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The Lord’s Day ~ April 18, 2021

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

  Prelude  [241, 275, 278, 282, 283, 521, 520] Announcements

Meditation: Psalm 84 Silent Prayer [725]

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

*Call to worship: Psalm 84:1–2

*The Lord’s Greeting    *Invocation

*God’s law: Exodus 20:15

*Confession of sin in unison (from 1 Kings 8:47−50)

We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly. From heaven, your dwelling place, hear our prayer and our plea, and uphold our cause. Forgive your people, who have sinned against you; forgive all the offenses we have committed against you. Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, Amen.

*Assurance of forgiveness: Psalm 32:5

Hymn 239 (read aloud) “Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless”

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

*Old Testament Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:13—53:12

Our confession of faith: Psalm 23 (in unison)

We pray to God and bring him our gifts:

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

  Worship through tithes and offerings [585] Prayer

Responsive reading: Psalm 22 page 790

God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:

*New Testament Scripture reading: Matthew 16:13–28

  Sermon: “Keep in Mind the Things of God” Matthew 16:21–23

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

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper [426, 257]

We praise God and he blesses us:

*Hymn 247 “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”

*Hymn 243 “Praise the Savior Now and Ever”

*Benediction *Hymn 733 “Doxology”

Postlude [267]

*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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