Part II: A Firm Love
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship*
Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
Hymn of Praise* #11
“Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”
Confession of Faith
Westminster Shorter Catechism #37-38
Trinity Hymnal p. 872
Preparation for Confession of Sin
O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend....
Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon
LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin.You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.
Hymn of Assurance*
“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Response
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:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
Taken from “Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition”, ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission.
Prayer of Intercession
Preaching of God’s Word
Pastor Scott Edburg
“Part II: A Firm Love”
Hymn of Affirmation
“Breath On Me, Breath of God”
Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.
Glory be to God the Father, glory be to God the Son,
Glory be to God the Spirit, great Jehovah, Three-in-One!
One in might and One in glory
While eternal ages run, while eternal ages run!