In the Sanctuary
Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell
Chiming of the Hour
Chorus – Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
When I feel afraid, and I think I’ve lost my way, Still you’re there right beside me. Nothing will I fear as long as You are near. Please be near me to the end.
I will not forget Your love for me, and yet my heart forever is wandering. Jesus, be my guide and hold me to Your side; I will love You to the end.
Litany & Invocation
Leader: Weary and overwhelmed, we gather.
People: God’s holy word revives us.
Leader: Simple and confused, we yield.
People: God’s word gives us wisdom.
Leader: Blind and uncomprehending, we await.
People: God’s word enlightens our eyes.
Leader: More precious than gold is God’s word.
People: Sweeter than honey are God’s commands.
The Church’s One Foundation
The church-’s one foundation Is Jesus Christ, her Lord; She is His new creation, By Spirit and the Word; From heav’n He came and sought her To be His holy bride; With His own blood He bought her, And for her life he died.
Elect from ev-‘ry nation, Yet one o’er all the earth, Her charter of salvation: One Lord, one faith, one birth; One holy name she blesses, Partakes one holy food, And to one hope she presses, With ev-‘ry grace endued.
‘Mid toil and tribulation, And tumult of her war, She waits the consummation Of peace forevermore; Till with the vision glorious Her longing eyes are blest, And the great Church victorious Shall be the Church at rest.
First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
For Those Tears I Died
A World Where God Does Not Exist
Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine