A Congregation of the Reformed Church in America

Sunday Worship Service -


A Prayer Team member will be available in the front of the Sanctuary to pray with you following the worship service.
Lakeview is accessible to persons with disabilities and looped for the hard of hearing.

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A Congregation of the Reformed Church in America

 Our Life, Ministry, and Mission:  To Have Hearts Centered on Christ and Hearts Open to our Neighbors  

A Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

July 14, 2023                                                                                                                                  10:00 AM

 Our Approach to God

Welcome and Announcements

Opening Prayer

Prelude                                                       “Speak, O Lord”                                        -Hymn #755

*Opening Praise Hymn                          “Halle, Halle, Halle”                               -Hymn #768

*Call to Worship                                                                                                           from Psalm 24

 The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;

for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?

Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.

They will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of  their salvation.

Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.

Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD,  mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.

*Hymn #897                              “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”           

Call to Confession                                                                                                              -1 John 1:9

Silent Prayer of Confession

               Silent Prayer is followed by:    Lord, have mercy upon us.

               Christ, have mercy upon us.

               Lord, have mercy upon us

               Christ, have mercy upon us.

                In the name of Christ our merciful Lord, 

               Amen.                                                                        

Assurance of Pardon                                                      

               People of God, Hear the Good News of the Gospel! By the love of God, by the blood of Christ, by the power of the Spirit,   Your sins are forgiven!

            Thanks be to God! 

Guide for Grateful Living                                                                                               -John 13:34-35

            So now I am giving you a new commandment:  Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.  Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.

Offering Ourselves  and our Gifts          “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”                     -Hymn #93                                    

Doxology

            Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below, Praise Him above, ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.                                                                                                      

 The Word of God in Proclamation & Sacrament 

Prayer of Inspiration 

Scripture                                     Ephesians 1:1-14 (Pew Bible Page 1664)                        

                                                      This is the Word of the Lord.   

                                                     Thanks be to God. 

Sermon                                            “A TRINITARIAN DOXOLOGY” 

Prayer of Application 

 *Profession of Faith                                  The Apostles’ Creed                             

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.  I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.   He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead.   He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty.  From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.    

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,  the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen. 

*Hymn of Preparation       “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace”         -Hymn #690 

*Passing of the Peace

         The peace of Christ be with you

         And also with you. 

The Institution of the Lord’s Supper                                                    -1 Corinthians 11:23-26 

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

All believers here present are invited to participate in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Communion Opening

        The Lord be with you.    And also with you.

       Lift up your hearts!    We lift them up to the Lord.

       Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

       Holy and right it is, and our joyful duty…we worship and adore your glorious name.

Sanctus

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. 

Hosanna in the highest!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. 

Hosanna in the highest!

 Communion Prayer

Most righteous God, we remember in this Supper the perfect sacrifice offered once on the cross by our Lord Jesus Christ for the sin of the whole world.  In the joy of his resurrection and in expectation of his coming again, we offer ourselves to you as holy and living sacrifices.  Together we proclaim the mystery of the faith:

Christ has died!  Christ is risen!  Christ will come again!                                     

  The Sacrament of Communion 

Preparation at the Lord’s Table 

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

   All believers here present are invited to participate in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. 

Solo                                                   “O Come to the Altar”                                Rose Admiraal 

Receiving Communion

The congregation comes forward to receive bread and cup. 

 Our Response to God

Prayer of Thanksgiving           -from Psalm 103, with additions

Brothers and sisters, since the Lord has now fed us at his Table, let us praise God’s holy name with heartfelt thanksgiving!

        Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

       Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and do not forget all his benefits— 

       who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases, 

       who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.  

      The Lord is merciful and gracious,    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

      He does not deal with us according to our sins,    nor repay us according to our iniquities.

      For as the heavens are high 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.

      As a father has compassion for his children,   

      so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him,

      who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, and will also give us all things with him.

       Therefore shall my mouth and heart show forth the praise of the Lord, from this time forth forevermore.  Amen.

Sharing of Joys and Concerns 

Prayers of the People 

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.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.   

*Closing Hymn                                         “How Great Thou Art”                                 -Hymn #553                                                  

*Benediction 

*Postlude                                                       In Christ Alone                                     -Hymn #770

     Prayer Leader is available after the service, by the front door of the Sanctuary, to pray for your needs.