Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, June 9

Prodigal_son_by_Rembrandt_(drawing,_1642)

Prodigal Son – Rembrandt van Rijn, 1642

I’m very sorry for the few weeks I’ve not gotten the worship blog post out. It’s extremely encouraging to me to hear from many of you that you miss it and are desirous of it. My goal is to provide the members and attenders of Uptown Church with one way to prepare to gather each Sunday. Hearing stories of parents taking time with their children over a weekend to sing these songs and read these scriptures and confessions brings me great joy. So I will make every effort to keep on top of it. 

Now here are the elements we will use in our liturgy this coming Lord’s Day. I pray you use them well, and enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise! (Psalm 100:4)

THE WORD

Scripture: Jeremiah 34:1-36:32

 Sermon: “Trust and Obey”

SONGS

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
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How Great is Our God
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Who is On the Lord’s Side? (arr. Shane Martin)
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Love Constraining to Obedience (arr. Shane Martin)
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Offering: More Love to Thee, Oh Christ
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Song of Response: Trust and Obey
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RESPONSIVE READINGS

Confession of Sin – “Obedience”

Leader: Our holy Lord, your works are perfect, and all your ways are just.

People: But we have not kept your commandments. Our stubborn, prideful hearts have disobeyed in unbelief. Lord have mercy!

Leader: Father, you have told us that this is love: that we walk in obedience to your commands.

People: But we have lived according to the flesh rather than the Spirit, in hatred, anger, discord, jealousy, dissensions, factions, envy, and the like. Lord have mercy! Forgive us our sins and renew covenant with us, according to your loving kindness.

Confession of Faith – Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q. 39

Question: What is the duty which God requireth of man?

Answer: The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience to his revealed will.

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