Sunday Liturgy

September 25, 2022


Death Was Arrested


Call to Worship

(based on Deuteronomy 33:26-27, 29)


Leader

Happy are you, O Church! 

For who is like you, a people saved by the LORD?

He is the shield of your help,

and the sword of your triumph!


All

There is no one like our God!

He rides through the heavens to be our help.

The eternal God is our dwelling place,

and underneath us are his everlasting arms.


Leader

Yes! We are upheld by his everlasting arms!


All

Let us always give thanks to our gracious God!



How Great is Your Love


There is One Gospel



Confession of Sin

(based on Romans 5:12-21; Colossians 1:14)


Leader

Heavenly Father, by your grace and through your Son,

you have transferred us from the kingdom of darkness

into the kingdom of light, life, and love.


All

But we confess that we love food, sex, and work;

our bodies, reputations, good works, and possessions;

our families, friends, and favorite pastimes more than we love you.

And we are willing to sin frequently to get them.


Leader

You tell us that, "Death spread to all men because all sinned."

When we devote ourselves to our idols, 

we despise you and court death.

Forgive us, Lord, for like the first Adam,

we too have fallen into sin and self-focus.


All

So we turn to our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

For he has taken the great burden

of all these sins which we cannot bear.

We look to him alone for our salvation;

and to his grace, strength, and love to free us

from all that rules our hearts besides him.



Worship leader says:

“We invite you to kneel or sit for a time of personal confession”…[after the time of silent confession]: “Brothers and sisters, as we have bowed in humility before the Lord to confess our sins, now stand in the forgiving grace and pardoning assurance God gives to all who believe by faith in the work of Christ.”




Assurance of Pardon

(Romans 5:15–16, 19)


Leader

The judgment of God against sin brought condemnation, 

but the free gift of God's Son brought justification!


All

For just as many died through Adam's sin, 

many now live by the free grace of God given through Jesus Christ,

who justified us by his blood and gave us peace with God!



Crowns


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

Question 39


With what attitude should we pray?


With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of Christ, he always hears our prayers.


Scripture Reading: Romans 5: 12-21


Lamb of God



Benediction

Galatians 6:18


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.  



Doxology


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