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The Lord’s Day Morning Worship
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
Musical Prelude and Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship – from Psalm 89:1-4
Minister: I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
Congregation: Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.
Minister: You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant: ‘I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.’”
Congregation: Praise the Lord!
* Song of Adoration: Hymn #111 This is My Father’s World (click here)
* Prayer of Invocation
* Song of Praise: Red Book 24 By Faith (click here)
* Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book 29 All Must Be Well (click here)
Scripture Reading: Job 3:1-26 (click here)
Confession of Faith – Westminster Larger Catechism, Q.84, 85
Minister: Shall all men die?
Congregation: Death being threatened as the wages of sin, it is appointed unto all men once to die; for that all have sinned.
Minister: Death being the wages of sin, why are not the righteous delivered from death, seeing all their sins are forgiven in Christ?
Congregation: The righteous shall be delivered from death itself at the last day, and even in death are delivered from the sting and curse of it; so that, although they die, yet it is out of God’s love, to free them perfectly from sin and misery, and to make them capable of further communion with Christ in glory, which they then enter upon.
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession – Dr. Dennis Ferris, Ruling Elder Emeritus
* Song of Preparation: Hymn #629 What a Friend We Have in Jesus (click here)
Sermon: “Songs of Salvation: Never Forget” (Psalm 137)
The Lord’s Supper
Confession of Sin (Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, 2004, CRC Publications)
Minister: “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” (Hebrews 4:14).
Congregation: Merciful God, for the things we have done that we regret, for the things we have failed to do that we regret, for all the times we have acted without love, for all the times we have reacted without thought, for all the times we have withdrawn care, for all the times we have failed to forgive, for hurtful words said and helpful words unsaid, for unfinished tasks and unfulfilled hopes, forgive us and help us, we pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promises of God to those who truly repent of their sin and trust in Christ:
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)
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
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)
* Closing Song: #726 Spirit of the Living God (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