"An assembly of public worship is not merely a gathering of God’s children with each other, but is, before all else, a meeting of the triune God with his covenant people. In the covenant, God promises his chosen ones that he will dwell among them as their God and they will be his people.

 

The triune God is present in public worship, not only by virtue of the divine omnipresence, but, much more intimately, as the faithful covenant Savior. Through Christ, God’s people have access by one Spirit to the Father.

 

In an assembly of public worship, the triune God is not only the One to whom worship is directed, but also the One who is active in the worship of the church. Through his public ordinances, the covenant God actively works to engage his people in communion with himself. In public worship, God communes with his people, and they with him, in a manner which expresses the close relationships of the Father and his redeemed children, of the Son and his beloved bride, and of the Holy Spirit and the living temple in which he dwells."

 

Directory for Worship (I, B.1.a-b)

 

 

THE ORDER FOR THE CELEBRATION

AND PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD ON

 

THE LORD’S DAY

10:00 AM MORNING SERVICE

 

“Shout for joy to God all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name."
Psalm 66:1-2,4

[Please observe silence when the prelude begins.]

PRELUDE

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


THE VOLUNTARY FOR SILENT PRAYER


*SALUTATION


*CALL TO WORSHIP

Psalm 111:1-4

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE

Trinity Hymnal No. 100

 Holy, Holy, Holy!

 

*PRAYER OF ADORATION AND INVOCATION

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Heidelberg Catechism  No. 1

MINISTER:

Christian, what is your only comfort in life and in death?

PEOPLE: 

That I, with body and soul, both in life and in death, am not my own, but belong to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ, who with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and redeemed me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; yes, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by His Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready henceforth, to live unto him.

 

UNISON:

Thanks be to God!

 

 *GLORIA PATRI

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end.  Amen, Amen.

CORPORATE CONFESSION OF SIN

O Holy Father we know your will is the way of love for you so loved the world that you sent your only begotten Son. We are created and redeemed to love you and all men. Your law is the law of love. Sadly we have been satisfied with lesser love and narrower affections than we ought. Often we have ignored you. Often we have loved only our friends when our enemies need us. Forgive us for not greeting one another in love for withholding the kind deed for letting loose the word of anger for harboring resentment and for plotting revenge. Grant us never to lose sight of the exceeding sinfulness of sin the exceeding righteousness of salvation the exceeding glory of Christ the exceeding beauty of holiness and the exceeding wonder of grace. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

SCRIPTURAL ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

HYMN OF THANKSGIVING

Trinity Hymnal No. 455

And Can It Be That I Should Gain

 PASTORAL PRAYER

 WORSHIP OF GOD THROUGH TITHES AND OFFERINGS

*DOXOLOGY  & PRAYER  OF  DEDICATION 

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.

*READING OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES


*PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION


PREACHING OF THE WORD

Pastor Arie van Eyk

"The Coming Kingdom"   


*HYMN OF RESPONSE

Trinity Hymnal No. 646

Jesus Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

 

BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE

 

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THE ORDER FOR THE CELEBRATION

AND PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD

5:30 PM EVENING SERVICE

 

PRELUDE

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE VOLUNTARY FOR SILENT PRAYER

 

*SALUTATION

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

PSALM 113:13

*HYMN OF ADORATION 

Trinity Hymnal No. 101

Come Thou Almighty King

 

*PRAYER OF ADORATION AND INVOCATION

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Responsive Reading, Psalm 72, Trinity Hymnal pg. 810

 

HYMN OF PREPARATION

Trinity Hymnal No. 361

O Praise Ye The Lord

 

READING OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

PREACHING OF THE WORD

 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE

Trinity Hymnal No. 521

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

 

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN OF PARTING

Trinity Hymnal No. 429

Let Thy Blood In Mercy Poured

 

*BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE

 

*Denotes congregational standing if able.

 

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Providence Presbyterian Church (OPC)

4600 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro, NC 27455

  336.553.9991

 

Sunday Worship at 10:00AM & 5:30PM