Order of Service, April 4, 2024

Introduction

This Sunday we will observe the Lord’s Table during the morning worship service. As usual, we will devote the entire service to this ordinance. Our scriptural focus will be Ephesians 2:11-13 in which Paul called his readers to remember what they were before Christ graciously saved them. Then he set in contrast their current, new condition accomplished by Christ.

The order of service presented below includes an overview of the Lord’s Table message.

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

Call to Worship       1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Invocation       Pastor Hamilton

PROCLAMATION

Hymn (Insert)       O God Beyond All Praising

Introduction to the Lord’s Table

Hymn 230       Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands

Message: At the Table we remember that God sought us and claimed us as his own through the work of Christ.

Scripture reading:       Ephesians 2:11-12

I.  At the Table we remember what we once were: Far from God.

A.  We were once pagans.

Scripture Reading:       Psalm 147:19-20

B.  As pagans, we were:

    1. Without Christ
    2. Without a people
    3. Without promises
    4. Without hope
    5. Without God.

Hymn 333       How Sad Our State

II.  At the Table we marvel at what we have become: Near to God.

Scripture reading:       Ephesians 2:13

A.  Christ united us to himself.

B.  Christ also united us to each other.

C.  Christ accomplished this through his own blood.

Scripture:       Romans 3:21-26

Hymn (Insert)       His Robes for Mine

Distribution of the Bread

Distribution of the Cup

RESPONSE

Hymn 238       How Sweet and Awful Is the Place

Prayer Response       John Miles

Worship through Giving

Hymn       Doxology

Benediction       John Miles