This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Table by rehearsing the storyline of the Bible. The story begins with God’s purpose in Creation. This sets the overarching theme of the Bible: the glory of God. However, soon afterward came the Fall, when we rebelled and marred the glory of God seen in his image-bearers. The Lord’s Table is a commemoration of the central point of God’s work of Redemption, namely the cross of Jesus. Finally, history will culminate with the Kingdom, when the returning Christ will set all things right in a new creation.
The hymns chosen for this service describe the phases of the Bible’s story. Each includes the term Hallelujah, its translation, Praise the Lord, or an equivalent phrase to emphasize God’s abiding purpose to display his glory and receive our worship.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Introduction to the Lord’s Table Pastor Thomas
Hymn (insert) Doxology
Creation: God made us to put his glory on display.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 8
Hymn 59 (1-3, 5) All Creatures of Our God and King
Fall: Our rebellion marred his glory with deep ugliness.
Scripture Reading: Romans 1:18-25
Hymn 128 Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Redemption: God put even greater glory on display by providing forgiveness.
Scripture Reading Romans 9:22
Hymn 133 Hark! The Voice of Love and Mercy
Moment of Silent Prayer
Fellowship of the Bread
Fellowship of the Cup
Kingdom: In a new creation we will marvel at Christ’s glory.
Scripture Reading: Revelation 21:1-5
Hymn 72 Glory Be to God the Father
Prayer Response John Lont
Scriptural Benediction John Miles
Closing Hymn (Insert) May the Grace of Christ Our Savior