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The Order for the Worship of God

The Lord’s Day, May 15, 2022, 10:20 am


We Prepare to Worship God


The Gathering Hymn                                                                   322, “O Quickly Come, Dread Judge of All”


Welcome and Announcements


The Prayer of Preparation

Let all the words I speak

And all the thoughts within

Come up before Thy sight

And Thine approval win.

O Thou Jehovah, unto me

My rock and my Redeemer be.  Amen.   (From The Trinity Psalter, Psalm 19 v. 14)


We Worship God


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


+ Call to Worship                                                                                                                               Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty expanse.
Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.

Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!


+ 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                                                48, “O Lord Most High, with All My Heart”  (Psalm 9)


+ Confession of Faith        Westminster Shorter Catechism Q & A 84-87

What does every sin deserve?
Every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come.


What does God require of us that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us for sin?
To escape the wrath and curse of God due to us for sin, God requires of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life, with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption.


What is faith in Jesus Christ?
Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel.


What is repentance unto life?
Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, does, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience.


Responsive Law of God and Confession of Sin                              

Elder:      Blessed are they that keep God’s testimonies, and that seek Him with their whole heart.

People: Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the High God?

Elder:      He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you?

People: To do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.  (Micah 6:8)

Elder:      Hear, O people, the statutes and ordinances which the LORD speaks in your ears this day, that you may learn them, and observe to do them. For the LORD spoke unto you on the mount, out of the midst of the fire saying, “You shall have no other gods before Me.”  (Deuteronomy 5)

People: We will worship the LORD and serve Him only.

Elder:     You shall not make for yourselves any graven image nor bow yourself down to one; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God. (Exodus 20:4,5)

People: Being then the offspring of God, we must not think that the Godhead is like unto gold or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of men. God is spirit, and all that worship Him must worship in Spirit and in truth. (Acts 17:29; John 4:24)

Elder:     You shall not take the Name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes His Name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)

People: Our Father who art in heaven: Hallowed be Thy Name. (Matthew 6:9)

Elder:     Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD. (Exodus 20:8-9)

People: I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD ... to give thanks to the Name of the LORD.”  (Psalm 122)

Elder:     Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long,  

                and that it may go well with you in the land which the LORD gives you. (Exodus 20:12)

People: Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. (Ephesians 6:1,2)

Elder:     You shall not kill. (Exodus 20:13)

People: Let us be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God also in Christ forgave us. (Ephesians 4:32)

Elder:      Neither shall you commit adultery. (Deuteronomy 5:18)

People: But fornication, and all uncleanness, let it not even be named among us, as becomes saints. (Ephesians 5:3)

Elder:      Neither shall you steal. (Deuteronomy 5:19)

People: We will take no more than that which is supposed to be ours.

Elder:      Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor. (Deuteronomy 5:20)

People: We will speak the truth with our neighbor, execute the judgment of truth, and love no false oaths. (Zechariah 8:16,17)

Elder:      Neither shall you covet anything that is your neighbor’s. (Deuteronomy 5:21)

People: I have learned in whatever state I am, therewith to be content. (Philippians 4:11b)

Elder:      Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be white as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

ALL:        O God of salvation: Help us to live for the glory of Thy Name, that we may be delivered from all evil and its power. Forgive all our sins only for the sake of Christ Jesus, our Lord, and receive our thanks for Thy Name’s sake. Amen!    (© The Christian Reformed Church)


+ The Assurance of Pardon                                                                                                          1 John 1:8-9

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


+ The Thanksgiving Hymn                                                                        75, “O Father, You Are Sovereign”


We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed


The Scripture Lesson                                                                    Mark 5:1-20 (pew Bible pg. 30, New Testament)


The Prayer for Illumination


    The Sermon                                                                 “Mercy on the Demoniac”     Pastor Zachary Garris


Prayer of Dedication 


We Respond to God’s Word


+ The Response Hymn                                                                                                      455, “And Can It Be”


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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