Order for Worship 20 June 2021
New Life Church of Vicenza exists to glorify God and enjoy Him by growing in and sharing our new life in Christ with U.S. military personnel and their families, and the community in and near Vicenza.
Benvenuto! Welcome! It is a pleasure to have you worship with us this morning!

Greeting: The grace and peace of our Triune God be with you all! 


Prelude: When I Survey  


Prayer of Invocation 


Call to Worship: From Psalm 40 

Leader: You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you!  

People: I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told. 

Leader: In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. 

ALL: May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the LORD!” 


Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness (Trinity, 32)


First Reading: Exodus 20:1-18 


Song: Jesus Strong and Kind (CityAlight) 

Jesus said 

That if I thirst 

I should come to him 

No one else can satisfy 

I should come to him 

Jesus said 

If I am weak 

I should come to him 

No one else can be my strength 

I should come to him 

Chorus: 

For the Lord is good and faithful 

He will keep us day and night 

We can always run to Jesus 

Jesus, strong and kind 

Jesus said 

That if I fear 

I should come to him 

No one else can be my shield 

I should come to him 

Chorus 

Jesus said if I am lost 

He will come to me 

And he showed me on that cross 

He will come to me 

Chorus x2 

 

Confession of Sin: Romans 6:11-12 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.  


Question for Reflection: Do I live as one who is dead to sin, or do I let sin reign in my life and obey its evil desires? 


Silent Confession/Corporate Confession of Sin: (Psalm 25:6-11 and Heb 9:14) Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon our guilt, for it is great. We repent and rest our hope upon the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God to purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Cause us by your Spirit to die to sin and live unto righteousness. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.


Assurance of Pardon: Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Leader: Brothers and sisters, this is the Gospel!

People: Thanks be to God! 


Affirmation of Faith: Apostles Creed: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the 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.1The third day He arose 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;2 the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

1 Descended into hell: His body remained under the power of death. 

2 Holy Catholic Church: The visible Christian church of all times and all places. 


Second Reading: Matthew 10:26-39 


Song: Grace 

From death to life forever 

And sings the song of righteousness 

By blood and not by merit 

Your grace that reaches far and wide 

To every tribe and nation 

Has called my heart to enter in 

The joy of Your salvation 

By grace I am redeemed 

By grace I am restored 

And now I freely walk 

Into the arms of Christ my Lord 

Your grace that I cannot explain 

Not by my earthly wisdom 

The prince of life, without a stain 

Was traded for this sinner 

Let praise rise up and overflow 

My song resound forever 

For grace will see me welcomed home 

To walk beside my Saviour 


Congregational Prayers

The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. 


Offering/Doxology 

Sermon


Closing Song: For All the Saints


The Benediction:

Leader: 2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

People: Thanks be to God.


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