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Preparation for Worship – “They that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper are, before they come, to prepare themselves thereunto, by examining themselves of their being in Christ, of their sins and wants; of the truth and measure of their knowledge, faith, repentance; love to God and the brethren, charity to all men, forgiving those that have done them wrong; of their desires after Christ, and of their new obedience; and by renewing the exercise of these graces, by serious meditation, and fervent prayer” (Westminster Larger Catechism #171)
 
Prelude – [Piano or Organ]
 
*Call to Worship
 
*Hymn #115                All Creatures of Our God and King
 
*Prayer of Adoration
 
*Affirmation of Faith – The Nicene Creed (Trinity Hymnal p.846)
 

Unison Prayer of Confession

God of grace, we confess that we have elevated the things of this world above you. We have made idols of possessions and people. We have permitted our schedules to come first and have not always taken the time to worship you. We have not always honored those who guided us in this life. We have been unfaithful in our covenant relationships. We have misrepresented other’s intentions. Forgive us, O God, for the many ways we fall short of your glory.
 
Silent Prayer
 
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 
Worship through Giving
 
Offertory
 
*Hymn #731                Doxology [Organ]
 
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
 
Children’s Worship [Toddlers & Preschoolers]
 
*Hymn #650                I Will Sing of My Redeemer [Organ]
 
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 1:13 – 2:3
 
Sermon: The Seed of the New Life [Ear Fair Preaching]
 
*Hymn #521              My Hope is Built on Nothing Less [Organ]
 
The Lord’s Supper
 Invitation to & Fencing of The Lord’s Table and Prayer
 Words of Institution

The Bread & The Cup

Prayer with the Lord’s Prayer

            …Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory forever. Amen.
 

*Hymn                       O Great God [Praise Team]

Bob Kauflin (2006)
 
*Benediction
 

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