WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
October 14, 2018
JESUS IS THE AUTHOR OF SALVATION
Preparation for Worship (Silent Prayer)
Call to Worship
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter
the holy places by the blood of Jesus,
by the new and living way that he opened for us
through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience
and our bodies washed with pure water.
Prayer of Adoration and Invocation - Lord’s Prayer
*Gloria Patri (No. 734)
*Hymn No. 53 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Call to Confession Psalm 11:4-5
The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Let us confess our sins
Prayer of Confession (unison)
Almighty God, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus; We acknowledge that we are unworthy of Your redeeming grace. We have not believed Your promises; Nor trusted in our living Lord. Through disappointment of mind and dejection of spirit; Our hearts have not burned within us as we have heard His Word. We have not trusted in His redeeming power; And have been overcome of evil. We have forgotten the glad tidings of His victory over death; And have not known the things that belong to our peace. But now in penitence we come to You; Beseeching Your forgiveness. Mercifully grant us absolution from all our sins; And restore unto us the joy of Your salvation; For Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.
Assurance of Forgiveness: 1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!
*Hymn No. 175 A Wonderful Savior Is Jesus My Lord
*The Doxology (No. 731) and Prayer of Thanksgiving
(Children will be dismissed to Children’s Church following the Anthem)
Anthem (Solo) Danny Lovelace “How Great Thou Art”
Prayer of Supplication and Intercession
*Scripture Lesson: Hebrews 2:10-18
Message: Rev. McIntyre
*Hymn No. 448 We Have Heard the Joyful Sound
*Response: Threefold Amen
Welcome visitors! Please complete the yellow card found on the back of the pew and place in offering plate.
A CRY ROOM IS AVAILABLE JUST OFF THE VESTIBULE
A NURSERY FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IS PROVIDED IN GRACE HALL