WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “The Lord is King” David Paxton
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 24:7-8, 10
Lift up your heads, O you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD Almighty—
He is the King of glory.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 263 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Righteous God, you have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before him and are slow to acknowledge his rule. We give allegiance to the powers of this world and fail to be governed by justice and love. In your mercy, forgive us. Raise us to acclaim him as ruler of all, that we may be loyal ambassadors, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins we might live for righteousness; by his wounds we have been healed. For we were going astray like sheep, but now have been returned to the shepherd and guardian of our souls. (1 Peter 2:24) The good news therefore is this: In Jesus Christ we are sought, we are found, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Ezekiel 34: 11-24; Colossians 3:1-4
SERMON “Reigning from Above” Rev. Barrett Ingram
Text: “…set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”
-- Colossians 3:1
*HYMN 804 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
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.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Rejoice the Lord is King”
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 260 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
*POSTLUDE “Crown Him with Many Crowns”