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The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship – (based on Psalm 9)
Minister: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
Congregation: I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Minister: The Lord sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, he judges the peoples with uprightness. Sing praises to the Lord! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
Congregation: Be gracious to us, O Lord, that we may recount your praises and rejoice in your salvation!
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #289 A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing (click here)
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Red Book 42 Come, People of the Risen King (click here)
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book 29 All Must Be Well (click here)
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21 (click here)
Confession of Faith – Westminster Larger Catechism, Q.73
Minister: How does faith justify a sinner in the sight of God?
Congregation: Faith justifies a sinner in the sight of God, not because of those other graces which do always accompany it, or of good works that are the fruits of it, nor as if the grace of faith, or any act thereof, were imputed to him for his justification; but only as it is an instrument by which he receives and applies Christ and his righteousness.
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
* Song of Preparation: Hymn #481 Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus (click here)
Sermon: “Songs of Salvation: Shelter Along the Way” (Psalm 121)
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: The Scripture says, “Put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander” (1 Peter 2:1). Brothers and sisters, let us confess our sin to God.
Congregation: Most merciful God whose Son, Jesus Christ, was tempted in every way, yet was without sin, we confess before you our own sinfulness; we have hungered after that which does not satisfy; we have compromised with evil; we have doubted your power to protect us. Forgive our lack of faith; have mercy on our weakness. Restore in us such trust and love that we may walk in your ways and delight in doing your will. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear the good news!:
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1st Peter 2:9)
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
* Closing Song: #735 Gloria Patri (click here)
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