Call to Worship
Based by Psalm 99
Leader: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord our God and King! Glorious and powerful is the God of all creation!
Congregation: In reverent awe, we gather to worship our God.
Leader: The Lord our God is King and the Just Judge of all things for all eternity, all people and all places.
Congregation: In reverent awe, we gather to praise our God.
Leader: The Lord our God is King and the Forgiving God!
‘Fairness’ and ‘Justice’ are the names of our God.
Congregation: In reverent awe, we gather to worship God, within the light of God’s holiness, justice, mercy and love. Amen.
Leader: Let us worship!
Songs of Praise – Holy, Holy, Holy/ Only a Holy God
Reading of the Psalms – Psalm 99
The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he! Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name. They called to the Lord, and he answered them. In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them; they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them. O Lord our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings. Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!
Prayer of Confession
Holy Father, forgive us for thinking small thoughts of you and for ignoring your immensity and greatness.
Lord Jesus, forgive us when we forget that you rule the nations and our small lives.
Holy Spirit, we offend you in minimizing your power and squandering your gifts.
O Triune God, we confess that our blindness to your glory has resulted in shallow confession, tepid conviction, And only mild repentance. Have mercy upon us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Songs of Reflection – Ancient of Days
The Word – from Pastor Scott
Reading of the Scriptures – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.
We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Songs of Exaltation – King of Kings
Song of Communion – You Are My King (Amazing Love)
Please take the time to look over the Order of Service for this Sunday and use it to prepare your minds and hearts to gather in the name of Jesus. A downloadable version of this Order of Service is available for you here to open and use this Sunday to follow along. We will begin our liturgy this Sunday at 9:30am followed by our morning message from one of our pastors. Additional music will follow for worship and reflection after the sermon.
If you would like to make yourself familiar with the music for this Sunday, you can find the songs listed in the Order of Service at the top of our Spotify playlist found here. Each week our playlist will be updated so that you can familiarize yourself with the music.
We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Redeemer Church Facebook page.