Order of Worship – April 18 2021

Call to Worship:

Minister: Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done!
People: He remembers His covenant forever; the word He commanded, for a thousand generations.
Minister: Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
People: That they might keep His precepts and observe His laws. Praise the Lord!

Prayer of Adoration:

Song: “How Sweet to Wait Upon the Lord” – CCLI#5543210 

How sweet to wait upon the Lord, while He fulfills His gracious word
To seek His face, and not in vain, to be so loved, and love again

CHORUS: Amen! Our hearts with rapture cry, may we with reverence look so high
Ascended Savior, fix our eyes, by faith upon this glorious prize

With this delightful prospect fired, we’ll run, nor in thy ways be tired
And all the trials here we see, will make us long to reign with Thee

To see, while prostrate at His feet, Jehovah on the mercy seat
And Jesus, at the Lord’s right hand, with His divine atonement stand!

“Father” he cries, “I will that these before thee on their bended knees
for whom my life I once laid down, be with me soon on this my throne.”

Song: “He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought!” – Hymn 600 v.1,3-4

The Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 4

Confession of Faith: The Shorter Catechism, Q. 89, Trinity Hymnal p. 876.

The New Testament Lesson and Prayer for the Church: 1 John 2:1-14. Crawford Dillon, Ruling Elder.

Song: “Abide With Me” – CCLI# 43190

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens, Lord with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee, help of the helpless, abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile; And though rebellious, and perverse meanwhile
Thou hast not left me, though I oft left thee, On to the close, Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour; what but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, abide with me.

I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless; ills have no weight, tears lose their bitterness
Where is thy sting death? Where grave thy victory? I triumph still, abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes; shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee; in life in death, abide with me.

The Sermon: “Redemption Accomplished and Applied.” Hebrews 9:11-14. Dr. Michael Calvert, Teaching Elder.

Confession of Sin:

Assurance of Pardon:  Joel 2:12-13

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity.


Song: “Jesus, What a Friend For Sinners” – Hymn 498 v.1-2,5 

The Benediction: From Psalm 23:6

Minister: Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow, all the days of our lives.

People: And we shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever!