Liturgy for June 9, 2013

Come, join us as we worship a holy and gracious God with reverence and joy!

* Those who are able, please stand. Download PDF liturgy

God Speaks
People Respond

"The First Sunday in New Haven," 1881 engraving of Rev. Davenport preaching in April of 1738.

“The First Sunday in New Haven,” 1881 engraving of Rev. Davenport preaching in April of 1738. (click to enlarge)

ENTERING INTO WORSHIP

* Call to Worship: Psalm 66:1-7, 13-20
* Invocation: Psalm 124:8
* Salutation: 1 Corinthians 1:2-3
* Opening Prayer
* Song of Praise: Come, All Ye People, Bless Our God #120:1-4

CONFESSION OF SIN

Reading of the Law:  James 1:19-27
General Confession:

Minister: O Father, we are gathered before you, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, whose chosen dwelling place is with the broken and contrite, to confess that we have sinned in thought and word and deed.

Congregation: We have not loved you with all our heart and soul, we have not loved you with all our mind and strength; we have not even loved our neighbor as ourselves.

Minister: In your mercy, deepen our sorrow for the wrong we have done and for the good we have left undone, so that we may hate our sin with a holy hatred.

ALL: But, our merciful Father, do not leave us in sorrow. With you, O Lord, there is forgiveness. In your mercy, restore the joy of our salvation; so that we may love you with a holy love. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 50:23

RESPONSE OF GRATITUDE

Song of Thanksgiving: The Mighty God, Jehovah, Speaks #92:1, 6
Creed: Nicene Creed
Offerings: Psalm 116:12-14
Congregational Prayer (ending in the Lord’s Prayer)

SERVICE OF THE WORD

* Scripture Lessons: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 (text); Matthew 7:21-27
* Gloria Patri
* Song of Preparation: God is Known Among His People #144:1, 3, 4

Sermon: “WHEN YOU GO TO THE HOUSE OF GOD”

1. “Draw Near to Listen”
2. “Be Not Rash With Your Mouth”
3. “Pay What You Vow”

LEAVING TO SERVE

* Song of Response: O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire #376:1-4
* Doxology: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (stanzas 1-2 only)
* Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21
* Amen!  Three-Fold Amen

 

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