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Afternoon Worship

The Lord’s Day, July 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. Click here to download and print a PDF of the liturgy. Click here for the sermon (coming soon). All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible.

Call to Worship ~ Isaiah 25:6-9

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever; and the LORD GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day,“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Prayer of Invocation (from Liturgical Forms and Prayers of the URCNA)

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. Amen.

Song of Praise ~ Psalm 103A “Bless the LORD, My Soul” (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.

Song of Preparation ~ Psalm 90A “Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Prayer of Illumination (from Liturgical Forms and Prayers of the URCNA)

Blessed Lord, who has caused Holy Scripture to be written for our learning, grant that we may hear, read, learn, and inwardly digest them, that through the comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which You have given us in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

(click here to play video) (coming soon)

Scripture Reading ~ Psalm 49 (p. 472)

Confessional Reading ~ Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 40-42 (TPH, p. 878; FP, p. 217)

Sermon ~ “We're All Going to Die" (Rev. Brian Cochran)

1. The Idea of Death

2. Preparing for Death

3. Grieving Death

4. Honouring the Dead

5. The Death of Death

Prayer of Application & Congregational Prayer

(end of video)

Song of Application ~ #159 “Abide with Me” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Prayer for God’s Blessing (based on Hebrews 13:20-21; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Almighty God, our loving heavenly Father, you are the God of peace who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant. Equip us with everything good that we may do Your will, working in us that which is pleasing in Your sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. . .May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.

Song of Praise ~ #335 “Praise the Savior Now and Ever” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

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