Service Preview for September 29

Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 8:1-6, 9 (ESV)

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that your are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Our Sung Call to Worship
Cannons

Confession
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Confession
A Prayer written by Jane Austin (1775-1817)

Look with mercy on the sins we have this day committed,
and in mercy make us feel them deeply,
that our repentance may be sincere,
and our resolutions steadfast of endeavoring
against the commission of such in future.

Teach us to understand the sinfulness of our own hearts,
and bring to our knowledge every fault of temper
and every evil habit in which we have indulged
to the discomfort of our fellow-creatures,
and the danger of our own souls.

May we now, and on each return of night,
consider how the past day has been spent by us,
what have been our prevailing thoughts, words, and actions during it,
and how far we can acquit ourselves of evil.

Have we thought irreverently of Thee,
have we disobeyed thy commandments,
have we neglected any known duty,
or willingly given pain to any human being?

Incline us to ask our hearts these questions, Oh! God,
and save us from deceiving ourselves by pride or vanity.

TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION

Our Sung Confession
Did Christ Over Sinners Weep?

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From Romans 8:1-2, 11 (CSB17)

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for
those in Christ Jesus,
because the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus
has set you free from the law of sin and death.

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from
the dead lives in us,
then he who raised Christ from the dead
will also bring our mortal bodies to life
through his Spirit who lives in us.

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
In Christ Alone

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
O Praise The Name

Scripture Reading

Psalm 119:97-104 (ESV)
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97 Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
for it is ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the aged,
for I keep your precepts.
101 I hold back my feet from every evil way,
in order to keep your word.
102 I do not turn aside from your rules,
for you have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through your precepts I get understanding;
therefore I hate every false way.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!

Sermon
Psalm 119:97-104 – “The Wise Heart” – Pastor Michael Felkins

Sending
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.

Sending Song
Before the Throne of God Above

Blessing
May the Word of God go with you,
as a meditation to delight your mind
as a guard to keep your feet from evil ways,
as a sweetness to your mouth,
as a satisfaction to your soul.

Amen.

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