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Order of Service 02/09

Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 135:1-5

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 3 Holy, Holy, Holy

Scripture Reading: Romans 10:1-17

Hymn 61 Great is Thy Faithfulness

Prayer for Illumination

Offering Congregational Song 31 Speak O Lord

Sermon: Amir Tsarfati

Hymn 246 Be Thou My Vision

Postlude

 

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Order of Service 26/08

 

Hebrews not only calls for real faith in the Finisher, it describes the erosion of of false faith into total apostasy. We wish to allow the Word to wash us, nourish true faith, and reveal to us any false faith. 

Psalm 116 begins with an affirmation of love for the Lord. “Join All the Glorious Names” sings of the ultimate Prophet, Priest, and King – Yeshua our Messiah. 

Psalm 42, our first Scripture reading confronts the failing hope and faith in a believer with sound counsel. We then sing this psalm together.

Our New Testament reading describes Jesus confronting false faith with some hard demands, forcing people to see why they were coming to Christ. “O For Grace to Love Him More” should be the heart-cry of everyone with true faith. 

We unite our heart in corporate prayer, the singing of the doxology and a time of giving, each of which calls for true faith. 

We then search our hearts with the book of Hebrews, considering which of the five warnings against false faith apply to us. We close with our hearts’ desire: “O For A Closer Walk With God”.

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 116:1-6

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 203 Join All The Glorious Names (DARWALL)

Scripture Reading: Psalm 42:1-7

Hymn 43 As Longs the Deer for Cooling Streams

Scripture Reading: Luke 9:57-62

Song 28 O For Grace to Love Him More

Pastoral Prayer

Doxology

Offering

Sermon: Hebrews: False Faith: From Drifting to Denying

Hymn 252 O For A Closer Walk (CLOSER WALK)

Benediction

Postlude

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Order of Service 19/08

Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 148

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 31 All Creatures of Our God and King

Scripture Reading: Psalm 73:16-23

Hymn 70 Fairest Lord Jesus

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:18-25

Offering Song 31 Speak O Lord

Sermon: Colossians 1:3-7: Heavenly Hope Produces Earthly Love

Hymn 235 My Jesus I Love Thee

Postlude

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Order of Service 12/05

In both Israel and the church, God’s people have often worshipped antiphonally: with a sung or spoken response to something said. We begin today with such an act, reminding ourselves of the great privilege of worship, with a responsive reading of Psalm 34. 

“Come Christians, Join to Sing” is a delightful, joyful hymn, set to a Spanish melody. As we sing each “Alleluia”, recall that Hebrew word means, “Praise Yahveh”.

We then turn to a reading from John 6, where Jesus speaks to a group of pseudo-disciples about the difference between their attachment to Him, and true faith. Look carefully for where Jesus sources true faith, and what images He uses to describe it. 

We then sing of our faith in Christ alone, in the hymn, “The Solid Rock”. Our second reading, in Hebrews 11, gives us a definition and description of true faith. The American folk hymn, “To Be with Christ” gives the heart of Peter’s question, “Lord, to whom shall we go?”

We turn to God in corporate prayer, and then respond in grateful giving. Our meditation on Scripture is on the meaning of faith in the book of Hebrews, with special reference to Hebrews 11 and 12. We close with a modern hymn, “Come to the Waters”, a beautiful image of faith. 

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Responsive Reading 69: Psalm 34:1-8

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 190 Come Christians Join to Sing

Scripture Reading: John 6:35-69

Hymn 216 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (SOLID ROCK)

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:1-16

Song 35 To Be With Christ

Pastoral Prayer

Doxology

Offering

Sermon: Hebrews: Faith’s Definition, Action and Duration

Hymn 77 Come to the Waters

Benediction

Postlude

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Lord’s Supper Order of Service 05/08

Call to Worship: Revelation 3:14-20

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn of Adoration 20 Sing Praise God Who Reigns Above

Scripture Reading: Luke 5:1-10

Hymn of Confession: 76 How Sad Our State

Prayer of Confession

Scripture Reading: Luke 18:10-14

Hymn of Assurance of Pardon: 222 I Heard the Voice of Jesus (KINGSFOLD)

Prayer of Gratitude & Petition

Hymn of Instruction 273 Credo

Homily: Proclaiming His death

Fence & Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 11:26-32

Prayer of Consecration

Distribution of Elements – Hymn 28 Jesus Thou Joy of Loving Hearts , Hymn 147 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Closing Hymn 247: More Love to Thee

Benediction

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