The Lord's Day, October 24, 2021

"Now therefore, we are all here in the presence of God to hear
all that yo
u have been commanded by the Lord." Acts 10:33

Call to Worship                                                                  

Psalm 145       selected verses                            

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Prayer of Invocation

Choral Praise                           

#173        Praise Him! Praise Him!

Hymn of Adoration

#391          Safely through Another Week

#731         Doxology

Call to Confession

Exodus 20:17

Corporate Confession of Sin

Almighty and merciful God, we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. O Lord, have mercy upon us. Spare those who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent, according to Your promises declared to the world in Jesus Christ our Lord. And grant, O merciful Father, for His sake, that we may hereafter live a godly righteous and sober life, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Silent Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon

Revelation 1:5b-6

“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

Westminster Confession of Faith

Modern Version         Of Christ the Mediator 8.3

In his human nature, united to the divine nature, the Lord Jesus was set apart and anointed with the Holy Spirit beyond measure, having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. In him the Father was pleased to have all fullness dwell, so that—being holy, blameless, and undefiled, full of grace and truth—he might be completely equipped to fulfill the office of a mediator and guarantor. He did not take this office to himself but was called to it by his Father, who put all power and judgment into his hand and commanded him to execute it.

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory

Deuteronomy 8:17-18

Beware lest you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.' You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth,  that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Sermon

"I Am the True Vine"

Abiding in Christ

John 15:1-8  

Hymn of Response

#585          Take My Life, and Let It Be

Benediction