The Lord's Day, September 20, 2020

"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 103     selected verses           

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity; who heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 

who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

Prayer of Invocation

Choral Praise                            

#240     The King of Glory Comes

Psalm of Adoration

link     Psalm 103:14-22 to the tune of Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, Trinity Hymn #529

#731      Doxology 

Call to Confession

Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Corporate Confession of Sin

Psalm 130:1-5

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope…

Silent Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon

Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

 

Unity in the Body of Christ

Ephesians 4:1-6        

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

Sermon                                   

“The Witness of the Son”

Bearing Witness to the Truth Incarnate

John 5:31-38

Hymn of Response

#709       Now I Belong to Jesus

Benediction

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