Call to Worship
Oh sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The LORD has made known his salvation;
he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love
and faithfulness to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God!
Praise the Lord Ye Heavens
Prayer of Confession
Father, warm our indifferent hearts
which are often cool towards you
though you have been
immensely compassionate towards us.
Father, you have shown us great mercy
through the sacrifice of your Son.
You piled the awful weight of our sin on Jesus
and crushed him in our place,
so that through his atoning death
we could inherit every spiritual blessing imaginable.
But we confess that we often keep
the blessings of our salvation to ourselves.
We are blessed in order to be a blessing to others.
Yet we often find in ourselves
a cold, uncaring, unconcerned, and apathetic heart
which rejoices in our reconciliation to God,
but forgets we are only part
of his reconciliation of the whole world.
Holy Spirit, melt our stony hearts
with gratitude for the mercy we have received
until compassion and love flow out of us to others.
Help us to die to our own
desires, schedules, and agendas,
and open our eyes to see the people you want us to love,
with the good Word of the gospel,
and with the good works you prepared for us to do.
Assurance of Pardon
(Jeremiah 31:37; Romans 11:27; Hebrews 8:6, 12)
Thus says the LORD:
“If the heavens above can be measured,
and the foundations of the earth below can be explored,
then I will cast off all the offspring of Israel
for all that they have done, declares the LORD.”
Our Deliverer has come, saying,
“And this will be my covenant with them:
when I take away their sins."
Our Savior, Jesus Christ,
has obtained a most excellent ministry,
sent to be merciful toward our iniquities,
and remembering our sin no more!
Your Love Never Fails
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
New City Catechism
How can we glorify God?
We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law.
Scripture Reading: Romans 11:13-29
King of Kings
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above the Heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen