November 22, 2020

Opening Declaration of Dependence

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8  
Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Joel 2:13  
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. Daniel 9:9–10  
Correct me, O Lord, but in justice; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing. Jeremiah 10:24 
I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.” Luke 15:18–19  
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8–9

Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord in His sanctuary!
Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord in His firmament!
Praise God for His mighty deeds! Praise God according to His greatness!
Praise God with trumpet sound.
Let lute and harp resound with tambourine and dance in praise to God!
With strings and pipe let every type of praise be heard!
Sound the loud clashing cymbals!  Let your praise resound with cymbals
!Let everything that breathes praise God! Let heaven and earth praise God. Alleluia, sing alleluia!
Lift your voice in praise to God. Alleluia, sing alleluia!
Let everything that breathes praise God! Sing alleluia!
Congregation, please stand and join the choir in singing:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near, Join me in glad adoration!
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen sound from His people again: Gladly forever adore Him!

Prayer of Confession

‍Almighty and most merciful Father,
         we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep,
         we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
         we have offended against Your holy laws,
         we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
         and we have done those things which we ought not to have done,
         and so we are helpless without You.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders,
         spare us, as we confess our faults,
         restore us, as we are penitent, according to Your promises declared to us in Christ Jesus our Lord,
         and grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and devout life, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

 All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in 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.

Assurance of Grace

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and  live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For  you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to  the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:24-25)
Gloria Patri - 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.

General prayer

The Old Testament Lesson

The Hymn - "Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"   (Trinity Hymnal 198)
Scripture Reading - Isaiah 53
The Hymn -  "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"  (Trinity Hymnal 247)

The New Testament Lesson - John 19:1-27


     Leader: Now may the God of peace  who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,  the great shepherd of the sheep, by  the blood of      the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will,  working in us  that which is pleasing in his sight,      through Jesus Christ,  to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21

November 22 2020
Last Sunday of Pentecost
10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Sentence
- Psalm 124:8
     Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.


Liturgy of the Word

Call to Worship - Psalm 147:1-11

     Minister: Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
     Congregation: Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.  The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!  He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills. He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

All: Praise the LORD!  

Opening Hymn - "Now Thank We All Our God" (Hymnal #98)

     Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices,
     Who wondrous things hath done, in whom his world rejoices;
     Who from our mothers' arms, hath blessed us on our way
     With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

     O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
     With ever-joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
     And keep us in his grace, and guide us when perplexed,
     And free us from all ills in this world and the next.

     All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
     The Son, and him who reigns with them in highest heaven–
     The one eternal God, whom earth and heav'n adore;
     For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

Prayer of Invocation and the 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.

Silent Confession
Prayer for Pardon - Psalm 25:6–7, 11, 16–18

     All: Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O LORD! For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; free me from my anguish. Look upon my affliction and my distress, and forgive all my sins.

Assurance of Grace - Romans 5:8-9
     But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Gloria Patri
     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. Amen.
- Acts 20:35
    In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Prayer of the Church - Elder Brad Tidwell
Reading of Scripture
- Psalm 104:1-15
Hymn of Preparation  - "O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” (Hymnal #535)  

     O the deep, deep love of Jesus! Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free;
     Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me.
     Underneath me, all around me, is the current of thy love;
     Leading onward, leading homeward, to thy glorious rest above.

     O the deep, deep love of Jesus! Spread his praise from shore to shore;
     How he loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore;
     How he watches o'er his loved ones, died to call them all his own;
     How for them he intercedeth, watcheth o'er them from the throne.

     O the deep, deep love of Jesus! Love of ev'ry love the best:
     'tis an ocean vast of blessing, 'tis a haven sweet of rest.
     O the deep, deep love of Jesus! 'tis a heav'n of heav'ns to me;
     And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to thee.

Scripture Reading - Luke 8:22-25
Sermon: "Jesus in the Boat with His Disciples" by Pastor Trey Jasso

Liturgy of the Upper Room

Hymn of Preparation - "At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing" (Hymnal #420)
     At the Lamb's high feast we sing praise to our victorious King,
     Who has washed us in the tide flowing from his pierced side;
     Praise we him whose love divine gives his sacred blood for wine,
     Gives his body for the feast, Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

     Where the paschal blood is poured, death's dark angel sheathes his sword;
     Israel's hosts triumphant go through the wave that drowns the foe.
     Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed, paschal victim, paschal bread;
     With sincerity and love eat we manna from above.

     Mighty victim from the sky, pow'rs of hell beneath thee lie;
     Death is conquered in the fight, thou hast brought us life and light:
     Hymns of glory and of praise, risen Lord, to thee we raise;
     Holy Father, praise to thee, with the Spirit, ever be.

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.

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.