O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he 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

Preparing for Worship

Pre-service Prayer (8:45 a.m.)
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude
Choral Introit
- "Christ Be in Our Loving"

Teacher, preacher, servant, leader,
God has given gifts, and grace and faith.
CHORUS: Christ be in our loving, our giving and our serving.
Christ be in our living.  
Make us humble and forgiving.
Turn from evil,cling to goodness.
Cheerfully give gifts from God and us.
Let our living and our loving give to those in need our help, our hope.
Christ be in our loving.

     

God Calls Us to Worship

*God's Greeting

     Minister: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his      throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, the ruler of kings on earth.

     All: Amen!

*The Call to Worship   Psalm 36

     Minister: How precious is your steadfast love, O God!

     All: The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

     Minister: They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

     All: For with you is the fount of life; in your light do we see light.

     Minister: Oh continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart!

  *The Hymn of Praise – “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”  (Hymnal #1)

           
        

God Cleanses Us In Worship

The Old Testament Reading – Haggai 2:1-9
The Exhortation

The Silent Individual Confession of Sin
The Corporate Prayer of Confession
The Declaration of Pardon 

The Song of Rejoicing – “Blessing and Honor and Glory and Power" (Hymnal #300)
     
      

God Consecrates Us In Worship

The New Testament Reading – 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
The Psalter: Psalm 145 "God, My King, Thy Might Confessing"  (Hymnal #5)
The Gospel Reading  – Luke 20:27-40
Prayer of the Church
– Pastor Brian Tallman
Tithes and Offerings
Song of Preparation "O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus" (Hymnal #535)
*The Reading of Scripture – Romans 15:1-13
The Sermon
–  "The Imitation of Christ"  by Pastor Brian Tallman

God Communes with Us In Worship

Song of Preparation "Behold the Lamb"
     Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, slain for us,and we remember
     The promise made that all who come in faith find forgiveness at the cross;
     So we share in this Bread of Life and we drink of His sacrifice
     As a sign of our bonds of peace around the table of the King.

     The body of our Saviour Jesus Christ, torn for you, eat and remember
     The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life paid the price to make us one;
     So we share in this Bread of Life and we drink of His sacrifice
     As a sign of our bonds of love around the table of the King.

     The blood that cleanses every stain of sin shed for you, drink and remember
     He drained death's cup that all may enter in, to receive the life of God;
     So we share in this Bread of Life and we drink of His sacrifice
     As a sign of our bonds of grace around the table of the King.
     
     And so with thankfulness and faith we rise to respond and to remember
     Our call to follow in the steps of Christ as His body here on earth;
     As we share in His suffering we proclaim Christ will come again,
     And we'll join in the feast of heaven around the table of the King.

The Words of Institution
The Lord’s Supper
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