Liturgy for May 19, 2013

Come, join us as we worship a holy and gracious God with reverence and joy!

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God Speaks
People Respond

ENTERING INTO WORSHIP

* Call to Worship: Psalm 90:1-4, 12-17
* Invocation: Psalm 124:8
* Salutation: Ephesians 1:1-2
* Opening Prayer: Based on Psalm 19:14 (ending in The Lord’s Prayer)
* Song of Praise: Lord, Through All the Generations #175:1-3

CONFESSION OF SIN

Reading of the Law: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12; Isaiah 58:13-14
General Confession:

Gracious Father in heaven, forgive my sins. Forgive the sins that I remember, and the sins I have forgotten. Forgive my many failures in the face of temptation, and those times when I have been stubborn in the face of correction. Forgive the times I have been proud of my own achievements and those when I have failed to boast in your works. Forgive the harsh judgments I have made of others, and the leniency I have shown myself. Forgive the lies I have told to others, and the truths I have avoided. Forgive me the pain I have caused others and the indulgence I have shown myself. Have mercy on me and make me whole. To the glory of Thy holy Name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Isaiah 43:25

RESPONSE OF GRATITUDE

Song of Thanksgiving: O God, Be Merciful to Me #105:1, 4
Creed: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 4:4-6

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Offerings: Psalm 116:12-14

Congregational Prayer

SERVICE OF THE WORD

* Scripture Lessons: Ecclesiastes 2:18-26 (text); Ephesians 6:5-8
* Gloria Patri
* Song of Preparation: The Seasons are Fixed by Wisdom Divine #207:1-3
Sermon: THE VANITY OF WORK?

1. Toiling Under the Sun
2. Toiling Under God

LEAVING TO SERVE

* Song of Response: Unless the LORD the House Shall Build #269:1-4
* Doxology: Come, Thou Almighty King #317:2, 4
* Benediction: 2 Corinthians 13:14
* Amen!  Three-Fold Amen

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