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:

March 19, 2023

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship 


*Hymns and Songs of Worship and Adoration 

Lord, with Glowing Heart I’d Praise Thee (TH #80)

Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne (TH #65)

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

*New Testament Scripture – Matthew 28:16 – 20 (pg. 835)

Corporate Prayer of Confession 

Declaration of Absolution

Pastoral Prayer 

*Worship through giving back to God

Be Thou My Vision (TH #642)

Sermon – Can We Trust God to Deliver Us? What Will We Do with the Good News?

                    2 Kings 6:24 – 7:20 (pg. 312)

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Music for Meditation

Hallelujah! Thine the Glory (TH #179)

*Closing Song –  A Few More Years Shall Roll (TH #540)

*Doxology (TH #731)


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

Apostles’ 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 of 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 the 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

I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity,

By invocation of the same, the Three in One, the One in Three.

I bind this day to me forever, by power of faith, Christ’s incarnation,

His baptism in the Jordan River, His death on the cross for my salvation,

His bursting from the spiced tomb, His riding up the heavenly way,

His coming at the day of doom, I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead,

His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to hearken to my need.

The wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward,

The Word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard.

Against all Satan’s spells and wiles, against false words of heresy,

Against the knowledge that defiles, against the heart’s idolatry,

Against the wizard’s evil craft, against the death-wound and the burning,

The choking wave, the poisoned shaft, protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all who love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name, the strong name of the Trinity,

By invocation of the same, the Three in One, the One in Three.

Of whom all nature hath creation – Eternal Father, Spirit, Word;

Praise to the Lord of my salvation! Salvation is of Christ the Lord!

Food for Thought

“My dear Sir, You say you are more disposed to cry miserere than hallelujah. Why not both together? When the treble is praise, and heart humiliation for the base, the melody is pleasant, and the harmony good. However, if not both together, we must have them alternately: not all singing, not all sighing, but an interchange and balance, that we may be neither lifted too high nor cast down too low, which would be the case if we were very comfortable or very sorrowful for a long continuance. But though we change, the Savior changes not. All our concerns are in his hands, and therefore safe.” 

— John Newton, Letters to Mr. B—Letter VII (November 6, 1777).