Call to Worship
Opening Hymn - "All the Earth, Proclaim God's Glory" (Songbook #2)
Chorus: All the earth, proclaim God’s glory,
Sing with songs of love.
Music dancing, new songs rising,
God of beauty, God of splendor,
God of wonder and love.
Loving kindness to all nations,
Peace across the land and sea.
Harps and cymbals sound the message,
Blend in harmony. [Chorus]
For the God of living splendor,
God of mighty deeds,
Keeps the promise to the faithful,
Breathing Spirit’s peace.[Chorus]
Pour on us new clean water,
Cleanse, refresh our souls.
Give to us a willing spirit,
Heal us, make us whole. [Chorus]
Prayer of Invocation
Corporate Confession and the Lord’s Prayer
All: Our Father, although You are a holy God, who cannot look upon sin, look upon Christ our Savior and forgive us for His sake. You have promised us that if we confess our sins, You are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. For if we do sin, we have an Advocate before Your throne, Jesus Christ the Righteous, and He is the propitiation for our sins. Give us Your pardon by Your mercies, dear Father, for You have clothed us in Christ’s righteousness. We ask also that You would give us an increase of the grace of Your Holy Spirit, so that we may learn the wisdom of Your ways and walk in Your holy paths, for Your glory and the good of our neighbor.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Assurance of Grace - 1 John 2:1-2
But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
Offertory - 2 Corinthians 9:10-11
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Prayer of the Church - Elder Brad Tidwell
Testimony of Grace
Hymn of Preparation - "Meekness and Majesty" (Songbook #112)
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity
In perfect harmony, the Man who is God
Lord of eternity dwells in humanity
Kneels in humility and washes our feet
Wisdom unsearchable, God the invisible
Love indestructible in frailty appears
Lord of infinity stooping so tenderly
Lifts our humanity to the heights of His throne [Chorus]
Scripture Reading - John 1:11-18
Sermon - "I Am the Good Shepherd" by Rev. Vincenzo Coluccia
Hymn of Preparation - "Ineffable Exchange" (Songbook #46)
The innocent one is condemned,
And the criminal is acquitted,
The blessed is cursed and the cursed is blessed
And the life dies, and the dead lives;
The Glory is covered with shame,
And he who was put to shame is covered with glory.
Words of Institution - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Our Confession of Faith - "The Apostles' Creed"
Minister: Christian, in whom do you believe?
All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary; He suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell. 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 there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I 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 of Humble Approach
Approach the Table
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.