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The Worship of Father, Son & Holy Spirit May 8, 2011 The Lord’s Day

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

Leader: You shall not murder.

People: break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

People: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.

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.

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody!

Song of Assembly1 Agnus Dei


Alleluia, Alleluia. For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Alleluia, Alleluia. For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Alleluia, Holy, Holy, are You Lord God Almighty. Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is the Lamb, You are Holy, Holy, are You Lord God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is the Lamb. Amen.

People: With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! Leader: Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!

People: Anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

People: Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together!

Leader: You shall not steal.

Leader: Let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth!

People: For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery... theft... These are what make a man “unclean.”

People: He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity!

People: For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks... for by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.

Hymn of Praise

Leader: You shall not covet.

All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us sing, alleluia, alleluia! Thou burning sun with golden beam, Thou silver moon with softer gleam, O praise Him, O praise Him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Welcome and Preparation for Worship To honor is to show deference toward parents, because they are placed over children and therefore deserve respect. This deference can be expressed in various ways. Rachel addressed her father with the phrase “my lord” (Gen.31:35), and Solomon bowed down before his mother... although by that time he had become king (1 Kings 2:19). Among us things are not so formal, but we may still expect children to show deference to their parents by their language and forms of address. Children must let their parents speak first, answer respectfully, be quiet when parents are speaking to them, say “thank you” when they receive something from them, and the like. - Jochem Douma

Thou rushing wind that art so strong, Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along, O praise Him, alleluia! Thou rising moon in praise rejoice, Ye lights of evening, find a voice, O praise Him, O praise Him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Let all things their Creator bless, And worship Him in humbleness, O praise Him, alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, And praise the Spirit, Three in One, O praise Him, O praise Him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

We Recite the Law of God Responsively3 Leader: You shall have no other gods before me.

Report of the Living Church Worship Preparation

Kathy Silvestri Jesus Paid It All

Dare 2 Declare

Summoned by the King

People: It stands written: “Worship the LORD your God and serve Him only.” Leader: You shall not make for yourself an idol. People: God is Spirit, and his worshipers must worship in Spirit and in truth. Leader: You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

Leader: Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!

People: Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is His footstool. ... Let your “Yes” be “Yes” and your “No” be “No;” anything more than these comes from the evil one.

People: His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him!

Leader: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

Leader: The Lord has made known his salvation; People: He has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.

People: The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.

Leader: He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.

Leader: Honor your father and your mother.

People: All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

People: For God said, “Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.”

Responsive Call to Worship2

Psalm 98


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

Leader: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Prayer of Adoration & Praise

All Creatures of Our God and King Francis of Assisi

So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. And the king rose to meet her and bowed down to her. Then he sat on his throne and had a seat brought for the king’s mother, and she sat on his right.... And the king said to her, “Make your request, my mother, for I will not refuse you.” - 1 Kings 2:19,20

Leader: You shall not commit adultery.


The congregational response to each of the Ten Commandments is taken from the words of the Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in the Gospels.

People: Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.

Forgiven by the King We Confess Our Sin Together

Psalm 51:1-4

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. …Silent and Personalized Confession of Sin… Amen!

God Declares Our New Standing

2 Corinthians 5:21

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Worship with Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Holy Is the Lord, God Almighty We stand and lift up our hands, For the joy of the Lord is our strength. We bow down and worship Him now, How great, how awesome is He. And together we sing, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, the earth is filled with His glory! Holy is the Lord God Almighty, the earth is filled with His glory! The earth is filled with His glory! It is rising up all around, It’s the anthem of the Lord’s renown. It’s rising up all around, It’s the anthem of the Lord’s renown.


Lord Have Mercy


Jesus I’ve forgotten the words that you have spoken, Promises that burned within my heart have now grown dim; With a doubting heart I follow the paths of earthly wisdom, Forgive me for my unbelief, renew the fire again.

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 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.

Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy on me.

Our Great God

I have built an altar where I worship things of man, I have taken journeys that have drawn me far from You. Now I am returning to Your mercies ever flowing, Pardon my transgressions, help me love You again.

Hallelujah! Glory be to our great God! Hallelujah! Glory be to our great God!

I have longed to know You and Your tender mercies, Like a river of forgiveness ever flowing without end. I bow my heart before You in the goodness of Your presence, Your grace forever shining like a beacon in the night.

Be Unto Your Name

Lord, we are weak and frail, helpless in the storm. Surround us with Your angels, hold us in Your arms. Our cold and ruthless enemy, his pleasure is our harm. Rise up, O Lord, and he will flee before our sov’reign God.


We are a moment, You are forever, Lord of the Ages, God before time; We are a vapor, You are eternal, Love everlasting, reigning on high.

Let every creature in the sea and every flying bird; Let every mountain, every field and valley of the earth; Let all the moons and all the stars in all the universe Sing praises to the living God who rules them by His word.

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain; Highest praises, honor and glory Be unto Your Name, be unto Your Name.

Blessed by the King Benediction5

Psalm 29:11

May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!

We are the broken, You are the healer, Jesus, Redeemer, mighty to save; You are the love song we’ll sing forever, Bowing before You, blessing Your Name.

Prayers of Thanksgiving & Petition


Eternal God unchanging, mysterious and unknown, Your boundless love unfailing in grace and mercy shown. Bright seraphim in endless flight around Your glorious throne; They raise their voices day and night in praise to You alone.

Lord, I Lift Your Name on High


You came from Heaven to earth to show the way; From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay. From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky; Lord, I lift Your name on High.

Pastor Steve Coward

…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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


Taught by the King Sermon4

Pastor Tommy Lee Series: “Come to me… and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)

LXXXII. Hypocrisy: “the back way to hell” Matthew 21:28-32

Invited by the King A Covenant Child Comes to the Table


Seth Thompson

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 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.

DPC Bulletin - May 8, 2011  

Decatur Presbyterian Church, PCA - Decatur, AL

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