Liturgy for November 17, 2013

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

Worship Question of the Week: “Why We Don’t Have Altar Calls in Our Church”

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God Speaks
People Respond

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ENTERING INTO WORSHIP

* Responsive Call to Worship: Psalm 118:1-4, 14-16, 26-29

Minister: Minister: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
People: for his steadfast love endures forever!

Minister: Let Israel say,
People: “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Minister: Let the house of Aaron say,
People: “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Minister: Let those who fear the LORD say,
People: “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Minister: The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
People: Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous:

Minister: “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly, the right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!”
People: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!

Minister: We bless you from the house of the LORD.
People: The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us.

Minister: You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you.

ALL: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

* Gloria Patri
* Invocation: Psalm 124:8
* Salutation: 2 John 1:3
* Opening Prayer
* Song of Praise: O Thank the LORD for His Great Goodness • Psalm 118  stanzas 1, 5, 8

CONFESSION OF SIN

Reading of the Law:  1 John 2:1-11
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 65:1-4

RESPONSE OF GRATITUDE

Song of Thanksgiving: Before Thee, O LORD, a People Waits  (Psalm 65) #117:1, 2
Creed: Apostles’ Creed
Offerings: Psalm 116:12-14
Congregational Prayer (ending in The Lord’s Prayer)

SERVICE OF THE WORD

* Old Testament Readings:  Leviticus 23:33-36, 39-43; Zechariah 14:16-19
Prayer for Illumination

New Testament Readings:  John 1:14; 7:1-2, 37-39; 8:12 (texts); Revelation 21:1-4
Prayer for Illumination

* Song of Preparation: The LORD My Shepherd Holds Me  Psalm 23 #40:1-3

Sermon: The Feast of Booths, Water and Lights

1. “You Shall Dwell in Booths for Seven Days”
2. “And the Word Dwelt Among Us”
3. “The Dwelling Place of God is With Man”

LEAVING TO SERVE

* Song of Response: O LORD of Hosts, How Lovely • Psalm 84 stanzas 1-4
* Doxology: May the Grace of Christ Our Savior #487:1-2
* Benediction: Numbers 6:24-26
* Amen!  Three-Fold Amen

 

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