RCSS worship service, Sunday 19 April ’20

This Sunday’s worship service was streamed on YouTube Live at 9.30am this morning. You can watch the recording below or if data limits prohibit you can listen with Chrome “YouTube Audio Only”.


The liturgy is as follows:

:: Call to worship/ Call on God’s name for help by reading: Psalm 65:1-8

And praying:

“How excellent is your loving kindness, O God; therefore do the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. Satisfy us now with the goodness of your House. In your light make us to see light. May your Holy Spirit be with us in prayer and praise, in speaking and hearing from your Holy Word. And do bless us with all spiritual blessing in Jesus Christ, for His name’s sake. Amen.” (New directory of public worship)

:: Song of Praise: Psalm 1 (p1B) (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; Matthew 5:43-8)

:: Prayer of Confession (use Psalm 34 as a guide)

::Assurance of Pardon: Ephesians 2:13-6

:: Song of thanksgiving: Psalm 51 (p51C) (text here and tune here)

:: Prayer of illumination

:: Reading and Sermon: Psalm 1 – feeling out the way of the righteous and the wicked

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 91 (p91A) (text here and tune here)