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The Lord’s Day Evening
The Nicene Creed
February 1, 2015 – 11:00 AM
Let us prepare our hearts for worship as we enter the sanctuary this Lord’s Day.
Welcome and Announcements
* The Call to Worship
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one
has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1
Timothy 6:15-16)
* The Hymn of Praise No. 101
“Come, Thou Almighty King”
Anon., 1757
* The Prayer of Adoration and Invocation
The Confession of Sin
Leader: All-seeing God, we confess our sinful response to the trials and
discomforts of our lives. While in the depths of woe, we have resented our need
for you and rarely lifted our eyes to you, the only one who can bring us true
People: Instead we have consistently directed our gaze to earthly
things that falsely promise escape and comfort. We have been
charmed by vain things: the approval of others; the possessions that
we have or want; and the enormous drive to worship our desires
above all things.
Leader: In our willful blindness to the love and comfort you offer us, we are
found completely guilty in your holy sight. Yet as we continually stray from
your love and your law, you look upon our helpless state and lead us to the
People: We ask you to do this now, Father. Thank you that Jesus
looked perfectly to you in every single situation of his life, trusting
you completely in all things. We are deeply grateful that Jesus never
stopped trusting you, even when you did not allow the cup of
condemnation that we deserve to pass from him.
Leader: Loving God, soften our hearts to delight in your love for us. Change us
into sons and daughters who are so enraptured with the story of the gospel that
we run to our beautiful Savior as we experience suffering in our lives. Lift our
eyes afresh to the cross, from whence our help comes, Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
Old Testament Reading
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of
all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, Begotten of the
Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God,
Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father; By whom all
things were made; Who, for us and for our salvation came down from heaven,
And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
He was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried;
the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures; He ascended into
heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father; And He shall come again, with
glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.
We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life; Who proceeds from
the Father and the Son; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped
and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and
apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and
we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
The People of God Respond (Trinity Hymnal No. 726)
Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me, Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on
me. Break me! Melt me! Mold me! Fill me! Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on
* Welcome and Responsive Call to Worship (from Rom. 11)
Leader: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of
God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his
All: “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has
been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he
might be repaid?”
Leader: “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To
him be glory forever. Amen.”
* Hymn of Praise No. 4
“All Praise to God Who Reigns Above”
New Testament Reading
John 4:1-26
Hymn of Adoration – Insert
“He Will Hold Me Fast”
Westminster Shorter Catechism #11
The Prayer for Church and World
Question: What are God’s works of providence?
Collection of Tithes and Offerings
Answer: God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise,
and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and
all their actions.
* The Hymn of Preparation No. 111
“This is My Father’s World”
Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
The Preached Word of God
Evening Prayer
Hymn of Preparation No. 109
Acts 4:23-31
"The Acts of the Ascended Christ: Corporate Prayer for Boldness”
“Jesus in Genesis: Go into the Ark!”
* The Hymn of Response No. 424
James Montgomery, 1825
* The Benediction
* The Doxology No. 731
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below:
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
(An elder will be available in the front of the sanctuary after the service for
anyone who would like to request prayer, inquire about church membership,
or discuss how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.)
Proverbs 11
* Congregation Standing
The Preached Word of God
Genesis 7
“Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless”
“Lord, My Weak Thought in
Vain Would Climb”
* Hymn of Response No. 699
“Like A River Glorious”