Service Preview for May 12
Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 150:1-2, 6 (ESV)
Praise the LORD!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD!
Our Sung Call to Worship
Praise to the Lord Almighty
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Confession
From The New City Catechism (Q/A #9)
What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?
First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God.
Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not
worship God improperly.
Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and
reverence, honoring also his Word and works.
Have you done these things perfectly?
No, we have broken the heart of every command.
In what ways have you done this?
We doubt God’s goodness
and walk in fear.
We doubt God’s forgiveness
and live in shame.
We doubt God’s salvation
and toil to save ourselves.
We doubt God’s graciousness
and boast of our own works.
TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION
Our Sung Confession
Where is Room
Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From 1 John 2:1-2
We have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous.
He is the propitiation for our sins,
and not for ours only
but also for the sins of the whole world.
Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Before the Throne of God Above
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
Be Still My Soul
Luke 16:1-13 (ESV)
1He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his
shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
This is the Good News of Jesus.
O come, let us adore him!
Luke 16:1-13 – Pastor Michael Felkins
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.
Be Thou My Vision
Go in peace
and serve the Lord.