Order of Worship for 5/6/2018

Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Meditation    “As the deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”

Psalm 42:1-2



The Lord Calls Us to Worship


* Salutation                                                                        Ephesians 1:2

* Call to Worship                                                                 Psalm 34:1-3

* Prayer of Invocation


Our Response to the Lord’s Call


* Hymn of Praise                          #92 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

Profession of Faith                            The Apostles’ Creed, TH, p. 845

Confession of Sin                                                Psalm 67, TH, p. 808

Assurance of Pardon                                                           Psalm 32:5

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Deacon’s Offering

* Hymn of Preparation            #128 “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”

Congregational Prayer

Collection of Offerings

* Doxology                                                                                    # 733


The Lord Feeds Us from His Word


Scripture Reading                          Genesis 35:16-29; Matthew 2:16-18

Ministry of the Word                         “Israel’s Grief, Israel’s Comfort”

The Lord’s Supper



We are Dismissed with the Lord’s Blessing


* Hymn of Response                 #246 “Man of Sorrows!  What a Name”

* Benediction

* “Threefold Amen”                                                                TH, #740