Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Rundown
If you want to look ahead and begin meditating on segments of the upcoming service, if you missed our service this Sunday, or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.
Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
November 11th, 2018 | 11.11.2018
Song of Adoration
How Great Thou Art
Call to Worship – Psalm 98
Rev. Justin Edgar
Leader: Sing a new song to the Lord, who has worked wonders, whose right hand and holy arm have brought salvation.
All: The Lord has made known salvation; has shown justice to the nations; has remembered truth and love for the house of Israel.
Leader: All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
All: Shout to the Lord, all the earth, sing out your joy. Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp, with the sound of music.
Leader: With trumpets and the sound of the horn acclaim the King, the Lord.
Song of Praise
All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
Confession of Sin
Rev. Justin Edgar
Leader: Our Lord Jesus said:“ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. ’This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. ”As God has instructed us in these great commandments, and because we have not lived in full obedience, let us now confess our sins to God, trusting Christ as our Savior and Lord.
All: Eternal and Almighty God, You love us profoundly and deeply. As the richest and clearest sign of Your love, You gave Your Son, Jesus Christ, to provide new and eternal life for all who trust in Him. Your gracious desire is to save. Praise be Your Name! Yet we intentionally reject Your gift of love. Instead we choose actions, thoughts, and words rooted in spiritual darkness, not in Your light. We live as though we can save ourselves. We elevate a multitude of different possibilities for life though only You should be in our hearts, minds, and souls. Therefore we agree with Your Word when it states we often love the darkness more than the light. Convict us of our folly. Forgive us for our rebellion. Remind us of Your grace. Help our lives to be centered on Jesus Christ, our Savior and King, and His Good News for sinners like us. We pray in His Name. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon – Colossians 2
Leader: In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Leader: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.
Passing the Peace
Community Life Announcements
Story of Rescue and Renewal
Rev. Daniel Gettemy
New Testament Reading – Romans 4
Pastoral Prayer – A Prayer for Peace
Rev. Justin Edgar
Song of Preparation & Offering
He Will Hold Me Fast
The offering is a way for Christians to support the mission and ministry of the church. Christians offer a sacrificial portion of their resources- time, talents, possessions- as an act of faith and gratitude in response to God’s grace. If you are a visitor, please do not feel like you need to give anything. The offering is for those who call City Pres home to express their faith through giving.
Signs for Father Abraham: Genesis 17-18
Rev. Justin Edgar
Song of Response
The Lord’s Supper
Jesus has prepared this table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who see their need for Jesus as their Lord and Savior are invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord. (Wine is on the outer circle and juice on the inner circles, gluten free bread is provided on the plate. Young children who do not yet take the sacrament may be brought forward for prayer. If you have any worries about being on camera, please remain seated during this time. The stage and surrounding area is on FB Live.)
Words of Institution
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Minister: Let us lift up our hearts to the Lord.
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Minister: Therefore, let us proclaim the mystery of faith:
People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!
Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.
Song of Communion
We Will Feast in the House of Zion
Song of Sending
Have Mercy on Me
Benediction – Colossians 3:15-17
Leader: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Amen. Leader: Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
People: Thanks be to God!