"Brought Up from the Pit"
Pastor: Rev. Brian Hofman
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Prelude: Inez Hoogeveen
* Call to Worship
* Song of Worship
“Come, Thou Almighty King”
* God’s Greeting
* We Greet Each Other
Prayer of Confession
L: Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our shortcomings, and our offenses against you.
P: You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love.
L: Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you.
P: Forgive our sins, and help us live in your light and walk in your ways through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
* Song of Praise
“Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
* Song of Preparation “Amazing Grace”
Prayer of Preparation
Message: Pastor Brian
“Brought Up from the Pit”
Response of Faith (Canons of Dort I.13)
In their awareness and assurance of [God’s gift of salvation], God’s children daily find greater cause to humble themselves before God,
to adore the fathomless depth of God’s mercies, to cleanse themselves, and to give fervent love in return to the One who first so greatly loved them.
* Song of Response
“Song of the Prophets”
* Closing Song
“Go, My Children, with My Blessing”