May 9, 2021

The Joy Found in Confessing Our Sin

Speaker: Ryan Diehl Series: Guest Speaker Scripture: Psalm 32:1–11


Welcome and Announcements

Introit                                                                                               Choir



Grant me the Peace beyond all earthly knowing

The gentle Peace that came thru’ Boundless Woe;

And from the Cross, on waves adversely beating

Against my soul, may Jesus’ calm bestow.


O! grant the Peace whereby I would be willing

On earth to do God’s work, without dismay;

Devoid of fear and confidently dwelling

In God the Father’s love, thru’-out my day.


O! for the Peace, that, thru’ God’s City flowing

In noble stream sustains both Life and Light;

Peace after pain for weary pilgrims passing

From earth thru’ cloud beyond the veil of night.  Amen.


Taken from "Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems” (Reformatted) © 1995 The Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association, Inc., 662 Melwood Drive N.E., Warren, OH 44483.


Call to Worship*                                                         Psalm 36:5-9

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,  your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man, and beast you save, O Lord.  How precious is your steadfast love, O God!  The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.  They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.  For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Hymn of Praise*                                                                            #700

“Come We That Love the Lord”


Confession of Faith                    The Nicene Creed

Christian, what is it that we believe?

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.  Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.  And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of our sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


Preparation for Confession of Sin                                Psalm 51:1-3

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.

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                             Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance?  He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.  He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot.  You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Hymn of Assurance*                                                                #691

“It Is Well With My Soul”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings                               Lori Gaines, piano

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Exodus 34:1-10; Matthew 5:1-16


Doxology*                                                   #731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Taken from "Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition", ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission


Preaching of God’s Word                                         Pastor Ryan Diehl

Assistant Pastor for Youth and Young Adults

Center Grove Presbyterian Church


“The Joy Found in Confessing Our Sin”

Psalm 32


Psalm of Affirmation*                                                                   #32C

“What Blessedness”



“Gloria Patri”

Henry W. Greatorex, 1851


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen, amen.


Taken from "Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition", ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission


Blessing*                                 2 Corinthians 13:14     

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.



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