CRU Parish Online
Order of Service
6 September 2020
(* Done as a congregation)
Welcome & Announcements
Silence & Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship: Psalm 107:1-2
Hymn of Praise: A Mighty Fortress*
Prayer of Adoration
All Age Talk
Profession of Faith*
Minister: How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?
Congregation: First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he could make us share in the righteousness, which he had obtained for us by his death. Second, by his power we are raised up to a new life. Third, Christ's resurrection is to us a sure pledge of our glorious resurrection.
Minister: How does Christ’s ascension into heaven benefit us?
Congregation: First, he is our Advocate in heaven before his Father. Second, we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that he, our Head, will also take us, his members, up to himself. Third, he sends us his Spirit as a counter-pledge, by whose power we seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God, and not the things that are on earth. (Q.45 & 49, Heidelberg Catechsim, 1563 A.D.)
Confession & Assurance of Pardon
Confession: Psalm 139:1-6, 23-24
Assurance of Forgiveness: Palm 130:7-8
Scripture Readings & Sermon
1st Reading: Genesis 6:1-8, 17-22
2nd Reading: Matthew 24:36-44
Responsive Song: King of Kings*
Prayers of the Congregation
Prayers of Intercession
Closing Hymn: Christ Our Hope, in Life and Death*
Greeting of Peace*
Pastor: Peace of the Lord be with you.
Congregation: And also with you
Benediction: Numbers 6:23-27