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Order of Worship for October 20, 2019
Gathering & Preparation
“Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, wherein Christ hath ordained the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, to be a sign and seal of ingrafting into himself, of remission of sins by his blood, and regeneration by his Spirit; of adoption, and resurrection unto everlasting life; and whereby the parties baptized are solemnly admitted into the visible church, and enter into an open and professed engagement to be wholly and only the Lord’s” (Westminster Larger Catechism #165).

Prelude – I Will Glory in My Redeemer

                 Steve & Vikki Cook (2001)
*Call to Worship

*Hymn                         O Church Arise

                                      Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend (2005)
*Prayer of Adoration
*Affirmation of Faith – Westminster Shorter Catechism #92-95 (Trinity Hymnal p.876)

Q92. What is a sacrament?

A92. A sacrament is a holy ordinance instituted by Christ; wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers.

Q93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?

A93. The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.

Q94. What is baptism?

A94. Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, doth signify and  seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s.

Q95. To whom is baptism to be administered?

A95. Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him; but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized.
Unison Prayer of Confession
God of everlasting love, we confess that we have been unfaithful to our covenant with you and with one another. We have worshiped other gods: money, power, greed, and convenience. We have served our own self-interest instead of serving only you and your people. We have not loved our neighbor as you have commanded. Forgive us, gracious God, and bring us back into the fullness of our covenant with you and one another.
Silent Prayer
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Worship through Giving
Offertory – I Will Serve the Lord All My Days (Besig)
*Hymn #731                Doxology
*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Baptism – Holden Arthur Harbison (Son of Mat & Val)

“Do we as a congregation undertake the responsibility of assisting the parents in the Christian nurture of this child?”
Children’s Worship [Toddler-Pre-K; K-3rd Grade]
*Hymn #585                Take My Life, and Let It Be
Scripture Reading – Joshua 24
Sermon – Covenant Renewal
                   Pastor Dan Ledford
*Hymn #345              Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken
Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church & the World
*Hymn #642              Be Thou My Vision

Postlude – I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130)

                    Jordan Kauflin, Keith Getty, Matthew Merker, Stuart Townend (2018)