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The Order for the Worship of God

The Lord’s Day, August 14, 2022, 10:20 am

 

Prepare to Worship God

 

The Gathering Hymn                                                                                    499, “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

The Prayer of Preparation

Give ear to my words, O Lord,
Consider my groaning.
Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,
For to You I pray.
In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. (Psalm 5:1-3)

 

We Worship God

 

The Votum and Salutation                                                                          Psalm 124:8; I Corinthians 1:3

 

+ Call to Worship                                                                                                            Psalm 135:1, 3, 5-6

Praise the Lord!

 

Praise the name of the Lord;

 

Praise Him, O servants of the Lord,

 

You who stand in the house of the Lord,

In the courts of the house of our God!

 

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;

Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.

 

For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself,

Israel for His own possession.

 

For I know that the Lord is great

And that our Lord is above all gods.

 

Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,

In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.

 

+ The Gloria Patri (Greatorex)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

World without end. Amen, Amen.

+ The Prayer of Praise and Adoration

 

+ The Praise Hymn                                                                                529, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

 

+ Confession of Faith                                                                      Westminster Confession of Faith 8.1-2

It pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man, the Prophet, Priest, and King, the Head and Savior of his church, the Heir of all things, and Judge of the world: unto whom he did from all eternity give a people, to be his seed, and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.

 

The Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one substance and equal with the Father, did, when the fullness of time was come, take upon him man's nature, with all the essential properties, and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin; being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance. So that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion. Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.

 

The Law of God                                                                                                              Deuteronomy 5:6-21

I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

You shall have no other gods before Me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day.

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the Lord your God gives you.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

 

The Corporate Confession of Sin                                         

Lord God, eternal and almighty Father: We acknowledge before Your holy majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in guilt and in corruption, prone to do evil, unable of our own power to do good.  Because of our sin, we endlessly violate Your holy commandments.  But, O Lord, with heartfelt sorrow we repent and turn away from all our offenses.  We condemn ourselves and our evil ways, with true sorrow asking that your grace will relieve our distress.  Have compassion on us, most gracious God, Father of mercies, for the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  And in removing our guilt, also grant us daily increase of the grace of your Holy Spirit, and produce in us the fruits of holiness and of righteousness pleasing in Your sight: Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.   (by John Calvin)

 

+ The Assurance of Pardon                                                                                                          John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

 

+ The Thanksgiving Hymn                                                                                   508, “Jesus, Lover of my Soul”

 

We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed

 

The Scripture Lesson                                                                     Mark 8:1-21 (Pew Bible pg. 33, New Testament)

 

The Prayer for Illumination

 

    The Sermon                                                          “The Leaven of the Pharisees”    Pastor Zachary Garris

 

Prayer of Dedication 

 

We Respond to God’s Word

 

+ The Response Hymn                                                                           334, “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

 

The Prayers of Petition and Intercession

Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy 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 thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

The Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings

 

+ The Doxology (Old Hundredth, L.M.)

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.

 

+ The Offertory Prayer

 

+ Benediction

 

+ The Response                                                                                             “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God

Psalm 72:18; Scottish Psalter 1650; Tune: Dundee, C.M.

 

Now blessed be the Lord our God, the God of Israel,

for He alone does wondrous works, in glory that excel.

 

And blessed be His glorious Name to all eternity;

The whole earth let His glory fill. Amen, so let it be.

 

(+ If you are able, please stand)

 

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