Order of Service
Cromarty Parish Church
28 April 2019
*Done as a congregation
**Please stand, or remain standing
Welcome and Intimations
Prayer of Approach*
Almighty God, there are no secrets we can keep from you, and you know our thoughts and desires before they are formed. Which why we seek you this morning, and why we ask that you would send your Holy Spirit to cleanse our hearts, and to turn our thoughts toward you, so that we might worship you in Spirit and truth. Use our time of silence to deliver our cold, worldly, and wandering minds from the things that distract us. Then open our eyes and ears, so that we might be sensitive to what you wish us to learn and experience this day. Grant each of us a sense of your presence that deepens our relationship with you, and that both fills us with a confidence and hope in the redemption we have in Jesus Christ, and leads us to more faithfully proclaim the truth of the Gospel to the world around us. May all we sing, say, and do, bring you great joy as we gather now to worship you. We ask all this in the mighty and precious name of the resurrected and ascended Christ, amen.
Call to Worship: Psalm 134
Hymn of Praise: CH4 – 139 Praise the Lord, You Heavens Adore Him**
Prayer of Adoration**
Doxology(CH4, Hymn 807**)and Presentation of the Offering
Profession of Faith*
This is the good news that we have received, in which we stand and by which we are saved, if we hold fast: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared first to the women, then to Peter, and to the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God – the first and the last, the beginning and the end – he is our Lord and our God.
We believe there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus; and that in all things God works for the good of those who love him; who have been called according to his purpose. We are convinced that that neither death, no life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Based on Matthew 16:16; John 20:28; Romans 8:1, 28, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 15:1-6; Revelation 22:13)
Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness
Confession: 1 John 1:8-9
Assurance of Forgiveness: 1 John 2:1b-2
Hymn of Illumination: CH4 – 189 Be Still for the Presence of the Lord**
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 22:22-31
New Testament Reading: John 20:19-31
Sermon: Dispelling the Doubt
Responsive Hymn: CH4 – 200 Christ is Made the Sure Foundation**
Prayers of Intercession
Closing Hymn: CH4 – 259 Beauty for Brokenness**
Minister: The peace of the Lord be with you.
Congregation: And also with you.
Benediction: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17**
CH4 – 786 May the God of Peace Go With Us**