Worship - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost (25 October 2020)
Call to Worship: Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
Praise the LORD.
Opening Prayer: Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer)
Music – Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me:
Children's Moment – The Good Samaritan:
Prayer for Children and Youth:
(Take a moment to pray for the children and youth who are connected with our church. Pray for the children/youth and their parents during this new school year. Pray for Pastor Andrew and the Sunday School teachers and youth leaders who lead Berwick Baptist Church’s ministries to children and youth in our community.)
Scripture: Read Leviticus 19:1–2, 15–18 and Psalm 1
Prayer of Confession:
--In the silence of our own hearts, let us confess our sins to God.
Holy and merciful God, for the times we have followed the path of the wicked, stood in solidarity with those who were wrong, or sat quietly and allowed sin to happen, forgive us. Help us to meditate, even delight, in your Word so that we will flourish with the fruit of your Spirit. Amen.
(Source: The Worship Sourcebook)
Assurance of Pardon:
1 John 1:9 tells us: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Thanks be to God
(Source: The Worship Sourcebook)
Music – All Glory Be To Christ:
Gracious God, we thank you for this day that you have given to us. I ask you blessing on each person who is here and for the remainder of this service this morning. Thank you that we can gather each week to lift up our praise and our worship to you.
Christ our Saviour, we thank you for your teaching to us. How you teach us the importance and of the centrality of love. That we are to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbour as ourselves. Help us individually and as a church to live this way—to devote ourselves anew to radical, self-sacrificial, other focused love.
And, Christ our Lord, we praise you as the God-man—truly God and truly man. Only a Jesus who is both God and man can save us from all our sins and only a Jesus who is God in the flesh is worthy of all our praise and worship. We praise you, Christ our Lord and Saviour, as the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Thank you that all who repent of their sins and place their trust and faith in you have life in your name.
Requests: -Church and Community -Leah Livingstone -Family of David John Baltzer -EVBA: Upper Vaugh and Rev. Mark Shaw -Dispute between Commercial Fisherman and Indigenous Fisherman. We pray that level heads will prevail; we pray for an end to any animosity; we pray for peace.
We pray all of this in the powerful name of Jesus, who taught us to pray… “Our Father…”
We confess the mystery and wonder of God made flesh and rejoice in our great salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.
With the Father and the Holy Spirit, the Son created all things, sustains all things, and makes all things new. Truly God, He became truly man, two natures in one person.
He was born of the Virgin Mary and lived among us. Crucified, dead, and buried, He rose on the third day, ascended to heaven, and will come again in glory and judgment.
For us, He kept the Law, atoned for sin, and satisfied God’s wrath. He took our filthy rags and gave us His righteous robe.
He is our Prophet, Priest, and King, building His church, interceding for us, and reigning over all things.
Jesus Christ is Lord; we praise His holy Name forever.
(Ligonier Statement on Christology)
Scripture: Read Matthew 22:34–46
Message: Jesus, Son of David and David's Lord
Music – My Jesus I Love Thee:
Closing Prayer Merciful God, thank you for this time of worship together this morning. Christ, we praise you as both the Son of David and David’s Lord, truly God and truly man, the perfect Saviour of all who come to you in repentance and faith. Bless each of us throughout this coming week and keep us safe, we pray, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, your only Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever praised, Amen.
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.