Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | February 23, 2020

 

Gathering Song
Rejoice In All Your Works

Call to Worship Isaiah 42:5-8
Leader: Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:

All: “I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. 

Leader: I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.

Prayer of Adoration

 

Hymn and Song of Adoration 
Holy, Holy, Holy Hymn 100

Boldly I Approach

Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 94,95
Leader: What does the LORD require in the first commandment?

All: That for the sake of my very salvation I avoid and flee all idolatry witchcraft, superstition, and prayer to saints or to other creatures. Further, that I rightly come to know the only true God,  trust in him alone,  submit to him with all humility and patience, expect all good from him only, and love, fear, and honor him with all my heart. In short, that I forsake all creatures rather than do the least thing against his will.

Leader: What is idolatry?

All: Idolatry is having or inventing something in which to put our trust instead of, or in addition to, the only true God who has revealed himself in his Word.

Prayer of Confession and Assurance
 

Ministry Update 
Athletes in Action, Vince Purpero

Church Life Announcements

Offering/OffertoryDoxology
The Goodness of the Lord
Doxology Hymn 731

Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Reading Acts 9:32-43

32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.33 There he found a man named Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, who was paralyzed. 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose. 35 And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. 36 Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. 37 In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.

38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.” 39 So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then, calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. 43 And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner.

Sermon Doug Domin
"Here and There"
 

Hymn of Rejoicing 
Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer

Benediction

 

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Further Reflection

*Take some time to read the words and sing the songs before Sunday and rejoice in the Lord. This will help you to engage in the singing, especially if the songs are unfamiliar.

*Sin has separated us from God, but Jesus has done away with our sin by his death and resurrection and therefore we can have a full, intimate relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Do you come to the worship service as someone who is separated from God? 

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More resources on worship

The Victorious Lamb  Sermon 5/26/19

What is Your Song? Blog Post

Songs We Sing Together Blog Post

Then Sings My Soul Blog Post

Storied Worship Blog Post

Music at Peace Blog Post

Worship Reformation - Sermon from 10/8/17

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