Each week we post an Order of Service for the upcoming Lord’s Day worship service. It gives a preview of the sermon content and explains how each element of the service supports the theme of the message. We carefully select songs for the teaching value of the lyrics (Colossians 3:16). Use the links in each post to preview the lyrics of the songs. Please read Understanding Worship at HBC for an explanation of the contribution made by each element of the service.

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Order of Service, June 9, 2019

Introduction Mark Buhr will lead the service this Lord’s Day. He says, “The last sermon I preached was from Galatians 5:16-18. I’d like to pick it up from there today and look at 5:19-23. Are you a believer? That is, have you been saved from your sinfulness by faith in Christ alone? If so, the…

Order of Service, June 2, 2019

Introduction In 2 Corinthians 8:1-6, we saw Paul gently call the church in Corinth to give sacrificially to a collection he planned to deliver to Jewish Christians in Jerusalem. We saw that Paul chiefly desired to use the collection to strengthen the unity of the church (Jews with Gentiles) for the sake of the advance…

Order of Service, May 26, 2019

Introduction In the eighth chapter of 2 Corinthians, Paul launches into a discussion of an offering he collected as aid for suffering believers in Jerusalem. At first, the transition seems abrupt, but Paul’s delay in coming for this collection played a part in the conflict that prompted the composition of the letter. In the sermon…

Order of Service, May 19, 2019

Introduction: This Lord’s Day it is our pleasure to have Dr. Ryan Martin as our guest speaker. He serves as pastor of First Baptist Church, Granite Falls, Minnesota. His sermon will focus on the victory that belongs to those who trust the risen Christ. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Call to Worship     Heidelberg Catechism Q1 What is…

Order of Service, May 12, 2019

Introduction: The sermon for this Lord’s Day will be delivered by Mark Buhr. It focuses on the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the life of each believer. The hymn selection reminds us of the ground of sanctification (God’s holiness), the exclusive work of Christ required for our salvation and sanctification, and the Spirit’s transforming…

Order of Service, May 5, 2019

Introduction: We welcome our guest speaker, Michael Riley, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Wakefield, Michigan. His sermon text emphasizes the need to come to Christ as a child, that is, to humble ourselves. The hymns in the service call us to approach the Lord in humility, laying aside all pride. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude…

Order of Service, April 28, 2019

Introduction This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Supper. On these occasions we build build the entire worship service around the Table. In our upcoming service we will explain many of the things that happen when the church gathers for Communion. Service Outline Preparation for Worship Call to Worship……………………………………………………… Psalm 111 Invocation Worship through…

Order of Service, April 14, 2019

Introduction This Lord’s Day we mark the anniversary of Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of his Passion Week. On that day, he “came to his own” (John 1:11), that is, he presented himself to Israel as her long-awaited King. The crowds in the city understood the significance of his entry (Zechariah 9:9)…

Order of Service, April 7, 2019

Introduction Titus brought news from Corinth to Paul. He reported that the Corinthians had responded to Paul’s admonitions. They had repented and declared their allegiance to Paul, and thus to the Lord. The key idea is that Paul’s correction brought them sorrow, but it was the right kind of sorrow, sorrow that produced repentance. And…