We have suspended all public gatherings and fellowship events for the time being. But please take time to worship God in your homes, especially on the Lord's Day. You and yours can "virtually" participate in the pre-recorded worship service for April 5, 2020 through the YouTube video above. You can watch the same video by navigating away from this page if you click here.
No, this will not be the same as gathering together for public worship – our virtual services will not include the sacraments or offerings; we will not be able to sing God's praises together; and we should grieve over the inability to have regular face-to-face fellowship at this time. Nevertheless, God calls us to set aside the Lord’s Day for rest and worship. Therefore, the elders of the church extend that call to you. “Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing!” ~ Psalm 100:2
What follows is the Order of Worship for this particular service. Below that you will find the sheet music for the songs that were sung. At the very bottom of this page is the YouTube video of this worship service.
THE LORD’S DAY • April 5, 2020
PRELUDE: Chaconne. "Johann Pachelbel"
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 107:1-22
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
SONG: Psalm 107-B Praise the Lord, for He Is Good (sheet music below)
THE LAW: James 5:1-12
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (below)
FORGIVENESS: Romans 5:6-9
SONG: Hymn 338 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (sheet music below)
CONFESSION OF FAITH: The Apostles’ Creed (below)
SERMON TEXT: Psalm 90
SERMON: “Teach Us to Number Our Days”
SONG: Psalm 90-A Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place (sheet music below)
Prayer of Confession
Prayer #1 from Forms and Prayers ( page 100)
Our Father, we are sinful and You are holy.
We recognize that we have heard in Your law difficult words,
knowing how often we have offended You in thought, word, and deed;
not only by obvious violations,
but by failing to conform to its perfect commands,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
Apart from Christ, there is nothing in us that gives us reason for hope;
for where we thought we were well, we are sick in soul;
where we thought we were holy, we are in truth unholy and ungrateful.
Our hearts are filled with the love of the world;
our minds are dark and are assailed by doubts;
our wills are too often given to selfishness
and our bodies to laziness and unrighteousness.
By sinning against our neighbors,
we have also sinned against You,
in whose image they were created.
In this time of silent confession, we bring You our particular sins.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.