November 10, 2019, 6 p.m.
Lord’s Day 45 - Reformation Service
Pre-Service Prayer (5:30 p.m., Room 202)
It is clear that the souls of Old Testament believers fed much on God's promises. They were obliged to walk by faith far more than we are. They knew nothing of the great facts which we know about Christ’s life, and death, and resurrection. They looked forward to redemption as a thing hoped for, but not yet seen, — and their only warrant for their hope was God’s covenanted word.Their faith may well put us to shame. So far from disparaging Old Testament believers, as some are disposed to do, we ought to marvel that they were what they were. – Expository Thoughts on Luke, JC Ryle
*The Call to Worship – Amos 5:8
Seek him that made the Pleiades and Orion, that turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night; that calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his Name.
*The Hymn of Praise – "Give Thanks Unto the Lord Jehovah" (Hymnal #613)
*The Prayer of Adoration and Invocation
Almighty and most merciful God, who has appointed our portion of labor, that we may serve you while it is day, and by whose ordinance the weariness of night comes, that we may seek our rest in You: we beseech You now to lead and draw our hearts unto Your dear Son, that,confessing our sin and weakness, we may receive of Him the grace promised unto the heavy laden, and, being forgiven by His mercy, comforted by His Word,refreshed by His Spirit, and lifted up by His fellowship, we may find in this hour of worship a blessing for our soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Catechizing of the Congregation – WSC Q. 99 - 100
Q. 99. What rule has God given for our direction in prayer?
A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord's Prayer.
Q. 100. What does the preface of the Lord's Prayer teach us?
A. The preface of the Lord's Prayer, which is, Our Father which art in heaven, teaches us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father able and ready to help us; and that we should pray with and for others.
The Evening Lesson – Galatians 6:11-18
The Hymn – "We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought" (Hymnal #493)
The Prayer of the Church – Pastor Trey Jasso
The Prayer of the Church
Tithes and Offerings
The Song of Preparation – "Now Thank We, All Our God" (Hymnal #98)
The Prayer of Illumination
God our helper, by Your Holy Spirit, open our minds,that as the scriptures are read and Your Word is proclaimed, we may be led into Your truth and taught Your will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*The Reading of Scripture – Luke 1:56-80
The Sermon – "The Benedictus" by Pastor Trey Jasso
The Prayer of Application
Most merciful God, we beseech you to grant unto us that we may earnestly desire, wisely search out,truly perceive, and perfectly fulfill those things which are well pleasing in your sight, to the praise and glory of your name. Amen.
The Lord’s Supper
The Words of Institution
The Doxology – “To Him Who Sits on the Throne” (Songbook #94)