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The Lord’s Day, August 2, 2020
Morning Worship ~ 11:00AM
Note: Click on the underlined words or orange font words to open up links to tunes and other supplemental resources; Click here to download and print the liturgy. Click here to view the entire service. All songs are from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal (TPH); All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible (ESV). FP=Forms and Prayers books; * indicates standing, if able.
*Call to Worship ~ Psalm 63:1-4; 134:1-2
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands…Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord…Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!
*Prayer of Invocation
Our gracious Heavenly Father. We praise You, for You are good and Your steadfast love endures forever. We join with the Psalmist and proclaim this day that, “Your steadfast love is better than life.” Apart from You we have nothing and we are nothing. Apart from You our lives are without hope and purpose. And because of our sin we deserve eternal death. But You have saved us by Your steadfast love and mercy in Christ. You have rescued us from the pit of death and given us eternal life that we might have hope in this world. Help us to take heart this day and to know that You alone are our rock of refuge, that You alone are the portion of our soul and our strength forevermore. Help us to lift our hearts to You in soul-satisfying praise. Help us to exalt Your name, O LORD, and to taste and see that You are good to us in Christ. Help us to praise and glorify You. For it is in Jesus name we pray, Amen.
*God’s Greetings ~ Romans 1:7
To all those…who are loved by God and called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
*Song of Praise ~ Psalm 100B “All People That on Earth Do Dwell” (tune)
Reading of God’s Law ~ Exodus 20:1-17 (p. xvi in Trinity Psalter Hymnal or p. 61 in ESV Bible)
Prayer of Confession (FP, p. 100)
Our Father, we are sinful, and You are holy. We recognize that we have heard in Your law difficult words, knowing how often we have offended You in thought, word, and deed, not only by obvious violations, but by failing to conform to its perfect commands, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. Apart from Christ, there is nothing in us that gives us reason for hope; for where we thought we were well, we are sick in soul. Where we thought we were holy, we are in truth unholy and ungrateful. Our hearts are filled with the love of the world; our minds are dark and are assailed by doubts; our wills are too often given to selfishness and our bodies to laziness and unrighteousness. By sinning against our neighbours, we have also sinned against You, in whose image they were created. In this time of silent confession, we bring You our particular sins (moment of silence).
*Declaration of Pardon ~ Romans 5:1, 6-9
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
*Song of Thanksgiving ~ Psalm 103C:1-4 “Come, My Soul, and Bless the LORD” (tune)
Congregational Prayer followed by The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
*Song of Preparation ~ #525 “Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us” (tune)
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 (p. 960)
Sermon ~ “The Greatest of These is Love” (Part 1)
Prayer of Application
The Lord’s Supper (FP, p. 53)
*Song of Application ~ #463 “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!” (tune)
*Song of Praise ~ #571 “Gloria Patri” (tune)
*God’s Blessing ~ 2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God [the Father] and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
(Pastor Brian will dismiss everyone row by row starting in the back. If you wish to give an offering, there is an offering box in the foyer. You may also give via Interac e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org)