The Lord’s Day ~ September 27, 2020
This morning the congregation of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Wasilla, Alaska, joins our congregation via our livestream. Welcome!
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a.m. PDT (10:00 a.m. ADT)
Meditation: Psalm 95 Prayer
God welcomes us, we confess our sins and praise him:
*Call to worship: Psalm 95:6–7
*The Lord’s Greeting *Invocation
*God’s law: Deuteronomy 5:19
*Confession of sin in unison (Psalm 51:1−2)
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, Amen.
*Assurance of forgiveness: 1 John 2:1−2
Hymn 304 (read in unison) “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
We listen to God’s Word and confess our faith:
*Old Testament Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31:23–37
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 Prayer
Responsive reading: Psalm 20 page 790
God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:
*New Testament Scripture reading: Matthew 11:20–30
Sermon: “Rest for Your Souls” Matthew 11:25–30
God seals his grace in the sacraments:
The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
We praise God and he blesses us:
*Hymn 474 “Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow!”
*Hymn 469 “How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place”
*Benediction *Hymn 733 “Doxology”
*Congregation please stand if able
Welcome as we worship God today
For whom is the Lord’s Supper intended? May we point you to the language of the Directory for the Public Worship of God of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church? We “invite all who are right with God and his church, through faith in the Lord Jesus, to come to the Lord’s Table. If you have received Christ and are resting upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to you in the gospel, if you are a baptized and professing communicant member in good standing in a church that professes the gospel of God’s free grace in Jesus Christ, and if you live penitently and seek to walk in godliness before the Lord, then this Supper is for you, and [we] invite you in Christ’s name to eat the bread and drink the cup.” (III.C.3)
If you have questions, we invite you to speak with the pastor or one of the elders. We recognize that the emphasis on the importance of church membership may be unfamiliar to some. We recommend the booklet, “Why Join a Church?” summarizing the Bible’s teaching on the importance of church membership. Copies are available on the table in the entry and here. 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.