Silent Prayer and Apostolic Greeting
1 Corinthians 1:3
Call to Worship
Hymn of Adoration
I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art (Trinity Hymnal #168)
Confession of Sin
Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image, through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. 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.
The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want (Psalm 23) (Trinity Hymnal #86)
Old Testament: Psalm 37:1-11
New Testament: Philippians 1:18-26 (Sermon Text)
A Question of Life and Death
Hymn of Commitment
Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground (Trinity Hymnal #518)
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.