PRELUDE – “Facing a Task Unfinished” by Keith & Kristen Getty

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

Song –

You Are Good” by Israel Houghton

CONFESSION OF SIN – “Yet I Sin” from The Valley of Vision

Eternal Father,

You are good beyond all thought,

But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;

My lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel,

and my ways reluctant to amend.

I bring my soul to You;

break it, wound it, bend it, mould it.

Unmask to me sin’s deformity,

that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it.

My faculties have been a weapon of revolt against You;

as a rebel I have misused my strength,

and served the foul adversary of Your kingdom.

Give me grace to bewail my insensate folly,

Grant me to know that the way of transgresors is hard,

that evil paths are wretched paths,

that to depart from You is to lose all good….

All these sins I mourn, lament, and for them cry pardon.

Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;

Give me the fullness of godly grief that trembles and fears,

yet ever trusts and loves,

which is ever powerful, and ever confident;

Grant that through the tears of repentance I may see more clearly

the brightness and glories of the saving cross.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 51:16-17

For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;

you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Songs –

Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of Heaven and Earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only 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

and on 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 thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We 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.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q17

What is idolatry?

Idolatry is trusting in created things

rather than the Creator.

Song –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 1:9-18

SERMON – “Structure”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

The Wonderful Cross” by Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts, J. D. Walt, Jesse Reeves, and Lowell Mason

I Will Offer Up My Life” by Matt Redman

OFFERING

Song –

Facing a Task Unfinished” by Keith & Kristen Getty

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Dance of the Arabian Barber” by Roodimentary Sciences