Liturgy for July 15, 2012 in Imus


For an explanation of the details of this liturgy, see “A Brief Walk-Through Our Liturgy.” This is based on John Calvin’s liturgy in the church in Strassbourg published in 1545. For a paper on the pattern of Biblical worship from “the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem,” see “The Heavenly Pattern of Worship” by Peter J. Wallace.

Entering into God’s Presence

Decalogue Parchment

Decalogue Parchment

* Call to Worship Psalm 111:1-10

* Invocation Psalm 124:8

* God’s Greeting 1 Peter 1:1-2

* Opening Prayer

* Psalm of Praise (Psalm 111)
O Give the Lord Wholehearted Praise #222:1, 2, 6, 7

Confession of Sin

Reading of the Law 1 Peter 4:1-5

Confession of Sin Psalm 51:3-6, 9-12

3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Assurance of Pardon Psalm 51:13-17

Response of Gratitude

Psalm of Thanksgiving God, Be Merciful to Me (Psalm 51) #94:1, 4

* The Creed Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 32

Offerings Psalm 51:18-19

Congregational Prayer

Service of the Word

Scripture Lessons Leviticus 20:22-26; 1 Peter 2:9-12 (text); HC LD 32

* Gloria Patri

* Song of Preparation Now with Joyful Exultation (Psalm 95) #184:1, 2, 4

Sermon “A Redeemed Life is a Separated Life”

1. Of Thankfulness
2. Of Assurance
3. Of Witness

Leaving to Serve

* Song of Consecration Fill Thou My Life #449:1-3

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

* Benediction Ephesians 6:23-24

* Amen! Three-Fold Amen

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