Liturgy for November 10, 2013

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

Worship Question of the Week: “Why Does Your Pastor Monopolize Your Worship Service?”

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God Speaks
People Respond
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ENTERING INTO WORSHIP

* Call to Worship: Psalm 46:1, 7, 9, 10; 34:3

Minister: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Congregation: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Minister: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Congregation: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Minister: Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!

* Invocation: Psalm 124:8
* Gloria Patri
* Salutation: 1Timothy 1:2; 1Peter 1:2
* Opening Prayer
* Song of Praise: God is Our Refuge and Our Strength (Psalm 46) #85:1-3

CONFESSION OF SIN

Reading of the Law:  Hebrews 13:3-11
General Confession: Psalm 51:1-4

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who together with you and the Spirit, is glorified forever. In this time of silent confession we bring you our particular sins. [Silent Confession]

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 69:13, 29-30

RESPONSE OF GRATITUDE

Song of Thanksgiving: In Full Assurance of Thy Grace (Psalm 69) #127:1, 2
Creed: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 18, 19, 43
Offerings: Psalm 116:12-14
Congregational Prayer (ending in The Lord’s Prayer)

SERVICE OF THE WORD

* Scripture Lessons:  Leviticus 16:3-10, 15-34
Prayer for Illumination

Hebrews 9:1-14 (text)
Prayer for Illumination

* Song of Preparation: O My Soul, Bless Thou Jehovah (Psalm 103) #201:1-3

Sermon: The Day of Atonement

1. In the First Covenant: Cannot Perfect the Conscience
2. In the New Coveant: Secured an Eternal Redemption
3. To Purify Our Conscience to Serve the Living God

LEAVING TO SERVE

* Song of Response: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me #388:1-3
* Doxology: O  May the Grace of Christ Our Savior #487:1-2
* Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21
* Amen!  Three-Fold Amen

 

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