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Order of Service

14 February 2021

*Done as a congregation

Welcome and Preparation for Worship

Preparatory Silence

Call to Worship: Psalm 149:1-5*

Pastor: Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. 

Congregation: Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. 

Pastor: For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

Congregation: Let his faithful people rejoice in this honour and sing for joy on their beds.

Hymn of Praise: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee*

Prayer of Adoration

All Age Talk

Profession of Faith*

Pastor: How did Christ humble himself in his death?

Congregation: Christ humbled himself in his death by being betrayed by Judas, forsaken by his disciples, scorned and rejected by the world, condemned by Pilate, and tormented with physical persecution. He struggled with the terrors of death and the powers of darkness; he felt and bore the weight of God’s anger. Finally, enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death on the cross, he laid down his life as an offering for sin.  

Pastor: How was Christ exalted in his resurrection? 

Congregation: Christ’s exaltation in his resurrection began with his body not decaying, since it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. On the third day, he rose again from the dead by his own power and in the very same body with all its essential qualities in which he had suffered. By his resurrection, he plainly declared himself to be the Son of God, to have satisfied divine justice, to have conquered death as well as him who holds the power of death, and to be Lord of the living and the dead. He did all this as a general representative of humanity and as head of his church in order to justify believers, make them alive in his grace, support them against their enemies, and assure them that they too will be resurrected from the dead at the last day. 

(Q.49 & 52, Westminster Larger Catechism-MESV)

Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness

Confession: Hebrews 4:14-16

Silent Confession

Assurance of Forgiveness: Hebrews 7:23-25

Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 34:17-24

New Testament Reading: Luke 13:1-9

Sermon: An Avoidable Inevitability

Responsive Hymn: How Deep the Father’s Love For Us *

Congregational Prayer

Prayer of Intercession

Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn: Christ Our Hope, In Life and Death*

Peace*

Minister: The peace of the Lord be with you.

Congregation: And also with you.

Benediction: 1 John 5:20

 

 

 

 

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