Morning Worship Service

The Lord’s Day, November 28, 2021, 9:30AM


Click on the highlighted words below 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.


Today we welcome Rev. James Zekveld to our pulpit, pastor of Ambassador Canadian Reformed Church in Niverville, MB. Pastor Brian will be preaching at Redeemer Canadian Reformed Church in Winnipeg as part of a nine way, URCNA/CanRef pulpit exchange.


*Call to Worship


*Prayer of Invocation


*God’s Greetings


*Song of Praise ~ Psalm 68A:1-3 “God Shall Arise and by His Might” (tune)


Reading of God’s Law ~ Exodus 20:1-17 (p. 61)


Prayer of Confession (FP 100

Our Father, we are sinful, and You are holy. We recognize that we have heard in Your law difficult words, knowing how often we have offended You in thought, word, and deed, not only by obvious violations, but by failing to conform to its perfect commands, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. Apart from Christ, there is nothing in us that gives us reason for hope; for where we thought we were well, we are sick in soul. Where we thought we were holy, we are in truth unholy and ungrateful. Our hearts are filled with the love of the world; our minds are dark and are assailed by doubts; our wills are too often given to selfishness and our bodies to laziness and unrighteousness. By sinning against our neighbors, we have also sinned against You, in whose image they were created. In this time of silent confession, we bring You our particular sins. (moment of silence followed by a prayer by the minister)


*Declaration of Pardon


*Song of Thanksgiving ~ Psalm 40A:1 “I Waited Long upon the LORD” (tune)


Congregational Prayer, followed by The Lord’s Prayer (FP 98)

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.


*Song of Preparation ~ Psalm 79A:1-3 “God, the Nations Have Invaded” (tune)


Prayer of Illumination


Scripture Reading ~ Isaiah 9 (p. 573)


Sermon ~ “John the Baptist Prepares the Way” ~ Luke 3:1-20 (p. 858


Prayer of Application


*Song of Application ~ Psalm 68A:10-12 “God Shall Arise and by His Might” (tune)


Presentation of Offerings (via offering box in foyer or via Interac e-transfer to donations@redeemerchurch.ca)


*Song of Praise ~ Psalm 101B:1-3 “LORD, I Will Worship You” (tune)


*God’s Blessing