PRELUDE –

            “The Beauty Between” by Kings Kaleidoscope

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 34:1-3

David states in Psalm 34

“I will bless the Lord at all times;

    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

    let the humble hear and be glad.

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

    and let us exalt his name together!”

Let’s stand and as God’s people

let’s magnify the Lord together with our praise!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN

Having acknowledged God’s glory with our song, let’s respond by acknowledging our sinfulness before a holy and righteous God.

Please pray aloud with me this corporate confession of sin!

(everyone prays aloud)

Holy Father, forgive us.

Though you should guide us, we inform ourselves.

Though you should rule us, we control ourselves.

Though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves.

For 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.

Heal our confused mind with your word, heal our divided will with your law,

heal our troubled conscience 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.

(moment of silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 9:11-14

“But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”

Through his blood, those who have faith in Jesus Christ can know that God has purified us from sin so that we might live to serve him without fear. Let’s continue to sing of this great redemption which we have received by faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.

SONG –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SONG –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 8:30-35

(congregation stands)

At that time Joshua built an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the people of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, “an altar of uncut stones, upon which no man has wielded an iron tool.” And they offered on it burnt offerings to the Lord and sacrificed peace offerings. And there, in the presence of the people of Israel, he wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written. And all Israel, sojourner as well as native born, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded at the first, to bless the people of Israel. And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the Book of the Law. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the sojourners who lived among them.

Reader: “This is the Word of the Lord.”

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON

(congregation sits)

SONG –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

LORD’S TABLE (Why Of The Week)

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

Dwell In Your House” by Colorvault

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