September 19, 2021

Preparing for Worship


*Call to Worship: Psalm 150:1-2, 6

Minister: Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary;
People: Praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
People: Praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
All: Praise the Lord!

*Hymn: "We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator" Hymnal #97

We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator,
In grateful devotion our tribute we bring.
We lay it before you, we kneel and adore you;
We bless your holy name, glad praises we sing.

We worship you, God of our fathers, we bless you;
Through life's storm and tempest our Guide you have been.
When perils o'ertake us, escape you will make us,
And with your help, O Lord, our battles we win.

With voices united our praises we offer,
To you, great Jehovah, glad anthems we raise.
Your strong arm will guide us, our God is beside us,
To you, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.

*Prayer of Adoration and Invocation

Hymn - "Amazing Grace" Hymnal #460

Amazing grace! – how sweet the sound–that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me, his Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be, as long as life endures.

And when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil a life of joy and peace.

When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we've first begun.

The Catechizing of the Congregation - Westminster Shorter Catechism Q 73-75

Q. 773. Which is the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal.

Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment requires the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.

Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment forbids whatsoever does or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbor's wealth or outward estate.

Prayer of the Church - Elder Brad Tidwell

Hymn - Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord Hymnal #606

Teach me thy way, O Lord; teach me thy way!
Thy guiding grace afford--teach me thy way!
Help me to walk aright, more by faith, less by sight;
Lead me with heav’nly light, teach me thy way!

When I am sad at heart, teach me thy way!
When earthly joys depart, teach me thy way!
In hours of loneliness, in times of dire distress,
In failure or success, teach me thy way!

When doubts and fears arise, teach me thy way!
When storms o'erspread the skies, teach me thy way!
Shine through the cloud and rain, thro' sorrow, toil, and pain;
Make thou my pathway plain, teach me thy way!

Long as my life shall last, teach me thy way!
Where’er my lot be cast, teach me thy way!
Until the race is run, until the journey’s done,
Until the crown is won, teach me thy way!

Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 30:1-20

Sermon: "Choose Christ" by Rev. John Kong

Doxology: “To Him Who Sits on the Throne” Songbook #94

To Him who sits on the throne, and unto the Lamb
To Him who sits on the throne, and unto the Lamb
Be blessing and honor and glory and power forever!
Be blessing and honor and glory and power forever!