Call to WorshipPsalm 98:1
Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
Hymn of Praise“Join All the Glorious Names”#111
Scripture Reading1 John 1:5-2:6
Confession of Sin and Assurance of Pardon Isaiah 53:5
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
Hymn of Assurance “My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness”HMA #88
Confession of FaithHeidelberg Catechism #26
Q. 26What do you believe when you say, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth”?
That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and everything in them, who still upholds and rules them by His eternal counsel and providence, is my God and Father because of Christ His Son. I trust Him so much that I do not doubt He will provide whatever I need for body and soul, and He will turn to my good whatever adversity He sends me in this sad world. He is able to do this because He is almighty God; He desires to do this because He is a faithful Father.
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
The Preaching of God’s Word “The Blessedness of Forgiveness”
Hymn of ResponsePsalm 32 (1-7, 10-11)Insert
Benediction 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.