New Life Church Vicenza
THE ORDER FOR DIVINE WORSHIP September 12, 2021 10:30 a.m. 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Greeting

Grace to you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.

 

The Announcements

 

The Prelude

O Taste and See

 

The Call to Worship

Genesis 12:2-3

I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed

 

The Ascription of Praise  

Revelation 7:9-12

I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice,

“Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying,

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

 

The Hymn

The God of Abraham Praise

 

The Prayer of Adoration

 

The First Reading

Isaiah 49:1-7

 

The Hymn

Ancient of Days

 

The Call to Confession

Mark 1:15; Hebrews 3:7

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel. Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

 

The Question for Reflection

What is the Gospel?

 

The Silent Confession of Sin

 

The Corporate Confession of Sin                    

Father in Heaven, in your great compassion, hear the prayers of your people: We confess before you the sins that we have unwittingly or presumptuously committed against your holy laws, whether in our minds, or with our lips, or by our conduct. We confess our unholy intentions, desires and feelings. We confess also the ingratitude with which we have repaid your limitless goodness to us. Do not remember our transgressions, we beseech you, but in mercy, remember your steadfast love. For the sake of Jesus our Head and Sacrifice, hear our silent confessions and forgive us, we pray. AMEN.

 

The Assurance of Pardon

Psalm 103:8-12

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

 

The Hymn

My Jesus, I Love Thee

 

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

Mark 8:1-13

 

The Sermon

 

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

The Invitation and the Fencing of the Table

 

The Hymn

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

 

The Confession of our Faith

The Apostles’ Creed

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

Mark 14:22-25

 

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

Crown Him with Many Crowns

 

The Dismissal and Benediction

2 Corinthians 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. AMEN.

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