Call to Worship Psalm 150
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!
Hymn of Praise“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”#2
Scripture Reading Ephesians 1:3-14
Confession of Sin and Assurance of Pardon Ephesians 1:7
In [Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
Hymn of Assurance “Hallelujah, What a Savior!”#175
Confession of FaithHeidelberg Catechism #31-32
Q. 31 Why is He called “Christ,” meaning “Anointed”?
Because He has been ordained by God the Father and has been anointed with the Holy Spirit to be our chief prophet and teacher who perfectly reveals to us the secret counsel and will of God for our deliverance; our only high priest who has set us free by the one sacrifice of His body, and who continually pleads our cause with the Father; and our eternal king who governs us by His Word and Spirit, and who guards us and keeps us in the freedom He has won for us.
Q. 32 But why are you called a Christian?
Because by faith I am a member of Christ and so I share in His anointing. I am anointed to confess His name, to present myself to Him as a living sacrifice of thanks, to strive with a good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and afterward to reign with Christ over all creation for all eternity.
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
The Preaching of God’s Word “O Magnify the Lord with Me!”
Hymn of Response Psalm 34Insert
Benediction 2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.