Sunday Worship Liturgy
July 5, 2020

Below is the worship liturgy for July 5. If you are unable to join us at 9:00AM for our live worship through Zoom, you are invited to walk through this liturgy individually or together with your family.

While we cannot meet together at our church building, we continue to live and act as the church through our collective worship of God. May this liturgy continue to bless you and encourage you in the worship of the Lord. The video of the worship service, which will span approximately 90 minutes in its entirety will be posted by 1:00PM later today.

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Here is the recording of the service:


Liturgical Order

This is the order of our worship today:

Call to Worship
Praise the Father, Praise the Son
Confession
Father, Only in Your Power
Assurance
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

Offering Prayer
Children's Time
Congregational Prayer
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 1:28-40; 2:1-4, 10-12

Sermon:  Story of Kings, Rise and Fall, Rise and Fall
                by Pastor Jason

Communion
Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor
Announcements
Doxology
Benediction


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Call To Worship

The Lord Jesus who calls us to worship him today is the same
Jesus who refused the temptation to worship the evil one.
Rather than receive the glorious kingdoms of this world, he
endured the shame of the cross, and today is Lord of lords and
King of kings. Now are gathered in him all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge, glory, and power. 

With the saints of all ages we say, 
Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength  and honour and glory and praise!

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Confession

In spite of God’s love for us and His gift of love to us, we often act in destructive and hateful ways.

We close our hearts to God and disobey God’s law.

Let us confess our sin.

Take a moment to pray silently and then confess:

O Lord, great God,
all holy, Father most gracious,
filled with mercy and steadfast love,
we are embarrassed to come before you,
for we have preferred the ways of this world to your ways, for we have rebelled against your wisdom and we have gotten into trouble,
for we have rejected your guidance
and have gotten lost altogether.

To you belongs righteousness, O Lord,
and to us confusion of face.

O Lord, great God, all holy, filled with awe,
Father, most gracious, filled with mercy and steadfast love, incline your ear to our troubles.

Hear us when we pour out our sorrows before you.

Forgive us, not on the ground of our own righteousness, but on the ground of your great mercy – on the ground of your great mercy in the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ.

It is in his name that we pray, for he is our Saviour and the mediator of the covenant of grace. 

Amen.

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Assurance

Hear the good news:

Who is in a position to condemn?
Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us.

Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Know that you are forgiven, and be at peace.

Thanks be to God.

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1 Kings 1:28-40; 2:1-4, 10-12

Solomon Anointed King
28 Then King David answered, “Call Bathsheba to me.” So she came into the king's presence and stood before the king.
 29 And the king swore, saying, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my soul out of every adversity, 30 as I swore to you by the Lord, the God of Israel, saying, ‘Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place,’ even so will I do this day.” 31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground and paid homage to the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

32 King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” So they came before the king. 33 And the king said to them, “Take with you the servants of your lord and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule, and bring him down to Gihon. 34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet there anoint him king over Israel. Then blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 35 You shall then come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne, for he shall be king in my place. And I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.” 36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, “Amen! May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, say so. 37 As the Lord has been with my lord the king, even so may he be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David.”

38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David's mule and brought him to Gihon. 39 There Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!” 40 And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise.

David's Instructions to Solomon

1 When David's time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, 3 and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn, 4 that the Lord may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’

The Death of David

10 Then David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. 11 And the time that David reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 12 So Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established.

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Announcements

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