February 23, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Lord's Day 8
Last Sunday of Epiphany

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


Preparing for Worship

Pre-service Prayer (8:45 a.m.)
Pre-service Singing (9:10 .m.)
Welcome and Announcements
Choral Introit
- "Psalm 150"

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!

God Calls Us to Worship

Scripture Sentence – Psalm 121:1-2
     Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

*Call to Worship  – Psalm 24:3-5; 18:1-3

     Minister: Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
     Congregation: He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear     deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. I love you, O LORD, my strength.
     Congregation: The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the      horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
     All: We call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised.

*Hymn of Praise – “Lead On, O King Eternal”   (Hymnal 580)

*Prayer of Praise and Lord's Prayer
Glory be to You, O Father everlasting, who did send Your only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through      Him. Glory be to You, O Lord Jesus Christ, who has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Glory be to You, O Holy      Spirit, who quickens us together with Christ, and sheds abroad His love in our hearts. Blessed be You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,      one God; and blessed be Your glorious name forever.
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 – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Silent Individual Confession of Sin
Corporate Confession of Sin
      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.
Assurance of Grace  
– 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
     Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being      saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I      also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in      accordance with the Scriptures…

Hymn of Thanksgiving "Jesus Sinners Doth Receive" (Hymnal #473)

God Consecrates Us In Worship

Epistle Reading – Ephesians 3:8-12
Public Reception of New Members and Baptism
Prayer of the Church – Elder Michael Steege
Responsive Reading of Psalm 62 (Hymnal p. 806)
Tithes and Offerings
Song of Preparation "O Lord, How Shall I Meet You" (Hymnal #156)
*The Reading of Scripture – Luke 3:15-22
Prayer for Illumination
The Sermon
–   "The Beloved Son" by Pastor Trey Jasso
Prayer of Application

God Communes with Us In Worship

Song of Preparation "Of the Father's Love Begotten" (Hymnal #162)
Words of Institution
Affirmation of Faith"Apostles' Creed" (Hymnal, p. 845)
Prayer of Consecration

The Lord's Supper

Bread:  Silence
Wine:  "Meekness and Majesty" (Songbook #128)
  Although both wine and white grape juice are available during communion, the Elders strongly encourage everyone able to take wine.

Pastoral Prayer

God Commissions Us in Worship

     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 – Hebrews 13:20-21