Liturgy for June 23, 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 15:1-5
* Invocation: Habakkuk 2:20
* Salutation: 1 Peter 1:1-2
* Opening Prayer
* Song of Praise: Who, O LORD, with Thee Abiding #20:1-3

CONFESSION OF SIN

Reading of the Law:  1 Peter 2:13-25
General Confession: (from Psalm 130)

Minister: Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
People: O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
M: If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
P: But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.
M: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
P: My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning,
M: For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.
ALL: And he will redeem his people from all his iniquities.

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 25:1-3, 11-15

RESPONSE OF GRATITUDE

Song of Thanksgiving: Grace and Truth Shall Mark the Way #45:1-4
Creed: Nicene Creed
Offerings
Congregational Prayer (ending in The Lord’s Prayer)

SERVICE OF THE WORD

* Scripture Lessons: Ecclesiastes 8:10-14 (text); Acts 10:34-43; Hebrews 10:26-31
* Gloria Patri
* Song of Preparation: How Blessed the Man Who Fears the LORD #223:1, 4-6

Sermon: FEAR GOD!

1. What It Means
2. What It Means to the Wicked
3. What It Means to the Righteous

LEAVING TO SERVE

* Song of Response: Praise Ye the LORD, for It is Good #302:1-3
* Doxology: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (stanzas 1-3)
* Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21
* Amen!  Three-Fold Amen

 

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