Worship

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SUnday School - 9:30 • Worship - 10:30AM

Worship At College Corner Presbyterian Church

The first tab in our ministries menu will always be worship because it is the primary function of the church as commanded in God's Word. While discipleship and fellowship are absolutely vital to the life of the church, gathering in worship before our holy God proves to be primary.

It is a tradition at our church to pause for a moment to listen to the Ringing of the Bells prior to the Call to Worship. This is done manually and usually involves some of our covenant kids.

We begin with a Call to Worship, which is a Scripture reading, often a psalm or other song of praise from Scripture, that speaks to the triune God being worthy of our worship and praise, for who He is and what He has done for His people.

This is followed by a Hymn of Praise, which echoes the sentiment of the Call to Worship and proclaims the mighty work God revealing the greatness and glory of His character.

Having proclaimed the glory of God, we are better able to acknowledge our place as creatures lovingly made by a merciful Creator. This move us to the Confession of Sin, where we pray privately for a moment and then confess our sins corporately, united in one voice as a Body of Christ.

This is followed by Scripture once again in the Assurance of Pardon, which is a selection that speaks to God's mercy for those who humbly rely on Him alone for redemption and restoration as an image bearer. In confessing our sin we should not assume forgiveness, but we can trust that God's mercy is far greater than our sin. Truly repentant souls find rest in God's mercy and relief as we look to future judgment.

Having testified to the love and mercy of God, we sing a Hymn of Response to God's mercy toward sinful mankind, rejoicing in forgiveness.

Next we thank God through our Prayer of Thanksgiving for the gifts and provisions that He has adorned us with, whether life, material blessing, salvation, sanctification, and innumerable graces bestowed on all mankind. This is followed by Tithes & Offerings. The things for which we are thankful cause us to praise God and give a small portion back to the Lord. This praise reaches its climax as we stand in unity as a body singing the Doxology.

There is a time for announcements, a summary of notable prayer concerns, which are followed by the Pastoral Prayer. This prayer acknowledges the needs of the congregation, desire for ministry efforts, and our submission to the will of God in all things. We have a Great High Priest, the resurrected Jesus, interceding on our behalf, which lends power to our requests made to our Sovereign God.

After a brief Greeting Time, we are called back together with a Hymn of Preparation, which will celebrates the Word of God delivered once and for all to mankind in the Old and New Testament and embodied in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. This serves to prepare us for the Reading of the Word and Proclamation of the Gospel in Preaching.

Following the sermon, we sing a Hymn of Departure echoing the message of the sermon and equipping us to go out into the world and life for the Glory of God alone!

The service concludes with a Benediction, which is a blessing pronounced on the congregation giving encouragement to God's People as they move into the world seeking to live the peculiar life of a genuine Christian being a light to a world which needs, but may not know, Jesus Christ, the Savior, who alone can bring peace and rest for our souls .

Sunday Worship - April 19, 2020

Welcome & Ringing of the Bells

Call to Worship Psalm 84:1–4

[1] How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! [2] My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. [3] Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. [4] Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!

Hymn of Praise “All Glory Laud and Honor” #17

1 All glory, laud, and honor
To thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring:
Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou David's royal Son,
Who in the Lord's name comest,
The King and blessed One!

2 The company of angels
Are praising Thee on high,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply:
The people of the Hebrews
With palms before Thee went:
Our praise and prayer and anthems
Before Thee we present.

3 To thee, before Thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To Thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise:
Thou didst accept their praises--
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King!

Confession of Sin

Lord Jesus, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, and of neglect to seek you in my daily life. My sins and shortcomings present me with a list of accusations, now, to my sorrow, I lay them on Christ. Deliver me from every evil habit, every interest of former sins, everything that dims the brightness of your grace in me, everything that prevents me taking delight in you. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon Hebrews 8:12

[12] For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.

Responsive Reading Psalm 146:5–8

Leader: [5] Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

People: [6] who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them,

Leader: who keeps faith forever;

People: [7] who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.

Leader: The LORD sets the prisoners free; [8] the LORD opens the eyes of the blind.

People: The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;

Hymn of Response “Jesus I Come”

1. Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus, I come; Jesus I come.
Into Thy freedom, gladness and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of my sickness into Thy health,
Out of my wanting and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

2. Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress into jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

3. Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into Thy blessed will to abide,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward forever on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Prayer of Thanksgiving – Offering – Doxology

Announcements

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Preparation “O Word of God Incarnate” #110

1 O Word of God Incarnate,
O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
O light of our dark sky;
We praise Thee for the radiance
That from the hallowed page,
A lantern to our footsteps
Shines on from age to age.

Sermon “Slave of Christ, Servant of Man” 1 Timothy 6:1-2

Hymn of Departure “We Will Feast in the House of Zion”

We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things, we will say together
We will feast and weep no more

We will not be burned by the fire
He is the LORD our God
We are not consumed, by the flood
Upheld, protected, gathered up (Chorus)

In the dark of night, before the dawn
My soul, be not afraid
For the promised morning, oh how long?
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength (Chorus)

Every vow we've broken and betrayed
You are the Faithful one
And from the garden to the grave
Bind us together, bring shalom (Chorus)

Benediction 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17

[16] Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, [17] comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.