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Order of Service

Cromarty Parish Church

21 July 2019

*Done as a congregation

**Please stand, or remain standing

 

Welcome and Intimations

Prayer of Approach* 

Almighty God, although we have gathered to worship you, and to proclaim the truth of the Gospel; our hearts and minds are not yet fully ready because we are mired in the busyness of life and the rush of the day. Which is why we seek you now, and ask that you send your Holy Spirit to slow us down, and to push aside the distractions that draw us away from you, and away from your Son, Jesus Christ. Use our silence to turn our eyes toward you, and to fill us with gratitude, hope, and a desire to magnify your name as we celebrate and rejoice this day. Then allow us to fully experience the wonder of your majestic and powerful presence, and to know the depth and the extent of the forgiveness you offer us through Christ’s work on the cross.  We ask all this in the mighty and precious name of He who saved us, amen.

Preparatory Silence*

Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-2

Hymn of Praise: MP – 1086 Light of the World**

Prayer of Adoration* 

Doxology(CH4, Hymn 807)and Presentation of the Offering*

Profession of Faith: *

That our Lord Jesus Christ offered Himself a voluntary sacrifice unto his Father for us; that He suffered contradiction of sinners; that He was wounded and plagued for our transgressions; that He being the clean and innocent Lamb of God, was damned in the presence of an earthly judge, that we might be absolved before the tribunal seat of our God; that He suffered not only the cruel death of the cross (which was accursed by the sentence of God), but also that He suffered for a season the wrath of his Father, which sinners had deserved. But yet we avow, that He remained the only and well-beloved and blessed Son of his Father, even in the midst of his anguish and torment, which He suffered in body and soul, to make the full satisfaction for the sins of his people. After the which, we confess and avow, that there remains no other sacrifice for sins; which if any affirm, we nothing doubt to avow that they are blasphemers against Christ’s death, and the everlasting purgation and satisfaction purchased to us by the same.   (Chapter 9, Christ’s Death, Passion, and Burial; The Scots Confession, 1560 A.D.)

Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness

Confession: 1 Peter 2:1-5

Silent Confession

Assurance of Forgiveness: Ephesians 1:7-9

Hymn of Illumination: MP – 1259 Bless the Lord O My Soul** 

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 63:1-8

New Testament Reading: Luke 10:38-42

Sermon 

Responsive Hymn: MP – 1072 In Christ Alone**

Congregational Prayer

Prayers of Intercession

Lord’s Prayer*

Closing Hymn: MP – 51 Be Thou My Vision** 

Peace**

Minister: The peace of the Lord be with you.

Congregation: And also with you.

Benediction: 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

CH4 – 803 We Will Walk With God My Brothers** 

Postlude

 

 

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