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08.02.20

 

 

 

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Blessed be the Lord,

our rock and our redeemer!

Blessed be the Lord,

whose name is our help!

Blessed be the Lord,

maker of heaven and earth!

 

—From Psalm 124

 

SONG OF PRAISE

1. Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King
The triumphs of His grace!

2. My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of your name.

Hal-le-lu-jah I will sing my Great Redeemers Praise

3. The name of Jesus charms our fears
and bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life and health and peace.

4. He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood avails for me. (to refrain x2)

5. He speaks, and listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
his blood avails for me.

6. Hear Him, you deaf; you voiceless ones,
Your loosened tongues employ;
You blind, behold your Savior come;
And leap, you lame, for joy! (to refrain x2)

7. To God all glory, praise, and love
be now and ever given
by saints below and saints above
The Church in earth and heaven.

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Father, send Holy Spirit so that the words of our mouths and the thoughts of our hearts may be pleasing in your sight. We ask in the name of Jesus, our strength and our redeemer. Amen

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

Isaiah 25:6–9

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7 And he will swallow up on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
9 It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

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

But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

—Galatians 4:4–5

 

 

Commitment

 

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CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Colossians 1:15–23

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation[b] under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

HOMILY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

Holy God. Holy and mighty.
Holy immortal one,
have mercy, have mercy on us.

 

COMMUNION

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

New City Catechism Q20

Who is the Redeemer?

The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself.

 

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! (x2)

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)

 

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

 

Mt. Zion

We have come
To Mt. Zion

The city of
The living God

The heavenly
Jerusalem

By His blood
We have Come

 

Jesus Messiah

Link to YouTube video

1. He became sin who knew no sin;
That we might become His righteousness.
He humbled Himself and carried the cross.
Love so amazing. Love so amazing.

Jesus Messiah, Name above all names,
Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel,
The Rescue for sinners,
The Ransom from heaven,
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all.

2. His body the bread His blood the wine;
Broken and poured out all for love.
The whole earth trembled and the veil was torn.
Love so amazing. Love so amazing.
(to chorus)

Bridge
All our hope is in You.
All our hope is in You.
All the glory to You God;
The Light of the world

 

Commissioning

 

Oh How Good It Is

Link to YouTube video

1. Oh how good it is
When the family of God
Dwells together in spirit
In faith and unity
Where the bonds of peace,
Of acceptance and love
Are the fruit of His presence
Here among us

So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord
And with one heart we’ll live out His word
Till the whole earth sees
The Redeemer has come
For He dwells in the presence of His people

2. Oh how good it is
On this journey we share
To rejoice with the happy
And weep with those who mourn
For the weak find strength
The afflicted find grace
When we offer the blessing
Of belonging

Instrumental

3. Oh how good it is
To embrace His command
To prefer one another
Forgive as He forgives
When we live as one
We all share in the love
Of the Son with the Father
And the Spirit

 

BENEDICTION

 

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