PRELUDE – “Love Lead the Way” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 133

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard,

running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.

It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.

For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.

Song –

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” by Edward Hodges, Henry Van Dyke, Ludwig van Beethoven

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8-14

The LORD is compassionate and gracious,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;

he does not treat us as our sins deserve

or repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his love for those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion on his children,

so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

for he knows how we are formed,

he remembers that we are dust.

Songs –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

Unchanging” by Chris Tomlin

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 42

Q – How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

A – With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, and practice it in our lives.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 1:22-25

SERMON – “A Life of Love”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

OFFERING

Song –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Jars of Clay