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Order of Service October 17, 2021

Call to Worship - Psalm 100

Hymn 1: All Creatures that on Earth Do Dwell (#1)

All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forthtell,
Come ye before him and rejoice.

The Lord ye know is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good,
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

Amen

Hymn 2: Lord, Who Shall Come to Thee? (#445)

Lord, who shall come to thee,
And stand before thy face?
Who shall abide, a welcome guest,
Within thy holy place?

The man of upright life,
Sincere in word and deed,
Who slanders neither friend nor foe,
No idle tales will heed.

Who honors godly men,
But scorns the false and vile,
Who keeps his promised word to all,
Though loss be his the while.

Who loves not usury,
Nor takes a base reward;
Unmoved for ever he shall be,
And stand before the Lord.

Amen

Prayer

Scripture Reading: Genesis 17, Matthew 8:1-17

Catechism: #32

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Question How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
Answer We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us1 by his Holy Spirit.2
expand_more [1] John 1:11–12
expand_more [2] Titus 3:5-6

Hymn 3: Break Thou the Bread of Life (#256)

Break thou the bread of life,
Dear Lord, to me,
As thou didst break the loaves
Beside the sea;
Throughout the sacred page
I seek thee, Lord,
My spirit pants for thee,
O living Word.

Bless thou the truth, dear Lord,
To me, to me,
As thou didst bless the bread
By Galilee;
Then shall all bondage cease,
All fetters fall;
And I shall find my peace,
My All in all.

Thou art the Bread of Life,
O Lord, to me,
Thy holy Word the truth
That saveth me;
Give me to eat and live
With thee above;
Teach me to love thy truth,
For thou art love.

O send thy Spirit, Lord,
Now unto me,
That he may touch mine eyes,
And make me see:
Show me the truth concealed
Within thy Word,
And in thy Book revealed
I see the Lord.

Amen

Sermon: To Love the Truth - 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Meditation

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.

Hymn 4: Thou Art the Way: to Thee Alone (#116)

Thou art the Way: to thee alone
From sin and death we flee;
And he who would the Father seek
Must seek him, Lord, by thee.

Thou art the Truth: thy Word alone
True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind,
And purify the heart.

Thou art the Life: the rending tomb
Proclaims thy conquering arm,
And those who put their trust in thee
Nor death nor hell shall harm.

Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life:
Grant us that Way to know,
That Truth to keep, that Life to win,
Whose joys eternal flow.

Amen

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!

Lunch

Afternoon Prayer Service

Call to Worship - 1 Chronicles 16:31-34

Hymn 1: Come, Let us Sing Unto the Lord (#15)

Come, let us sing unto the Lord
New songs of praise with sweet accord;
For wonders great by him are done,
His hand and arm the victory won.

The great salvation of our God
Is seen through all the earth abroad;
Before the heaven's wondering sight
He hath revealed his truth and right.

He called to mind his truth and grace
In promise made to Israel's race;
And unto earth's remotest bound
Glad tidings of salvation sound.

All lands, to God lift up your voice;
Sing praise to him, with shouts rejoice,
With voice of joy and loud acclaim
Let all unite and praise his name.

Praise God with harp, with harp sing praise,
With voice of psalms his glory raise;
With trumpets, cornets, gladly sing
And shout before the Lord, the king.

Let earth be glad, let billows roar
And all that dwell from shore to shore;
Let floods clap hands with one accord,
Let hills rejoice before the Lord.

For lo, he comes; at his command
All nations shall in judgment stand;
In justice robed and throned in light,
The Lord shall judge, dispensing right.

Amen

Sermon: Giving as Shared Suffering - Galatians 6:6

Psalm 16:7-11 and Prayer

Tune: Martyrdom (Alas, and Did my Savior Bleed)

7 I’ll bless the Lord who unto me
Has given counsel right;
Indeed, my heart instructs me in
The seasons of the night.

Prayer of confession and petition for forgiveness

8 As always I have set the Lord
to be in front of me.
Because he is at my right hand
I will not shaken be.

Prayer for individuals and families

9 Therefore my glory does rejoice
And now my heart does swell
With gladness; In security
My flesh will also dwell.

10 For you will not abandon my
Soul in Sheol to be;
Nor will you let your holy one
Corruption there to see.

Prayer for the church

11 You will show me the path of life:
Of joy there is full store
Before your face; In your right hand
Are pleasures evermore.

Prayer for the government and the salvation of the world

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!