.
Mission Spotlight — Child Evangelism Fellowship
* Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession: Mr. Joel Campbell, Ruling Elder
The Collection of Tithes and Offerings:
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
* Song of Preparation: Hymn #289 A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing
The Preaching of the Word: Rev. Sean M. Henderson
“The Story of Jesus: The One Who Raises the Dead” (Luke 7:11-17)
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin:
(Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” However, like lost sheep, we all have gone astray. Therefore, let us hmbly confess our sin to God.
Congregation: Almighty God, you have raised Jesus from death to life and crowned him Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before him or acknowledged his rule in our lives. We have gone along with the ways of the world and failed to give him glory. Forgive us and raise us from sin, that we may be your faithful people, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world and is head of the church, his body. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the good news of the gospel:
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemprion that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.” (Romans 3:23-25)
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 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