Sample Liturgy

The Lord’s Day  

October 6 Anno Domini 2013

 20th Sunday After Pentecost

 A Service of Worship

and Covenant Renewal

Welcome and Announcements

** (Denotes congregation standing)

Meditation and Preparation for Worship

Hymn- Author of Life Divine- 205

**Call to Worship:  God Summons His People

Minister: Let us worship the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Congregation: Amen! We will worship God in Spirit and in Truth.

Scripture of Praise- Psalm 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.

Minister’s Prayer of Praise

** Psalm 134- Come, Bless the LORD with One Accord- 172


Scripture of Confession– Psalm 107:10-13 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: Therefore He brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.

Minister’s Prayer of Confession (kneeling, if able)

Minister: Let us confess together.

Corporate Prayer of Confession Our Father, we confess that our rebellion against Your Word brings our hearts low as we sit in Your displeasure. You are the only One to help us. We now turn away from our sins and turn to Christ. Save us, O Lord, through Jesus, our Savior. Amen. Silent Confession.


     Minister: Rise Up, O Saints of God, Forgiven in Christ Jesus!

Scripture of Pardon- Psalm 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

Words of Assurance

     Minister: Dear Saints, the Lord has heard your confession and has broken the chains of sin that enslave you. You are free in Christ. Rejoice, you are forgiven!

Congregation: Thanks be to God!


Minister: Christian, What do you believe?

**Congregation: Credo- 398

Psalm 63- O Lord, My God, Most Earnestly- 92

** Psalm 107:17-22

Fools because of their transgression

And because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat;

And they draw near unto the gates of death.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble

And He saveth them out of their distresses.

He sent His word, and healed them

And delivered them from their destructions.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving

And declare His works with rejoicing. Amen.

     **Reading of God’s Holy Word

Reader: Hear the Word of the Lord

New Testament Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:1-17

Reader: The Word of the Lord

Congregation: Thanks be to God

     **Corporate Prayer

Minister: Our Lord taught us how to pray, saying,

In this manner, therefore, pray…

All: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done in Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


Prayers of Thanksgiving

(Congregation seated)

  1. For His unchanging nature so that we can be assured that all He has promised He will surely bring to pass.
  2. For providing the church parsonage for our use. Pray that He will direct us in new avenues of ministry as we grow.


  1. NATION- That God would turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just that He might make ready a people prepared for Himself and heal our nation of the sin and cultural decay from which we cannot heal ourselves.
  2. CHURCH- For St. Peter Presbyterian Church in Bristol, VA and pastors Laurence Windham, Wayne Hays, and Steve Murphy. The church is facing some financial difficulties and the pastors are taking a pay cut in 2014.

** Psalm 94- God of Vengeance, O Jehovah- 124

          **Reader: Hear the Word of the Lord.

Old Testament Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-10:27

          Reader: The Word of the Lord

          Congregation: Thanks be to God

**Prayer of Illumination

Preaching of the Word- Pastor Virgil Hurt

Sermon Title: God Gave Him Another Heart

     **Offertory- Sanctus- 407


Hymn-And Now, O Father, Mindful of the Love- 202 (bread)


Hymn- Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!- 259 (wine)


**Congregational Response: Gloria Patri- 436

**Charge and Benediction