9:30 AM Worship at Christ Church:
Hymn of Preparation Jesus, I Come
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 Colossians 1:15-20
Leader: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
*Prayer of Adoration and Lord's Prayer
*Hymn of Praise
In Christ Alone (Getty hymn)
Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon
Leader: In Christ, in the presence of Almighty God, let us with humble hearts confess our sins, so that we may be granted forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.
All: O God, may your Spirit speak in me that I may speak to you. I have no merit, let the merit of Jesus stand for me. I am undeserving, but I look to your tender mercies. I am full of infirmities, wants and sin. You are full of grace. I confess my sin, my frequent sin, my willful sin.
Leader: Let us continue to confess our sins in silent prayer.
All: O God, you have given us union with Jesus our Lord. Now in him may our hearts turn toward righteousness. Let us in humility turn from arrogant pride and sin to love you and our neighbors. Amen.
Leader: If you are trusting in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins, hear his words of pardoning grace: And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister. - Colossians 1:21-23
*Hymn of Response
No. 498 Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
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 Romans 10:1-14
Sermon Human Responsibility Pt. 3 - 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. 708 O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
GOD SENDS HIS PEOPLE OUT
We go out in the blessing of our Lord’s love,
wisdom and resurrection power into our various callings.