– -Liturgy for Sunday, November 16, 2014- –
Prelude: In The Shadow Of The Glorious Cross (Sojourn)
Gathering Song: Come Away From Rush And Hurry (Words: Marva J. Dawn. We sing it to the tune of Come Thou Fount)
Call to Worship: (Adapted from Psalm 28:6-8)
Leader: Blessed be the Lord!
For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
All: The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Leader: The Lord is the strength of his people;
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
All: Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
Be our shepherd and carry us forever.
How Great Is Our God (Tomlin)
God Be Merciful To Me (Psalm 51) (Indelible Grace)
Call To Confession: (James 5:16)
Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another that you may be healed.
(time of silent confession, closed with a prayer from Psalm 51)
Assurance of Pardon: (Hebrews 4:14-16, 7:25)
Leader: Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
All: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Leader: Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
All: Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Song of Response: Before The Throne Of God Above (Sojourn)
(Prayers for our City, Offering, and Doxology/Word of Praise)
Hearing the Word: Galatians 1:10-24 (sermon audio posted separately)
Celebration of Communion
Sending: A Debtor To Mercy Alone (Indelible Grace)
Benediction: (Numbers 6:24-26)
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Go in that peace!