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The Lord’s Day ~ November 15, 2020

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

  Prelude  [531, 589 (alt tune), 604, 615] Announcements

Meditation: Psalm 98 Prayer [712]

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

*Call to worship: Psalm 98:1–3

*The Lord’s Greeting    *Invocation

*God’s law: Exodus 20:1–2

*Confession of sin in unison (Psalm 130:1−4)

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!

O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.

Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, Amen.

*Assurance of forgiveness: Isaiah 55:6−9

Hymn 58 (read aloud) “O Splendor of God’s Golory Bright”

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

*Old Testament Scripture Reading: Psalm 58

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 [434] Prayer

Responsive reading: Psalm 19 page 790

God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:

*New Testament Scripture reading: Matthew 12:22–37

  Sermon: “Watch Your Words!” Matthew 12:33–37

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

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper [646–647, 656]

We praise God and he blesses us:

*Hymn 561 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”

*Hymn 585 “Take My Life, and Let It Be”

*Benediction *Hymn 733 “Doxology”

Postlude [549]

*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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