Bulletin

The Lord’s Day ~ July 25, 2021

Fellowship time 10:35 a.m.

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

Prelude [86, 92, 116, “Before the Throne”] Announcements

Meditation: Psalm 81 Silent Prayer [“Worthy Is the Lamb”]

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

*Call to worship: Psalm 81:1

*The Lord’s Greeting    *Invocation

God’s law: Deuteronomy 5:20

Confession of sin in unison (Romans 3:10–12)

As it is written:

There is no one righteous, not even one;

there is no one who understands;

there is no one who seeks God.

All have turned away,

they have together become worthless;

there is no one who does good,

not even one.”

Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, Amen.

Assurance of forgiveness: Hebrews 2:14−18

*Hymn 53 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

We praise God and listen to his Word:

Responsive reading: Psalm 27 page 793

*Old Testament Scripture Reading: Isaiah 5:1–7

Hymn 35 “My God, How Wonderful Thou Art”

We pray to God and bring him our gifts:

God’s people pray The Lord’s Prayer

  Worship through tithes and offerings [434] Prayer

*Hymn 466 “I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew”

God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:

*New Testament Scripture reading: Matthew 20:1–16

  Sermon: “But It’s Not Fair!” Matthew 20:1–16

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

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper [428, 429]

We praise God and he blesses us:

*Hymn 461 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

*Benediction *Hymn 733 “Doxology”

Postlude [355]

*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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