God's Call For Us To Worship Him

Be Still and know that I Am God”

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith -- more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire -- may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.            1 Peter 1:3-9

*His Call to Us to Worship Him     -     Psalm 66:1-5

  Leader:     Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!   

  People:     Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you."

  Leader:      "All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name."

  People:      Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.


  Leader:      The Lord dwells among you; the Lord is dwelling among His Congregation.

  People:     Let us worship Him!

*Hymns of Our Procession Into the Presence of God

        Music for Hymn #40  (Psalm 46)  -  God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength 

        Music for Hymn #57  (Psalm 146)  -  Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul    

Prayer of Invocation    


The Father Reaffirms His Covenant with Us

Reading of the Law   

     Responsive Reading of Psalm 145             

Call to Confession

When we gather to praise God, we remember that we are people who have preferred our wills to his. Accepting his power to become new persons in Christ, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

Prayer of Adoration and Confession           Silent and Elder-led Prayer


Assurance of His Pardon                           —based on Romans 8:34; 2 Corinthians 5:17

Hear the good news! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us. Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know that you are forgiven, and be at peace. Thanks be to God.                   


*Hymn of Thanksgiving

   Music for Hymn #55   To God Be the Glory


Intercessory Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer


Christ is Made Known to Us

Hymn of Prayer

  Music for Hymn #56   When All Your Mercies, O My God

His word is opened to us

Dr. David g. barker


We Depart with His Blessing

          And Sending of His Spirit

Offering of His Tithes and Our Offerings

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Music for Doxology

*Prayer of Commitment to Service

*Hymn of our Procession into the World

   Music for Hymn #59   (Psalm 119)  -  Forever Settled in the Heavens

*Charge and Benediction           (Music for Hymn 431, vs. 2 - A Parting Hymn We Sing)

      May we thy bounties thus as stewards true receive,

      And gladly, as thou blessest us, to thee our firstfruits give.


For Further Contemplation:

  Table talk Article:  What God has Joined Together