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Preparing for Worship - May 31, 2020

COVID-19 NOTE:Our adult Sunday school classes and worship services will be live streamed each Sunday until we are able to meet in person. Join the live stream at 9am for Sunday school, and our worship service will begin on the same live stream at 10am. The following links will enable you to join us for Sunday School and Worship this Sunday, May 31: Click here to access...

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The Order of Worship: Benediction

We conclude our series on the Order of Worshipby considering the Benediction. The Benediction is God's blessing on his people as we go out. God opened the worship by calling us to worship, and he closes the worship by sending us out with his blessing.We see this action commanded by God in Numbers 6:2227. God says that by this action, Aaron and his sons put the name of God ...

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Preparing for Worship - May 24, 2020

COVID-19 NOTE:Our adult Sunday school classes and worship services will be live streamed each Sunday until we are able to meet in person. Join the live stream at 9am for Sunday school, and our worship service will begin on the same live stream at 10am. The following links will enable you to join us for Sunday School and Worship this Sunday, May 24: Click here to access...

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Guidelines for Post-Quarantine Ministry

All Saints Presbyterian ChurchGuidelines for Post-Quarantine Ministry Introduction The following guidelines describe hownot whenwe will return to worship. We will take a phased approach, and this document only describes Phase One. Phase Two will be some sort of advance on Phase One, with additional ministries returning to normal. However, it is unclear at this time what ...

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The Order of Worship: Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

Continuing our series on the order of worship, we now come to the doxology and prayer of thanksgiving. We have heard the assurance of pardon, the gospel preached, and the truth of who God is and what he has done in Christ in the Creed.Now it is time to praise God for these things and give thanks.We praise God using the traditional Doxology most Sundays. This Doxology is a ...

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Preparing for Worship - May 17, 2020

COVID-19 NOTE:Our adult Sunday school classes and worship services will be live streamed each Sunday until we are able to meet in person. Join the live stream at 9am for Sunday school, and our worship service will begin on the same live stream at 10am. The following links will enable you to join us for Sunday School and Worship this Sunday, May 17: Click here to access...

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The Order of Worship: The Affirmation of Faith

The craziness of these past weeks derailed us from our series on the Order of Worship. We are walking through our order of worship each week and considering carefully what we are doing and why we do it. So far, we have covered everything from the Call to Worship at the beginning of our service to the Prayer of Intercession that follows the sermon. This week, we will consid...

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Preparing for Worship - May 10, 2020

COVID-19 NOTE:Our adult Sunday school classes and worship services will be live streamed each Sunday until we are able to meet in person. Join the live stream at 9am for Sunday school, and our worship service will begin on the same live stream at 10am. The following links will enable you to join us for Sunday School and Worship this Sunday, May 10: Click here to access...

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The Order of Worship: Worship According to Scripture

The subject of worship and how to conduct it is too often a contentious one. In recent decades, it has even given us the term "worship wars." Many Christians choose their church home based more on the style of worship than the doctrine that is believed and taught. Nonetheless, each church must make a decision about how it will conduct its worship. As we read Scripture, we ...

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The Order of Worship: The Call to Worship (and announcements)

One of the principles of worship I mentioned last week is the dialogical principleworship is a dialogue between God and his people. We see this in the worship described in Exodus 1924, for example. Appropriately, the dialogue begins with God calling his people to worship and only then do his people respond.This principle has two practical impacts on our worship. First, our...

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