Liturgy for April 1, 2012

Entering into God’s Presence

* Call to Worship Psalm 69:30-36

* Invocation Psalm 124:8

* God’s Greeting Galatians 1:3-5

* Opening Prayer

* Psalm of Praise My God, My God, I Cry to Thee #34:7,8,10,11

7 Unnumbered foes would do Me wrong,
They press about Me, fierce and strong,
Like beasts of prey their rage they vent,
My courage fails, My strength is spent.
10 O Lord, afar no longer stay;
O Thou my helper, haste, I pray;
From death and evil set Me free;
I live, for Thou didst answer Me.
8 Down unto death Thou leadest Me,
Consumed by thirst and agony;
With cruel hate and anger fierce
My helpless hands and feet they pierce.
11 I live and will declare Thy fame
Where brethren gather in Thy Name;
Where all Thy faithful people meet,
I will Thy worthy praise repeat.

Confession of Sin

Reading of the Law Matthew 5:17-20

Confession of Sin:

Almighty and most merciful Father: We have erred and strayed from Thy ways, like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done. And we have done those things which we ought not to have done. And there is no health in us. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Thou spare them, O God, who confess their fault. Thou restore those who are penitent, According to Thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of Thy holy Name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon 1 Peter 2:24

Response of Gratitude

The Creed Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 37, 40, 44

Psalm of Thanksgiving Thy Lovingkindness, Lord is God and Free #129:1, 4

Offerings Psalm 50:14

Congregational Prayer

Service of the Word

Scripture Lessons Psalm 69:20-21; Matthew 27:34, 48; John 19:28-30 (text)

* Gloria Patri

* Song of Preparation In Full Assurance of Thy Grace #127:1,2,6,7

SermonI Thirst”: The Three Cups of Christ

1. The Cup Refused

2. The Cup Accepted

3. The Cup For Us

Leaving to Serve

* Song of Consecration What Shall I Render to the Lord? #230:1-3,5

* Doxology Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow #493

* Last Word & Benediction Hebrews 13:12-16, 20-21

* Amen! Three-Fold Amen

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