Worship Service Guide

 

June 13, 2021

 

INTRODUCTION

We gather on Sundays to worship Jesus through our singing, the preaching of Scripture, through the reading of liturgy, taking communion together, and the fellowship we experience through that time of corporate gathering. The liturgy, meaning order of worship, at Legacy Church is a way of telling the gospel story. Our liturgy is the good news that by His grace Jesus Christ saves sinners like us from death to life. This is the story of God making all things good, the world and humanity turning against him, and God’s persistent counter-conditional love rescuing his people through His Son, Jesus Christ, who offers forgiveness to all who call on His name and is making all things new in himself. Every Sunday when we gather to worship we rehearse the story of the gospel together in our singing, prayers, preaching, communion, and benediction to teach us the gospel afresh. In this way, our hearts are refreshed as Jesus redeems us and shapes us into a new people for His glory and the good of the world.

While some of the ways we worship might be new or foreign to you, we encourage you to try them on for a while and see if you can’t benefit from them. Written prayers read in unison are meant to work the same way songs do — to give a common voice to our personal devotion as we each meditate on their meaning. Learning liturgy, C.S. Lewis said, is like learning to dance. It may be awkward at first, but after a while you focus not on the individual steps, but on the One you are worshiping. May we be caught up together in the wonder of who God is and all that he has done.

 
GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP

(Bold words read aloud in unison)

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid?

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
    that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
    and to inquire in his temple.

(Psalm, 27:1, 4; ESV)

 

Blessed Assurance

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine;
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

 

WE RESPOND IN CONFESSION
(Bold words read aloud in unison)

Forgive us, O Lord, for everything that spoils our home life: for the moodiness and irritability that make us difficult to live with, for the insensitivity that makes us careless of the feelings of others, for the selfishness that makes life harder for others.

Forgive us, O Lord, for everything that spoils our witness for you; that we so often deny with our liveswhat we say with our lips;for the difference between our creed and our conduct, our profession and our practice;for any example that makes it easier for people to criticize your church or for another to sin. When we think of ourselves and of the meanness and ugliness and weakness of our lives, we thank you for Jesus Christ, our Savior.Please move our hearts to be truly broken over our sin.

Please take a few minutes to silently confess your sin to God.

 

GOD GRANTS US FORGIVENESS
(Bold words read aloud in unison)

Church, hear this good news afresh today!

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
    my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

 I acknowledged my sin to you,
    and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
    and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

(Psalm 32:3-5, ESV)

For those who are in Christ, your sins are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

 

WE RESPOND IN FAITH

 

Christ Is Mine Forevermore

Mine are days that God has numbered
I was made to walk with Him
Yet I look for worldly treasure
And forsake the King of kings
But mine is hope in my Redeemer
Though I fall, His love is sure
For Christ has paid for every failing
I am His forevermore

Mine are tears in times of sorrow
Darkness not yet understood
Through the valley I must travel
Where I see no earthly good
But mine is peace that flows from heaven
And the strength in times of need
I know my pain will not be wasted
Christ completes his work in me

Mine are days here as a stranger
Pilgrim on a narrow way
One with Christ I will encounter
Harm and hatred for His name
But mine is armour for this battle
Strong enough to last the war
And He has said He will deliver
Safely to the golden shore

And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore

Come rejoice now, O my soul
For His love is my reward
Fear is gone and hope is sure
Christ is mine forevermore

And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore
Christ is mine forevermore
Christ is mine forevermore

 

The Apostles' Creed

(Bold words read aloud in unison)

Christian, what do you believe?
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin Mary. 
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
was crucified, dead, and buried. 
He descended into the grave 
but on the third day He rose again from the dead. 
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand 
of God the Father Almighty. 
From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, 
the One, Holy, Christian and Apostolic Church, 
the communion of the saints, 
the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body, 
and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

"The Two Ways To Live"
Psalm 1

 

WE RESPOND IN WORSHIP  

 

The Lord's Supper

 

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye Heavenly Hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen!

 

GOD SENDS US INTO THE WORLD

 

May we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
(based off of 2 Peter 3:18, ESV)

 

GIVING

We encourage you to continue to make giving a part of your worship. We believe that cheerful and sacrificial giving is part of offering holistic worship to God. You can give to Legacy Church securely online using the link below.

 

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