The Lord’s Day ~ July 5, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a.m. (also livestreamed)

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Meditation: Psalm 103 Prayer [725]

God welcomes us, we confess our sins and praise him:

*Call to worship: Psalm 103:1–5

*The Lord’s Greeting    *Invocation

*God’s law: Exodus 20:17

*Confession of sin in unison (Romans 3:10–12)

As it is written:

There is no one righteous, not even one;

there is no one who understands;

there is no one who seeks God.

All have turned away,

they have together become worthless;

there is no one who does good,

not even one.” Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, Amen.

*Assurance of forgiveness: 1 John 2:1−2

Hymn 642 (read aloud): “Be Thou My Vision”

We listen to God’s Word and confess our faith:

*Old Testament Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:1–11

The Nicene Creed (in unison) page 846

We pray to God and bring him our gifts:

God’s people pray The Lord’s Prayer (in unison)

  Worship through tithes and offerings [433] Prayer

Responsive reading: Psalm 32 page 795

God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:

*New Testament Scripture reading: Matthew 9:1–8

  Sermon: “Your Sins Are Forgiven!” Matthew 9:1–8

God seals his grace in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper:

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper [426, 429]

Diaconal offering [702]

We praise God and he blesses us:

*Hymn 551 “How Blest Is He Whose Trespass”

*Hymn 306 “Jesus, My Great High Priest”

*Benediction *Hymn 733 “Doxology”

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Evening worship 5:30 p.m. (also livestreamed)

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God welcomes us and we praise him:

*The Lord’s Greeting *Invocation

Hymn 363 (read aloud): “We Gather Together”

Responsive reading: Psalm 113 page 826

The Apostles’ Creed (in unison) page 845

God speaks to us in his Word:

*Scripture reading: Ruth 1

Sermon: “Your God Will Be My God” Ruth 1:16–17

We respond and go to serve God:

Responsive reading: Psalm 141 page 836

God’s people pray

*Hymn 368 “The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear”

*Hymn 403“Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing”

*Benediction *Hymn 735 “Gloria Patri”

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*Congregation please stand if able

Welcome as we worship God today

We invite those who have confessed their faith in Christ in a Bible-believ­ing church, and are not under discipline, to partake of the Lord’s Sup­per with us. The communion tray contains both wine (the inner rings) and grape juice (the outer ring).

We welcome children in our worship services. The nursery room is available for pre-school children if needed. Children’s bulletins are available for your child to use during the service, if you wish.

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