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Morning Worship

The Lord’s Day, May 24, 2020

Morning Worship ~ 11:00AM

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 supplemental resources; Or sing along with Pastor Brian on guitar here; Click here to download and print the liturgy. Click here for the sermon. All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible.

Call to Worship ~ Psalm 66:1-4

Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.”

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

Almighty God, although we could not ascend to Your holy place, Your Son descended to save us. And after He won our redemption, He ascended to the seat of all authority and dominion at Your right hand to plead our cause before Your throne, to guarantee our place in heaven by taking our own flesh there in Him, and to rule over all of His and our enemies. He did all this for our salvation and the glory of Your holy name. Help us to receive and to make known throughout the world this good news that Christ Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And fill our hearts with longing expectation for His return in power and glory to restore all things. Help us to worship You now in Christ and by Your Holy Spirit. In the name of Christ our King. Amen.

Song of Praise ~ Psalm 47A “O Clap Your Hands” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Reading of God’s Law ~ Exodus 20:1-17 (p. xvi in Trinity Psalter Hymnal or p. 61 in ESV Bible)

Prayer of Confession (FP, p. 101) (from Liturgical Forms and Prayers of the URCNA)

Brothers and sisters, the law causes us to acknowledge and confess our many sins and wickedness, not hiding them from the face of almighty God, our heavenly Father, but confessing them with a humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart, that we may obtain forgiveness by His infinite goodness and mercy. Therefore, I urge you to join me with a pure heart and a humble voice before the throne of grace, praying:

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep, we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, we have offended against Your holy laws, we have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done, and so we are helpless without You. O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders, spare us, as we confess our faults, restore us, as we are penitent, according to Your promises declared to us in Christ Jesus our Lord, and grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and devout life, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon ~ 1 John 1:9; 2:1-2

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins.

Song of Thanksgiving ~ #275 “Arise, My Soul, Arise” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Song of Preparation ~ Psalm 23B “The LORD’s My Shepherd” (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.

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Scripture Reading ~ Psalm 24 (p. 458)

Sermon ~ “The King of Glory” (Rev. Brian Cochran)

Celebrate the King of Glory! Who is the King of glory?

1. He’s the Creator King

2. He’s the Holy King

3. He’s the Triumphant King

Prayer of Application & Congregational Prayer followed by The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

(end of video)

Song of Application ~ Psalm 24B “The Earth and Its Riches” (tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Prayer for God’s Blessing (based on 2 Corinthians 13:14)

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 ~ #370 “A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing” (plus doxology below)

(tune) (guitar accompaniment)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below: alleluia, alleluia!

Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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