Silent Prayer and Apostolic Greeting
1 Corinthians 1:3
Call to Worship
Hymn of Adoration
The God of Abraham Praise (Trinity Hymnal #34)
Confession of Sin
Mighty God, You are our deliver and our refuge from danger. We know we have nothing to fear in life or in death, yet we do fear. You have told us to rest from our own striving, yet we often rely on our own strength and find ourselves consumed with anxiety and deeply shaken by this world and by our own weakness. You have promised to work all things in this universe together for our spiritual blessing and good, yet we doubt your love and argue with your wisdom. Lord, thank you that in the midst of our faltering belief, you have provided a strong and power full Savior. Though Satan’s accusations ring in our ears and threatens to undo us, you have declared us righteous and blameless in your sight because of Christ. Silence our mouths when we condemn ourselves, and settle our frightened souls when we tremble with fear before you. Persuade us day after day that you are always on our side, even when we grieve you by a thousand falls. Show us how your wrath toward our sin has been emptied on your precious Son, and let us feel deeply in our souls that Jesus has paid for every sin with his bleeding wounds. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Confession of Faith
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. World without end, amen, amen.
Prayer of Supplication & Lord’s Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Psalm 16B (Book of Psalms for Singing)
Old Testament: Exodus 3:1-15
New Testament: Mark 12:18-27 (Sermon Text)
Hymn of Commitment
The Sands of Time are Sinking (Trinity Hymnal #546)
Tithes and Offering
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.