Liturgy for September 4, 2011

Entering into Worship
*Call to Worship Psalm 111:1-10
*Invocation Psalm 124:8
*Salutation Romans 1:7
*Opening Prayer
*Psalm of Praise O Give the Lord Wholehearted Praise #222:12,6,7 (Psa 111)
Confession of Sin
Reading of the Law Exodus 20:1-17
General Confession: I, a poor sinner, acknowledge before you, my God and Creator, that I have terribly and in many ways sinned against you, not only outwardly, but much more with inward blindness, unbelief, doubts, despair, impatience, pride, covetousness, envy, hatred, malice, and other sinful emotions, as you, my Lord and God, know well, and I cannot deeply enough deplore. But I repent of these things, and am sorry for them, and heartily ask you for mercy, for the sake of your beloved Son Jesus Christ. Amen. (from the 1585 Reformed Liturgy of the German Palatinate)
Assurance of Pardon Psalm 65:1-3
Response of Gratitude
The Creed Heidelberg Catechism 60-61
*Psalm of Thanksgiving Praise Waits for Thee in Zion #114:1-3 (Psa 65)
Congregational Prayer
& Response
Hear Our Prayer, O Lord #489
Service of the Word
Scripture Lessons Zechariah 3:1-10 (text); Revelation 7:9-17
*Gloria Patri #492
*Hymn of Preparation Not What My Hands Have Done #389:1-3
Sermon Divine Courtroom Drama
Service of the Lord’s Supper
The Preparation, The Consecration, The Communion, The Thanksgiving
Leaving to Serve
*Psalm of Response The Earth and the Fullness with Which It is Stored #41:1-3 (Psa 24)
*Doxology Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow #493
*Benediction Numbers 6:24-26
*Amen! Three-fold Amen
*All who are able, please stand.


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