Service of the Word: Living Under The God of All Grace
2020 Symposium on Worship | Closing Service
Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord,
All: who made heaven and earth.
Jesus Christ is the light of the world,
the light no darkness can overcome.
Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening
and the day is almost over.
Let your light scatter the darkness
and illumine your church.
Opening Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
Sung Call to Confession: “There Is a Balm in Gilead”
Prayer of Confession
Leader: Almighty God, our heavenly Father:
All: We have sinned against you,
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
For the sake of your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
forgive us all our sins
so that we may serve you in the newness of life,
to the glory of your name.
Song: “Marvelous Grace”
Assurance of Pardon: from Psalm 103
Song of Response: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Prayer for Illumination
Sung Prayer: “Children of the Heavenly Father”
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:1–11
Prayer of Application
Song of Response: “Amazing Grace” (arr. Eveyln Simpson-Curenton)
Prayers of the People
Leader: I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
All: turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Guard me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.
I will see your face,
and when I awake I will be satisfied.
O God our Creator. . .
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For yours is the kingdom
and the power and the glory forever.
Closing Hymn: “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”
Charge and Blessing
Song: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
We are grateful for the planning and leading of this of this service by The Aeolians and the Conference Congregational Choir, under the direction of Jason Max Ferdinand, musicians from The Aeolians, and Lisa Weaver; Peter Jonker, preaching.