christ_community_worship_smallWe return to Malachi tomorrow morning and pick up with chapter 2 verse 17.  Are we a people who call evil good?  This is the accusation Malachi brings to his audience.  The Gospel is the message of our good God who came to do good for us.  Evil has no place in the kingdom of God and we ought not to cling to it.  Come worship the sovereign Creator with us this Sunday morning as He strengthens us through Word and prayer in corporate worship.

The Song of Ascent     Jesus, I Long for Thee

The Welcome and Greeting

The Call to Worship     Psalm 100

The Prayer of Invocation

The Song of Praise  Jesus the God of Grace

The Prayer of Confession   

(A time of silent confession)

The Promise of Forgiveness: Titus 3:5-6

The Affirmation of Faith       The Heidelberg Catechism Q. 78-79

Leader:  Are then the bread and wine changed into the real body and blood of Christ?

People:  No. Just as the water of baptism is not changed into the blood of Christ and is not the washing away of sins itself but is simply God’s sign and pledge, so also the bread in the Lord’s supper does not become the body of Christ itself, although it is called Christ’s body in keeping with the nature and usage of sacraments.

Leader:  Why then does Christ call the bread His body and the cup His blood, or the new covenant in His blood, and why does Paul speak of a participation in the body and blood of Christ?

People:  Christ speaks in this way for a good reason: He wants to teach us by His supper that as bread and wine sustain us in this temporal life, so His crucified body and shed blood are true food and drink for our souls to eternal life. But, even more important, He wants to assure us by this visible sign and pledge, first, that through the working of the Holy Spirit we share in His true body and blood as surely as we receive with our mouth these holy signs in remembrance of Him, and, second, that all His suffering and obedience are as certainly ours as if we personally had suffered and paid for our sins

The Song of Rejoicing    Be Thou My Vision

The Prayer of Intercession

The Scripture Reading   Malachi 2:17

The Preaching of God’s Word  

The Bringing of Tithes and Offerings

The Response of Praise

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

The Benediction