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The Lord’s Day ~ January 10, 2021

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

  Prelude  [314, 316, 318, 319, 320, 548] Announcements

Meditation: Psalm 95 Prayer [339]

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

*Call to worship: Psalm 95:5–6

*The Lord’s Greeting    *Invocation

*God’s law: Exodus 20:15

*Confession of sin in unison (Romans 7:21−24)

When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, Amen.

*Assurance of forgiveness: Romans 7:25—8:2

Hymn 314 (read aloud) “O Wherefore Do the Nations Rage”

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

*Old Testament Scripture Reading: Daniel 12

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 [541] Prayer

Responsive reading: Psalm 50:1–15 page 803

God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:

*New Testament Scripture reading: Matthew 13:24–43

  Sermon: “You Will Shine Like the Sun” Matthew 13:24–43

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

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

We praise God and he blesses us:

*Hymn 545 “When this Passing World Is Done”

*Hymn 40 “God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength”

*Benediction *Hymn 733 “Doxology”

Postlude [689]

*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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