9:30 AM Worship at Christ Church:
Welcome and Announcements
GOD CALLS HIS PEOPLE TO WORSHIP
It is God Himself who calls His people to worship.
We come praising him, confessing our sins and the one true faith.
*Call to Worship Revelation 19:5b, 6b-7a
Leader: "Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great."
Congregation: "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory,
*Prayer of Invocation
*Hymn of Praise
No. 295 Crown Him with Many Crowns
*Reading of the Law Mark 12:29-31
Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Hear us O God, most holy and most merciful, as we pray. confessing and repenting together, then silently,
Congregation: God of steadfast love and faithfulness, you are faithful to us and love us, but we have not been faithful and we have not loved you. You call to us by your Word and Spirit, but we have not listened. We have not trusted you. Therefore, with ingratitude we have walked in unrighteousness. Our neighbors have need of your love, but we have loved only ourselves. In our hearts we have loved what you hate. Help us to admit our sin, so that as you come to us in the goodness of your steadfast love and faithfulness we may repent, turn to you, and receive forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Hear us as we come to you silently...
Leader: To all who are trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, hear these words of His pardoning grace: But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. - Titus 3:4-7
*Hymn of Response
No. 648 My Jesus, I Love Thee
GOD SPEAKS TO HIS PEOPLE THROUGH HIS WORD
The Scriptures and the Sacraments are the means God uses to communicate to us the benefits of redemption. He makes them effectual to his own for their salvation. We participate by faith.
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26
Sermon "A Life Lived Backwards" Rev. Jim Wilkerson
THE GRATEFUL GIVING OF THEMSELVES, TITHES & OFFERINGS
It is from God we have received all things and on Him we depend,
and to Him we give thanks, giving unto Him ourselves and our gifts
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Supplication
No. 642 Be Thou My Vision
GOD SENDS HIS PEOPLE OUT
We go out in the blessing of our Lord’s love,
wisdom and resurrection power into our various callings.