Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | July 5, 2020
  

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Preparation 

Gathering Song

Our Great God

Call to Worship, Psalm 96:1-9

Leader: Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
 
All: Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
 
Leader:
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
 
All: For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
 
Leader:
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
 
All: Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
 
Leader:
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!
 
All: Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!
 
Prayer of Adoration & Lord’s Prayer
 
Hymn of Adoration

All Hail the Power Of Jesus’ Name, Hymn 296

Prayer of Confession & Assurance

Song of Assurance

His Mercy Is More

Church Life Announcements

Doxology
 
Pastoral Prayer, Jeff Smith
 
Scripture Reading,
Acts 18:24-19:7

24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.  27 And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus. 

1 And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. 2 And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.” 4 And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. 7 There were about twelve men in all.

Sermon, “The Fruit of Discipleship”, Eric Gatilogo

Apostles’ Creed

All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus   Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper, Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gloria Patri, Hymn 735 

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

Weekday Worship Resources

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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