Order of Worship

ORDER FOR THE PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD
(music, hymns and readings vary)

Preservice Music

Please take this time to look over the bulletin and begin preparing yourself for coming before God with us in corporate worship.

Welcome and Announcements – Deacon Blackburn

Prelude: “O Word, That Goest Forth On High”

Choral Introit: “Savior, We All Adore You”

God Calls Us into His Holy Presence

Leader: “If it had not been the Lord Who was on our side,” Let Israel now say –

People: “If it had not been the Lord Who was on our side, when men rose against us,”

Leader: “Then they would have swallowed us alive,

People: When their wrath was kindled against us;

Leader: Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,

People: The stream would have gone over our soul;
Leader: Then the swollen waters would have gone over our soul.”

People: Blessed be the Lord , Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.

Leader: Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers;

People: The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord,

People: Who made heaven and earth.

Hymn: “God Himself Is With Us” all vs.

Prayer of Adoration Pastor Dolby

Leader: The peace of the Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Let us read together the Law of God:

God Cleanses Us in Christ

Leader: The Scripture says, “The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord is on His heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; His eyes examine them. The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence His soul hates. For the Lord is righteous, He loves justice; upright men will see His face.”

Corporate Confession of Sin:

O Thou whose chosen dwelling place is the heart that longs for Thy presence and humbly seeks Thy love, we come to Thee to acknowledge and confess that we have sinned in thought and word and deed. We have not loved Thee with all our heart and soul, with all our mind and strength; we have not even loved our neighbor as ourselves. Deepen within us our sorrow for the wrong we have done, and the good we have left undone. But Thou, O Lord, are full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy; there is forgiveness with Thee. Restore to us the joy of Thy salvation. Bind up that which is broken, give light to our minds, strength to our wills and rest to our souls. Speak to each of us the word that we need, and let Thy word abide with us until it has wrought in us Thy holy will. Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness:
“But God, Who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…”

 

Responding in Praise: “Rock of Ages”

Confessing Our Faith:

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From there He will come 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.

God Instructs Us

Prayer for God’s Illumination by the Spirit

Old Testament Reading: Pew Bible pg. 493
New Testament Reading: Pew Bible pg. 920
Leader: The grass withers, the flower fades,
People: but the word of our God stands forever.

Choir Anthem: “Is This the King?” by Joseph Martin

SERMON: “Blessed Are the Pure in Heart” Pastor Dwight Dolby

God Receives Our Praise

God’s People Respond: “How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place” all vs. Insert 3

Prayers of God’s People

Worship in Giving:

Doxology: Hymnal #733

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below: Alleluia, Alleluia
Praise Him above, ye heavn’ly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

God Seals Us in His Love – The Lord’s Supper

Leader: Lift up your hearts!

People: We lift them up to the Lord!

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God!

People: It is right for us to give thanks!

Leader: It is truly fitting and right and our joyful duty to at all times and in all places give thanks to the Lord our God. So now, in the company of angels, archangels, and all the heavenly hosts, we magnify and glorify Thy name together singing…

The Sanctus: “Holy, Holy, Holy” by Marty Haugen

The Lord’s Prayer

Words of Institution

Prayer of Consecration

Communing with Christ

God Sends Us Forth

Closing Hymn: “Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured” all vs.

Benediction

Recessional: “For Thine Is the Kingdom”

Postlude “Postlude in F Minor” by J. S. Bach