This Week's Bulletin...
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
August 19, 2018
THE LORD IS OUR HIDING PLACE
Preparation for Worship (Silent Prayer)
Call to Worship
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
Psalm 118:1, 6-9
Prayer of Adoration and Invocation - Lord’s Prayer
*Gloria Patri (No. 734)
*Hymn No. 381 Brethren, We Have Met to Worship
Call to Confession Psalm 32:3-4
For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
Let us confess our sins
Prayer of Confession (unison)
Most holy and merciful Father; we acknowledge and confess before You our sinful nature prone to evil and slothful in good, and all our shortcomings and offenses. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from Your ways, in wasting Your gifts, in forgetting Your love. But You, O Lord, have mercy upon us who are ashamed and sorry for all wherein we have displeased You. Teach us to hate our errors. Cleanse us from all our faults and forgive our sins. For the sake of Your dear Son. And most holy and loving Father, help us, we pray, to live in Your light and walk in Your ways according to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Assurance of Forgiveness: Psalm 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Congregation: Thanks be to God!
*Hymn No. 691 It Is Well with My Soul
*The Doxology (No. 731) and Prayer of Thanksgiving
(Children will be dismissed to Children’s Church following the hymn)
*Hymn No. 334 Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Prayer of Supplication and Intercession
*Scripture Lesson: Psalm 32
Message: Rev. McIntyre
*Hymn No. 304 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
*Response: Threefold Amen