Liturgy for January 26, 2014

 

* All who are able, please stand.

Entering Into Worship

* Call to Worship: Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14

* Invocation: Psalm 124:8

* Salutation: 2 Peter 1:1-2

* Opening Prayer

* Song of Praise: Jehovah is My Light (Psa 27) #48:1, 3, 5

Confession of Sin

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Reading of the Law:  Galatians 5:16-26

General Confession: Psalm 27:7-9

Minister: Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!

People: You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”

M: Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help.

ALL: Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation!

ALL: Our Father, we are gathered before you, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, whose chosen dwelling place is with the broken and contrite, to confess that we have sinned in thought and word and deed.We have not loved you with all our heart, soul, mind and strength; we have not even loved our neighbor as ourselves. In your mercy, deepen our sorrow for the wrong we have done and for the good we have left undone, so that we may hate our sin with a holy hatred.But, our merciful Father, do not leave us in sorrow. With you, O Lord, there is forgiveness. In your mercy, restore the joy of our salvation; so that we may love you with a holy love. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 27:5, 6

Response of Gratitude

Song of Thanksgiving: O Lord, Regard Me When I Cry (Ps 27) #49:1, 5

Responsive Reading of the Creed: Canons of Dort I:12, 13, 17

Offerings: Psalm 96:8-9

Congregational Prayer (ending in the Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Service of the Word

* Scripture Lessons: 2 Peter 1:3-12 (text); Deuteronomy 31:6-8

* Gloria Patri

* Song of Preparation: O God, How Good Thou Art (Psa 73) #140:1-4

Sermon: “Confirm Your Calling and Election”

Leaving to Serve

* Song of Consecration: I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace #378:1-4

* Doxology: Come, Thou Almighty King #317:1, 4

* Benediction: 2 Corinthians 13:11, 14

* Amen! Three-Fold Amen

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