WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 31
Leader: In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever
be put to shame.
People: Incline your ear to me, rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.
Leader: You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.
People: Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 361 O Christ, the Great Foundation
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, your face is hidden from us by our sins, and we forget your mercy in the blindness of our hearts. Cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires. With lowliness and meekness may we draw near to you, confessing our faults, confiding in your grace, and finding in you our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ your Son…
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS – 1 Peter 2:9, 10
“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you might proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
Thanks be to God!
*RESPONSE OF PRAISE
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: 1st Peter 2:1-10
SERMON “Sure Foundation” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 14 For the Beauty of the Earth
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed pg. 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
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below: alleluia, alleluia!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 269 Lead On, O King Eternal!
*Those who are able are invited to stand.