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Worship Guide

Welcome

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

Psalm 95:6-7

9 a.m.

Gathering Music: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (Psalm 25:1-6)  

One: In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. 

All: I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 

One: No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. 

All: Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 

One: Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. 

All: Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. 

One: Let us worship God! 

FOREVER REIGN / GOD BE MERCIFUL TO ME

First Scripture Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22, 27-32 (p.1136)

Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer

CHRIST OR ELSE I DIE

Children’s Message

Sermon Title: “An Assuring Prediction”

Scripture:  John 13:18-30 (p.1066)

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness: (Psalm 25:7-21) 

All: Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.  

One: Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.  

All: For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. 

One: They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land. The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare. 

All: Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. 

One: See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me! Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.  

All: May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles! 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

Communion Song:  PSALM 42

CHRIST BE ALL AROUND ME

Benediction

11:15 a.m.

Prelude: Karen Holl, Organist

Gathering Hymn: AWAKE MY SOUL, AND WITH THE SUN (456)

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (Psalm 25:1-6)  

One: In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. 

All: I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 

One: No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. 

All: Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 

One: Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. 

All: Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. 

One: Let us worship God! 

O CHRIST THE GREAT FOUNDATION (443) vs. 1,2,4

First Scripture Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22, 27-32 (p.1136)

Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer

GLORIA PATRI

Children’s Message

Sermon Title: “An Assuring Prediction”

Scripture:  John 13:18-30 (p.1066)

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness: (Psalm 25:7-21) 

All: Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.  

One: Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.  

All: For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. 

One: They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land. The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare. 

All: Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. 

One: See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me! Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.  

All: May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!

DOXOLOGY 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

Communion Song:  GOD BE MERCIFUL TO ME

FOR THE BREAD WHICH YOU HAVE BROKEN (509)

Benediction

Discussion Questions
  • How does even Jesus’ betrayal being foretold in Psalm 41 and Jesus lifting it up help you believe and not despair? 
  • What does Jesus’ foreknowledge of his betrayal help you believe about who he is? How does verse 20 fit? How does someone accepting a believer lead to them accepting God?
  • What was it about the betrayal that “troubled” Jesus? Concern for Judas? His humanity being troubled over what he was about to endure?
  • Should we be surprised that some within the Church may betray it? (See Matthew 13:24-43)
  • Why does Scripture refer to a disciple as “the disciple whom Jesus loved?” What does this disciple’s physical position (vs 25) tell us about where we need to be to ask Jesus questions and receive answers? 
  • Why does Jesus indicate that Judas will betray him by giving him a piece of bread? How does receiving the bread lead to Satan entering Judas? How should all this inform our approach to communion?
  • How does Jesus’ command to act quickly and the Satanically possessed Judas’ obedience inform your view of Jesus’ sovereignty and help you believe?
  • Why does the text tell us “it was night?”