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Liturgy for January 1, 2012

* All those who are able, please stand.

* Call to Worship: Psalm 119:49-56

* Invocation: Psalm 124:8

Confession of Sin

Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17

General Confession:

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 65:1-4

Response of Gratitude

* Opening Prayer

* God’s Greeting: Ephesians 1:1; 1Timothy 1:2

* Psalm of Praise: Lord, Thy Word to Me Remember #242:1-4

The Creed: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 19


Congregational Prayer

Psalm of Thanksgiving: Praise Waits for Thee in Zion #114:1-2

Service of the Word

Scripture Lessons: Gen 3:15; Num 21:4-9; Psa 118:22; Isa 53:10-12; Luke 24:25-27, 44-47 (text); Acts 17:10-12

* Gloria Patri

* Song of Preparation: O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire #376:all


The Lord’s Supper

The Preparation /The Consecration / Apostles’ Creed /Communion / Thanksgiving

Leaving to Serve

* Song of Consecration: How Vast the Benefits Divine #386:1-3

* Doxology: Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow #493

* Benediction: 2 Corinthians 13:14

* Amen! Three-Fold Amen