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The Lord’s Day, February 4, 2024

The Lord’s Day, February 4, 2024

10:30 AM Morning Service

 

They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them…. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.
Nehemiah 9:17

Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

The Voluntary for Silent Prayer

 

*Call to Worship: Exodus 34:5-8, Psalm 9:10

Minister:   The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with [Moses] there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed,

People:      “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands,

Minister:   forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

People:      And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.

Unison:     And those who know your name put their trust in you.

 

*Hymn of Adoration: “Join All the Glorious Names” (No. 301)

 

1 Join all the glorious names
of wisdom, love, and pow'r,
that ever mortals knew,
that angels ever bore:
all are too poor to speak his worth,
too poor to set my Savior forth.

 

2 Great Prophet of my God,
my tongue would bless thy name:
by thee the joyful news
of our salvation came,
the joyful news of sins forgiv'n,
of hell subdued, and peace with heav'n.

 

3 Jesus, my great High Priest,
offered his blood and died;
my guilty conscience seeks
no sacrifice beside:
his pow'rful blood did once atone
and now it pleads before the throne.
4 Thou art my Counselor,
my pattern, and my Guide,
and thou my Shepherd art;
O keep me near thy side;
nor let my feet e'er turn astray
to wander in the crooked way.

 

5 My Savior and my Lord,
my Conqu'ror and my King,
thy scepter and thy sword,
thy reigning grace, I sing:
thine is the pow'r; behold I sit
in willing bonds beneath thy feet.

 

 

*Prayer of Adoration and Congregational Invocation

We love you, O LORD, for you are our rock and our fortress and our deliverer, our God, our rock in whom we take refuge, our shield, the horn of our salvation, our stronghold. We call upon you, who are worthy of all praise, and we are saved from our enemies. Your way, O LORD, is perfect. Your word is true. Be exalted, O God of our salvation. We will praise you among the nations and sing to your name. In the name of Jesus we come to you. Amen.                                                                             From Psalm 18

 

 

*Affirmation of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism, No. 4

Minister:   What does God's law require of us?

People:      Christ teaches us this in a summary in Matthew 22: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

*Gloria Patri (Tune:  Gloria Patri, Greatorex)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen. Amen.

 

The Revelation of God’s Will: Romans 12:9-21

Minister:   Let love be genuine.

People:      Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Minister:   Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

People:      Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Minister:   Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

People:      Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Minister:   Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

People:      Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Minister:   Live in harmony with one another.

People:      Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Minister:   Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

People:      If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Minister:   Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

People:      To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Unison:     Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

*Hymn of Confession: “And Can It Be That I Should Gain” (No. 455)

 

1 And can it be that I should gain

an int'rest in the Savior's blood?

Died he for me, who caused his pain?

For me, who him to death pursued?

Amazing love! How can it be

that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

 

Refrain:

Amazing love! How can it be

that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

 

2 'Tis myst'ry all! Th'Immortal dies:

who can explore his strange design?

In vain the firstborn seraph tries

to sound the depths of love divine.

'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,

let angel minds inquire no more. [Refrain]

 

3 He left his Father's throne above

(so free, so infinite his grace!),

humbled himself (so great his love!)

and bled for all his chosen race!

'Tis mercy all, immense and free,

for, O my God, it found out me! [Refrain]

 

 

 

4 Long my imprisoned spirit lay

fast bound in sin and nature's night;

thine eye diffused a quick'ning ray;

I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;

my chains fell off, my heart was free;

I rose, went forth, and followed thee. [Refrain]

 

5 No condemnation now I dread;

Jesus, and all in him, is mine!

Alive in him, my living Head,

and clothed in righteousness divine,

bold I approach th'eternal throne,

and claim the crown, through Christ, my own. [Refrain]

 

Prayer of Confession

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and  walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

 

Silent Confession

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Assurance of Pardon

Minister:   If You, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O LORD, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with Him is plentiful redemption.          Psalm 130:3-4, 7

 

People:      Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name.

 

*Hymn of Thanksgiving: “What Wondrous Love Is This” (No. 261)

 

1 What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul,
what wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

 

2 To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing,
to God and to the Lamb, I will sing;
to God and to the Lamb, who is the great I AM,
while millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,
while millions join the theme, I will sing!

 

3 And when from death I'm free, I'll sing on, I'll sing on,
and when from death I'm free, I'll sing on;
and when from death I'm free, I'll sing and joyful be,
and through eternity I'll sing on, I'll sing on,
and through eternity I'll sing on!

 

 

Worship of God through Tithes and Offerings

 

*Doxology (Tune: Lasst Uns Erfreuen)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below; Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;

O Praise Him! O Praise Him! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication

 

*Reading of The Holy Scriptures: I Corinthians 13:1-7

Minister:   This is the Word of God.

 

Unison:     Thanks be to God for his Word!

 

*The Prayer for Illumination

Sermon: “Love Bears All Things” (Pastor Mike Osborne)

 

*Hymn of Response: “We Are God’s People” (No. 355)

 

1 We are God's people, the chosen of the Lord,

Born of His Spirit, established by His Word;

Our cornerstone is Christ alone,

And strong in Him we stand:

O let us live transparently

And walk heart to heart and hand in hand.

 

2 We are God’s loved ones, the Bride of Christ our Lord,

For we have known it, the love of God outpoured;

Now let us learn how to return

The gift of love once given:

O let us share each joy and care,

And live with a zeal that pleases Heaven.

 

 

3 We are the Body of which the Lord is Head,

Called to obey Him, now risen from the dead;

He wills us be a family,

Diverse yet truly one:

O let us give our gifts to God,

And so shall his work on earth be done.

 

4 We are a temple, the Spirit’s dwelling place,

Formed in great weakness, a cup to hold God’s grace;

We die alone, for on its own

Each member loses fire:

Yet joined in one the flame burns on

To give warmth and light, and to inspire.

CCLI 3036374

 

 

*The Benediction

 

Postlude

*Denotes congregation standing, if able.

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

  • Soup & Salad Lunch

You’re invited to join us for a soup and salad luncheon following the worship service today.

  • Updating the CTK Directory

We would like to update our CTK Directory and need your help! If you are not in our current directory and would like to be added, please send your contact information to Susan Parsons (susan@ctkvb.org). If any of your contact information has changed in the past year, please also let Susan know. Thank you!

  • Women’s Bible Study

All women of the church are invited to come to Bible Study, which meets here at 10:00 AM every Thursday through March 28. We are studying Better by Jen Wilkin.  In this study of Hebrews, we will learn how Christ is the substance of the shadowy truths of the Old Testament, especially Exodus, which we just finished.  Discover how he fulfills and completes the work of angels, prophets, priests, and ceremonial laws, establishing a better covenant. Hebrews calls us to fix our gaze on the resurrected Christ as we run the race set before us.  In Him alone we have hope and salvation.

Study books may be found on the book table for $15 each. You may deposit cash or a check in the book box and sign your name to the signup sheet, also found on the book table. Thanks! Bring a friend or two!

 

  • Men’s Fellowship Time

Men’s Fellowship Time is every Wednesday at 7:00 AM at Nettie’s Roadside Restaurant, 2555 27th Ave Suite G-6 in Vero Beach.

 

The Lord’s Day, February 4, 2024

The Lord’s Day, February 4, 2024

10:30 AM Morning Service

 

They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them…. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.
Nehemiah 9:17

Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

The Voluntary for Silent Prayer

 

*Call to Worship: Exodus 34:5-8, Psalm 9:10

Minister:   The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with [Moses] there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed,

People:      “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands,

Minister:   forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

People:      And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.

Unison:     And those who know your name put their trust in you.

 

*Hymn of Adoration: “Join All the Glorious Names” (No. 301)

 

1 Join all the glorious names
of wisdom, love, and pow'r,
that ever mortals knew,
that angels ever bore:
all are too poor to speak his worth,
too poor to set my Savior forth.

 

2 Great Prophet of my God,
my tongue would bless thy name:
by thee the joyful news
of our salvation came,
the joyful news of sins forgiv'n,
of hell subdued, and peace with heav'n.

 

3 Jesus, my great High Priest,
offered his blood and died;
my guilty conscience seeks
no sacrifice beside:
his pow'rful blood did once atone
and now it pleads before the throne.
4 Thou art my Counselor,
my pattern, and my Guide,
and thou my Shepherd art;
O keep me near thy side;
nor let my feet e'er turn astray
to wander in the crooked way.

 

5 My Savior and my Lord,
my Conqu'ror and my King,
thy scepter and thy sword,
thy reigning grace, I sing:
thine is the pow'r; behold I sit
in willing bonds beneath thy feet.

 

 

*Prayer of Adoration and Congregational Invocation

We love you, O LORD, for you are our rock and our fortress and our deliverer, our God, our rock in whom we take refuge, our shield, the horn of our salvation, our stronghold. We call upon you, who are worthy of all praise, and we are saved from our enemies. Your way, O LORD, is perfect. Your word is true. Be exalted, O God of our salvation. We will praise you among the nations and sing to your name. In the name of Jesus we come to you. Amen.                                                                             From Psalm 18

 

 

*Affirmation of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism, No. 4

Minister:   What does God's law require of us?

People:      Christ teaches us this in a summary in Matthew 22: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

*Gloria Patri (Tune:  Gloria Patri, Greatorex)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen. Amen.

 

The Revelation of God’s Will: Romans 12:9-21

Minister:   Let love be genuine.

People:      Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Minister:   Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

People:      Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Minister:   Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

People:      Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Minister:   Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

People:      Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Minister:   Live in harmony with one another.

People:      Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Minister:   Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

People:      If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Minister:   Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

People:      To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Unison:     Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

*Hymn of Confession: “And Can It Be That I Should Gain” (No. 455)

 

1 And can it be that I should gain

an int'rest in the Savior's blood?

Died he for me, who caused his pain?

For me, who him to death pursued?

Amazing love! How can it be

that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

 

Refrain:

Amazing love! How can it be

that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

 

2 'Tis myst'ry all! Th'Immortal dies:

who can explore his strange design?

In vain the firstborn seraph tries

to sound the depths of love divine.

'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,

let angel minds inquire no more. [Refrain]

 

3 He left his Father's throne above

(so free, so infinite his grace!),

humbled himself (so great his love!)

and bled for all his chosen race!

'Tis mercy all, immense and free,

for, O my God, it found out me! [Refrain]

 

 

 

4 Long my imprisoned spirit lay

fast bound in sin and nature's night;

thine eye diffused a quick'ning ray;

I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;

my chains fell off, my heart was free;

I rose, went forth, and followed thee. [Refrain]

 

5 No condemnation now I dread;

Jesus, and all in him, is mine!

Alive in him, my living Head,

and clothed in righteousness divine,

bold I approach th'eternal throne,

and claim the crown, through Christ, my own. [Refrain]

 

Prayer of Confession

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and  walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

 

Silent Confession

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Assurance of Pardon

Minister:   If You, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O LORD, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with Him is plentiful redemption.          Psalm 130:3-4, 7

 

People:      Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name.

 

*Hymn of Thanksgiving: “What Wondrous Love Is This” (No. 261)

 

1 What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul,
what wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

 

2 To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing,
to God and to the Lamb, I will sing;
to God and to the Lamb, who is the great I AM,
while millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,
while millions join the theme, I will sing!

 

3 And when from death I'm free, I'll sing on, I'll sing on,
and when from death I'm free, I'll sing on;
and when from death I'm free, I'll sing and joyful be,
and through eternity I'll sing on, I'll sing on,
and through eternity I'll sing on!

 

 

Worship of God through Tithes and Offerings

 

*Doxology (Tune: Lasst Uns Erfreuen)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below; Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;

O Praise Him! O Praise Him! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication

 

*Reading of The Holy Scriptures: I Corinthians 13:1-7

Minister:   This is the Word of God.

 

Unison:     Thanks be to God for his Word!

 

*The Prayer for Illumination

Sermon: “Love Bears All Things” (Pastor Mike Osborne)

 

*Hymn of Response: “We Are God’s People” (No. 355)

 

1 We are God's people, the chosen of the Lord,

Born of His Spirit, established by His Word;

Our cornerstone is Christ alone,

And strong in Him we stand:

O let us live transparently

And walk heart to heart and hand in hand.

 

2 We are God’s loved ones, the Bride of Christ our Lord,

For we have known it, the love of God outpoured;

Now let us learn how to return

The gift of love once given:

O let us share each joy and care,

And live with a zeal that pleases Heaven.

 

 

3 We are the Body of which the Lord is Head,

Called to obey Him, now risen from the dead;

He wills us be a family,

Diverse yet truly one:

O let us give our gifts to God,

And so shall his work on earth be done.

 

4 We are a temple, the Spirit’s dwelling place,

Formed in great weakness, a cup to hold God’s grace;

We die alone, for on its own

Each member loses fire:

Yet joined in one the flame burns on

To give warmth and light, and to inspire.

CCLI 3036374

 

 

*The Benediction

 

Postlude

*Denotes congregation standing, if able.

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

  • Soup & Salad Lunch

You’re invited to join us for a soup and salad luncheon following the worship service today.

  • Updating the CTK Directory

We would like to update our CTK Directory and need your help! If you are not in our current directory and would like to be added, please send your contact information to Susan Parsons (susan@ctkvb.org). If any of your contact information has changed in the past year, please also let Susan know. Thank you!

  • Women’s Bible Study

All women of the church are invited to come to Bible Study, which meets here at 10:00 AM every Thursday through March 28. We are studying Better by Jen Wilkin.  In this study of Hebrews, we will learn how Christ is the substance of the shadowy truths of the Old Testament, especially Exodus, which we just finished.  Discover how he fulfills and completes the work of angels, prophets, priests, and ceremonial laws, establishing a better covenant. Hebrews calls us to fix our gaze on the resurrected Christ as we run the race set before us.  In Him alone we have hope and salvation.

Study books may be found on the book table for $15 each. You may deposit cash or a check in the book box and sign your name to the signup sheet, also found on the book table. Thanks! Bring a friend or two!

 

  • Men’s Fellowship Time

Men’s Fellowship Time is every Wednesday at 7:00 AM at Nettie’s Roadside Restaurant, 2555 27th Ave Suite G-6 in Vero Beach.

 

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