Liturgy for July 22, 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

The Prophet Nathan Admonishes King David by Palma Giovane, 17th century (click to enlarge)

The Prophet Nathan Admonishes King David by Palma Giovane, 17th century (click to enlarge)

* Call to Worship Psalm 95:1-7

* Invocation Psalm 124:8

* God’s Greeting Romans 1:7

* Opening Prayer

* Psalm of Praise Safely Through Another Week #320:1-4

Confession of Sin

Reading of the Law Colossians 3:1-10

Confession of Sin

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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 33

Offerings Psalm 51:18-19

Congregational Prayer

Service of the Word

Scripture Lessons Psalm 51:7-17; Romans 8:12-18 (text); HC LD 33

* Gloria Patri

* Song of Preparation Eternal Spirit, God of Truth #390:1-4

Sermon “The Benefits of Repentance: Transformation by the Spirit”

1. From Dead to Living Works
2. From Slaves to Heirs
3. From Suffering to Glory

Leaving to Serve

* Song of Consecration Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns #400:1-4

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

* Benediction Ephesians 6:23-24

* Amen! Three-Fold Amen

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