Pastor John Veenstra
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP OUR GOD
Prelude: I Lift Your Name
Welcome to congregation and introduction of Pastor
Call to Worship, God’s Greeting and we greet each other
Opening Song of Praise: Who Paints the Skies?
OUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
Confession of Sins, Assurance of Forgiveness and Commitment to Live in Gratitude
Song: All My Days
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
Offertory Prayer and Offerings
Children Dismissed for Sunday School
Prayers of the People
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 36: 16-26, I Peter 2:4-10
Message: So Just what does a Royal Priesthood do?
Part 1: Israel’s Restoration Assured – They failed in their calling.
Song of Response: God So Loved the World
WE GO OUT TO SERVE
Testimony of Faith: Our World Belongs to God #22
When Israel spurned God’s love—
lusting after other gods, trusting in power and wealth, and hurting the weak—
God scattered them among the nations, yet kept a faithful remnant and promised them the Messiah:
a prophet to speak good news, a king to crush evil and rule the earth with justice, a priest to be sacrificed for sinners.
God promised to forgive their sins and give them a new heart and a new spirit, moving them to walk in his ways.
Closing Song: Jesus Shall Reign
God’s Blessing to His People