LORD’S DAY WORSHIP
September 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Worship of the Triune God is our most important duty. John 4:23-24 says that God seeks those who worship Him in spirit and truth. As you worship today, purpose to enter fully into the praise offered by singing, in joyful giving of tithes and offerings, in prayer, and in carefully listening to God speak through the reading and preaching of His Word. May our sovereign Lord receive glory as you actively worship Him.
Welcome and Announcements
Introit “God Himself is With Us” Choir
Please use this time to set your hearts on Christ and pray for the Word, our worship, and that holiness and reverence will be known among us.
Call to Worship* Psalm 46:8-11
Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Hymn of Praise*
“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” #598
Confession of Faith Westminster Larger Catechism (Q. 67)
What are the duties required in the second commandment?
Effectual calling is the work of God’s almighty power and grace, whereby (out of his free and special love to his elect, and from nothing in them moving him thereunto) He doth, in His accepted time, invite and draw them to Jesus Christ, by His Word and Spirit, savingly enlightening their minds, renewing and powerfully determining their wills, so as they (although in themselves dead in sin) are hereby made willing and able freely to answer His call, and to accept and embrace the grace offered and conveyed therein.
Preparation for Confession of Sin Psalm 73:21-22
When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you.
Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon Psalm 73:23-25
Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
Hymn of Thanks*
“Give to Our God Immortal Praise” #3
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Response
Isaiah 35:1-8a; John 5:1-9
Preaching of God’s Word Jim Claycomb, Elder
“My Father is Working Until Now, and I Myself Am Working”
Hymn of Affirmation*
“When the Roll is Called up Yonder” #541