The Lord’s Day | January 24, 2020
"The God of All Comfort: Psalms" Weekly Resource Sheets found here.
Call to Worship, Psalm 103:20-22
Leader: Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!
All: Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!
Leader: Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion.
All: Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Prayer of Adoration
Hymn and Song of Praise
Prayer of Confession and Assurance
Hymn of Assurance
Doxology, Hymn 731
Pastoral Prayer, Ralph DeVries
New Testament Reading, I Peter 2:9-12
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
Responsive Psalter Reading, Psalm 103
Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
All: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Leader: The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.
All: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
Leader: For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
All: As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
Leader: As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
All: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
Leader: The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules
All: Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will! Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Sermon - The God of All Comfort: Psalm 103 -"Bless the Lord, O My Soul" Ken Langley
Song of Rejoicing
*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?
More resources on worship
The Victorious Lamb Sermon 5/26/19