EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 29, 2022
“I was glad when they said to me,
‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’”
Welcome and Announcements
OUR PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Prelude — As the instruments play, let us prepare ourselves for worship as we enter into the presence of the Lord. Take time to read the “Puritan Prayer” on the back of the bulletin in preparation for worship, and the Silent Prayer here in the order of worship.
Silent Prayer – O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
OUR ADORATION OF GOD
Call to Worship—Psalm 9:1-2
Pastor: I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
Congregation: We will tell of all Your marvelous works.
Pastor: I will be glad and rejoice in You;
Congregation: We will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Trinity Psalter—Psalm 9:1-10
OUR CONFESSION OF SIN AND THE MEANS OF GRACE
The Law of God
And God spoke all these words saying: I am the LORD your God,
Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet.
Hear also the words of the Lord Jesus concerning the law.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Prayer of Confession and Forgiveness
Hymn 5 – God My King Thy Might Confessing
Reading of the Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 9 and 10
9 Q. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is,
God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of His power,
in the space of six days, and all very good.
10 Q. How did God create man?
A. God created man male and female, after His own image,
in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness,
with dominion over the creatures.
Hymn #75 – O Father You are Sovereign
Psalter Reading – Psalm 83
A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.
Do not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot. Selah
Deal with them as with Midian,
As with Sisera,
As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon,
Who perished at En Dor,
Who became as refuse on the earth.
Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb,
Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Who said, “Let us take for ourselves
The pastures of God for a possession.”
O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like the chaff before the wind!
As the fire burns the woods,
And as the flame sets the mountains on fire,
So pursue them with Your tempest,
And frighten them with Your storm.
Fill their faces with shame,
That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
Let them be confounded and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD,
Are the Most High over all the earth.
OUR RESPONSE AND BLESSING
Hymn 170 – Fairest Lord Jesus
Benediction followed by Silent Prayer