Order of Service
Cromarty Parish Church
1 September 2019
*Done as a congregation
**Please stand, or remain standing
Welcome and Intimations
Prayer of Approach*
Almighty and living God, every Sunday, you invite us to a divine feast, where all are made welcome and nourished with your Word, and especially as we come to your table. But you have also made us conscious of our need for you, and for the forgiveness we experience through Christ’s work on the cross. Which is why we humbly ask that you send your Holy Spirit to turn us away from the everyday things that fill our hearts and minds, and that stifles our joy, and ultimately draws our attention away from you, and from the mercy, grace, and steadfast love you offer each of us. Use our time of silence to make us more aware of the depth and reality of your grace, and then fill with an overwhelming desire to praise and glorify your name in all we sing, say, and do. May every aspect of this service bring you great joy, and be a pleasing and fragrant offering in your sight. Ready us now to worship and exalt you this day. We ask all this in the mighty and precious name of Christ, our Saviour, amen.
Call to Worship: Psalm 68:32-35
Hymn of Praise: CH4 – 445 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus**
Prayer of Adoration
Doxology(CH4, Hymn 807)and Presentation of the Offering*
Profession of Faith: Colossians 1:15-20*
15The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness
Confession: Isaiah 55:6-7
Assurance of Forgiveness: Isaiah 61:10-11
Hymn of Illumination: MP – 799 All I Once Held Dear**
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 103
New Testament Reading: Luke 14:15-24
Responsive Hymn: MP – 243 How Firm a Foundation**
Prayers of Intercession
Closing Hymn: CH4 – 683 Go to the Word!**
Minister: The peace of the Lord be with you.
Congregation: And also with you.
Benediction: Zephaniah 3:15-17