Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Minister: Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Congregation: Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Song of Adoration: Red Book #49- God Is For Us
Prayer of Invocation
Song of Praise: Red Book #9- Beneath the Cross
Song of Thanksgiving: Red Book #37- Agnus Dei
Confession of Faith
Minister: Christians, what do you believe.
Congregation: God was pleased, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the mediator between God and human beings. As the mediator, he is the prophet, priest, and king, the head and Savior of the church, the heir of all things, and the judge of the world. God gave to him, from all eternity, a people to be his seed and to be by him, in time, redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified. The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself which he through the eternal Spirit once offered up to God has fully satisfied the justice of his Father. He purchased not only reconciliation but also an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven for all those whom the Father has given to him.
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 9:13-18
Confession of Sin
Minister: Let us go before the Lord and confess our sin.
Congregation: Gracious God, you have given us the law of Moses and the teachings of Jesus to direct us in the way of life. You offer us your Holy Spirit so that we can be born to new life as your children. Yet, O God, we confess that the ways of death have a strong attraction and that we often succumb to their lure. Give us the vision and courage to choose and nurture life, that we may receive your blessing. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear now the promises of God to those who truly repent of their sin and trust in Christ:
Christ is our peace; those who are divided he has made one. He has broken down the barriers of separation by his death and has built us up into one body, with God. To all who repent and believe he has promised reconciliation. So, live as people reconciled. Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession – Dennis Ferris, Ruling Elder
Song of Preparation: Hymn #672- Trust and Obey
Sermon: Guest pastor: Dennis Ferris (ruling elder)
Title: “There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills”
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-13
Jesus obeyed (Philippians 2:5-11)
Therefore, obey and work out (Philippians 2:12)
For or because (Philippians 2:13)
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: Red Book #35- Give Thanks