July 10, 2022
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Minister: Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.
Congregation: The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.
Minister: We desire to live in God’s house and to seek God in his holy temple.
Congregation: We have come with shouts of joy, to sing and to make music to the Lord.
Minister: Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.
Congregation: Teach us your ways and make straight our paths in this hour of worship and always.
Song of Adoration: Red Book #49- God is For Us
Prayer of Invocation
Song of Praise: Red Book #6- O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
Song of Thanksgiving: Hymn #649- More Love to Thee, O Christ
Confession of Faith
Minister: Christians, what do you believe?
Congregation: I am called Christian because by faith I am a member of Christ and so I share in his anointing. I am anointed to confess his name, to present myself to him as a living sacrifice of thanks, to strive with a good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and afterward to reign with Christ over all creation for all eternity. We call him “our Lord” because—not with gold or silver, but with his precious blood—he has set us free from sin and from the tyranny of the devil, and has bought us, body and soul, to be his very own.
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 2 in its entirety
Confession of Sin
Minister: Let us now confess our sins before the Lord.
Congregation: Most gracious and most merciful God, we confess to you and to one another that time after time we have entered your presence with countless prayers but with hearts that have been closed to your grace. We have lifted our hands to you in praise, but our feet have still walked in the ways of evil. We have rehearsed your commandments but have refused to see your face in the needs of our neighbor. We pray, Lord, that you forgive our lack of faith and pardon our acts of injustice. Grant us the healing that comes from your presence and the cleansing of your all-powerful Word, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promises of God to those who truly repent of their sin and trust in Christ:
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession – Dennis Ferris, Ruling Elder
Song of Preparation: Hymn #308- Jesus Paid it All
Sermon: Graham Smith
The Lord’s Supper (If an ordained Minister is present)
Invitation to Communicants
Words of Institution
Distribution of the elements
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Collection of Tithes and Offerings
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
Closing Song: O How He Loves You and Me