CRU Parish Online
Order of Service
20 June 2021
*Done as a congregation
Welcome and Announcements
Prayer of Approach*
Almighty God, this is the day you have made, and it serves as a reminder of your majesty and grace, as well as your providential and overarching care. But it is also a day of worship, and a day to pray, praise, and listen as we hear your word and rest in your promises. Be with us this day, take away the things that distract us, and then help us recall the privileges we have as your children as we seek to renew our minds and strengthen our faith and trust in you. Grant each of us a sense of your presence, and may our minds be sensitive to your truths as we exalt and glorify your name. We ask all this in the mighty and precious name of Christ our Saviour, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever, amen.
Call to Worship: Psalm 108:1-5*
Pastor: My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
Congregation: I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
Pastor: For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Congregation: Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
Hymn of Praise: Holy, Holy, Holy*
Prayer of Adoration
All Age Talk
Profession of Faith*
Pastor: How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?
Congregation: First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he obtained for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already raised to a new life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.
Pastor: How does Christ’s ascension to heaven benefit us?
Congregation: First, he is our advocate in heaven in the presence of his Father. Second, we have our own flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that Christ our head will also take us, his members, up to himself. Third, he sends his Spirit to us on earth as a corresponding pledge. By the Spirit’s power we seek not earthly things but the things above, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.
(Q.46 & Q.49, Heidelberg Catechism, 1563 A.D.)
Confession and Assurance of Pardon
- Confession: Hebrews 4:14-16
- Assurance: Micah 7:18-20
Liturgy of the Word
- Old Testament Reading: Nehemiah 13:4-22
- New Testament Reading: Matthew 21:12-17
- Sermon: Faith That Leads Us to Christ
Responsive Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling*
- Prayer of Intercession
- Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn: Christ Our Hope In Life and Death*
Minister: The peace of the Lord be with you.
Congregation: And also with you.
Benediction: Philippians 3:20-21