Liturgy for September 9, 2012


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.

"Adoration of the Lamb" in Ghent Altarpiece" by Jan van Eyck, 1432

"Adoration of the Lamb" in Ghent Altarpiece" by Jan van Eyck, 1432 (click to enlarge)

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Entering into God’s Presence

* Call to Worship  Psalm 19:1-2, 7-11, 14

* Invocation  Psalm 124:8

* God’s Greeting  2 Corinthians 1:1-2

* Opening Prayer

* Psalm of Praise  Jehovah’s Perfect Law (Psa 19) #29:1-3,5

Confession of Sin

Reading of the Law  Hebrews 13:1-5

Confession of Sin

The psalmist testifies: Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. In the strength of this assurance, let us confess our sins to God. (Psa 66:16-18).

AI, 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 regret. 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.

Assurance of Pardon  Psalm 32:1-2

Response of Gratitude

Minister: O Lord, open my lips.
People: And my mouth shall show forth your praise.Psalm 51:15

Minister: Praise the Lord.
People: The Lord’s name be praised.—Psalm 135:1

Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

* The Creed  Westminster Confession of Faith Article 24

Offerings  Jeremiah 33:11

Congregational Prayer

Service of the Word

Scripture Lessons  Ezekiel 36:25-29; Ephesians 5:25-33 (text)

* Gloria Patri

* Song of Preparation  ‘Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee #385:1, 2

Sermon: Husbands, Love Your Wives    (Preaching: Rev. Jayson Santiago)

1. As Christ Loves the Church
2. As Husbands Love Their Own Selves

Service of the Lord’s Supper
(All visitors who desire to partake of the Lord’s Supper are required to fill up the Form for Participation in the Lord’s Supper and speak to the elders.)

Minister: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Leaving to Serve

* Song of Consecration  According to Thy Gracious Word

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

* Benediction  2 Corinthians 13:14

* Amen!  Three-Fold Amen

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