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The Lord’s Day Morning Worship

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Welcome and Announcements

Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship

Call to Worship – from Psalm 62
Minister: For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
     Congregation: For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Minister: Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him.
     Congregation: God is a refuge for us!

*  Song of Adoration: Hymn #115 All Creatures of Our God and King (click here)

Prayer of Invocation and Confession of Sin – The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promise of the gospel:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

*  Song of Praise: Red Book 16 Arise, My Soul, Arise (click here)

Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:1-11 (click here)

Confession of Faith – The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

* “catholic” means “universal”.

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

*  Song of Preparation: Hymn #465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord (click here)

Mission Spotlight: Brian Tsui, RUF San Jose State

Sermon:  “Adopted by God”  (John 1:12-13; Romans 8:12-18)

Rev. Brian Tsui

The Lord’s Supper

Invitation to Communicants

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
“Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”” (Acts 20:35)

Special Collection – Brian Tsui, RUF San Jose State

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