It is a joy to gather together in the presence of our Lord and bring to him the glory due his name. This will we do tomorrow, if the Lord wills. In the prayer service, we will begin our day being introduced to “Lo, God is Here! Let us Adore” a Gerhard Tersteegen hymn translated by John Wesley. This hymn teaches well the great transcendence of God who nevertheless call–yea,invites–us to worship him. Our lesson for the service will address the second line of the Lord’s prayer in Luke 11:2, “Your kingdom come.” In our worship service, we have the privilege of hearing from a very skilled expository preacher and missionary, Scott Williquette. Scott is a seasoned pastor who has given himself to a ministry training national pastors in their native land through block classes. He is preaching on the necessity of worship from Deuteronomy 6:1-9. The service order tomorrow morning will be as follows:
Call to Worship: Psalm 68:32-34
Hymn [Insert] God Himself is Present
Congregational Reading: Psalm 132:11-18
Hymn 302 [Red] Great God of Wonders!
Hymn 139 [Red] All People That on Earth Do Dwell Pastor Williquette’s introductory paragraph (printed in our bulletin) says that Deuteronomy 6:1-9 “teaches that devotion to God should be the driving force in our lives and the content of what we pass on to the next generation.” In that light, this metricized version of Psalm 100 is especially suitable for our service. We sing this psalm as a hymn of thanksgiving because that is exactly what this psalm is. The subhead in our Bibles for Psalm 100 reads, “A Psalm for Giving Thanks.” At the same time, this psalm calls all humankind to worship God in sincere devotion: “All people that on earth do dwell, sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.” In this sense, this Psalm is also suitable as a missionary hymn, for it shows the importance of calling all nations to believe in Jesus Christ so that they may approach the one true and living God in righteousness and sincere worship.
Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 20:24-42 & 1 John 2:15-29
Hymn [Insert] Go, Labor On
Sermon: The Most Important Thing from Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Hymn 311 [Red] Jesus Shall Reign
In Sunday School, Scott Williquette will take the hour to present his ministry, called “Pastoral Enrichment Program” (PeP).