The Worship of Father, Son & Holy Spirit April 10, 2011 Fifth Sunday in Lent
Prayer of Adoration & Praise
Welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus! If you are a guest with us, please be sure to sign our Registry when it is passed before the service. Children are welcome in our worship. We have a nursery available for children 3 and under. Children 4 to 6 years of age may be dismissed to Godly Play prior to the sermon. Thank you for joining us today and may the Lord richly bless you.
Hymn of Praise
Words of life, words of hope, give us strength, help us cope. In this world where’er we roam, Ancient words will guide us home. Ancient words ever true, changing me and changing you. We have come with open hearts, O let the ancient words impart.
Immortal, Invisible A Mighty Fortress is Our God
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and pow’r are great; and armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal.
Song of Assembly1 Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world. They resound with God’s own heart, O let the ancient words impart.
Worship with Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing. Were not the right man on our side, the man of God's own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He, Lord Sabaoth His name, from age to age the same, And He must win the battle. And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us. The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him; His rage we can endure; for lo! his doom is sure; One little word shall fell him.
Holy words of our faith handed down to this age. Came to us through sacrifice, O heed the faithful words of Christ.
That Word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth; The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him who with us sideth. Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also; The body they may kill: God's truth abideth still; His kingdom is forever.
Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world. They resound with God’s own heart, O let the ancient words impart.
The LORD Adds to His Church
Welcome and Preparation for Worship Ye who think of sin but lightly nor suppose the evil great Here may view its nature rightly, here its guilt may estimate. Mark the sacrifice appointed, see who bears the awful load; ’Tis the Word, the Lord’s Anointed, Son of Man and Son of God. -3rd stanza to Thomas Kelly’s hymn “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted” #257 in the hymnal
Reception of New Members & the Sacrament of Baptism Elizabeth Anne Burnett Lauren Paisley Burnett Myla Danielle Burnett
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures. - The Apostle Paul
Report of the Living Church
Dr. Jay Suggs
The LORD Calls Us into His Presence Responsive Call to Worship
Leader: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, People: who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
1 John 4:7 & 8
Kids of the King
The LORD Cleanses Us in His Son We Confess Our Sin Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. …Silent and Personalized Confession of Sin… Amen!
All: to whom be the glory forever and ever! Amen!
Words of Assurance
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1
All songs used by permission or covered under CCLI license # 391165. We believe that God always initiates with sinners, so we begin worship with his invitation and command to us to gather in His name. 2
Immortal, You are not like a man That You change Your mind or change Your plan. Invisible, our human eyes can’t see The depths of Your majesty. You’re the God of forever and ever amen! The Alpha, Omega, Beginning and End. We sing, “Hallelujah!” We worship in awe, Immortal, invisible God. Immortal, You are not bound by death. You’re the living God, my very breath. Invisible, You are not bound by space, But Your glory is filling this place. Yes, Your glory is filling this place. Immortal yet You once died for me, To pay my debt, to set me free. Invisible, You will not always be, ’Cause You’re coming to reign as our King, And the saints will fall down at Your feet.
Take My Life Take my life and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee; Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in endless praise; Take my hands and let them move At the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee; Take my voice and let me sing, Always, only for my King. Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee; Take my silver and my gold, Not a mite would I withhold. Take my intellect and use Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose. Here am I, all of me. Take my life, it's all for Thee. Take my will and make it Thine, It shall be no longer mine; Take my heart, it is Thine own, It shall be Thy royal throne. Take my love, my Lord, I pour At Thy feet its treasure store; Take myself and I will be Ever, only, all for Thee.
There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood
There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains. And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains.
prepared to share in this meal, we encourage you to spend this time in prayer. We hope that this time is helpful to you as you consider your relationship with Jesus Christ and with his people, the Church.
I Need Thee Every Hour
The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day; And there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away. And there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away. O dying Lamb, thy precious blood shall never lose its power, Till all the ransomed church of God be saved to sin no more. Till all the ransomed church of God be saved to sin no more.
Prayers of Thanksgiving & Petition
I need Thee, O I need Thee, O I need Thee, every hour I need you Lord, O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.
Elder George Godwin
I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain. Come quickly and abide, or life is vain. I need Thee every hour, teach me Thy will And Thy rich promises, in me fulfill.
The LORD Consecrates3 Us with His Word Sermon4
Pastor Tommy Lee Series: “Come to me… and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)
I need Thee every hour, Most Holy One. O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.
LXXX. The Other Side of the Sandwich Matthew 21:15-22 We Pray
I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord No tender voice like Thine, can peace afford. I need Thee every hour, stay Thou near by, Temptations lose their power, when Thou art nigh.
The LORD Commissions Us with His Blessing Benediction5
A Lenten Prayer Lord, who throughout these forty days For us did fast and pray, Teach us with you to mourn our sins And close by you to stay.
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Mighty to Save
Shine your light and let the whole world see We’re singing for the glory of the risen King. Jesus! Shine your light and let the whole world see We’re singing for the glory of the risen King.
As you with Satan did contend, And did the vict’ry win, O give us strength in you to fight, In you to conquer sin.
Saviour, He can move the mountains; My God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save Forever, Author of salvation, He rose and conquered the grave; Jesus conquered the grave
As you did hunger and did thirst, So teach us, gracious Lord, To die to self and so to live By your most Holy Word. Abide with us, that through this life Of suff’ring and of pain, An Easter of unending joy We may at last attain.
The LORD Communes with Us at His Table The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper Communion, also called The Lord’s Supper or Eucharist, is the family meal of Christians. We invite all committed followers of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament: those who are baptized members of a congregation that proclaims the gospel, who are at peace with God and their neighbor, and who seek strength to live in a deeper communion with Jesus. If you are not a Christian, or you are not 3
The Lord sets his people apart and sanctifies them and calls them to his grace and service through his Word. 4 4, 5, & 6 year-old children may be dismissed before the sermon to Godly Play in room 173.
Just as God called us into His presence at the beginning, so now He commands His blessing upon us as we depart. We look up and extend our hands in a posture of thanksgiving as we receive this great gift. Our final response to God’s assurance of His peace and presence upon those who are in Christ is a chorus of joyful song.
Decatur Presbyterian Church, PCA - Decatur, AL