Revelation 1: The Faithful Witness Revealed

A worship service held at Worship Symposium 2017

The Faithful Witness Revealed

Prelude                                                                                           Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Welcome and God's Greeting

O magnify the Lord with me.
Let us exalt God’s name together!

We will give thanks to you, O Lord, with our whole heart;
we will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
We will be glad and exult in you;
we will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come,
and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness,
the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
Amen.

Sung Call to Worship: Mari beribadah/Let Us Come and Worship

Words and Music: Traditional Batak; J.A.U. Doloksaribu, Indonesia © J.A.U. Doloksaribu;
English para. Andrew Donaldson © 2015 World Council of Churches

Hymn of Praise: All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Psalm 100)           Lift Up Your Hearts, 1

Call to Confession                                                                                               Psalm 139

Prayer of Confession: Take, O Take Me As I Am

Assurance of Pardon                                                                                       Ezekiel 36:25-26

Song of Response: I Love the Lord; He Heard My Cry                         Lift Up Your Hearts, 439

Confession of Faith: from the Belhar Confession                                 Lift Up Your Hearts, 259

Prayer for the Witness of Justice and Reconciliation

Song of Response: Miren qué bueno/Oh, Look and Wonder (Psalm 133)

                                                                                                                                                                      Lift Up Your Hearts, 260

Passing of the Peace

As God has given us peace through Christ, so let us pass the peace of Christ to each
other saying, “The peace of Christ be with you.” “And also with you.”

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Reading                                                                                          Revelation 1:1-20

Sermon: What Do You See?

Song of Application: Que a nadie le falte/Let No One Miss Out

Words: Gerardo Oberman © Gerardo Oberman; English tr. Emily R. Brink
Music (NO MUY RÁPIDO): Merengue Dominicano; arr. Horacio Vivares © Horacio Vivares

Prayers of the People                                                                           

Song of Dedication: Go to the World                                                     

Parting Blessing                                                                                              2 Corinthians 13:13

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

Conference Welcome

Organ Postlude: Pièce d´Orgue                                                                              J.S. Bach


Leaders:
Luke Powery, preaching
The planning team for the 2017 General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches,
musicians and liturgists: Alison Adam, André Bartlett, Christiane Brautigam, Nina Ciesilski,
María Cornou, Sabine Dressler, Chineta Goodjoin, Dwight Kelly, Hanns Lessing, Gerardo Oberman,
Kathy Smith, Bruce Theron, and Ester Widiasih
Coro Polifónico, musicians
Calvin College students, musicians

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