CRU Parish Online
Order of Service
27 September 2020
(* Done as a congregation)
Welcome & Announcements
Silence & Preparation for Worship
Call to Worship: Psalm 65:4-8*
Minister: Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts!
Congregation: We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds.
Minister: God our Saviour, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power,having armed yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.
Congregation: The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.
Hymn of Praise: O For A Thousand Tongues*
Prayer of Adoration
All Age Talk
Profession of Faith*
Minister: What is justification?
Congregation: Justification is an act of God’s free grace to sinners, in which he pardons all their sins and accepts and accounts their whole persons as righteous in his sight, not for anything worked into them or done by them, but only because of the perfect obedience and full satisfaction of Christ imputed to them by God, received by faith alone.
Minister: What is justifying faith?
Congregation: Justifying faith is a saving grace, worked in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit and Word of God, by which the sinner, being convinced of his sin and misery and of the inability of himself and all other creatures to save him out of his lost condition, not only assents to the truth of the promise of the Gospel, but also receives and rests on Christ and his righteousness, held forth in the Gospel, for the pardon of his sin and for the acceptance and accounting of his self as righteous in the sight of God, for his salvation.
(Q.70 & 72, The Larger Catechism, 1649 A.D.)
Confession & Assurance of Pardon
Confession: Psalm 85:7-9
Assurance of Forgiveness: Psalm 103:9-12
Scripture Readings & Sermon
1st Reading: Genesis 11:1-9
2nd Reading: Acts 8:1-8
Responsive Song: There is a Redeemer*
Prayers of the Congregation
Prayers of Intercession
Closing Hymn: Christ Our Hope, in Life and Death*
Greeting of Peace*
Pastor: Peace of the Lord be with you.
Congregation: And also with you
Benediction: 2 Timothy 3:14-17