A Thanksgiving of Fasting and Oysters

"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1914 (click image to enlarge)

  To All Our Friends and Supporters in the States: We're thankful for all your prayers and support through all our five years. May the LORD bless you and keep you and be gracious to you this Thanksgiving Day and … [Read more...]

Why Do We Have Bibles, Hymnals, Printed Liturgies and Other Obsolete Stuff?

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Our church is an endangered species. Whereas in most evangelical churches, printed media has all but disappeared, we still use printed Bibles in our Scripture readings and prayers, Psalter Hymnals for singing and reading … [Read more...]

Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers Part 3

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Prayers Surrounding Scripture Readings and Sermon * Words Before Scripture Readings The following are examples of simple phrases to announce the specific text: The Word of the Lord from... A reading from the book … [Read more...]

The Lord’s Day as Our Sabbath Delight and Rest

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  The Fourth Commandment Genesis 2:1-3; Isaiah 58:13-14 (text); Hebrews 4:1-4 August 26, 2012 • Download PDF sermon Today is the Lord’s Day. The Bible commands believers to remember and honor the Lord's Day, … [Read more...]

Liturgy for July 15, 2012 in Pasig

Saint Thomas Church in Strasbourg

  For an explanation of the details of this liturgy, see "A Brief Walk-Through Our Liturgy." This is based on John Calvin's liturgy in the church in Strassbourg published in 1545. For a paper on the pattern of … [Read more...]

Liturgy for July 15, 2012 in Imus

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  For an explanation of the details of this liturgy, see "A Brief Walk-Through Our Liturgy." This is based on John Calvin's liturgy in the church in Strassbourg published in 1545. For a paper on the pattern of … [Read more...]

The Lord’s Day Worship as Our Sabbath Rest

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  Genesis 2:1-3; Hebrews 4:1-4 June 10, 2012 (Samal Island, Davao) Download this sermon (PDF)   Today is the Lord's Day. And although we are not able to worship with our brothers and … [Read more...]

God is Our Refuge, Strength and Help

"Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden" by Wenzel Peter

Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 47:1-12; Matthew 6:25-34; Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-3 • Text: Psalm 46:1-11 Song: God is Our Refuge and Strength (bottom of page) Download PDF sermon   The world today is a … [Read more...]

Jesus the Extreme Street Preacher

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“Think positively, because I'm here to talk with you and walk with you along life's narrow way. Give me all your tears of sadness and all your years of pain, and you’ll enter into life in my name. By being strong-willed, … [Read more...]

Liturgy for January 1, 2012

* All those who are able, please stand. * Call to Worship: Psalm 119:49-56 * Invocation: Psalm 124:8 Confession of Sin Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17 General Confession: Merciful God, we confess that we … [Read more...]