The Lord’s Day ~ August 1, 2021

Fellowship time 10:35 a.m.

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

Prelude [469, 471, 491, 495, 502] Announcements

Meditation: Psalm 95 Silent Prayer [339]

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 5:21

Confession of sin in unison (Daniel 9:4,5,18,19)

O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. . . . We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, Amen.

Assurance of forgiveness: Hebrews 2:14−18

*Hymn 36 “Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me”

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

The Nicene Creed (in unison) page 846

*Old Testament Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52

Hymn 37 “All That I Am I Owe to Thee”

We pray to God and bring him our gifts:

God’s people pray The Lord’s Prayer

  Worship through tithes and offerings [585] Prayer

*Hymn 246 “Man of Sorrows! What a Name”

God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:

*New Testament Scripture reading: Matthew 20:17–28

  Sermon: “The Son of Man Goes to Jerusalem” Matthew 20:17–19

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

Diaconal offering [432]

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper [426, 480]

We praise God and he blesses us:

*Hymn 243 “Praise the Savior Now and Ever”

*Benediction *Hymn 733 “Doxology”

Postlude [53]

*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.

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