Call to Worship: From Psalm 25
Pastor: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
People: O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame.
Pastor: Let not my enemies exult over me.
People: Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Pastor: Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.
People: Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
Prayer of Adoration:
Song: Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Hymn 32
1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided –
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
2 Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
The Old Testament Lesson: Numbers 11:24-30
Confession of Faith: The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The New Testament Lesson: John 7:37-39
Confession of Sin:
Assurance of Pardon: Ezekiel 36:26
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Prayer for the Church:
The Sermon: “The Gospel of Rest: Part Two.” Hebrews 4:8-11. Dr. Michael Calvert, Teaching Elder.
Song: Blessed Assurance – Hymn 693 v.1,3
1 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
3 Perfect submission, all is at rest; I in my Savior am happy and blest;
watching and waiting, looking above, filled with his goodness, lost in his love.
The Benediction: From 1 Samuel 1:17
May you go in peace! And may the God of Israel grant your every petition that you make to Him. Amen!