The Lord's Day 29 March, 2020
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## Order of Worship
### Entering into the Worship of our Covenant Lord
Prelude: Time to Meditate & Pray
* Call to Worship _Psalm 24:1-2_
* Hymn #342 _“Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”_
### Confessing & Receiving Forgiveness for Sin - _Psalm 24:3-4_
Prayer of Repentance:
> **Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what
we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole
heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are
truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son
Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may
delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your
* Assurance of Forgiveness: _Psalm 24:5-6_
* Hymn #168 _“I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art”_
* Call to Grateful Obedience: _Psalm 24:7-10_
### Receiving the Word of the Lord
- Prayer for Illumination
- Scripture Reading: John 4:16-26; Isaiah 2:1-5 & Psalm 122
- Sermon: “True Worship: Its Reasons and Results”
### Responding to the Word of our Lord
- Hymn #353 “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord”
- Pastoral Prayer
- Doxology: **Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him,
all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen**
### Going with the Blessing of our Covenant Lord
- Threefold Amen
## "Christ is made the sure Foundation"
### Red Trinity Hymnal # 342
Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the Head and Cornerstone,
Chosen of the Lord and precious,
Binding all the church in one;
Holy Zion's help forever
And her confidence alone.
All that dedicated city,
Dearly loved of God on high,
In exultant jubilation
Pours perpetual melody;
God the One in Three adoring
In glad hymns eternally.
To this temple, where we call thee,
Come, O Lord of hosts today:
With thy wonted lovingkindness
Hear thy people as they pray;
And thy fullest benediction
Shed within its walls alway.
Here vouchsafe to all thy servants
What they ask of thee to gain,
What they gain from thee forever
With the blessed to retain,
And hereafter in thy glory
Evermore with thee to reign.
Laud and honor to the Father,
Laud and honor to the Son,
Laud and honor to the Spirit,
Ever Three and ever One,
One in might, and One in glory,
While unending ages run.
## "I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art"
### Red Trinity Hymnal #168
I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
My only trust and Saviour of my heart,
Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take
Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
Reigning omnipotent in every place:
So come, O King, and our whole being sway;
Shine on us with the light of thy pure day.
Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
And all our substance and our strength receive;
O comfort us in death's approaching hour,
Strong-hearted then to face it by thy pow'r.
Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
No harshness hast thou and no bitterness:
Make us to taste the sweet grace found in thee
And ever stay in thy sweet unity.
Our hope is in no other save in thee;
Our faith is built upon thy promise free;
O grant to us such stronger hope and sure
That we can boldly conquer and endure.
## "I love thy Kingdom, Lord "
### Red Trinity Hymnal #353
I love thy Kingdom, Lord,
The house of thine abode,
The church our blest Redeemer saved
With his own precious blood.
I love thy church, O God:
Her walls before thee stand,
Dear as the apple of thine eye,
And graven on thy hand.
For her my tears shall fall,
For her my prayers ascend;
To her my cares and toils be giv'n,
Till toils and cares shall end.
Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heav'nly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.
Jesus, thou Friend Divine,
Our Saviour and our King,
Thy hand from ev'ry snare and foe
Shall great deliv'rance bring.
Sure as thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be giv'n
The brightest glories earth can yield,
And brighter bliss of heav'n.