Resources/ Weekly Order of Worship

                                                                   Order of Worship

Announcements

Preparation for Worship

*Call to Worship—congregation reads bold print

Lift up your heads, you gates;

be lifted up, you ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The LORD strong and mighty,

the LORD mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, you gates;

lift them up, you ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

Who is he, this King of glory?

The LORD Almighty—

He is the King of glory.

--Psalm 24:7-10

 

* “Gloria Patri”--- (Hymnal 735) 

“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.”    

 

*Opening Prayer     

 

*Hymn of Praise--“Our God, Our Help is Ages Past” (Hymnal 30)

 

*Responsive Reading—Westminster Shorter Catechism

 

WSC 76 Q: Which is the ninth commandment? A. The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.  

 

WSC 77 Q: What is required in the ninth commandment? A. The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man,  and of our own and our neighbor’s good name, especially in witness-bearing.

 

Confession of Sin: 

 

People:  “Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation.   Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray.  My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.  For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You.  The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.  But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple (Psalm 5:1-5, 7).”  Hear now our silent confessions in Jesus’ name. 

 

Silent Confession of Sin  

 

Scriptural Assurance of Pardon

 

Minister:  Hear the Good News!  “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”  --1 Peter 1:18-19

 

Psalm Reading—Psalm 101 (318, 342) 

 

Pastoral Prayer (ending with a unison recitation of the Lord’s Prayer)   

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive  us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.   Amen.”    

 

Old Testament Reading—Exodus 9:1-12 (33, 36) 

 

Gospel Reading—Luke 20:10-16 (555, 605) 

 

*Psalm of Preparation— “Psalm 57:5-11” (Trinity Psalter 46)

 

Sermon—Romans 16:1-16 “Commendations and Greetings” (601, 656)

 

Prayer, Tithes, and Offerings—“Psalm 101” (Trinity

Psalter 84)

 

*Hymn of Response—“Before the Throne of God Above” (Insert) 

 

*Benediction     

* --Please stand if able

 

Prayer Requests

--This week’s WEPCA Missionaries:  The Knight Family                                       

 --Pray for our covenant children    

--Pray for our Elders 

--Pray for the persecuted church    

--Pray for those dealing with physical ailments

--Pray for the upcoming “5 Solas” sermon series and outreach. 

Announcements

--We will be having a congregation wide prayer meeting after church on today.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

--Sunday school starts again on September 10 at 10am. We again will have classes for lower elementary and upper elementary along with Adult Sunday school.  If you have any questions please talk to Pastor Miller. 

--The Adult Sunday school class will continue working through “A Summary of Christian Doctrine” by Louis Berkhof.  If you need a book please let Pastor Miller know. 

Nursery/Childcare 

--If at all possible we want families to worship together. But, at times, it may be necessary, for the orderliness and edification of the church, to utilize the nursery in the back of the sanctuary, which is equipped with chairs and a sound system.