The thief comes only to steal and destroy;
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd
lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:10-11


Order of Worship:

May 22, 2022 Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship 

Invocation

*Hymns and Songs of Worship and Adoration 

Here I Am to Worship (B pg. 21)

O God, We Praise Thee (TH #507)

*Confession of Faith – Nicene Creed (TH pg. 846)

*Old Testament Scripture – Psalm 119:25-32 (pg. 512)

Corporate Prayer of Confession 

Declaration of Absolution

Pastoral Prayer 

*Worship through giving back to God

There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood (TH #253)

Sermon – The Christian Manner of Life

Philippians 1:27-30 (pg. 980)

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Music for Meditation

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (B pg. 22)

*Closing Song – Soldiers of Christ, Arise (TH #575)

*Doxology (TH #731)

*Benediction

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. 

Corporate Prayer of Confession

Holy Father, you see us as we are, and know our inmost thoughts. We confess that we are unworthy of your gracious care. We forget that all life comes from you and that to you all life returns. We have not sought to do your will with our whole hearts. We have not lived as grateful children, nor loved as Christ loved us. Apart from you, we are nothing. Only your grace can sustain us. Lord, in your mercy, forgive us, heal us, and make us whole. Set us free from our sin, and restore us to the joy of your salvation now and forever. Amen

Food for Thought

  “All the Puritans regarded religious feeling and pious emotion without knowledge as worse than useless. Only when the truth was being felt was emotion in any way desirable. When men felt and obeyed the truth they knew, it was the work of the Spirit of God, but when they were swayed by feeling without knowledge, it was a sure sign that the devil was at work, for feeling divorced from knowledge and urging to action in darkness of mind were both as ruinous to the soul as was knowledge without obedience. So the teaching of truth was the pastor’s first task, as the learning of it was the layman’s.”

— J. I. Packer, A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 47

122. What does the first petition mean?

“Hallowed be your name” means: Help us to truly know you, to honor, glorify, and praise you for all your works and for all that shines forth from them: your almighty power, wisdom, kindness, justice, mercy, and truth. 

And it means: Help us to direct all our living – what we think, say, and do – so that your name will never be blasphemed because of us but always honored and praised.