9:30 AM Worship at Christ Church:
Welcome and Announcements
GOD CALLS HIS PEOPLE TO WORSHIP
It is God Himself who calls His people to worship.
We come praising him, confessing our sins and the one true faith.
*Call to Worship Psalm 149:1.4
Leader: Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!
Congregation: For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
*Prayer of Invocation
*Hymn of Praise
No. 361 O Praise Ye the Lord
*Reading of the Law Mark 12:29-31
Jesus answered,"The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Hear us O God, most holy and most merciful, as we pray(quietly, then aloud together)
Congregation: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love. My sin has been against you, although it has hurt and offended others as well. It is against you that I have rebelled. It is you I have not praised or thanked. It is you I have not trusted. It is you I have not obeyed. And yet it is to you that I cry for mercy. O spotless Lamb of God, take away my sin by your atoning sacrifice. In the name of Jesus Christ deliver me, O God of my salvation, my heart will rejoice and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance. Amen.
Leader: Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.-Romans 5:1-2
*Hymn of Response
No. 648 My Jesus, I Love Thee
*Hymn of Preparation
Speak, O Lord (Getty hymn)
GOD SPEAKS TO HIS PEOPLE THROUGH HIS WORD
The Scriptures and the Sacraments are the means God uses to communicate to us the benefits of redemption. He makes them effectual to his own for their salvation. We participate by faith.
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading Romans 8:12-14
Sermon "Be Killing Sin or It Will Be Killing You" Rev. Jim Wilkerson
THE GRATEFUL GIVING OF THEMSELVES, TITHES & OFFERINGS
It is from God we have received all things and on Him we depend,
and to Him we give thanks, giving unto Him ourselves and our gifts
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Supplication
*Hymn of Response
No. 540 A Few More Years Shall Roll
GOD SENDS HIS PEOPLE OUT
We go out in the blessing of our Lord’s love,
wisdom and resurrection power into our various callings.