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Sunday Service – Christ Church Downtown (9:30)
February 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!
And Can It Be That I Should Gain, pp. 286-287
– Confession –
To Thee, O Lord Who Dwellest in the Heights, p. 161
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: Hold not Your peace,
Congregation: O God of my praise;
Minister: For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful
Congregation: Are opened against me.
Minister: Help me, O Lord my God:
Congregation: O save me according to Your mercy:
Minister: That they may know that this is Your hand;
Congregation: That You, Lord, have done it.
Minister: Let them curse, but You bless.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, pp. 336-337
– Consecration –
+ SCRIPTURE READING
Ezekiel 18:23-32; Acts 26:12-23
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!‘
Blake Stephen Grammer (CCD)
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 your 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.’
PROFESSION OF FAITH BAPTISM
James Matthew Harkness (CC-1st)
Congregational Charge: Our brother, 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 your sake, our brother, and this is what you have heard and believed. And thus the word of the apostle is confirmed: ‘We love God, for He loved us first.’
Jared and Ashley Wright and family (CCD)
Nick and Anita Harkness and family (CC-1st)
Jeremy and Lisa Mutart and family (CC-2nd)
The Lord Hear Thee in Troubled Times, pp. 28-29
Opening: Matthew 6:13
Thanksgiving: Psalm 69:30
Petitions: Matthew 6:9-10, 13
Arise and Shine in Splendor, p. 252
CC: Psalm 114 (Douglas Wilson)Sermon
CCD: Hearing from God (Ben Zornes)Sermon
Ending with The Lord’s Prayer
Holy, Holy, Holy!, p. 305
– Communion –
O Food of Men Wayfaring, p. 213
At the Lamb’s High Feast, p. 204
– Commissioning –
+ CLOSING DOXOLOGY
The congregation may raise hands
Amen, Blessing, bulletin p. 9
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26