True Christian Worship: In Spirit and Truth

The Sermon …….………………………….…………………….  John 4: 23-24

“But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; For the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

True Christian Worship: In Spirit and Truth

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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Sunday, October 9, 2011 (9:00 a.m.)

For Pre-Service Reading – Psalm 100, Page 144 In Front Of Hymnal

Song By Sunday School Children And Church Choir
“The First Song Of Isaiah” (Based On Isaiah 12: 2-6) J. White
(Directors: Heather Schierenbeck, Cathy Augustin, Mikki Aymond)
Accompanist: Amy Tester
(Refrain) Surely it is God Who saves me; I will trust in Him and not be afraid For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and He has become my Savior (Repeat)
1.Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing from the springs of salvavation. And on that day you shall say, “Give thanks to the Lord, and call upon His Name.” (Refrain)
2. Make his deeds know among the peoples; See that they remember that His Name is exalted. Sing the praises of the Lord, for He has done great things, and this is know in all the world. (Refrain)
3. Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, Ring out your joy, for the great One in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel. (Refrain)

Opening Hymn TLH 18 : Lord, We Come Before Thee Now Hymnary.org link

Our service today will be a “Narrative Worship Service”. While we will follow The Order Of Service on Pages 12-15 in The Worship Supplement as led by your pastor, each section of the service will first
be introduced by our Narrator Steve Ludvigson.Our purpose is help us better understand and appreciate what we do and why we do it in our worship service. Not only is there a rich Biblical foundation for all we do in our worship, but the key ingredients in our service have always
been a part of the believer’s worship. May you be blessed and encouraged in your worship this morning.

Introduction & Worship Supplement (Page 12 Only)
The Invocation.

Confession Of Sins & Absolution
Introduction & Worship Supplement (Page 13 Only)
The Kyrie & Gloria In Excelsis
Introduction & Worship Supplement (Page 14 Only)

The Scripture Reading – John 4: 19-26
(Jesus Shows Us The “Heart” Of True Worship)
Introduction And Worship Supplement (Page 15ff)

The Apostles Creed, Hymn WS 741 : When Morning Gilds the Skies Hymnary.org link And Sermon

The Sermon …….………………………….……………………. John 4: 23-24
“But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; For the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

True Christian Worship: In Spirit and Truth

Introduction To Pastor’s Votum, Offertory, Hymn And Offering

Hymn: “Christ, The Eternal Lord”

Our Gifts Of Faith For The Lord’s Work

Introduction By Narrator

The Prayer, Lord’s Prayer, Benediction & Hymn WS 798 (V 1 & 3): God, We Praise You Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements