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The Lord’s Day, April 12, 2020
Afternoon Worship ~ 4:30PM
Note: All songs are from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal (TPH); click on the underlined words or orange font words to open up links to tunes and other supplemtal resources. Or sing along with Pastor Brian on guitar here (coming soon). Click here to download and print a PDF of the liturgy. All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible. The sermon video link is below.
Call to Worship ~ Psalm 22:23-24
You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel! For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
Prayer of Invocation
Almighty and everlasting God, You are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and to give more than we desire or deserve. Pour down upon us the abundance of Your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is convicted, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Grant us your grace and peace in Christ by your Holy Spirit. For it is in Jesus’ name that we pray, Amen.
Song of Praise ~ Psalm 22B “All You That Fear Jehovah’s Name” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall 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.
Heidelberg Catechism ~ Lord’s Day 17
45 Q. How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?
A. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he obtained for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already raised to a new life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.
Song of Preparation ~ Ps. 22C “Amid the Thronging Worshipers” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)
Prayer of Illumination
Almighty and everlasting God, our heavenly Father, we acknowledge that we are sinners, conceived and born in sin, unable of ourselves to do any good. But we do repent of our sins, and seek Your grace to help us in our remaining weaknesses. Through the teaching of Your Word, which we confess with the church throughout the ages, satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst with Your refreshing truth, that we, with all our hearts, may love and serve You, with our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, the one and only true God, who lives and reigns forever. Amen.
Scripture Reading ~ Psalm 22 (Sermon Text: Psalm 22:22-31) (p. 457)
Sermon ~ “Resurrection Praise” (Rev. Brian Cochran)
A call to praise God for hearing the cry of the afflicted one and delivering him from affliction.
1. Praise begins in the congregation of God’s people
2. Praise expands to the ends of the earth
Prayer of Application & Congregational Prayer
(end of video)
Song of Application ~ #369, “Worship Christ, the Risen King!” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)
Prayer for God’s Blessing (based on 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Almighty God, our faithful heavenly Father, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and Your steadfast love and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, Amen.
Song of Praise ~ Ps. 22D “The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)
(sing the words of the Doxology as a 5th stanza, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow"...)