Striking of the Hour
Welcome and Announcements
Voluntary - “Praise to the Lord” (arr. Manz)
Call to Worship (Psalm 1:1-3)
Leader: Blessed are those who walk not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers.
People: Our delight is in the law of the Lord, and on it we meditate day and night.
Leader: Plant us like trees beside streams of water, O Lord.
All: May we yield fruit in our season.
Invocation & 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
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Almighty God, you have gifted us with so much. You have given your Son as an atonement for our sins. You have given us your Holy Spirit so that we might walk in newness of life. However, we often neglect these gifts and follow our own desires. Help us to shed what we want and to seek what you want. Grant us the power to walk according to your will. Hear us now, as we confess our sins to you...(silent confession)
Assurance of Pardon
Doxology (Tune: Easter Hymn)
Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as His love, Alleluia!
Praise Him, all ye heav'nly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia.
Hymn - “God Is Our Strength and Refuge” # 89, vv. 1, 3
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture - Psalm 119:121-128
Sermon - God's Word: Our Hope Against Idolatry
Affirmation of Faith
Hymn - “Thy Loving-kindness, Lord, Is Good and Free” # 607, vv. 1 - 3
We go nowhere by accident… Wherever we go, God is sending us… God has a purpose for our being there…and He has given His Holy Spirit to us.
Postlude - “Thee We Adore” (arr. Johnson)