Order of Service, August 1, 2021


This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Table, a rite of solemn joy. We will remember the work of Christ through the lens of Hebrews 10:11-14. This text contrasts the endless sacrifices made by the Temple priests with one sacrifice of Christ. One element of the contrast is the fact that the priest “stands,” symbolizing continual work and continually offers sacrifices. But Christ, having made one sacrifice for sin is now seated at the right hand of the Father.

The hymns selected for the service follow this contrast and emphasize this symbolic theme: Jesus has taken his seat on high.




Call to Worship     Matthew 26:26-29


Explanation of the Lord’s Table


Hymn 13     Rejoice, the Lord is King!

Text:               Hebrews 10:11-14

Today’s take-home truth: At the Table we remember Christ who offered the one sacrifice that perfects us forever!

I.         Temple priests could not offer sacrifices that save. 11

Scripture:      Hebrews 10:1-4

A. There were many priests . . .
B. whose work was never finished . . .
C. as they offered countless sacrifices . . .
D. repeatedly . . .
E. but without effect.

Hymn 136     Not All the Blood of Beasts

II.        But Jesus did what the Law could not do. 12, 14

Scripture reading:      Hebrews 10:5-7

A. He is the one priest . . .
B. whose work was finished . . .
C. when he offered one sacrifice . . .
D. never repeated . . .
E. yet eternally effective.

Hymn 139       O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Fellowship of the Bread
Fellowship of the Cup

Hymn 288     I Hear the Words of Love

III.      Therefore, Jesus is our exalted King. 13

Scripture:     Hebrews 12:18-24

A. The exalted Christ will vanquish every foe.
B. His victory is certain.

Hymn 160      Lamb of God, Thou Now Art Seated


Prayer Response:     Mark Buhr

Postlude: Choir and Congregation

Beautiful Savior
(c) 1919; 2021, Arr. Melius Christiansen
Adapted David B. Snoeberger

Benediction     John Miles