August 15, 2021
Call to Worship Psalm 104:1
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty
Hymn of Praise “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” #8
Scripture Reading Psalm 1
Confession of Sin and Assurance of Pardon Isaiah 55:6-7
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Hymn of Assurance “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” #178
Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism #27-28
- 27 What do you understand by the providence of God?
Providence is the almighty and ever present power of God by which He upholds, as with His hand, heaven and earth and all creatures, and so rules them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and lean years, food and drink, health and sickness, prosperity and poverty—all things, in fact, come to us not by chance but from His fatherly hand.
- 28 How does the knowledge of God’s creation and providence help us?
We can be patient when things go against us, thankful when things go well, and for the future we can have good confidence in our faithful God and Father that nothing will separate us from His love. All creatures are so completely in His hand that without His will they can neither move nor be moved.
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
The Preaching of God’s Word “Have We Truly Heard?” Rev. Mark Soud
Hymn of Response “Speak, O Lord” HMA #110