PRELUDE – “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” by Bart Millard

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100:1-3a

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament

were given by inspiration of God,

and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule

of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.

The Abstract of Principles (1858)

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God.

Song –

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” by Joachim Neander

CONFESSION OF SIN – Adapted from John Knox’s Liturgy of 1560

CONGREGATION:

Almighty God, we are unworthy to come into your presence, because of our many sins.

LEADER:

We do not deserve any grace or mercy from you, if you dealt with us as we deserve.

CONGREGATION:

We have sinned against you, O Lord, and we have offended you.

LEADER:

And yet, O Lord, as we acknowledge our sins and offenses,

so also do we acknowledge you to be a merciful God,

a loving and favorable Father,

to all who turn to you.

CONGREGATION:

And so we humbly ask you, for the sake of Christ your son,

to show mercy to us, and forgive us all our offenses.

LEADER:

Forgive the sins of our youth, and the sins of our old age.

CONGREGATION:

By your Spirit, O God, take possession of our hearts,

LEADER:

so that, not only the actions of our life,

but also the words of our mouths,

and the smallest thought of our minds,

may be guided and governed by you.

CONGREGATION:

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,

be all honor and glory,

now and forever.

Amen.

Song –

Gloria Patri

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 18:30-31

As for God, his way is perfect:

The Lord’s word is flawless;

he shields all who take refuge in him.

For who is God besides the Lord?

And who is the Rock except our God?

Songs –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

PRAYER

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

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

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 – Deuteronomy 18:9-22

SERMON – “The Prophet”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

OFFERING

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Prophet, Priest, and King” by Smalltown Poets

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