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Morning Service 21st July 10am

Rev Terry Burns

Welcome and Intimations

Prayer of Approach

Almighty God, although we have gathered to worship you, and to proclaim the truth of the Gospel; our hearts and minds are not yet fully ready because we are mired in the busyness of life and the rush of the day. Which is why we seek you now, and ask that you send your Holy Spirit to slow us down, and to push aside the distractions that draw us away from you, and away from your Son, Jesus Christ. Use our silence to turn our eyes toward you, and to fill us with gratitude, hope, and a desire to magnify your name as we celebrate and rejoice this day. Then allow us to fully experience the wonder of your majestic and powerful presence, and to know the depth and the extent of the forgiveness you offer us through Christ’s work on the cross.  We ask all this in the mighty and precious name of He who saved us, amen

Preparatory Silence

Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-2

Hymn of Praise: CH4 – 64 Psalm 100, Sing All Creation

Prayer of Adoration

Doxology (CH4, Hymn 807) and Presentation of the Offering

Children’s Talk

Children’s Hymn: CH4 – 144 I Love the Sun

Profession of Faith

So we confess, and most undoubtedly believe, that our Lord Jesus Christ offered himself a voluntary sacrifice unto his Father for us, that he suffered contradiction of sinners, that he was wounded and plagued for our transgressions, that he, the clean innocent Lamb of God, was condemned in the presence of an earthly judge, that we should be absolved before the judgment seat of our God; that he suffered not only the cruel death of the cross, which was accursed by the sentence of God, but also that he suffered for a season the wrath of his Father, which sinners had deserved. But yet we avow that he remained the only, well beloved, and blessed Son of his Father even in the midst of his anguish and torment which he suffered in body and soul to make full atonement for the sins of the people. From this we confess and avow that there remains no other sacrifice for sin; if any affirm so, we do not hesitate to say that they are blasphemers against Christ's death and the everlasting atonement thereby purchased for us. (Chapter 9, Christ’s Death, Passion, and Burial; The Scots Confession, 1560 A.D.)

Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness

  • Confession: 1 Peter 2:1-5
  • Silent Confession
  • Assurance of Forgiveness: Ephesians 1:7-9

Hymn of Illumination: CH4 – 603 For Your Gift of God the Spirit

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 63:1-8

New Testament Reading: Luke 10:38-42

Sermon - from Luke 10:38 - 42

Responsive Hymn: CH4 – 542 Lord Speak to Me, That I May Speak

Congregational Prayer

  • Prayers of Intercession
  • Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn: CH4 – 458 At the Name of Jesus

Peace

  • Minister: The peace of the Lord be with you.
  • Congregation: And also with you.

Benediction: 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

CH4 – 803 We Will Walk With God My Brothers

Postlude

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