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Order of Service November 28, 2021

Call to Worship - Psalm 106:1-3

Hymn 1: Praise to the Lord (#50)

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear,
Now to his temple draw near,
Join me in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen
How thy desires e'er have been
Granted in what he ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee!
Surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee;
Ponder anew
What the Almighty will do,
If with his love he befriend thee!

Praise thou the Lord, who with marvelous wisdom hath made thee,
Decked thee with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed thee.
How oft in grief
Hath not he brought thee relief,
Spreading his wings to o'ershade thee!

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him.
Let the Amen
Sound from his people again;
Gladly for aye we adore him.

Amen

Hymn 2: Great is thy Faithfulness (#27)

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my father,
There is no shadow of turning with thee:
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
As thou hast been thou for ever wilt be.

"Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
All I have needed thy hand hath provided—
"Great is thy faithfulness," Lord unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

"Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
All I have needed thy hand hath provided—
"Great is thy faithfulness," Lord unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.

"Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
All I have needed thy hand hath provided—
"Great is thy faithfulness," Lord unto me!

Amen

Prayer

Scripture Reading: Genesis 21:22-34, Matthew 10:16-25

Catechism: #38

#38 content_copy
Question What is sanctification?
Answer Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace,1 whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God,2 and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.3
expand_more [1] 2 Thessalonians 2:13
expand_more [2] Ephesians 4:23-24
expand_more [3] Romans 6:4,6; 8:1

Hymn 3: O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (#453)

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free;
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me.
Underneath me, all around me,
Is the current of thy love;
Leading onward, leading homeward,
To thy glorious rest above.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Spread his praise from shore to shore;
How he loveth, ever loveth,
Changeth never, nevermore;
How he watches o'er his loved ones,
Died to call them all his own;
How for them he intercedeth,
Watcheth o'er them from the throne.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Love of ev'ry love the best:
'Tis an ocean vast of blessing,
'Tis a haven sweet of rest.
O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
'Tis a heav'n of heav'ns to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
For it lifts me up to thee.

Amen

Sermon: The Lord Our Guard: 2 Thessalonians 3:3-5

Hymn 4: A Mighty Fortress is our God (#81)

A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper he amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great;
And armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he,
Lord Sabaoth his name,
From age to age the same,
And he must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure;
One little word shall fell him.

That Word above all earthly powers,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Through him who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still;
His kingdom is for ever.

Amen

The Lord's Supper

If you have not joined with us before, please know that SVRBC only serves communion to those who:

  1. Trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation
  2. Have received a believer's baptism
  3. Are members of a church that shares our gospel of salvation through faith in Christ alone.

If these do not apply to you, then we are happy to have you remember Christ’s death with us, but please decline the elements.

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!

Lunch

Afternoon Prayer Service

Call to Worship - Psalm 134

Hymn 1: How Good it is to Thank the Lord (#535)

How good it is to thank the Lord,
And praise to thee, Most High, accord,
To show thy love with morning light,
And tell thy faithfulness each night;
Yea, good it is thy praise to sing,
And all our sweetest music bring.

O Lord, with joy my heart expands
Before the wonders of thy hands;
Great works, Jehovah, thou hast wrought,
Exceeding deep thine ev'ry thought;
A foolish man knows not their worth,
Nor he whose mind is of the earth.

When as the grass the wicked grow,
When sinners flourish here below,
Then is there endless ruin nigh,
But thou, O Lord, art throned on high;
Thy foes shall fall before thy might,
The wicked shall be put to flight.

The righteous man shall flourish well,
And in the house of God shall dwell;
He shall be like a goodly tree,
And all his life shall fruitful be;
For righteous is the Lord and just,
He is my Rock, in him I trust.

Amen

Sermon: The Oracle Against Damascus: A Well-Meant Warning - Isaiah 17:12-18:7

Psalm 18:16-24 and Prayer

Tune: Crimond (The Lord's My Shepherd)

25 With merciful ones, merciful
You’ll show yourself to be
And you unto the perfect are
A perfect one to see.

26 With him, the one who’s ever pure
Yourself you will show pure;
And with the one who is perverse
You’re twisted to endure.

Prayer of confession and petition for forgiveness

27 For you will save the people who
Within affliction frown.
But all those haughty eyes of men,
All them you will bring down.

Prayer for individuals and families

28 For you my unlit lamp will take
And you will it then light.
The Lord my God will take my dark
And he will make it bright.

29 For by you I run on a troop
And I subdue them all;
And by my God do I now leap
Right over a high wall

Prayer for the church

30 As for God, perfect is his way;
The Lord: his word is tried;
He is a shield to all of those
Who do in him confide.

Prayer for the government and the salvation of the world

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen!