March 28, 2021

Opening Declaration of Dependence

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8  
Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Joel 2:13  
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. Daniel 9:9–10  
Correct me, O Lord, but in justice; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing. Jeremiah 10:24 
I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.” Luke 15:18–19  
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8–9

Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord in His sanctuary!
Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord in His firmament!
Praise God for His mighty deeds! Praise God according to His greatness!
Praise God with trumpet sound.
Let lute and harp resound with tambourine and dance in praise to God!
With strings and pipe let every type of praise be heard!
Sound the loud clashing cymbals!  Let your praise resound with cymbals
!Let everything that breathes praise God! Let heaven and earth praise God. Alleluia, sing alleluia!
Lift your voice in praise to God. Alleluia, sing alleluia!
Let everything that breathes praise God! Sing alleluia!
Congregation, please stand and join the choir in singing:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near, Join me in glad adoration!
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen sound from His people again: Gladly forever adore Him!

Prayer of Confession

‍Almighty and most merciful Father,
         we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep,
         we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
         we have offended against Your holy laws,
         we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
         and we have done those things which we ought not to have done,
         and so we are helpless without You.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders,
         spare us, as we confess our faults,
         restore us, as we are penitent, according to Your promises declared to us in Christ Jesus our Lord,
         and grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and devout life, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

 All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Assurance of Grace

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and  live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For  you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to  the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:24-25)
Gloria Patri - Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

General prayer

The Old Testament Lesson

The Hymn - "Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"   (Trinity Hymnal 198)
Scripture Reading - Isaiah 53
The Hymn -  "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"  (Trinity Hymnal 247)

The New Testament Lesson - John 19:1-27

Benediction

     Leader: Now may the God of peace  who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,  the great shepherd of the sheep, by  the blood of      the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will,  working in us  that which is pleasing in his sight,      through Jesus Christ,  to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21

May 22, 2022

Prelude

Choral Introit: "The First Song of Isaiah"

REFRAIN: Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say, give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name.  REFRAIN

Make his deeds known among the peoples; see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things,
And this is known in all the world.  REFRAIN

Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy,
For the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel. REFRAIN

God Calls Us

Call to Worship: Psalm 136:1-4

Minister: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
People:
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Minister:
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever.
People:
To him who alone does great wonders.
All:
For his steadfast love endures forever!

Hymnal #457:  “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Come, thou fount of ev'ry blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above;
praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,
mount of God's unchanging love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I'm come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wand'ring from the fold of God:
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
daily I'm constrained to be;
let that grace now, like a fetter,
bind my wand'ring heart to thee.
Prone to wander – Lord, I feel it –
prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.

Prayer of Invocation and the Lord’s Prayer

God Cleanses Us

Confession of Sin

Prayer for Pardon

All: The Lord is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all who call upon his name, that call upon him in truth. The Lord is near to his people, and will fulfill the desire of those that fear Him. The Lord hears the cry of his people, and saves them. Amen.

Assurance of Grace: Isaiah 1:18

Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Hymnal #735:  “Gloria Patri”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be

World without end. Amen. Amen.

Offertory:  Acts 20:35

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Prayer of the Church: Elder Miguel Riveron

God Consecrates Us

Scripture Reading Ezra 6:1-5

Hymnal #451 "The Sending, Lord, Springs"

Reading of  Scripture: Mark 16:15

Sermon: "Global Mission" by Pastor Joel E. Wood

God Communes with Us

Hymnal #451 "Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands"

Amidst us our Beloved stands,
and bids us view his pierced hands;
points to the wounded feet and side,
blest emblems of the Crucified.

What food luxurious loads the board,
when at his table sits the Lord!
The wine how rich, the bread how sweet,
when Jesus deigns the guests to meet!

If now, with eyes defiled and dim,
we see the signs, but see not him;
O may his love the scales displace,
and bid us see him face to face!

O glorious Bridegroom of our hearts,
your present smile a heav’n imparts!
O lift the veil, if veil there be,
let every saint your glory see!

Words of Institution - 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Our Confession of Faith: “Apostles' Creed” Hymnal p. 845
Minister: Christian, in whom do you believe?
All: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.
     He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.
     The third day he rose again from the dead.
     He ascended into Heaven,
     and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
     From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
     the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,  the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Lord's Supper

Prayer of Thanksgiving

God Commissions Us

Doxology: Hymnal #732

Benediction

Postlude