PRELUDE – “Whole World in His Hands” by Tim Hughes

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 134 (ESV)

Come, bless the LORD,

all you servants of the LORD,

who stand by night in the house of the LORD!

Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD!

May the LORD bless you from Zion,

he who made heaven and earth!

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103 (ESV)

Bless the LORD, O my soul,

and all that is within me,

bless his holy name!

Bless the LORD, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits,

who forgives all your iniquity,

who heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the pit,

who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

who satisfies you with good

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,

his acts to the people of Israel.

The LORD is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

He will not always chide,

nor will he keep his anger forever.

He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,

so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

For he knows our frame;

he remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are like grass;

he flourishes like a flower of the field;

for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,

and its place knows it no more.

But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting

on those who fear him,

and his righteousness to children’s children,

to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,

and his kingdom rules over all.

Bless the LORD, O you his angels,

you mighty ones who do his word,

obeying the voice of his word!

Bless the LORD, all his hosts,

his ministers, who do his will!

Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion.

Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Songs –

Let Everything That Has Breath” by Matt Redman

You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 50

What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us?

Christ triumphed over sin and death

so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world

and to everlasting life in the world to come.

Song –

Be the Center” by Michael Frye

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 3:13-17

SERMON – “Being Ready to Share the Reason for Our Hope”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand” by Edward Mote

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Tell the World” by Lecrae