Afternoons at All Souls
May 9, 2021 | 2:00pm
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Call to Worship | Psalm 47:1–7
Hymn No. 16 | Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord
Come, let us sing unto the Lord
new songs of praise with sweet accord;
for wonders great by him are done,
his hand and arm have vict’ry won.

The great salvation of our God
is seen through all the earth abroad;
before the heathen’s wond’ring sight
he has revealed his truth and right.

He called to mind his truth and grace
in promise made to Israel’s race;
and unto earth’s remotest bound
glad tidings of salvation sound.

All lands, to God lift up your voice;
sing praise to him, with shouts rejoice;
with voice of joy and loud acclaim
let all unite and praise his name.
Praise God with harp, with harp sing praise,
with voice of psalms his glory raise;
with trumpets, cornets, gladly sing
and shout before the Lord, the King.

Let earth be glad, let billows roar
and all that dwell from shore to shore;
let floods clap hands with one accord,
let hills rejoice before the Lord.

For lo, he comes; at his command
all nations shall in judgment stand;
in justice robed and throned in light,
the Lord shall judge, dispensing right.

Text: Associate Reformed Presbyterian Psalter (1931)
Music: John Hatton (1793) · Public Domain.


Cleaned Off

Call to Confession | Psalm 2:1–7; Acts 2:36
Confession of Sin
Father, you set up Jesus as king when you raised him from the dead and seated him at your right hand. But we confess that we so often live for the “kingdom of me” rather than the kingdom of Jesus. We are concerned about our glory, our name, our reputation. We assume we are sovereign and expect others to bow their will to our wishes. We get angry when the world doesn’t go our way. We get embarrassed when people see our real self rather than the photoshopped portraits we put on Facebook. Father, forgive us for living for our own glory and power. Thank you for Jesus, who became king by becoming a servant, who received all glory and honor by humbling himself and becoming obedient to the point of death. Help us to humble ourselves and to seek to serve others in imitation of our humble king Jesus and in the power of His Spirit. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Made New

Assurance of Grace | Acts 10:39–43
Hymn No. 101 | Come, Thou Almighty King
Come, thou Almighty King,
help us thy name to sing,
help us to praise.
Father, all glorious,
o’er all victorious,
come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

Come, thou Incarnate Word,
gird on thy mighty sword,
our prayer attend.
Come, and thy people bless,
and give thy Word success;
Spirit of holiness,
on us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
thy sacred witness bear
in this glad hour.
Thou who almighty art,
now rule in every heart,
and ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of pow’r.

To the great One in Three
eternal praises be,
hence evermore.
His sovereign majesty
may we in glory see,
and to eternity
love and adore.

Text: Anonymous (1757)
Music: Felice de Giardini (1769)
Public Domain.

Confession of Faith | Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 102–103

Q. 102. What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. In the second petition, which is, Your kingdom come, we pray that Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened.

Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. In the third petition, which is, Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey and submit to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.

Drawn Near

Proclamation of the Word
Offering in Prayer
Hymn No. 693 | Blessed Assurance
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending, bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Text: Fanny J. Crosby (1873) • Music: Phoebe P. Knapp (1873)
Public Domain.

Sent Out

Commission & Benediction | Romans 12:1–2; Revelation 1:4–5
Life of Worship

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