Post Tagged as ‘Services’

Fifth Sunday of the Resurrection – April 29, 2018

(General explanation of how we order our services.) In this Sunday’s service, we will focus our attention on praise and love for Christ, he who loved us through his death and resurrection. Revelation Psalm 22:25-31 will call us to worship: “From you comes my praise in the great ocongregation.” Adoration We will do just that by singing Hymn 20 “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”(YouTube), a Prayer of Praise, and our Easter Doxology (Tune 31). Confession John 15:1–8 will call us to confession, reminding us that those who abide in Christ will bear fruit. We will respond by singing Hymn 329 “Sun of […]

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Fourth Sunday of the Resurrection – April 22, 2018

18.04.22 CTK Worship Guide – Easter 4 (General explanation of how we order our services.) We continue to celebrate the resurrection of Christ this week, remembering that he is the foundation and cornerstone of the church. Revelation We begin with a portion of a sermon from the apostle Peter in Acts 4:5-12 in which he proclaims that a man was healed “by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead.” This Jesus “is the stone that was rejected,” but through his death and resurrection, “there is no other name under heaven given among […]

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Second Sunday of the Resurrection – April 8, 2018

18.04.08 CTK Worship Guide – Easter 2 (General explanation of how we order our services.) We celebrated Christ’s resurrection from the dead last Lord’s Day, but our remembrance is not over! Really, every Lord’s Day service is in honor of Christ’s resurrection, but we have the opportunity to give this wondrous truth special attention over the next several weeks. Revelation Our service will being with a reading of John 20:19-31, an account of Jesus’s appearance to his disciples, including Doubting Thomas. We will rejoice once again in Christ’s resurrection, witnessed by many, through singing Hymn 168: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (YouTube), […]

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Resurrection Sunday – April 1, 2018

18.04.01 CTK Worship Guide – Easter This Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior! This service is really the second half of the service that begins Wednesday with our Facing the Cross Service, and as such, the order of this Sunday’s service is a bit different than normal. On Wednesday, we will consider our sin, confess our sin, remember Christ’s atonement for our sin, and fellowship around the Lord’s Table. Sunday, we will spend the whole service rejoicing and affirming Christ’s defeat of sin and death through several responsive readings, Scripture texts, and hymns. The following texts will be […]

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Palm Sunday – March 25, 2018

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  • March 20, 2018

18.03.25 CTK Worship Guide – Palm Sunday (General explanation of how we order our services.) This Sunday begins our Holy Week services, commemorating Jesus’s suffering and resurrection. First, we remember Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem prior to his arrest and crucifixion. Revelation Our Call to Worship this week is Psalm 118:19-29, a prophecy concerning the Messiah, “the stone that the builders rejected,” and his resurrection, “the day that the Lord has made.” Adoration We will sing about Christ’s Triumphal Entry with Hymn 139: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (YouTube), will offer a Prayer of Praise, and our Lenten Doxology, “All Praise Be to God.” Then […]

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Lord’s Day Service – March 18, 2018

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  • March 12, 2018

(General explanation of how we order our services.) 18.03.18 CTK Worship Guide – Lent 5 Revelation Our Call to Worship this week is John 12:20-33, an account where Jesus predicts his coming death, through which his Father’s name would be glorified. Adoration We will glorify Christ as King through singing Hymn 184: Rejoice, the Lord Is King, Corporate Prayers of Praise, and our Lenten Doxology, “All Praise Be to God.” Confession Jeremiah 31:31-34 will lead us once again to consider our sin and the promise God has given to forgive his people. After silent confession, we will sing our Corporate Prayer of Confession […]

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Lord’s Day Service – March 11, 2018

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  • March 5, 2018

(General explanation of how we order our services.) 18.03.11 CTK Worship Guide – Lent 4 Revelation Our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, which commands us to “give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” Adoration We will obey this command and give thanks to the Lord through singing Hymn 56: Now Thank We All Our God, a Prayer of Praise, and our Lenten Doxology, “All Praise Be to God.” Confession John 3:14-21 draws our attention to our sin and need of a crucified Savior: “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but […]

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Lord’s Day Service – March 4, 2018

(General explanation of how we order our services.) 18.03.04 CTK Worship Guide – Lent 3 The sermon text for this week, Hosea 6-7, begins with “Come, let us return to the Lord.” For we sinners, deserving of God’s just wrath and condemnation, this is the only way to be forgiven and enter communion with our holy God. Only when we trust in Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf and return to the Lord will God welcome us into his presence. This is the central thread of Sunday’s service. Revelation The service will begin with a reading from John 2:13-22, recounting Christ’s cleansing […]

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Lord’s Day Service – February 25, 2018

(General explanation of how we order our services.) The sermon text for the week is Hosea 4, which continues God’s indictment of Israel’s sin. This gives us opportunity to continue, in this season of preparation for commemorating Christ’s death and resurrection, to focus our attention upon our own sin and the mercy found only in Christ. Revelation and Adoration We will begin our service with a responsive reading from Psalm 22:22-31, which calls us to praise God “in the midst of the congregation.” Then we will sing Psalm 22 with Hymn 19: Amid the Thronging Worshipers (YouTube of the tune), followed by a Prayer […]

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