6:00 PM Worship Service
November 17, 2019
At 3100 Covenant Rd
“Let us carefully observe then, when we wish to use the sacraments as God has ordained, that they should be like ladders, for raising us on high. For we are heavy and cumbersome, held down by earthly things. Thus, because we are unable to fly high enough to draw near to God, he has ordained sacraments for us like ladders. If a man wishes to leap on high, he will break his neck in the attempt; but if he has steps, he is able to proceed with confidence. So also if we are to reach our God. Let’s use the means which he has instituted for us, since he knows what is suitable for us.”
- John Calvin
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 138:1-2
Leader: I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;
All: I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
HYMN OF ADORATION No. 660 O God Beyond All Praising
CORPORATE CONFESSION OF SIN 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: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:1-12)
Leader: If you are trusting in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins, hear his words of pardoning grace: 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
Leader: This is the good news!
All: Thanks be to God!
HYMN OF THE GOSPEL Jesus, I Come
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE READING 1 Kings 22
SERMON Scott Dinkins
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 457 Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing