Pastor John Veenstra
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP OUR GOD
Welcome and Call to Worship
Opening Song of Praise – Holy, Holy, Holy
God’s Greeting and Greeting One Another
OUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
Celebration of Communion
Song of Assurance: I Will Sing of My Redeemer
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
Announcements and Offerings
Sunday School Children are dismissed with our blessing
Prayers of the People
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Readings: Luke 8:1-3
Message: “The Lady’s not for Stoning”
Song of Response: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
WE GO OUT TO SERVE
Testimony of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism #43, 45
Q: What further benefit do we receive from Christ’s sacrifice and death on the cross?
A: By Christ’s power our old selves are crucified, put to death, and buried with him, so that the evil desires of the flesh may no longer rule us, but that instead we may offer ourselves as a sacrifice of gratitude to him.
Q: How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?
A: First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he obtained for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already raised to a new life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.
Closing Song: To God Be the Glory
God’s Blessing to His People