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Preparation for Worship: June 16, 2019 Gathering & Preparation “It behooves God’s people not only to come into His presence with a deep sense of awe at the thought of His perfect holiness and their own exceeding sinfulness (cf. Hebrews 12:28), but also to enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise (cf. Psalm 100:4) for the great salvation, which He has so graciously wrought for them through His only begotten Son and applied to them by the Holy Spirit” (Book of Church Order 47-8).

Prelude – Great Is Thy Faithfulness (#32) [Praise Team]
*Call to Worship
*Hymn #94                  How Firm a Foundation [Organ]
*Prayer of Adoration
*Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed (Trinity Hymnal p.845)

Unison Prayer of Confession There are many times we think we love you well, O God; but upon hearing your call to love you with all our heart, and all our mind, and all our strength, we confess that our love for you is a diluted love, made insipid and flat by lesser loyalties and a divided heart. Our love seems pure only for brief moments; soon our affections are drawn away. How easily our devotion dies. Forgive us; in deep mercy spare us, despite our lost first love for you; in grace rekindle our love for you in seeing anew Jesus’ love for us. Silent Prayer  

Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Worship through Giving
Offertory – Behold Our God [Roger Rettig w/Joan Eisenreich]
*Hymn #731                Doxology [Organ]
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
Children’s Worship [Toddlers & Preschoolers]

*Hymn                         Grace Alone [Praise Team]

Dustin Kensrue (2013)
Scripture Reading – Joshua 10:16-43
Sermon – Fighting the Same Battle Again & Again… [Dan Ledford Preaching]
*Hymn #92                A Mighty Fortress is Our God [Organ]
Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church & the World – RE Jeff Wigton

*Hymn                       Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder [Praise Team]

 John Newton (1774), Laura Taylor (2001)
Postlude – The Gospel Song [Praise Team]


* Congregation standing for those who are able