Sunday Liturgy

May 15, 2022

Overcome


Call to Worship

Psalm 33:1–9


Leader

Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!

Praise befits the upright.

Give thanks to the LORD with music;

and make melody to him with stringed instruments!

Sing to him a new song;

play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.


All

For the Word of the LORD is upright,

and all his work is done in faithfulness!

He loves righteousness and justice;

the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD!


Leader

By the Word of the LORD the heavens were made,

and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;

he puts the deeps in storehouses.

All

Let all the earth fear the LORD!

Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!

For he spoke, and it came to be;

he commanded, and it stood firm.


The Lion and the Lamb


Behold Him


Confession of Sin

(based Micah 6:8; Psalm 51:10-12; Romans 12:1-2; Worship Sourcebook, 2.2.14 & P.8.2.2.1)


Micah 6:8 - He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?


Leader

Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you.


All

We humbly confess our sins and ask for your mercy.

For we have not loved you with a pure heart,

nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.

We have not done justice, loved kindness,

or walked humbly with you, our God.


Leader

For we are either kind but soft on justice,

or strong on justice but not kind. 

Yet we see that you are both completely kind and completely just!

Have mercy on us, O God!


All

In your loving-kindness, and in your great compassion, 

cleanse us from all our sin.

Create in us a clean heart, O God,

and renew a right spirit within us.

Do not cast us from your presence,

or take your Holy Spirit from us.

Restore us to the joy of your salvation

and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit.


Leader

Through Christ, in Christ, and with Christ,

let us so delight in his righteous record gifted to us,

that we learn to act rightly towards all others.


All

Renew our minds and redirect our loves,

that we might be a transformed people in the world

rather than a people conformed to the world.

Lead us to live as you require: doing justice, 

loving kindness, and walking humbly with you, our God.

Keep us faithful in your service

until Christ comes in final victory

and til we feast with all the saints in eternal joy.



Assurance of Pardon

(based on Micah 7:18–20; Jeremiah 50:20)


Leader

Who is like our God, pardoning iniquity,

passing over transgression

and completely purifying his people?

He does not retain his anger forever,

because he delights in steadfast love.

Through his covenant to Abraham and Israel, fulfilled in Christ,

he will show us faithfulness and steadfast love

just as he swore to our fathers in the faith

from the days of old!


All

He will again have compassion on us!

He will tread our iniquities underfoot.

He will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea!

Yes! He has, in Christ, cast all our sins into the sea!


Christ Our Only Hope in Life and Death


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 19

Based on Isaiah 53:10–11


Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?


Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.


Scripture- Romans 1:18-2:4


In Christ Alone



Benediction

Romans 16:25–27


Now to him who is able to strengthen you to bring about the obedience of faith


    according to the gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, 

    according to the revelation of the mystery that has now

    been made known to all nations through the Scriptures, 

    according to the command of the eternal God

  

to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! 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