Liturgy for 4th Anniversary Worship Service
The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heartâ€ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim). ~ Romans 10:8
* All those who are able, please stand.
Entering into God’s Presence
* Call to Worship Psalm 90:1-2, 12-17
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
People: We lift them up to the Lord!(Psa 25:1)
* Invocation Psalm 124:8
* God’s Greeting Romans 1:7
* Litany of Praise
Minister: Today we celebrate the 4th anniversary of Pasig Covenant Reformed Church.
People: Oh give thanks to the Lord; make known his deeds among the peoples!
M: For four years the true gospel of Christ has been preached in this place.
P: Oh give thanks to the Lord; make known his deeds among the peoples!
M: For four years the sacraments have been celebrated in this place.
P: Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
M: Many children, parents, and friends have been part of this congregation.
P: From generation to generation we will recount your praise.
M: Countless prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and praise have been offered in this place.
P: We called to the Lord, and he answered us.
ALL: Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
* Psalm of Praise O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Psa 90) #176:1-4, 6
Confession of Sin
Responsive Reading of the Law and Psalms and Confession of Sin
Leader: And God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God… You shall have no other gods before me.
People: Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.
Leader: You shall not make for yourself an idol… You shall not bow down to them or worship them.
People: Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
Leader: You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
People: O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
Leader: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
People: How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.
Leader: Honor your father and your mother.
People: Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord.
Leader: You shall not murder.
People: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me.
Leader: You shall not commit adultery.
People: You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
Leader: You shall not steal.
People: Have mercy on me, O Godâ€¦. blot out my transgressions.
Leader: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
People: Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
Leader: You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.
People: Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Save me from all my transgressions.
ALL: The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
Assurance of Pardon Psalm 32:1-2
Response of Gratitude
Psalm of Thanksgiving How Blessed is He Whose Trespass (Psa 32:1-2) #55:1, 3
Minister: Heidelberg Catechism Q.Â 65. Since, then, we are made partakers of Christ and all His benefits by faith only, where does this faith come from?
People:Â The Holy Spirit works faith in our hearts by the preaching of the Holy Gospel, and confirms it by the use of the holy sacraments.
M: Westminster Larger Catechism Q.Â 109. What sins are forbidden in the second commandment?
P: The sins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising, counseling, commanding, using, and approving, any religious worship not instituted by God himself; â€¦ all superstitious devices, corrupting the worship of God, adding to it, or taking from it, whether invented and taken up of ourselves, or received by tradition from others, though under the title of antiquity, custom, devotion, good intent, or any other pretense; â€¦ all neglect, contempt, hindering, and opposing the worship and ordinances which God has appointed.
Offerings Psalm 116:12-14
Service of the Word
Scripture Lessons Isaiah 52:7-10; Romans 10:5-13 (text)
* Gloria Patri
* Song of Preparation O God, to Us Show Mercy (Psa 67) #121:1-2
Sermon Panunumbalik sa Pananamapalataya ng Ating mga Magulang
Leaving to Serve
* Song of Consecration A Mighty Fortress is Our God #444:1-4
* DoxologyÂ All Creatures of Our God and King (stanza 5)
Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father,Â praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit,Â Three in One!
O praise Him, O praise Him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
* Benediction 2 Corinthians 13:14
* Amen! Three-Fold Amen