THE BITTERSWEET SCROLL

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Order of Worship:

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 119 (I & II), Page 149 (Front Of Hymnal)

Song By Younger SS Children : “God’s A Father, Kind and True”

Opening Hymn 285 – “How Precious Is The Book Divine?”

The Invocation And Responsive Confession Of Sins

P: God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
C: If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.

P:If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves, & the truth is not in us.
C: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

P: Let us pray:
C: Almighty God, merciful Father,we are sinful by nature, and have sinned against You in our thoughts,words and actions. But we are sorry for our transgressions and pray You, of Your boundless mercy,to be gracious & merciful to us. Forgive us, for Jesus’ sake, renew us by Your Spirit, and lead us in the way everlasting.

P: Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. We are forgiven. With boldness & confidence we may approach the throne to find grace to help in time of need. In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.
C: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

The Scripture Reading – Revelation 10: 1 – 7

John sees yet another vision of Jesus as a mighty angel (messenger) coming as a cloud, surrounded by a rainbow (symbol of God’s Gospel Covenant) with a sun-like (glory) face and pillar-like (strength) legs. With feet planted on land and sea (rule over all), He announces the “mystery” (Bible “End Time” Words) fulfillment of God’s promises and purposes for all mankind – coming without delay.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come again to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.

Hymn 289 – “The Law Commands And Makes us Know”

The Sermon ………………….. Revelation 10: 8 – 11

Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go and take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and the land.”So I want to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn
your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told,“You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations,
languages and kings.”

THE BITTERSWEET SCROLL

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love For Jesus

The Communion Liturgy (Hymnal: Pages 24 – 28)

The Distribution Of The Lord’s Supper (Hymns 310 & 304)

(The Lord’s Supper is a special meal which God has prepared for His people in which they receive His very body and blood along with the bread & wine as a Gospel assurance of forgiveness, life and salvation. The reception of this Sacrament is also an intimate expression both of spiritual unity with God by faith in Christ and of confessional unity with those we are united in faith and belief. For this reason, we ask that only those who are confirmed members of Berea or another CLC church come forward to the Lord’s Table. Any having questions or seeking a church home are invited to speak with the Pastor.)

The Closing Prayer And BenedictionThe Closing Hymn 283 – “God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage”

Silent Prayer And Announcements

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