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Sunday Worship

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV


 
Lord’s Day, November 27, 2022


  9:00 AM - NO BIBLE CLASSES

10:15 AM - Worship Service

Service Theme
We gather to worship the LORD Who brings us home.


Preparing Our Hearts for Worship

Written in the time of the judges, Ruth is an oasis in a spiritual desert when there was no king in Israel and everyone did what was right in his own eyes, Judges 21:25. The rejection of God’s authority and embracing outrageous moral reasoning marked those days. But God never retreats from his redemptive goals in human history. The story of Ruth encourages each of us to remember that Christ is My Redeemer.

As you prepare your heart for worship, read Ruth, chapter 1. Pray the following prayer and make it your own by completing it with your personal request for spiritual renewal:

Lord, bring me home. I have wandered so far away, following my own wisdom, and doing what is right in my own eyes. My idolatrous choices led to death. But you alone are My Redeemer. You call me to return from this wilderness to the House of Bread. Turn me, Lord, and I will return. You are better than all this world has to offer. Forgive me and bring me back to the place of promise and praise. I especially ask that… 
In the name of Jesus, My Redeemer, Amen.


Call to Worship

Psalm 98:1-3

Leader: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of Your wonderful deeds.

Congregation: I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.


Praise Response
Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Hymn #86

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness in Christ

Psalm 130:3-4

If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.


Worship in Song
Holy, Holy, Holy - Hymn #48

There Is A Fountain - Hymn #301
His Mercy Is More

Scripture Reading

Reading of the Book of Ruth

The Lord's Supper

Pastoral Prayer


Sermon
The Lord Brings Us Home

Ruth 1
Bob St. John


Benediction

May God, who sent his angels to proclaim the glad news of the Savior's birth, fill you with joy and make you heralds of the gospel. Amen.