WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47:1-8

Clap your hands, all peoples!

Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,

a great king over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us,

and nations under our feet.

He chose our heritage for us,

the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

God has gone up with a shout,

the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 51:1-5

EVERYONE:

Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you may be justified in your words

and blameless in your judgment.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Timothy 1:15

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance,

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

“If you have acknowledged you’re a sinner and put your faith in Christ to save you, his death fully atones for all your sin!”

Song –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession of Faith, Article IX

We believe that Election is the eternal purpose of God,

according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners;

that being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man,

it comprehends all the means in connection with the end;

that it is a most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, being infinitely free, wise, holy and unchangeable;

that it utterly excludes boasting, and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God,

and active imitation of his free mercy.

PRAYER Be seated.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

SCRIPTURE READING – Ephesians 1:3-14

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”

SERMON (Nathan) – “Sovereign over Salvation”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Jesus Paid It All” by Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, and John Thomas Grape

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Election (feat. Willie Will)” by Shai Linne