Service Preview for February 3
Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 34:3, 1 Timothy 1:17 (CSB17) and the New City Catechism (Q6)
Proclaim the LORD’s greatness with me!
Let us exalt his name together!
How can we glorify God?
We glorify God by enjoying him,
and by obeying his will, commands, and law.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God,
be honor and glory forever and ever.
Our Sung Call to Worship
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Confession
From Cantata 77 (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1723)
We confess together:
My God, I love You from my heart,
my entire life depends on You.
Let me only understand Your commandments
and be enflamed with such love,
that I will be able to love You forever.
Give me as well, my God! A Samaritan heart,
so that I might also love my neighbor
and at his suffering
be myself also troubled,
so that I will never pass by him
and leave him in his need.
Grant that I might hate self-love,
so that one day the joyous life, my desire,
You will grant me out of grace.
Ah, in my love there is still
nothing but imperfection!
Though I often have the will
to fulfill what God says,
yet I lack the ability.
TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION
Our Sung Confession
What Wondrous Love is This
Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From Galatians 2:20 (ESV)
In the face of our sin,
let us preach the Gospel to ourselves.
I have been crucified with Christ.
It is no longer I who live,
but Christ who lives in me.
And the life I now live in the flesh
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me
and gave himself for me.
Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Thanksgiving and Petition
We Give Thanks in Prayer and Offer Petitions to God
We express our gratitude to God our Father for Christ’s work on the cross for us and bring our requests before him. In bringing our requests, we confess that we believe God truly is a good father, who cares about our needs and gives us what he knows is best.
We Give Thanks by Giving
We give financial offerings to support the work of the church because of our gratitude to God. By giving we confess we are trusting in God’s provision for us as well.
On the first Sunday of each month we have two offerings—one for the general fund and a second one for the benevolence ministry of our church.
We Give Thanks in Song
Brethren, We Have Met to Worship
Luke 10:38-42 (ESV)
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
This is the Good News of Jesus.
O come, let us adore him!
Luke 10:38-42 – “The Good Portion” – Pastor Eric Schumacher
Having heard and confessed the Gospel, we are sent into the world on mission in Christ, which we express in both song and spoken word.
Jesus is Mine
From 2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.