1 May 2022
Welcome and Announcements
Prayer of Approach (Done as a congregation*)
Almighty God, because we tie ourselves to the world instead of to you, it is all too easy for us to lose sight of your sovereignty, and to take your forgiving nature for granted. Which is why we ask that you send your Holy Spirit this morning, to help us set aside the distractions that come with life’s ordinary busyness. Instead, centre our hearts and minds on renewing and strengthening our relationship with you, and with your Son Jesus Christ. Allow us to experience an authentic and powerful sense of your presence, that fills with the desire to exalt and magnify your name as we declare the wonder of Christ’s redemptive work on the cross. May all we sing, say, and do be a pleasing and fragrant offering in your sight, and may it bring you the glory you are rightfully due, as our creator, sustainer, and redeeming sovereign king, amen.
Silent Preparation for Worship*
Call to Worship: Daniel 7:13-14
Hymn of Praise: CH4-202 Stand Up and Bless the Lord*
Prayer of Adoration
All Age Talk
Hymn: CH4-458 At the Name of Jesus*
Profession of Faith*
15The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Confession and Assurance of Pardon
- Confession of Sin: Psalm 130:1-4
- Assurance of Pardon: John 3:16-17
Liturgy of the Word
- 1st Reading: Psalm 23
- 2nd Reading: Matthew 6:5-15
Responsive Hymn: CH4-113 God the Father of Creation*
Prayers of the Congregation
- Lord’s Prayer**
- Prayers of Intercession
Closing Hymn/Song: CH4-251 I the Lord of Sea and Sky*
Greeting of Peace*
Pastor: Peace of the Lord be with you.
Congregation: And also with you.
Benediction: 1 Peter 5:6-10