Pastor John Veenstra
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP OUR GOD
Welcome and Call to Worship
Opening Song of Praise: Alabare/Alleluia
God’s Greeting and Greeting One Another
OUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
Confession of Sins and Assurance of Forgiveness and Commitment to Live in Gratitude
Celebration of Lord’s Supper
Song of Response: Bless Ye the Lord, O My Soul
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
Announcements and sharing
Sunday School Children are dismissed with our blessing
Prayers of the People
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture: Isaiah 1:1-20, Luke 18:1-10
Message: Persisting in Prayer
Song of Response: I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace
WE GO OUT TO SERVE
Testimony of Faith: Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things
visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God begotten from the Father before all
ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of
the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our
salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the
virgin Mary, and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day
he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the
right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father
and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke
through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the
forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the
world to come. Amen
Closing Song: Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven
God’s Blessing to His People