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Order of Worship:

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 8 (Page 124 In Front Of Hymnal)

Choir Chorale – “Ascribe To The Lord”

(Refrain – Ascribe to the Lord all honor and glory. Ascribe to the Lord all worship and praise. Ascribe to the Lord all mercy and blessing. Worship the Lord and sing praise to His Name) Singing Alle, Alleluia, O bow down before Him; His greatness proclaim, singing Alle, Alleluia! Rejoice and give thanks to His Holy Name! (Refrain) The voice of the Lord God almighty resounds in the midst of the seas, with echoes so glorious proclaiming in chorus the Lord’s great majesty; The Lord will give strength to His people and bless them with peace all their days. O let us rejoice, lifting one mighty voice to His glory always. (Refrain)

TLH 430 : What Is the World to Me link

The Invocation And Confession Of Sins (From The Psalms)

Have mercy upon me,O God, according to Your unfailing love; According to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight.Surely I have been sinful from birth,sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Cleanse me with hyssop and I will be clean;Let the bones You have crushed rejoice. For Jesus’ sake, hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a clean heart , O God, and renew a right spirit within me.Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with Your free Spirit.

The Absolution (Announcement Of God’s Forgiveness)I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose Rider is called Faithful and True, and on His head are many crowns…. And on His robe He has the name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19: 11-12,16)



Hebrews 2: 9 & 14 – “We see Jesus, Who was made a little lower than angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone….. Since children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity, so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is the devil.”


John 19: 5 – “And Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns.”

Philippians 2: 6 – 8 – “…Christ Jesus, being in very nature God… made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross!”

TLH 171 : Upon the Cross Extended link TLH 175 : When I Survey the Wondrous Cross link

III. THE LORD OF LIFERomans 14: 9 – “For this reason Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.”
2 Timothy 1: 10 – “Our Savior, Christ Jesus, has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.”


TLH 341 : Crown Him with Many Crowns link TLH 219 : The Head that Once was Crowned with Thorns link

Our Gifts For The Work Of Our Lord’s Kingdom



Revelation 11:15 – “The kingdom of this world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.”
Revelation 19:16 – “And on His robe His name was written: King of kings and Lord of lords.”

TLH 222 : Look, ye Saints, the Sight is Glorious link TLH 339 : All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name link

V. WHO GIVES ME A CROWN OF LIFERevelation 3: 11 – “Hold fast… so that no none will take your crown.”
Revelation 2:10 – “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.”
Isaiah 62: 3 – “You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand.”
1 Corinthians 9:25 – “….we are striving for an imperishable crown”
1 Peter 5:4 – “receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.”
2 Timothy 4:8 – “There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness”
Revelation 4:10-11 – “And they lay their crowns before the throne, saying: You are worthy, our Lord and God,to receive honor & glory.”

The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction

The Children’ Message – “Are You Wearing A Crown?”

The Closing Hymn: “Rejoice! O Pilgrim Throng”
(Found In Bulletin Insert)

Silent Prayer And Announcements

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.