Silent Prayer and Apostolic Greeting
1 Corinthians 1:3
Call to Worship
Hymn of Adoration
Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder (Trinity Hymnal #172)
Confession of Sin
You, O Lord, have promised that if we confess our sins, You are faithful and just and will forgive us. Humbly we come, seeking Your forgiveness, that we may know the joy of Your presence, the light of Your face. You alone know our hearts, how often we have offended You, how often we have offended others. Forgive us, Lord; for every unkind thought; every false word; every wrong act. Forgive us, for we have lived not for You, but for ourselves. Forgive us; for failing to give You thanks; for our neglect of prayer; our ignorance of Your word; our loss of purpose. Heavenly Father, have mercy on us. Create in us clean hearts; and renew a right spirit within us; by the blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Confession of Faith
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and of the life of the world to come. Amen.
Hymn of Response
Man of Sorrows! What a Name(Trinity Hymnal #246)
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, forever. Amen.
Psalm 25A (Book of Psalms for Singing)
Old Testament: Psalm 51
New Testament: 1 John 1:8-10 (Sermon Text)
The Joy of Confession
Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness (Trinity Hymnal #250)
Tithes and Offerings
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.
2 Corinthians 13:14