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Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.

—Psalm 95:6-7

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Heavenly Father,

we come to worship you today. We come to sing, pray, and listen. You always hear us.

Help us to hear you. Amen.

 

Psalm 145

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I will bless You all of my days, Lord;
I will praise You always, my God and King.
I will bless and honor Your name, Lord;
Always and forever, my soul will sing!

Such a vast, unsearchable greatness.
Great is Yahweh, worthy of all our praise.
Let Your people sound through the ages,
All Your awesome works ’til the end of days.

We have seen Your splendor and glory;
We have seen Your wonders and stand amazed!
Every tongue will echo Your story;
Everyone will sing of Your righteous ways!

O let all that lives ever bless His name!

All that You have made, Lord, will praise You.
All Your saints will worship in joyful strain.
Praise the Lord, who ransoms and rescues!
Praise the God of glory, who ever reigns!

He is holy, judging the wicked;
Guarding those who love Him and fear His name.
All who call out—Yahweh is with them
He will hear their cries, He is strong to save

He upholds the one who is stumbling,
Lifting up those burdened with heavy loads;
Opening His hand to the hungry,
Blessing all who look to their Lord and hope!

He is tender toward His creation;
He is faithful, gracious in all He does!
Great is Yahweh, full of compassion,
Slow to anger, filled with unfailing love!

O let all that lives ever bless His name!
O let all that lives ever bless His name!

 

Renewal

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. 

Hear us now as we silently name the specific ways that we have sinned against you.

silent confession

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

—Psalm 103:10-12

 

Commitment

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Matthew 7:15-23

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME

 

HOMILY

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

The Apostles’ Creed

Christian, in whom do you trust?

I believe in God the Father Almighty, 
Maker of heaven and earth: 
and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; 
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 
born of the virgin Mary, 
suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
was crucified, died, and was buried; 
he descended to the dead. 
On the third day he rose again; 
he ascended into heaven, 
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, 
and he will come again 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.

*The word catholic means universal. The creed confesses to the unity of Jesus Christ’s church across the world and throughout the ages, regardless of denominational affiliation.

 

COMMUNION

 

Mt. Zion

We have come to Mount Zion!
The city of the Living God!
The Heavenly Jerusalem!
By His blood we have come

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

The Lord be with you.

And also with you

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord our God.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

Sanctus

Holy Holy Holy Lord
God of Power and Might
Heaven and Earth are full
of your glory (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest
Hosanna, in the Highest

Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord
Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord

Hosanna, in the Highest
Hosanna, in the Highest

 

MYSTERY OF FAITH

Together, we proclaim what Christ has done.

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

 

RECEIVING THE BREAD AND WINE

Christ Our Passover has been sacrificed for us.

Hallelujah, let us keep the feast!

The Gifts of God for the people of God

Thanks be to God!

 

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

Hallelujah, What a Savior (Man of Sorrows)

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Hallelujah what a Savior
Hallelujah what a Savior

1 Man of Sorrows what a name
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim

2 Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place condemned He stood
Sealed my pardon with His blood

3 Guilty vile and helpless we
Spotless Lamb of God was He
Full atonement can it be

4 Lifted up was He to die
It is finished was His cry
Now in heav’n exalted high

5 When He comes our glorious King
All His ransomed home to bring
Then anew this song we’ll sing

 

All Praise to Thee, My God this Night


1. All praise to thee, my God, this night,
for all the blessings of the light!
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
beneath thine own almighty wings.

2. Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
the ill that I this day have done,
that with the world, myself, and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

3. O may my soul on thee repose,
and with sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
sleep that may me more vigorous make
to serve my God when I awake.

4. Teach me to live, that I may dread
the grave as little as my bed.
Teach me to die, that so I may|
rise glorious at the judgment day.

5. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

 

Commissioning

 

BENEDICTION