Order of Worship – February 14 2021

Call to Worship: From I Chronicles 16:23-25

Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.

Prayer of Adoration:

Song: “His Mercy Is More” – CCLI# 7065053

What love could remember, no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all-knowing, he counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

CHORUS: Praise the Lord, his mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What father so tender is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

What riches of kindness he lavished on us
His blood was the payment, his life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, his mercy more

The Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 34:29-35

Song: “Amazing Grace” – Hymn 460 v.1-3,6

Prayer of Confession:

Forgive me my sins, O Lord. Forgive us the sins of our youth and the sins of our age, the sins of our soul and the sins of our body, our secret and our whispering sins, the sins we have committed to please ourselves, and the sins we have committed to please others.  Forgive those sins which we know, and the sins which we know not. Forgive us, O Lord! Forgive them all, from the abundance of your great goodness. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 36:7-9

Pastor: How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
People: The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Pastor: They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
People: For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

The New Testament Lesson: Mark 9:2-9

Prayer for the Church: Matthew Elliott, Ruling Elder.

The Sermon: “The Anchor of the Soul.”  Hebrews 6:19-20. Dr. Michael Calvert, Teaching Elder.

Confession of Faith: The Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q’s 18-19. Trinity Hymnal p. 870.


Song: “How Deep, the Father’s Love For Us” – CCLI #1558110

How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure
That he should give his only son, to make a wretch his treasure
How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turned his face away
As wounds which mar the chosen one bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross, my sin upon his shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held him there until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life; I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything: no gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ; his death and resurrection
Why should I gain from his reward? I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart: his wounds have paid my ransom 

The Benediction: (From a 10th century Latin prayer)

May our Lord Jesus Christ be near you to defend you, within you to refresh you, around you to preserve you, behind you to justify you, and above you to bless you. Amen!