Liturgies for RCSS Worship, Sunday 24 May 2020

The first service below was streamed at 9.30am this morning on YouTube (channel: Simon Jooste).

AM liturgy 

:: Call to worship/ Call on God’s name for help by reading: Psalm 99

“Our Father, with the Psalmist we lift up our eyes to the hills and we cry: Where does our help come from?  And we confess that our help comes from you O Lord, who made heaven and earth.  You will not let our foot be moved; you who keep us will not slumber.  Behold, you who are the keeper of you people will neither slumber nor sleep.  You, Lord, are our keeper; the shade on our right hand.  The sun shall not strike us by day, nor the moon by night.  You, heavenly father will keep us from all evil; you will keep our life.  Your Father, Son and Holy Spirit, will keep our going out and our coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”  Amen.  (adapted from Ps 121)

:: Song of Praise: Psalm 5:1,4-5 (p5) (text here and tune here)*

:: Corporate confession of Faith: Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He endured the sufferings of hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy *catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

*The word “catholic” refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

:: Sing: Doxology – Gloria Patri (Tune: here)

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.

:: Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 5:6-21; James 2:8-11

:: Prayer of Confession (use Rom. 7-8 as a guide)

::Assurance of Pardon: Ephesians 2:8-9

:: Song of Thanksgiving: Psalm 46:1,4-5 (p46A) (text here and tune here)

:: Prayer of illumination

:: Reading and Sermon: Genesis 8:20-9:17

If you cannot live-stream video from YouTube:

Consider listening to the service without video using Chrome with extension

Otherwise please listen to a sermon here or read here

:: Congregational prayer (pray for your needs and the needs of our congregation)

:: Offering (banking details are here)

:: Concluding song: Psalm 100 (p100B) (text here and tune here)

:: Benediction: pray Numbers 6:24-26


PM liturgy

:: Call to worship: Psalm 99

:: Song of Praise: Psalm 5:1-3 (p5) (text here and tune here)

:: Congregational prayer: use Ephesians 1 as a guide and include needs of congregation

:: Song:  Psalm 46:1-3 (p46A) (text here and tune here)

:: Readings and Sermon

Please listen to a sermon here or here or read here

:: Concluding song: Psalm 100 (p100B) (text here and tune here)

:: Benediction: Pray Hebrews 13:20-21