PRELUDE – “All Creatures of Our God and King” by John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,

teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,

singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

“Songs of Praise” by James Montgomery (1819)

Songs of praise the angels sang,
Heaven with alleluias rang,
When creation was begun,
When God spake and it was done.

Songs of praise awoke the morn
When the Prince of Peace was born;
Songs of praise arose when He
Captive led captivity.

Heaven and earth must pass away;
Songs of praise shall crown that day.
God will make new heavens and earth;
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

And shall man alone be dumb
Till that glorious kingdom come?
No; the Church delights to raise
Psalms and hymns and songs of praise.

Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.

Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto Thee we raise;
Jesus, glory unto Thee,
With the Spirit, ever be.

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Almighty and merciful God,

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.

O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Spare those who confess their faults.

Restore those who are penitent,

according to your promises declared to the world

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake,

that we may live a holy, just, and humble life

to the glory of your holy name.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 4:25

Jesus our Lord… was delivered up for our trespasses

and raised for our justification.

Songs –

Behold the Risen Christ” by The Village Church

Glorious Christ” by Bob Kauflin

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q15

Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

That we may know the holy nature of God

and the sinful nature of our hearts

and thus our need of a Savior.

Song –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Peter 3:14-18

SERMON – “Stable and Growing in Christ”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Lead On, O King Eternal” by Good Shepherd Band