Liturgy for July 29, 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.

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Entering into God’s Presence

Samaria Falling to the Assyrians by Don Lawrence, 1928-2003, (click to enlarge)

Samaria Falling to the Assyrians by Don Lawrence, 1928-2003, (click to enlarge)

* Call to Worship  Psalm 96:1-6

* Invocation  Psalm 124:8

* God’s Greeting  2 Corinthians 1:1-2

* Opening Prayer

* Psalm of Praise  Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise (Psa 96) #187:1-4

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 40:1-3

Response of Gratitude

Psalm of Thanksgiving  I Waited for the Lord Most High (Psalm 40) #71:1, 2

* The Creed  Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 34

Offerings  Psalm 40:6-8

Congregational Prayer

Service of the Word

Scripture Lessons  2 Kings 17:24-41 (text); Luke 10: 25-37 (text); John 4 (excerpts); HC LD 34

* Gloria Patri

* Song of Preparation  Now to God, Our Strength and Savior (Psa 81) #155:1, 3, 4, 8

Sermon:  Samaritans, Bad and Good

1. False Worshippers of False Gods
2. True Worshippers of the One True God
3. The Good Who Redeems Us from Idolatry

Leaving to Serve

* Song of Consecration  O Worship the King, All-Glorious Above #315:1-4

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

* Benediction  2 Corinthians 13:14

* Amen!  Three-Fold Amen

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