January 26, 2020
Lord's Day 4
Third Sunday of Epiphany

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Pre-service Prayer (8:45 a.m.)

Pre-service Singing (9:10 a.m.)

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude

Choral Introit - "Speak, O Lord"

Preparing for Worship

Pre-service Prayer (8:45 a.m.)
Pre-service Singing (9:10 a.m.)
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude

     Speak, O Lord, as we come to you to receive the food of your holy Word.
     Take your truth, plant it deep in us; shape and fashion us in your likeness,
     That the light of Christ might be seen today in our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
     Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us all our purposes for your glory.     
     Teach us, Lord, full obedience, holy reverence, true humility.
     Test our thoughts and our attitudes in the radiance of your purity.
     Cause our faith to rise, cause our eyes to see your majestic love and authority.
     Words of power that can never fail; let their truth prevail over unbelief.     
     Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds; help us grasp the heights of your plans for us:
     Truths unchanged from the dawn of time that will echo down through eternity.
     And by grace we’ll stand on your promises; and by faith we’ll walk as you walk with us.
     Speak, O Lord, till your church is built, and the earth is filled with your glory.  

God Calls Us to Worship

*Call to Worship  – Psalm 95:1-6

     Minister: Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
     People: Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a      great God, and a great King above all gods.
    
Minister:
In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands      formed the dry land.
     All: Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is ourGod, and we are the people of his      pasture, and the sheep of his hand.  

*Song of Adoration and Praise – “New Songs of Celebration Render”  (Hymnal #14)       
*Collect and Lord's Prayer
     All: 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 for ever. Amen.  

God Cleanses Us In Worship

Reading of the Scripture – Ezekiel 34:1-10
Exhortation

Silent Individual Confession of Sin
Corporate Prayer of Confession – Psalm 51 (read responsively, Hymnal p. 804)
Assurance of Grace  – John 11:25-26
     Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and     believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Singing Psalm 37 "Forever Trusting in the Lord" (Hymnal #671)

God Consecrates Us In Worship

Epistle Reading – Ephesians 2:11-13
Prayer of the Church – Elder C. Goodhart
Tithes and Offerings
Song of Preparation "While Shepherds Watched their Flocks" (Hymnal #223)
*The Reading of Scripture – 2 Corinthians 3
Prayer for Illumination
The Sermon
–   "Peace on Earth" by Pastor Trey Jasso
Prayer of Application

God Communes with Us In Worship

Song of Preparation - "I am Thine, O Lord" (Hymnal #533)
Affirmation of Faith - "Apostles' Creed" (Hymnal, p. 845)
Words of Institution and Prayer of Consecration

The Lord's Supper

Bread:  Silence (Here we are afforded the opportunity for personal reflection, silent communion, thanksgiving, intercession, and prayer.)
    Although both wine and white grape juice are available during communion, the Elders strongly encourage everyone able to take wine.
Wine:  ""Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" (Hymnal #679)

Pastoral Prayer

God Commissions Us in Worship

*Doxology
     Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
     Praise Him, all creatures here below;
     Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:
     Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*Benediction
*Postlude