Pastor: Ralph Koops
Prelude: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Instrumental
Welcome, Call to worship and God’s Greeting
Opening Song: How Great Thou Art
Installation of Elders and Deacons
Today we intend to ordain elders and deacons and to install them for terms of service in this congregation.
Those appointed to the office of elder are: Bert and Geoff
Those appointed to the office of deacon are: Amanda , Christine , Bette , Ed
Song: Be Still for the Presence of the Lord
Prayers of the People
Scripture Reading: I Peter 1:1-12;
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1
What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven;
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.
What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?
first, how great my sin and misery are;
second, how I am set free from all my sins and misery;
third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.
Message: Our Only Comfort
Song of Response: May the Peace
God’s Parting Blessing
Postlude: Christ our Hope in Life and Death