Worship service litrugy, 26 April 2020

The liturgy Sunday 26 April can be viewed here:


:: Call to worship/ Call on God’s name for help by reading: Psalm 67

And praying:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we call your name, praying that you would be pleased to turn away from our many terrible sins, by which we have never stopped deserving your anger. And because we are not worthy to appear before your sovereign majesty, we pray that you will see us in your beloved Son Jesus Christ, and accept the merit of his death in satisfaction for all our offenses, and that in him we may be pleasing in your eyes. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us, enlightening our minds with true understanding of your word. And give us your grace, so that as we can receive your truth into our hearts with humility and awe.  Please lead us to place all our trust in you.  Please enable us to live to serve and worship you, to the glory of your holy name. And since you have chosen to count us among your people, help us to give you the love and honor that we owe to you, as children to our Father, and as servants to our Lord. (adapted from Calvin)

:: Song of Praise: Psalm 99 (p99A) (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: Matthew 22:34-40

:: Prayer of Confession (use Psalm 38 as a guide)

::Assurance of Pardon: 1 Corinthians 15:1-3

:: Song of thanksgiving: Psalm 118 (p118A) (text here and tune here)

:: Prayer of illumination

:: Reading and Sermon: Psalm 65 – worship is in the presence of God and each other

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

:: Offering (banking details are here)

:: Concluding song: Psalm 102 (p102B) (text here and tune here)