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Order of Service February 28, 2021

Call to Worship - Psalm 63:1-4

Hymn 1: O Lord, How Shall I Meet Thee

O Lord, how shall I meet thee,
How welcome thee aright?
Thy people long to greet thee,
My hope, my heart's delight!
O, kindle, Lord, most holy,
Thy lamp within my breast
To do in spirit lowly
All that may please thee best.

Love caused thine incarnation,
Love brought thee down to me;
Thy thirst for my salvation
Procured my liberty.
O love beyond all telling,
That led thee to embrace,
In love all love excelling,
Our lost and fallen race!

Rejoice, then, ye sad-hearted,
Who sit in deepest gloom,
Who mourn o'er joys departed
And tremble at your doom.
Despair not, he is near you,
Yea, standing at the door,
Who best can help and cheer you
And bids you weep no more.

Sin's debt, that fearful burden,
Let not your soul distress;
Your guilt the Lord will pardon
And cover by his grace.
He comes, for men procuring
The peace of sin forgiv'n,
For all God's sons securing
Their heritage in heav'n.

Amen

Hymn 2: More Love to Thee, O Christ

More love to thee, O Christ,
More love to thee!
Hear thou the prayer I make
On bended knee;
This is my earnest plea,
More love, O Christ, to thee,
More love to thee,
More love to thee.

Once earthly joy I craved,
Sought peace and rest;
Now thee alone I seek;
Give what is best:
This all my prayer shall be,
More love, O Christ, to thee,
More love to thee,
More love to thee.

Let sorrow do its work,
Send grief and pain;
Sweet are thy messengers,
Sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me,
More love, O Christ, to thee,
More love to thee,
More love to thee.

Then shall my latest breath
Whisper thy praise;
This be the parting cry
My heart shall raise,
This still its prayer shall be,
More love, O Christ, to thee,
More love to thee,
More love to thee.

Amen

Prayer

Catechism: #113

#113
Question What do we pray for in the sixth petition?
AnswerIn the sixth petition, which is, And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil 1 we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin,2 or support and deliver us when we are tempted.3
expand_more [1] Matthew 6:13
expand_more [2] Matthew 26:31
expand_more [3] 2 Corinthians 12:8

Hymn 3: Come, Thou Almighty King

Come, thou Almighty King,
Help us thy name to sing,
Help us to praise:
Father, all glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us,
Ancient of days.

Come, thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend:
Come and thy people bless,
And give thy Word success;
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour:
Thou who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of power.

To the great One in Three
Eternal praises be,
Hence evermore.
His sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

Amen

Sermon: Sincere Ministry - 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12

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: Lord, Who Shall Come To Thee

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

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!

Benediction