Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers Part 3

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...]

Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers Part 2

  "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to THE breaking of bread and THE prayers" (Acts 2:42). The Pastoral Prayer (approved 9/30/05) Approved by the Liturgical Forms and … [Read more...]

Why Does Your Church Sing Such Old Songs?

I'm sure this is what most visitors are itching to ask us as soon as we sing our first Psalm of praise in our Lord's Day worship service. Although we sing some of the great hymns of the church, we prefer to sing Psalms … [Read more...]

PDF Booklets About Our Church’s Doctrines And Worship

  When you visit our church on the Lord's Days, you're welcome to get a free copy of the following booklets from our literature table. These booklets are intended for you to know us better. You may also … [Read more...]

The Second Commandment: Fire from the LORD!

  We see this pattern of worship throughout the Old Testament: the people offer their sacrifices for sin, God sends fire from heaven, and the people worship with joy and reverence. Leviticus 9:22-10:11 (text); … [Read more...]

Things to Read & Know Before Partaking of the Lord’s Supper With Us

Every first Lord's Day of the month, we have a holy feast for our souls as we partake of the Lord's Supper. You are invited to partake of this holy food with us if you read—and agree with—the following … [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

  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...]

A Puritan Prayer on the Lord’s Day

Puritans worshipping outdoors

From The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions (Banner of Truth, 1975) “If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a … [Read more...]

Our Lord’s Glad News

Jeremiah by Chagall

  Our song of grief in the midst of suffering is to turn into a new song of praise after God pulls us out of the muddy pit. This is why the Psalms often speak of “a new song," not because the Psalmist composes a … [Read more...]