Morning Worship: April 21, 2019
I was glad when they said unto me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD!” Psalm 122:1
Announcements: The Lord is Risen!
Silent Prayer of Preparation
God’s Greeting of Grace, Mercy and Peace
*Call to Worship: Psalm 34:1-3 p. 496/638
*Prayer of Adoration
*Hymn of Adoration: RT 286 Worship Christ, the Risen King!
Confession of Sin:
Almighty God, we acknowledge and confess that:
We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed;
We have not loved You with all of our heart, soul, strength and mind;
We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.
Deepen within us our sorrow for the wrong we have done, and the good we have left undone.
Lord, You are full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy; there is always forgiveness with You!
Restore to us the joy of Your salvation; Bind up that which is broken,
Give light to our minds, strength to our wills, and rest to our souls.
Speak to each of us, and let Your word abide with us until it has wrought in us Your holy will. Amen.
Silent Prayer & Assurance of Pardon: John 3:16 p. 940/1223
Confession of Faith: Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 8, Of
Christ the Mediator, 4-5 (in unison)
- This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake; which that He might discharge, He was made under the law, and did perfectly fulfill it; endured most grievous torments immediately in His soul, and most painful sufferings in His body; was crucified, and died, was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption. On the third day He arose from the dead, with the same body in which He suffered, with which also He ascended into heaven, and there sits at the right hand of His Father, making intercession, and shall return, to judge men and angels, at the end of the world.
- The Lord Jesus, by His perfect obedience, and sacrifice of Himself, which He through the eternal Spirit, once offered up unto God, has fully satisfied the justice of His Father; and purchased, not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father has given unto Him.
*Song of Celebration: RT 277 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (Nursery)
Prayer of Supplication: (see insert)
My Savior’s Love
The Old Rugged Cross
We Remember His Passion
trio – Anne Hall, Marymargaret & Scott Weirick
solo – Heidi Souza
Worship The Risen Lord
We Shall See Jesus
solo – Josh Littlefield
trio – Kelsey Gulstrom, Heidi Souza, Marymargaret Weirick
Soprano: Kara Wu, Brenda Glasgow, Aerie Cote, Marguerite Fitzgerald
Alto: Marymargaret Weirick, Anne Hall, Heidi Souza, Kelsey Gulstrom
Tenor: Josh Littlefield, Larry Blake, Scott Weirick
Bass: Dan Wautel, John Kuschke, Carson Kuschke
Director: Beverly Foss
Sound: David Fitzgerald
Scripture Reading: John 20 p. 961/1249
Sermon: John 20:24-29 Doubting Thomas
Theme: The resurrected Lord Jesus Christ confronts the apostle Thomas with his unbelief.
- The Confession of Unbelief by Thomas, vv. 24-25
Rom. 3:23; Matt. 18:20; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Heb. 10:25; WLC 155.
- The Confession of Belief by Thomas, vv. 26-29
Eph. 2:14; Rom. 1:24-25; 10:9; 8:28; John 14:3.
Prayer of Application
*Hymn of Commitment: RT 276 Up from the Grave He Arose
Prayer for Tithes and Offerings
*Doxology: # 731
*Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21, 25 p. 1072/1385
Closing Comment: ‘And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.” Romans 8:11. Having affirmed of the redeemed body that it was dead because of sin, the Apostle, as if anxious to rescue the saints from the humiliation of so affecting a truth, hastens to unveil the light which plays so brightly and cheeringly around each believer’s tomb. He shows that light to spring from the fact of the resurrection of the Savior. This doctrine is the grand luminary of the Christian system- it touches and gilds with its brilliance each cardinal doctrine of our faith. If Christ has not been risen from the dead, then is that faith vain and lifeless; but if He is risen, then each truth becomes instinct with life; and hope, like the day-spring from on high, rises with light and glory upon the soul. (Octavius Winslow)