Afternoon Service Liturgy

The Lord’s Day, September 12, 2021

Click on the highlighted words to open up links to tunes and other supplemental resources. Click here to view/listen to the sermon once it is posted to YouTube. Or click here to listen on sermonaudio. All songs are from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal(TPH); All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible (ESV). FP=Forms and Prayers books. *=please stand if you are able.

*Call to Worship ~ Psalm 118:24

*Prayer of Invocation

*God’s Greetings ~ Psalm 124:8; 1 Corinthians 1:2-3

*Song of Praise ~ Psalm 92A “It’s Good to Thank the LORD” (tune)

The Apostles’ Creed (FP 148; TPH 851)

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 32B “How Blest Is He Whose Trespass” (tune)

Prayer of Illumination

Scripture Reading~ Psalm 51:1-12; 2 Corinthians 7:1-12 (pp. 474, 967)

Confessional Reading ~ Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 33 (FP 238; TPH 888)

Sermon:“The True Conversion of Man”

Written by: Rev. Clarence Stam (see note below)

Read by: Elder Tim VanderHooft

Prayer of Application

*Song of Application ~ Psalm 51:C:1-6 “God, Be Merciful to Me” (tune)

Congregational Prayer

*Song of Praise ~ Psalm 89B:1,2,3,8,9 “My Song Forever Shall Record” (tune)

*God’s Blessing ~ Numbers 6:24-26

Note: The sermon was prepared by the late Rev. Clarence Stam. Rev. Stam faithfully served the Canadian Reformed Churches from 1972 to 2004. He passed to glory in 2016 at the age of 68.