PRELUDE – 

“Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 105:1-3

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; 

make known among the nations what he has done. 

Sing to him, sing praise to him; 

tell of all his wonderful acts. 

Glory in his holy name; 

let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 

SONG –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

(everyone read aloud)

Lord, though you should guide us, we inform ourselves;

though you should rule us, we control ourselves;

though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves.

We think your truth too high, your will too hard,

your power too remote, your love too free. But they are not!

And without them, we are of all people most miserable.

Now heal our confused minds with your word,

heal our divided wills with your law,

heal our troubled consciences with your love,

heal our anxious hearts with your presence,

all for the sake of your Son,

who loved us and gave himself for us. 

Amen.

SONG – 

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:8-9

But God demonstrates his love for us in this: 

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Since we have now been justified by his blood, 

how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

SONG –

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

APOSTLE’S CREED

(everyone read aloud)

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 is seated 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 DISMISSAL 

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:13-14

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

SERMON – “Holding and Guarding the Gospel”

SONG –

There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood” by William Cowper

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

Behold the Lamb” by Passion