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Downtown Sunday Morning Service (9:30)
September 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Announcements & Meditation
– Call to Worship –
Minister: Grace, mercy, and peace to you, from God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Congregation: And also to you.
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!
O Sing a New Song to the Lord, pp. 134-135
– Confession –
Psalm 130, bulletin p. 9
CONFESSION OF SIN
Congregation is invited to kneel if able
+ ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Minister: Your sins are forgiven through Christ.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!
Minister: Christian, what do you believe?
Congregation: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, and born of the virgin, Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hades. On the third day He rose again from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Minister: Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens;
Congregation: And Your faithfulness reaches up to the clouds.
Minister: Your righteousness is like the great mountains;
Congregation: Your judgments are a great deep:
Minister: O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
Congregation: How excellent is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Minister: Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
Congregation: They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Your hose;
Minister: And You shall make them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
Congregation: For with You is the fountain of life:
Minister: In Your light shall we see light.
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, p. 315
– Consecration –
+ SCRIPTURE READING
Isaiah 6:8-13, Matthew 13:1-17
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!
ADMISSION OF NEW MEMBER
CC: Ryan and Judith Young and family
CC: Summer Taylor Benard
Congregational Charge: Little child, for you Jesus Christ came to this earth, struggled and suffered; for your sake He crossed Gethsemane and went through the darkness of Calvary; for your sake He cried: ‘It is finished’; for your sake He died and for your sake He overcame death; indeed for our sake, little child, and you—still—know nothing of it. And thus the word of the apostle is confirmed: ‘We love God, for He loved us first.’
My Savior God Is All My Light, p. 50
Opening: Psalm 99:1-3
Thanksgiving: Psalm 106:1-5
Petitions: Psalm 102:1-2
Jesus, Lover of My Soul, p. 358
CC: Psalm 92 (Douglas Wilson)Sermon
(Sermon outline here – use email version…)
CCD: (Toby Sumpter)Sermon
(Sermon outline here)
The Lord’s Prayer, p. 411
+ It’s Good to Thank the Lord, p. 121
– Communion –
How Sweet and Awful Is the Place, p. 258
Great God of Wonders!, pp. 302-303
– Commissioning –
+ CLOSING DOXOLOGY
The congregation may raise hands
Gloria Patri, p. 436
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14