Preparing for Worship: Sixth Sunday after the Resurrection - May 21
God Calls Us to Worship Him
Call to Worship
Worship Leader: The Lord be with you.
Congregation: And with your spirit.
Worship Leader: Lift up your hearts. Congregation: We lift up our heart to the Lord. Worship Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. People: It is our purpose to do so.
Call to Worship Hymn: "Come, Now Is the Time to Worship"
Come now is the time to worship Come now is the time to give your heart Come just as you are to worship Come just as you are before your God, Come One day every tongue Will confess You are God One day every knee will bow Still the greatest treasure remains For those who gladly choose You now Willingly we choose to surrender our lives Willingly our knees will bow With all our heart soul mind and strength We gladly choose You now Come, come just as you are come, come
God Graciously Renews Us in Christ
Confession of Sin
Silent Prayers of Confession
Forgiveness of Sin Through Christ
All: Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His righteousness he has shown openly to all the nations. He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to his people. (Psalm 98:1-4)
Hymn of Ascension: "Church of God, Behold Your Savior"
Christ exalted gives the Spirit Who descends to make things new We partake in restoration As we love pray teach and do Go in power! Go in power! Worship Christ the reigning King! Join with Christ in His great mission Church of God this is your call He is with you through the ages As His Kingdom spreads to all Come Lord Jesus! Come Lord Jesus! Worship Christ the reigning King!
Thanking God for what He Has Done
Worship Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Congregation: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Worship Leader: Bless the Lord, all you His hosts; you ministers of His, that do His pleasure.
Congregation: Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion.
All: Bless the Lord, our soul.
(Psalm 103:1-2, 21-22)
Giving Our Tithes and Offerings
David Seffens celebrates ten years as Calvary’s financial assistant this month. David performs many tasks behind the scenes related to our business and money. We would like to honor David by providing him a ‘love offering’ for a decade of faithful service. Would you consider providing monies to show appreciation? Please designate this when you put your monies in the offering. Hymn of Thanksgiving: “O Praise the Name (Anastasis)”
I cast my mind to Calvary Where Jesus bled and died for me I see His wounds His hands His feet My Saviour on that cursed tree His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph's tomb The entrance sealed by heavy stone Messiah still and all alone
O praise the Name of the Lord our God O praise His Name forevermore For endless days we will sing Your praise Oh Lord oh Lord our God Then on the third at break of dawn The Son of heaven rose again O trampled death where is your sting The angels roar for Christ the King He shall return in robes of white The blazing sun shall pierce the night And I will rise among the saints My gaze transfixed on Jesus' face
God Instructs Us through His Word
Scripture Reading: Psalm 93
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
The Lord reigns;
he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed;
he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established;
it shall never be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
you are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
mightier than the waves of the sea,
the Lord on high is mighty!
Your decrees are very trustworthy;
holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore.
God Nourishes and Feeds Us through His Supper
Breaking the Bread
Worship Leader: Father, we thank you from the depths of our being for your wonderful grace and love in sending your son to bear our sin in his own body on the tree. May your cross be to us as the tree that sweetens our bitter Marahs, as the rod that blossoms with life and beauty, as the golden snake that calls forth the look of faith. By your cross crucify our every sin; use it to increase our walk with you; make it the ground of all our comfort, the energy of all our duties, the sum of all gospel promises, the comfort of all our afflictions, the vigor of our love, thankfulness, graces, the very essence of our religion; and by it give us that rest without rest, the rest of ceaseless praise.
Taking the Cup
Worship Leader: Lord and Savior, you have also appointed a cross for us to take up and carry, a cross before you give us a crown. You have appointed it to be our portion, but self-love hates it, carnal reason is unreconciled to it; without the grace of patience I cannot bear it, walk with it, profit by it. O blessed cross, what mercies do you bring with you! You are only esteemed hateful by my rebel will, heavy because I shirk your load. Teach me, gracious Lord and Savior, that with my cross you send promised grace so that I may bear it patiently, that my cross is your yoke which is easy, and your burden which is light. (“The Grace of the Cross” from The Valley of Vision)
God Blesses Us and Sends Us Out
Hymn of Benediction: "Take My Life and Let It Be"
Take my life and let it be Consecrated Lord to Thee Take my moments and my days Let them flow in ceaseless praise Let them flow in ceaseless praise Take my hands and let them move At the impulse of Thy love Take my feet and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee Swift and beautiful for Thee Take my voice and let me sing Always only for my King Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee Filled with messages from Thee Take my love my Lord I pour At Thy feet its treasure store Take myself and I will be Ever only all for Thee Ever only all for Thee