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07.12.20

 

 

Due to the mandate from the California Department of Public Health we will refrain from singing together during today’s service.

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;

We will worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
The LORD sits enthroned as king forever.

May the LORD give strength to his people! 
May the LORD bless his people with peace!

 

—From Psalm 29:1–2, 10–11

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Almighty God, we long to see you; Open our hearts and make them pure.
Spirit, we wash our hands in mercy; Come teach our souls to love your truth.

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Isaiah 24:1–6; 17–20

Is. 24:1   Behold, the LORD will empty the earth and make it desolate,
and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants.
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest;
as with the slave, so with his master;
as with the maid, so with her mistress;
as with the buyer, so with the seller;
as with the lender, so with the borrower;
as with the creditor, so with the debtor.
3 The earth shall be utterly empty and utterly plundered;
for the LORD has spoken this word.

Is. 24:4   The earth mourns and withers;
the world languishes and withers;
the highest people of the earth languish.
5 The earth lies defiled
under its inhabitants;
for they have transgressed the laws,
violated the statutes,
broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore a curse devours the earth,
and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt;
therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched,
and few men are left.

Is. 24:17   Terror and the pit and the snare
are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth!
18 He who flees at the sound of the terror
shall fall into the pit,
and he who climbs out of the pit
shall be caught in the snare.
For the windows of heaven are opened,
and the foundations of the earth tremble.
19 The earth is utterly broken,
the earth is split apart,
the earth is violently shaken.
20 The earth staggers like a drunken man;
it sways like a hut;
its transgression lies heavy upon it,
and it falls, and will not rise again.

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

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

 

Renewal

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH

New City Catechism Q16

What is Sin?

Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

 

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

Jesus said:  “I have come to do my Father’s will. … My Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

—2 Corinthians 5:17-18

 

Commitment

 

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HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Romans 8:18-25

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME

 

HOMILY


 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

COMMUNION

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

New City Catechism Q19

Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?

Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.

 

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!

Hosanna, in the Highest!

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord

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

 

1. No more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of Thy Son

Chorus: No more my God,
No more my God,
No more my God,
I boast no more.

2. Now, for the loss I bear His name,
What was my gain I count my loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to His cross.(Repeat chorus)

Bridge: Yes, and I must and will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus’ sake;
O may my soul be found in Him,
And of His righteousness partake!

3. The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before Thy throne;
But faith can answer Thy demands,
By pleading what my Lord has done.(Repeat chorus twice)

 

Commissioning

 

BENEDICTION

 

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