PRELUDE –

“Shepherd of My Soul” by Rivers and Robots

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 107:1-2

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

    for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

    whom he has redeemed from trouble

SONG –

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a right spirit within me.

SONG –

Create in Me a Clean Heart” by Keith Green

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 10:19-22

[S]ince we have a great priest over the house of God,

 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience

and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,

for he who promised is faithful.

SONG –

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

PRAYER

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – APOSTLES’ CREED

We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:

Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:

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 quick and the dead:

We believe in the Holy Ghost:

We believe in the holy catholic church:

The communion of saints:

The forgiveness of sins:

The resurrection of the body:

And the life everlasting.

Amen.

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

Father I Adore You” by Terrye Coelho

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

SERMON – “Deacons and Their Qualifications”

SONG –

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Dust” by Kings Kaleidoscope