Please note there are two liturgies below (AM and PM). Live recording is below:
:: Call to worship/ Call on God’s name for help by reading: Psalm 98
“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)
:: 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; Luke 6:27-31
:: Prayer of Confession (use Psalm 38 as a guide)
::Assurance of Pardon: Galatians 2:15-16
:: Prayer of illumination
:: Reading and Sermon: Rom. 13:1-7 – Submitting to God’s servant for our good – the state
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:: Congregational prayer (pray for your needs and the needs of our congregation)
:: Offering (banking details are here)
:: Benediction: Pray Numbers 6:24-26
:: Call to worship: Psalm 98
:: Congregational prayer
Blessed you are, most gracious Father! for having prepared for us an eternal kingdom, a heavenly city, a new Jerusalem. As our Lord Jesus has taught us, we pray for the coming of that Kingdom.
Father, we pray for the Church, that she might in truth be the New Jerusalem, prepared as a Bride, adorned for her husband. Give to her true purity, that she might be without spot or wrinkle. Give her the grace of hope and the confidence of joy, as she awaits the coming of the Bridegroom. We pray for our own congregation. Grant that it might be a sign here on earth of the Church that is above. Blessed you are, O Father, for your faithfulness to the Church.
Father, we pray for those who lead our Church, for pastors, for elders, for deacons, Fill them with the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord. Blessed you are, O Father, for your faithfulness to your servants!
Father, whose love and concern is for a world filled with a great variety of people, we pray for people in different lands, for Mexicans and Brazilians and Colombians, for Watusi, Masai, Ibu, and all the tribes of Africa, for all peoples in China, Malaysia, and Indonesia, for French people and English people, Greeks and Russians. Grant that the gospel might be heard in all the corners of the earth. Blessed you are, O Father, for you have opened up your Kingdom to all peoples!
Father, we pray for those who lead our nation. Anoint them with the gifts of your Spirit, honesty, fairness, and intelligence, love of peace and learning. Blessed you are, O Father, for you have specially blessed our land!
Father and Shepherd of the flock of your people, we pray for the members of our congregation, for husbands and wives, that their love for each other might be ever richer and kinder, for children and young people, that they might grow in every good direction, for people who live alone, that they might find friendship and community, for grandparents and elderly friends, that they might have that radiance which belongs to older years. (H.O. Old)
:: Readings and Sermon
:: Benediction: Pray Hebrews 13:20-21