SERVICE FOR
THE LORD’S DAY

February 25, 2024                                The Second Sunday in Lent

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE

Liturgist, Judy Reyburn

CALL TO WORSHIP — based on Isaiah 55:2, 11-12; John 4:24       

Leader: Let us worship God,
for whom our souls thirst and our bodies long.

People: Listen, listen to me,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

Leader: We have come to hear the Word God has sent.

People: God’s Word will not return empty
but will accomplish through us H  is holy purpose.

Leader: Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.

People: Then we will go out with joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills will sing;
the trees of the field will clap their hands.

*OPENING HYMN #130                            O For A Thousand to Sing

*OPENING PRAYER

*PRAISE SONG                                                Blessed Be Your Name

GUIDED PRAYER

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH — Westminster Confession of Faith 8.2

We believe that the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, is truly the eternal God, of one substance and equal with the Father. In the fullness of time he took on himself the nature of man, with all the essential qualities and ordinary frailties of man—except that he was sinless. Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary out of her substance. These two complete, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in the one person of Jesus without being altered, disunited or jumbled. The person Jesus is truly God and truly man, yet one Christ, the only mediator between God and man. Amen.

 ANTHEM                                                               Jesu, Blessed Jesu

Gordon Young

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

 WORSHIPING GOD WITH OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

       Offertory 

       *Offertory Response — Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

       *Prayer of Dedication

 NEW TESTAMENT READING:                                    Romans 6:1-14

Pastor:  The Word of the Lord

People:  Thanks be to God 

SERMON:                         DYING & LIVING

Series: This Changes Everything

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin
and alive to God in Christ Jesus. — Romans 6:11

*CLOSING HYMN #500                I Will Sing The Wondrous Story

*BENEDICTION  

*POSTLUDE

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This Sunday’s Scripture reading:

1   What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

5   For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

12   Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

— Romans 6:1-14 (ESV)