Liturgy for February 17, 2013
Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children (Titus 2:2-4).
* All those who are able, please stand.
Entering into Worship
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
People: We lift them up to the Lord!(Psa 25:1)
* Invocation: Psalm 124:8
* God’s Greeting: Titus 1:4
* Opening Prayer
* Psalm of Praise Let God Arise and by His Might (Psa 68:1-5) #122:1-4
Confession of Sin
Reading of the Law:Â Titus 1:6-9
Confession of Sin:Â Daniel 9:4-6, 9-10, 16, 19
4 O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love you and keep your commandments,
5 We have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules.
6 We have not listened to your servants, who spoke in your name to all the your people.
9 To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against you.
10 And we have not obeyed your voice by walking in his laws, which you set before us by your Word.
16 O Lord, according to all your righteous acts, let your anger and your wrath turn away from your people, because for our sins.
19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act.
Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your people are called by your name.
Assurance of Pardon: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 56
Q. What do you believe concerning the â€œforgiveness of sins?â€
A. That God, for the sake of Christâ€™s satisfaction, will no more remember my sins, nor the sinful nature with which I have to struggle all my life long; but graciously imputes to me the righteousness of Christ, that I may nevermore come into condemnation.
Response of Gratitude
Psalm of Thanksgiving: Come All Ye People, Bless Our GodÂ (Psa 66) #120:3-4
Creedal Response: Nicene Creed (PsH p.Â 68)
Offerings: Psalm 116:12-14
Service of the Word
Scripture Lessons:Â Exodus 15:19-21; Titus 2:2-4 (text)
* Gloria Patri
* Song of Preparation:Â Let Children Hear the Mighty DeedsÂ (Psa 78) #150:1-2
Sermon:Â God’s Will for Church Families Part One: For Older People
1. God’s Will for Older Men
2. God’s Will for Older Women
Leaving to Serve
* Song of Consecration: Unless the Lord the House Shall BuildÂ (Psa 127) #269:1-4
* Doxology:Â Now Blessed be Jehovah GodÂ #488:1-2
* Benediction:Â 2 Corinthians 13:14
* Amen! Three-Fold Amen