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Afternoon Worship

The Lord’s Day, August 2, 2020

Afternoon Worship ~ 4:30PM

Note: All songs are from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal (TPH); click on the underlined words or orange font words to open up links to tunes and other supplemtal resources. Or sing along with Pastor Brian on guitar here. Click here to download and print a PDF of the liturgy. Click here for the sermon. All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible.

Call to Worship ~ Psalm 96:7-9

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength! Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

Prayer of Invocation (from Liturgical Forms and Prayers of the URCNA)

Almighty and everlasting God, You are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and to give more than we desire or deserve. Pour down upon us the abundance of Your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is convicted, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except thought the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

Song of Praise ~ Psalm 96 “Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Song of Preparation ~ #172 “Speak, O Lord” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Prayer of Illumination (from Liturgical Forms and Prayers of the URCNA)

Blessed Lord, who has caused Holy Scripture to be written for our learning, grant that we may hear, read, learn, and inwardly digest them, that through the comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which You have given us in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Scripture Reading ~ Revelation 20:1-10 (p. 1040)

Confessional Reading ~ Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 32 (TPH, p. 877; FP, p. 214)

Sermon ~ “A Thousand Years?” (Rev. Brian Cochran)

What happens during the millennial age?

1. Satan is bound (vv. 1-3)

2. Saints reign (vv. 4-6)

3. Satan is loosed and destroyed (vv. 7-10)

Prayer of Application & Congregational Prayer

(end of video)

Song of Application ~ Psalm 110A “The LORD Said to My Lord” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Prayer for God’s Blessing (based on Numbers 6:24-26)

O Lord our God, our gracious heavenly Father, please bless us and keep us, make Your face to shine upon us and be gracious to us in Christ, and lift up the light of your countenance upon us and give us your peace, by Your Holy Spirit. For we ask all these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Song of Praise ~ #411 “Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns” (plus doxology below) (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below;

praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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