New Life Church Vicenza
THE ORDER FOR DIVINE WORSHIP 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 August 2021

The Greeting

The Announcements

The Prelude 


The Call to Worship                                            

Isaiah 9:2b; John 1:14b

Those who dwell in the land of deep darkness, on them has the light shined. We have seen Christ’s glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The Ascription of Praise

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

The Hymn

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

The Prayer of Adoration

The First Reading

Exodus 34:1-8

The Hymn

Be Thou My Vision

The Question for Reflection

How does God save you?

The Call to Confession

Romans 5:8; Hebrews 4:16

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of

The Silent Confession of Sin

The Corporate Confession of Sin

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have offended against your holy laws and followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us.

But you, O Lord, have mercy on us, miserable offenders. Spare those who confess their sins. Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to all people in Jesus Christ our Lord. And grant, most merciful Father, for his sake that we may from now on live a holy, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of your holy name. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

The Assurance of Pardon

1 Timothy 1:15

This is a trustworthy saying, and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

The Hymn

Before the Throne of God Above

The Congregational Prayers

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. AMEN.

The Offering

The Doxology

The Second Reading

John 1:35-51

The Sermon                                                                       

Come and See, part 2

Pastor Frank Ellis

The Hymn

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

The Confession of our Faith                              

I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost; Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy catholic Church; The communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. AMEN.

The Peace

You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

And also with you.

The Words of Institution

Luke 22:14-20

The Preface

The Lord be with you.

and with your spirit.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up unto the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right and good so to do.

The Prayer of Thanksgiving and of Consecration

The Serving of the Bread and Wine

The Prayer of Thanksgiving and of Dedication

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

for his steadfast love endures forever!

The Hymn

O Praise the Name

The Benediction

2 Peter 3:17-18

Beloved of the Lord, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be glory both now and to the day of eternity. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. AMEN.

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