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Worship Service Guide

 

November 22, 2020

 

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)

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

(Psalm 95:1-2, ESV)


Great Are You Lord

You give life You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope You restore ev'ry heart that is broken
Great are You Lord

It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

You give life You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope You restore ev'ry heart that is broken
Great are You Lord
Great are You Lord

And all the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry these bones will sing
Great are You Lord

 

WE RESPOND IN CONFESSION

(Bold words read aloud in unison)

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
    and blameless in your judgment.

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
    and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Hide your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my iniquities.

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 a willing spirit.

 
(Psalm 51:1-4, 6, 9-12, ESV)

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

 

GOD GRANTS US FORGIVENESS

(Bold words read aloud in unison)

Legacy Church, hear this good news afresh today. 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17, ESV)

For those who are in Christ, you are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

WE RESPOND IN FAITH

 

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.

 

How Deep The Father's Love For Us

How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts no pow’r no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

“Growing in Grace"
Titus 2:11-15

 

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

(Bold words read aloud in unison)

May the grace of God,deeper than our imagination;
the strength of Christ,stronger than our need;
and the communion of the Holy Spirit, richer than our togetherness,
guide and sustain us today and forever.

 

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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