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:

August 7, 2022 Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship 

Invocation

*Hymns and Songs of Worship and Adoration 

Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne (TH #65)

God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength (TH #40)

*Confession of Faith – Apostle’s Creed (TH pg. 845)

*Old Testament Scripture – Psalm 119:113–120 (pg. 515)

Corporate Prayer of Confession 

Declaration of Absolution

Pastoral Prayer 

*Worship through giving back to God

Stand Up, My Soul; Shake Off Your Fears (TH #577)

Sermon – Thought Life

Philippians 4:8-9 (pg. 982)

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Music for Meditation

Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted (TH #257)

*Closing Song –  Fight the Good Fight (TH #581)

*Gloria Patri (TH #735)

*Benediction

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker 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 into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into 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.

Corporate Prayer of Confession

Almighty and most merciful Father, we are thankful that your mercy is higher than the heavens, wider than our wandering, deeper than all our sin. Forgive our careless attitudes toward your purposes, our refusal to relieve the suffering of others, our envy of those who have more than we have, our obsession with creating a life of constant pleasure, our indifference to the treasures of heaven, our neglect of your wide and gracious law. Help us to change our way of life so that we may desire what is good, love what you love, and do what you command, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Food for Thought

“Christ’s sacrifice and death for sinners, and Christ’s kingdom and future glory, are the light we must bring to bear on any book of Scripture we read. Christ’s cross and Christ’s crown are the clue we must hold fast if we would find our way through Scripture difficulties. Christ is the only key that will unlock many of the dark places of the Word. Some people complain that they do not understand the Bible. And the reason is very simple. They do not use the key. To them the Bible is like the hieroglyphics in Egypt. It is a mystery, just because they do not know and employ the key.”

— J.C. Ryle, Holiness